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Register now for 2013 Scallopalooza! Deadline July 29th

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Saturday, August 3, 2013: 6 pm cocktails (cash bar), 7 pm dinner
Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, FL
$85 per person includes dinner, entertainment, and auction.
A limited number of tables: 10 persons for $750, 8 persons for $600.
Coastal Casual

Please join Sarasota Bay Watch in partnership with the Sarasota Yacht Club for the 3rd Annual Scallopalooza - an exciting evening of food and fun to raise funds for scallop restoration.

The scallop population in Sarasota Bay has been drastically reduced over the years. Based on scientific expertise Sarasota Bay Watch launched a ten year restoration program raising scallops in shellfish hatcheries and releasing the larvae into our local sea grass beds to result in a self-perpetuating local population.

Over the past two years, Sarasota Bay Watch has raised funds and distributed 24 million scallop larvae into Sarasota Bay. Now in our 3rd year of this ten year restoration plan, Sarasota Bay Watch remains strong in our commitment by executing what Fish and Wildlife Research Scientists consider to be 'the most aggressive scallop restoration in the state of Florida".

Register before July 29, to be a part of this unique restoration effort!

For additional event information and sponsorship opportunities contact Ronda Ryan: (941) 232-2363.

A small sampling of items which will be available for auction at the event:

WMNF Music Event
Audubon Birding trip
'Pelican Elite' Boat Cooler
Boat Bean Bag Chair
Museum Tickets
Black Jack Party
Manatee Tracking with Scientist    
Autographed Rays Baseball
Underwater Camera
Professional Nature Photographs
Film Society tickets
Spa packages/baskets
Anna Maria Island Getaway
Boat Rental
Guided Fishing Trips
Lodging in Pineland
Wine Tasting
Zip Line Excursion