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Air Potato Roundup Jan. 25th at Arlington Park

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Join the Sarasota Bay Guardians at this volunteer event, removing invasive plants

The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program invites volunteers to an Air Potato Round-up on January 25th at Arlington Park. Air potato is an invasive vine which covers and shades beneficial native plants. The vine grows a large tuber that looks like a hanging potato. There will be a contest with prizes for the smallest, biggest, weirdest-looking, and most air potatoes collected! :

This event is suitable for all ages. :

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. :

Bay Guardians shirts will be available for all volunteers! If you already have one please wear your shirt to the event. :

WHAT: Bay Guardians Air Potato Round-up
WHERE:    2650 Waldemere St., Sarasota, FL 34239
WHEN: Saturday, January 25th, 2014, 9 a.m. to noon
HOW: In closed-toe shoes ONLY, we also recommend long-sleeved shirts and pants to protect from potentially irritating plants amongst the air potato.

Lunch will be provided for all volunteers after the removal is done!