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SBEP Bay Guardians Plant 1,200 Native Dune Plants on Siesta Key

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SARASOTA, FL – A group of 40 volunteers with the SBEP Bay Guardians planted 1,200 native dune plants and removed thousands of cigarette butts recently on Siesta Key Beach. SBEP teamed up with Sarasota County Parks and Natural Resources and Around the Bend Nature Tours on the project. The plants were donated by the Serenoa Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society.

The Bay Guardians are the region’s most active volunteer group focused on projects that benefit Sarasota Bay spanning Sarasota and Manatee County. The program is managed by SBEP in partnership with Around the Bend Nature Tours. The award-winning SBEP Bay Guardians have donated many thousands of hours supporting restoration projects along the bay and in parks and preserves associated with the bay’s watersheds.