Eagle Scout candidate Kyle Carey of Boy Scout Troop 45, 20 to 30 volunteers and "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ staff.|
|*What:*|Kyle Carey's Eagle Scout project includes the planting of 3,500 units of marsh grasses at the Districts' "Clam Bayou Ecosystem Restoration and Stormwater Treatment Project ":/projects/clambayou in St. Petersburg.
The marsh grasses will not only provide valuable habitats for "Tampa Bay":/projects/swim/tampabay.php, but also will help reduce erosion of four islands and tidal channels.
Carey and his volunteers harvested the grasses from the Florida "Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission(Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)":http://myfwc.com marsh grow-out pond at Port Manatee.|
|*When:*|Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, 9:15 a.m. to noon|
|*Where:*|Clam Bayou Ecosystem Restoration and Stormwater Treatment Project in St. Petersburg|
|*District Contact:*|Brandt Henningsen, Chief Environmental Scientist, (813) 917-0108 (cell).|
|*Directions:*|Volunteers will be parking at the west end of 30th Avenue South in St. Petersburg.|
|*Instructions:*|Volunteers have been advised to wear water shoes or tennis shoes they can get muddy or dirty, hats, shorts or bathing suits, and sunglasses. Water and snacks will be provided.|