Canoe & Kayak Coastal Clean Up
Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)
in partnership with
Florida Public Archaeology Network and Expedition Florida 500
Public lands and estuaries provide benefits that are critical to ecosystem health and the health and well-being of people who recreate on them and live in close proximity to them. Please volunteer to give back to Tampa Bay and the lands of Weedon Island Preserve.
Volunteers will use canoes and kayaks to help clean up the difficult-to-reach shorelines of Weedon Island Preserve. The cleanup will help to protect wildlife from entanglement and increase the aesthetic value of our natural surroundings.
Each volunteer will sign a Pinellas County Volunteer Form and Canoe waiver. All participants must be 10 years old or greater. Any participants under 18 years old must be companied by an adult with a ratio of 1 adult: 1 youth.
Participants must wear a closed-toed wading shoe (old tennis shoes, keens, scuba booties). Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, cover up) is recommended. All participants must abide by the safety policies and recommendations of Pinellas County Staff.
Connect with Expedition Florida 500 on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/XF500 . We are pleased to be part of Justin Riney's (Mother Ocean) journey, a yearlong, modern-day exploration of Florida’s coastline, waterways, and aquatic ecosystem as seen through the eyes of the waterman.
For more information please contact (727) 453-6500
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.
When & Where
Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center - Pinellas County Extension
Pinellas County Extension at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center is proud to offer a variety of educational and interpretive programs for the public. The goal of these programs is to empower citizens to make informed decisions about natural and cultural resources. Center programs interpret the natural, cultural and archaeological history of the Preserve in order to demonstrate how the environment and people support and shape each other.
For more information please call (727) 453-6500.
Center Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.