PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.
- The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM Research Reserve) invites families to celebrate National Estuaries Day and to explore a thriving estuarine habitat in Guana Lake. Various fish and crab species can be collected with a seine net and then learn about them with your guide. This event and all necessary gear, including waders and boots, are provided.
"These National Estuaries Day activities being held across the country focus on the importance of unique coastal habitats," said Michael Shirley, director of the GTM Research Reserve. "We are excited to host this family seining event and educate our local community about the critters that live within our local estuary and why they are so vital to the ecosystem."
National Estuaries Week, September 19-26, celebrates the unique habitats where rivers meet the sea. Florida’s estuaries provide more than 95 percent of the state’s recreational and commercial industries fish, crustaceans and shellfish. Estuaries also improve water quality in nearby rivers, filtering future drinking water. Show support by using #CelebrateTheCoast via social media.
For more information about the family seining event or to sign up, click here
or call 904-823-4500.
WHAT: National Estuaries Day Family Seining Event
WHO: GTM Research Reserve
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
WHERE: GTM Research Reserve, Guana Dam
505 Guana River Road
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082