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Join Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve on one of its monthly wading trips

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Join Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve (EBAP) to discover first-hand why estuaries are known as "cradles of the ocean"!

Take a refreshing journey into the waters of the bay, wading into mudflats and seagrass beds at low tide to find many of the plants and animals that call this estuary home. Using dip nets and seine nets participants will collect organisms such as fish, shrimp, crabs, snails and seagrasses and place them in buckets or magnifiers to take a closer look. The guide will explain how each living creature plays an important role in the ecosystem. You'll be amazed at what can be found just past the shoreline, what few take the time to see. Come and let the estuary surprise you!

For your safety, it is required that you wear closed toe shoes that can get wet, such as old tennis shoes or diving booties. Wear a swimsuit or shorts. Bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water and a towel.

This trip is free of charge, but registration is required. Call EBAP at 239-463-3240 for more information and to sign up. The meeting location is on the bayside of Black Island, just north of Lovers Key State Park. There is no address for this particular location, so we encourage those who are interested to give us a call for more details.

Notice: Program activities are subject to change. Please call for verification.

Dates and Times:
Tue, Jan 22, 1 - 3 pm
Tue, Feb 19, 10 am - noon
Tue, Mar 26, 10 am - noon
Sat, Apr 20, 10 am - noon