Grab your mask and summon your adventurous spirit! Join us under the sea as we search for the elusive bay scallop in Pine Island Sound! But don't wait too late -- space is limited!
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Saturday, July 18, 2015
8:30 am-2 pm

Calling Volunteer Boaters and Snorkelers!

Approximately 40 boats and up to 150 snorkelers are needed!

Join us in a resource monitoring program to document the health and status of bay scallop populations by snorkeling and looking for scallops in select areas.

This is a **No Harvest** event.

We are recruiting:
  • Volunteers with shallow draft boats. Canoes and kayaks are also welcome. Please let us know if you can take additional snorkelers on your boat. And please bring a dive flag if you have one.
  • Snorkelers without boats are welcome; however, boat spaces are limited.
Volunteers need to bring sunscreen, a mask, snorkel and gloves, and be able to snorkel/swim 50 meters (about 150 feet). Fins/weight belt are optional.

Scallop searchers will meet at Pineland Marina to receive survey equipment and instructions for the monitoring event. Lunch will be provided once you return to shore.

Reservations are required to participate in the event and space is limited so reserve your spot today!

Registration and More Information

 Scallop Search sponsors are FWC, CHNEP, Lee County Parks and Recreation, Pineland Marina and Friends of the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves.