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St. Joseph Bay Urchin Round Up

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Event Date: 
Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 8:00am to 5:00pm EDT
Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection
Program Area: 
Aquatic Preserve Program
Public Notice
Public Notice: 
Intersection of U.S. highways 98 and 71
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Round Up Urchins in St. Joe Bay

Join the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on May 22, 2021, as they collect live urchins from St. Joseph Bay. Collected urchins will be relocated to deeper water to help reduce their impact on seagrasses as they graze in the bay's seagrass beds.

Check-in begins at 8 a.m.
• Bring your boat and snorkeling gear. Event organizers will provide buckets and gloves.
• Upon registration, volunteers will be directed to the rendezvous point, marked by a large, red balloon.
• Volunteers will be provided with maps and GPS locations that show where to collect urchins.
• Buckets, filled with urchins and seawater, must be returned to the check-in point by 5 p.m.
For more event information, visit
Active/Urchin or contact . Volunteers who have additional questions may also contact DEP's Central Panhandle Aquatic Preserves Manager at

Contact Name: 
Brucker, Jonathan
Contact Phone: 
Last Modified:
September 8, 2023 - 1:37pm

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