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Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve wading trip

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Black Island

North of Lover's Key State Park

Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

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Discover first-hand why estuaries are known as "cradles of the ocean" and take a refreshing journey into the waters of Estero Bay. Wade into mudflats and seagrass beds at low tide to find many of the plants and animals that call this estuary home. Dip nets and seine nets will be provided for participants to collect organisms such as fish, shrimp, crabs, and snails, which will be placed in buckets or magnifiers so that everyone can take a closer look, and learn how each living creature plays an important role in the ecosystem.

Participants will be required to wear closed toe shoes that can get wet, such as old tennis shoes or diving booties, and a swimsuit or shorts.

This trip is free of charge, but registration is required. Particpants will receive directions to the meeting location upon registration. Please call EBAP at (239) 530-1003 for additonal information.

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North of Lover's Key State Park

Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

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