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Registration is open for Sarasota’s 2022 Seagrass Survey!

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The Seagrass Survey is a FREE, citizen-science event that encourages community members to explore Sarasota Bay's beautiful, life-giving seagrass habitats and emphasizes the importance of water resources in Sarasota County.

This year, for the first time, Seagrass Survey volunteers will be able to get a head start in this event, with 2 weeks of flexible surveying before the festival. You and your team can pick a zone to survey between April 16th and April 30th, anywhere within Sarasota County. This flexible scheduling allows you to survey when and where you are most interested! All information collected during the event will help scientists at Sarasota County understand the health of our prized seagrass and water quality of our Bays.

The Seagrass Survey is open to everyone, but snorkelers with boats are especially needed.

On Saturday, April 30th, there will be a nature festival from 11am-1pm. This FREE festival will feature educational exhibits with hands-on activities, live music, and much more!

Register today to be a volunteer, trainer and/or festival exhibitor! All survey volunteers receive a free lunch! Students can receive community service hours for their participation.