Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve Offers Wading Trips Through the Estuary

Oct. 21, 2014

~Participants learn about ‘cradles of the ocean’ during unique adventure~

Estero Bay

Participants will get an up-close look at wildlife in Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve.

Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve will host its final wading trip of 2014 in November, inviting visitors to discover first-hand why estuaries are known as “cradles of the ocean.”

Now open for registration, the trip is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 5. The trip will be led by environmental specialists from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve (EBAP).

Participants will take a refreshing journey into the waters of the bay, wading 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 for a closer look.

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. Call EBAP at 239-463-3240 for more information and to sign up.

WHAT:    Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve Wading Trip

WHEN:    Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, 10 a.m. – noon

WHERE:  Call Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve for directions (239-463-3240)

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