■ STAFF REPORT
The Barrier Island Parks Society, in partnership with Florida Park Service, is holding their annual Great Seashell Hunt, island style, on Wednesday, March 28 at 11 a.m.
Be ready to learn about our local barrier island seashells from one of our park rangers, then walk out onto the beach for an exciting seashell hunt adventure. Seashells will be exchanged for prizes.
The cost is $5 per child up to age 12, and reservations are required. The fee goes to support the mission of Barrier Island Parks Society, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization on the island that supports four local barrier island state parks (Gasparilla, Cayo Costa, Don Pedro and Stump Pass), offers educational programs and operates and manages the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum and the Gasparilla Island Lighthouse.
Buckets are provided for collecting seashells. Children must wear shoes or sandals, as the sand gets hot. So no bare feet, please.
Contact BIPS at 964-0060 to reserve your spot or go to barrierislandparkssociety.org.