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Save the date for the First Annual SeagrassFest!

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This Spring is the time to celebrate seagrass in Sarasota Bay!

The SBEP is teaming up with Sarasota County on April 30, 2016 at Ken Thompson Park to bring SeagrassFest to Bay area residents and visitors. While Sarasota County’s staff will be conducting its annual volunteer seagrass survey at Ken Thompson Park the same morning, the SBEP will collaborate with all of its partners to offer fun, family-friendly education and water-based activities highlighting the importance of seagrass to the Bay. Attendees will also hear from our partner representatives about the ongoing efforts to restore, maintain, and enhance seagrass throughout Sarasota Bay. Mark your calendars!

To volunteer for SeagrassFest, email with the subject line “SeagrassFest Volunteering”. Sarasota County is also seeking volunteers for the seagrass survey for the early morning of April 30 at Ken Thompson Park. Seagrass survey volunteers must be able-bodied and have their own snorkel equipment. Volunteers with motorized vessels are especially needed. If you are interested in volunteering for the survey and meet the requirements, please contact Nicole Iadevaia at