Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm EDT
Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection
National Estuarine Research Reserves - Apalachicola
1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive
As part of Apalachicola NERR's Estuaries Week celebrations, there will be one day devoted to an in-person BioBlitz. Registration on Eventbrite will be required in advance. Participation in all activities will only take about two hours. Groups of no more than 10 people will visit four stations. Proper precautions following CDC guidelines will be in place, including a handwashing and hand sanitizer station, social distancing, and mask enforcement for staff and participants. There will be 15 minutes between groups to clean and sanitize any equipment as necessary. During visits to each of the stations, participants will be able to receive coaching in using the Seek app and be provided with opportunities to find and identify species in three distinct habitats on St. George Island. The event is free, but participants will need to pay admission fees at the state park entrance.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.