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Sarasota Bay Guardians Volunteer Event at Phillippi Park

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Sarasota Bay Estuary Program is recruiting Bay Guardian volunteers for an air potato round-up on April 18th. We will be partnering with Sarasota County and Around the Bend Nature Tours.

Volunteers will be removing air potato which is an invasive vine that 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! These events are also a great opportunity to clean up trash.

In order to participate you MUST wear appropriate footwear - closed toed shoes are required. We also recommend long-sleeved shirts and pants. Please bring a bucket and clippers we have found that buckets work well for collecting potatoes and then weighing.

This event is suitable for all ages.

Please wear hat, sunscreen, close-toed shoes are required (old tennis shoes work great), clothes that can get dirty, clippers if you have them and work gloves. Please bring a reusable water bottle to help reduce our plastic pollution. We strongly suggest carpooling, this is a larger event and parking is limited.

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 Roundup

WHERE: 5500 S Tamiami Trail,Sarasota, FL 34231

WHEN: Saturday, April 18th, 2015, 9:00am-12:00pm

Catered lunch will be provided for all volunteers after the event is done!

RSVP Required: Click here to register!

Questions? Contact Camille Boffa at:, 941-955-8085.