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Volunteers Needed for St. Pete Beach Sea Oats Planting June 30th

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The City of St. Pete Beach has partnered with Pinellas County Coastal Management, the Sirata Beach Resort, and The Florida Aquarium to bring a large-scale sea oat planting project to St. Pete Beach and volunteers ages 12 and older are needed. The effort will take place on Saturday, June 30th starting at 9:00am behind the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, small hand shovels, sun block, hats, beach shoes, watering cans or milk jugs, and knee pads if desired.

Parking passes and bottled water will be provided. Planting of native vegetation like sea oats helps form and maintain sand dunes, critical to controlling beach erosion.

Come out and help us save our beaches.

Location : Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach
Contact : To volunteer, contact Adam Duff

Photo: Fla. Dept. of Environmental Protection