Events ...

Great Bay & Sound Scallop Search

August 21, 2010


Boat captains and snorkelers being recruited - This is a resource monitoring program where volunteers snorkel along set transect lines in lower Lemon Bay and Gasparilla Sound to count scallops and document the population trend.  


Location:         Eldred’s Marina

6301 Boca Grande Cswy.

Placida, FL 33946

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Southwest Florida Regional Boating and Waterways Workshop

September 9-10, 2010


The Regional Workshop will examine innovative strategies to balance economic vitality with ecologically sound management practices along southwest Florida's waterways. The second day will consist of a facilitated discussion in the morning.


Cost to participate: $25


Location:         Bayfront Center (Day 1)

750 W. Retta Esplande.

Punta Gorda, FL 33950


Laishley Park Marina Courtesy Room (Day 2)

120 Laishley  Court

Punta Gorda, FL 33950

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Florida Master Naturalist Program

Coastal Module: October 18, 2010

Freshwater Wetlands Module: January 8, 2011

Uplands System Module: March 4, 2011


The Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is an adult education program developed by the University of Florida (UF) and provided by participating organizations. FMNP training will benefit persons interested in learning more about Florida’s environment, seeking educational contact hours, or wishing to increase their knowledge for use in education programs as volunteers, employees, and ecotourism guides. The program includes courses in three subject areas – Freshwater Wetlands, Coastal Systems and Upland Habitats.


Cost to participate: $225/Module


Location:         Charlotte County Environmental Campus

25550 Harborview Rd.

Port Charlotte, FL  33980

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