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Join the Seagrass Survey – Saturday, June 15th

Join SBEP and Sarasota County for the 5th Annual Sarasota County Seagrass Survey and Festival at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron on June 15th from 8am - 2pm.

The Seagrass Survey is a FREE, citizen-science event that encourages community members to explore beautiful and mysterious seagrass habitats while increasing awareness of the economic, environmental, and aesthetic value of seagrass ecosystems in Sarasota Bay. Volunteers will take to the water in Sarasota Bay to survey seagrass habitats and collect data to support the Sarasota County’s Seagrass Monitoring Program.

Following the Seagrass Survey, stay for a Seagrass Festival! This FREE, family-friendly festival will feature educational exhibits, hands-on activities, music by Sara Nelms, food, and more. Dipnetting trips to explore the creatures that live in the seagrass flats will be available for registration. On the trip, keep an eye out for small fish, crabs, sea stars, urchins, and many more species!