Water-Related News

Volunteers needed for “Eyes on Seagrass” monitoring program

CHARLOTTE COUNTY – The Charlotte County UF/IFAS Extension Service is seeking volunteers to participate in the Eyes on Seagrass monitoring program to document the health and status of seagrass in upper Charlotte Harbor and Lemon Bay. The survey is scheduled to take place during a two-week window from May 3–17, 2022. The same sites will be sampled again during a two-week window between July 11–25, 2022.

Volunteers will need to assemble a team of three to four individuals and will be required to provide their own boat, kayak, canoe, or paddleboard transportation to their assigned monitoring site. Volunteers will need to provide their own water shoes, mask, snorkel, and fins. Monitoring gear, a dive flag, and a cooler for samples will be provided. Gear will be distributed during a required training session.

Training sessions:

  • Laishley Community Room
    Laishley Municipal Marina
    120 Laishley Court, Punta Gorda

April 26, 2022, 12–2 p.m.
April 26, 2022, 6–8 p.m.

Registration: https://eosgl.eventbrite.com

  • Cedar Point Environmental Park
    2300 Placida Road, Englewood, FL 34224

April 27, 2022, 12–2 p.m.
April 27, 2022, 6–8 p.m.

Registration: https://eosgcp.eventbrite.com

For information, contact Kate Rose at kate.rose0210@ufl.edu or 941-764-4346