TBPH Tampa Bay Watch Update 6-1-16
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Tampa Bay Watch is one of our charities. If you can volunteer for anything they have coming up, give them a call!
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From: Rachel Arndt<mailto:rarndt at tampabaywatch.org>
To: Dorothy Bedlin<mailto:dbedlin at msn.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 5:07 PM
Subject: Tampa Bay Watch Update 6-1-16
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Focus on: Burrowing Owl
One of Florida's smallest owls, the Burrowing Owl averages 9" in height. Unlike most owls, burrowing owls are active during both day & night. It lives in open, treeless areas & spends most of its time on the ground, where its sandy brown plumage provides camouflage from potential predators. Florida's owls typically dig their own burrows, but will use gopher tortoise or armadillo burrows.
Kayakers Needed for Cleanup on Sunday at Fort De Soto Park
Join Reclaim Our Coasts on Sunday, June 5 from 7am - 2pm to clean up coastal habitat for sea turtles and other marine life! Volunteers with kayaks or canoes are being sought to clean up the shallow backwaters. They will also be doing a land cleanup and an underwater cleanup with certified SCUBA divers through local dive shops and clubs. The meeting location is the shelter of Fort De Soto Park's Gulf Pier.
Click here for more information and to register as a volunteer.<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reclaim-our-coasts-ft-de-soto-park-shell-key-preserve-cleanup-registration-24171564801>
Volunteers Needed for Mid-Summer Cleanup
Saturday, July 9, 9am - noon
Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteers for our largest cleanup to-date! We plan several sites including Fort De Soto Park, Tierra Verde, North Skyway Pier, Coffee Pot Bayou, Palonis Park, Weedon Island and Coquina Beach on Saturday, July 9, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
This event is planned in an effort to clean up after the Fourth of July holiday. Tampa Bay Watch sees coastal cleanups as an important way to help clean up human-generated trash as well as marine debris that floats onto the shorelines from Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico. Cleanups also protect wildlife from unnecessary injury or death. This event is family-friendly and open to all ages.
This event is family-friendly and open to all ages. Volunteers are welcome to bring their own kayak or canoe to participate in the water based cleanup at Fort De Soto, Tierra Verde and the Skyway. The Coffee Pot Bayou cleanup is only for canoes and kayaks and you must provide your own vessel.
Click on desired site to register today:
Tierra Verde<https://app.etapestry.com/cart/TampaBayWatch/default/item.php?ref=1309.0.314639559>, Sunshine Skyway<https://app.etapestry.com/cart/TampaBayWatch/default/item.php?ref=1309.0.314627294>, Fort De Soto Park<https://app.etapestry.com/cart/TampaBayWatch/default/item.php?ref=1309.0.314637521>, Weedon Island<https://app.etapestry.com/cart/TampaBayWatch/default/item.php?ref=1309.0.317588581>, Coffee Pot Bayou<https://app.etapestry.com/cart/TampaBayWatch/default/item.php?ref=1309.0.317569093>, Palonis Park in Tampa<https://app.etapestry.com/cart/TampaBayWatch/default/item.php?ref=1309.0.317558829> & Coquina Beach in Manatee County<https://app.etapestry.com/cart/TampaBayWatch/default/item.php?ref=1309.0.317660421>.
Only one session remains!
Click here to visit our summer camp webpage to register today<http://www.tampabaywatch.org/summer-camps.html>
St. Petersburg Audubon is Looking for Bird Stewards
Fort De Soto Park & Indian Shores
We are passing along this urgent appeal from Audubon Bird Steward Dylan Kahn.
This is Dylan Kahn, and I am the anchor steward for both the sanctuary area atFort De Soto and for theIndian Shores black skimmer colony. I am writing you all today because I really need your help out there on the beaches. We are getting into our very busy summer season now, and we have chicks and eggs that need protecting at both locations. I've been out at both Fort De Soto and Indian Shores working very hard, and I have a great group of committed volunteers also working hard to protect the birds. But the beaches are getting more and more crowded with each passing weekend (and therefore a higher rate of intrusions/disturbances), and we are starting to see more eggs and more chicks.
Please, I need your help in protecting these birds. We really need more coverage at both spots, and we need determined and diligent volunteers to get the job done. Volunteer stewardship makes all the difference in terms of ensuring that these birds have a successful nesting season. Without our help, almost all of these colonial and solitary nesting sites will fail.
If you have any interest at all in stewarding for either of these locations. Please reach out to me at dkahn at audubon.org<mailto:dkahn at audubon.org> or (815) 355-8451<tel:%28815%29%20355-8451>. We really need you out there for the birds!
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Address postal inquiries to:
Tampa Bay Watch
3000 Pinellas Bayway South
Tierra Verde, FL 33715-2516
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