This blog is dedicated to the environmental well-being of our Florida coastal habitat.

This blog is
dedicated to the environmental well-being of coastal habitat.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Bay Guardians Invasive Removal Feb. 23rd

  The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program invites you to a Bay Guardian volunteer Air Potato Round-up and Debris Removal event on February 23rd at Bay Walk Creek.  What is an air potato?  An air potato is an invasive vine that covers and shades out beneficial native plants.  The vine grows large tubers that resemble hanging potatoes.  There will be a contest with prizes for the smallest, biggest, and weirdest-looking air potato collected!   

The Bay Walk Creek restoration site is located on what was the Charles Ringling Mansion grounds and is now owned by New College.  This beautiful, bay front location has stretches of mangroves and estuarine beach.    

This event is suitable for ages 6 and up. 
Participants must wear closed-toed shoes (old tennis shoes work great), and preferably long-sleeved shirts and pants.  Please wear hat, sunscreen, clothes that can get dirty and work gloves. Also, please bring a reusable water bottle if you have one to reduce our plastic pollution.  Bring a folding chair for lunch.

WHAT:   Bay Guardians Air Potato Round-up 
WHERE:   Uplands Blvd, Sarasota, FL, 34243 
WHEN:   Saturday, Feb. 23rd, 2013, 9:00am-12:00pm 
HOW: In closed-toe shoes ONLY, we also recommend long-sleeved shirts and pants to protect from potentially irritating plants amongst the air potato.   

Bay Guardians shirts will be available for all volunteers! If you already have one please wear your shirt to the event.  Please carpool if you can!
Lunch will be provided for all volunteers after the removal is done!
Registration Required: Click here to register! 

Questions? Contact Sara Kane at or 941-955-8085