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Sister Keys refreshed by Sarasota Bay Watch on April 28th

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The gorgeous nature preserve of Longboat Key – Sister Keys - was revitalized by Sarasota Bay Watch and friends on April 28, 2018. Over 75 hardy volunteers paddled and were shuttled to the Keys to remove trash, tear out invasive plants and have a good time together on a perfect Saturday morning.

Special Thanks to Larry Beggs of Reef Innovations who brought a gigantic barge to shuttle people to and from the island and haul a 1,300- pound mountain of debris back to land. There was also an additional 800 pounds of recyclables captured. Town Manager, Tom Harmer and his delightful wife Dee Dee came by to take part in the activities.

Ronda Ryan and Tracy Sweat built a mermaid from marine debris and brought it to the event. Many a selfie was taken posed next to our nasty lady of the sea. Thanks to LBK marine officer Nick Reno who kept passerby boat speeds safe and slow. James Linkogle and the guys from Public Works also did a lot of legwork to make this special event happen.

For more about this event, including photographs, visit the link below.