Wednesday, Feb. 6 is the date you won’t want to miss. Lemon Bay Conservancy is hosting its annual fundraiser, Toast to the Coast, at the Boca Bay Pass Club on Boca Grande. There will be fine food, music, an open bar and fabulous auction items including tickets to the Masters golf tournament, a trip to the Sonoma wine country, a jazz-themed New Orleans tour, and a “Top Gun” experience.
The cost is $125 per person. Proceeds will go toward the juvenile tarpon research and sustainability program at Wildflower Preserve. Reservations are available through the Conservancy office at (941) 830-8922 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also on Wednesday, Jan. 17 a presentation by the Lemon Bay Conservancy will be held at the Boca Grande Community Center auditorium at 3 p.m.
The discussion will focus on the Conservancy’s four-month juvenile tarpon research project update at Wildflower Preserve. The program started in September of 2012.
Meet Dr. Aaron Adams, a researcher with Mote Marine Laboratory who heads the program, as well as the on-site project manager, coordinator and student research intern Jo Ellen King.
There is no cost to listen to the lecture. For more information contact the Lemon Bay Conservancy at (941) 830-8922 or go to lemonbayconservancy.org.
The next “in the water” data collection event for the LBC– Mote partnership on Juvenile Tarpon Tagging for January, 2013 will be conducted at 8 a.m. at Wildflower Preserve on Sat. Jan. 19.
DNA sampling and tagging for all three ponds within Wildflower Preserve takes about three hours. For easy access, folks usually meet (park) in the Fiddler’s Green Parking Lot on Placida Rd at the north end of the second set of condo units close to one of the Wildflower tarpon ponds.
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