Myakka River - Sarasota Bay Estuary Program

  • 18 Aug 2011
  • 5:30 PM
  • Airport Holiday Inn - 8009 15th Street East- Sarasota, FL 34243


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Myakka River Branch Meeting

Sarasota Bay Estuary Program

Presentation:  Sara Kane, Public Outreach Coordinator for the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, will be discussing Sarasota Bay and the projects involved with the National Estuary Program.  The main topics will include what an estuary is and why it is important, the State of the Bay, research projects, community education, outreach and involvement.  Learn about how you can become a better steward of the environment by helping protect the water quality and habitat of Sarasota Bay.  The health and vitality of Sarasota Bay is essential to our quality of life, our region's economy and our international reputation as a desirable destination.

The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program is dedicated to restoring the area's greatest natural asset undefined Sarasota Bay. Its unique program strives to improve water quality, increase habitat and enhance the natural resources of the area for use and enjoyment by the public. Sarasota Bay is one of 28 estuaries in the United States that have been named by the U.S. Congress as an "estuary of national significance."


As the Public Outreach Coordinator for the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Sara Kane is responsible for developing and implementing programs to raise the community's awareness of the SBEP and its mission to restore Sarasota Bay.  She interacts with local policy makers, teachers, students, citizens, organizations and the media.  Sara manages numerous projects including climate change and sea level rise, socio-economic studies, mini-grants, kayak tours, volunteer programs, teacher training workshops, education programs and the Citizens Advisory Committee for Sarasota Bay.


Sara is a graduate of Texas A&M University where her studies focused on ocean and coastal resources, environmental policy, and scientific diving research in Galveston, Texas.  Prior to joining SBEP, Sara worked for a consulting firm as an environmental scientist and field team leader for seagrass research projects in Florida.  She also worked at Mote Marine Laboratory in the Dive Operations Program where she was part of the scientific diving team for projects including coral spawning in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, offshore deep water blue holes and fish surveys for artificial reef systems. 

Location : Airport Holiday Inn, 8009 15th Street East, Sarasota, FL 34243

Thursday, August 18th

Registration from 5:30-6PM       Meeting : 6 -7:30 PM

Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided and a cash bar is available.

Members: $10    Non-members: $15   Students: $5

USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, c/o Florida Atlantic University, College of Engineering and Computer Science,
777 Glades Road, Room EE 329, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991, / 561-373-7367
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