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Sat. March 25th is the 10th annual Indian Rooks Beach Greenfest!
Stop by the Friends table and say “hi”! Learn about the wildlife found on our Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges, shop our selection of environmentally themed merchandise and have a great time!
http://www.irbgreenfest.com/ or Facebook!
April 12 – Birds of Prey with Jason Cowen of Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
View a raptor up close! Please join us as the Center for Biological Diversity and the Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges team up with The Ale and the Witch to bring you environmental education, conversation and beer!
Wed, April 12 from 6-7 pm
- Ale and the Witch, 111 2nd Ave NE, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701
The event is free, and the beer is affordable and delicious (we’ll post deals soon), AND WE’LL HAVE RAPTORS!!! so bring your friends.
For other events visit What’s Happening page. If you’d like to volunteer to help on any bird surveys, in the Guardhouse as a docent, or at the festivals please contact Barb TampaBayRefuges@msn.com or 727-343-1272.
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Read the Winter issue of Friends Matter newsletter.
- Encourage membership through opportunities that support the efforts of the Fish and Wildlife Service at the Tampa Bay Refuges.
- Raise money to fund conservation, preservation, and educational projects in support of the Tampa Bay Refuges and the National Refuge System.
- Provide environmental education programs to elementary age students that takes them out of the classroom and into the school yard where they learn to relate conservation and sustainability concepts to their daily environment.
- Sponsor periodic Refuge clean-ups of exotic plants, debris, and mono-filament that are damaging to wildlife and habitat.
- Offer public educational programs on conservation and preservation topics, the Tampa Bay Refuges, and the national Refuge System.
- Provide bird stewards at Egmont Key who monitor secured areas and ensure that birds can safely nest and rest during periods of high boater visitation to the island.
- Survey nesting and resting birds at the Pinellas Refuges each month to measure changes in population and evaluate effectiveness of conservation programs.