Documentary focuses on Boca Grande Tarpon
Boca Grande finally has a documentary about its world-class tarpon fishery. Rich History … Priceless Future — The Tarpon of Boca Grande Pass, will make its debut at the Mote Marine Laboratory's Immersion Theater in Sarasota at 6:30 tonight. The screening, part of the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit Community Film Festival, is hosted by the Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce. The event is open to the public but space is limited. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children. Proceeds will provide funding for youth-driven ocean conservation projects planned by participants attending the summit. A free public screening will be held at the Boca Grande Community Center Auditorium at 4 p.m. Nov. 10. For information, call Lew Hastings at (941) 964-0568.
Eat, drink and help a salt marsh
If you don't have the time to plant sea grass or build oyster bars to help Tampa Bay, you can do your share for conservation by attending Tampa Bay Watch's Evening for the Bay on Saturday. This casual event features live music, dinner from Bonefish Grill, complimentary beverages and one of the most spectacular sunsets in the state at the Tampa Bay Watch Marine Center in Tierra Verde. The theme this year is "Marsh Madness." Salt marsh communities are critically important habitats. Tampa Bay Watch's salt marsh planting projects have played a pivotal role in rebuilding local fisheries. Spartina alterniflora, also known as salt marsh or smooth cord grass, protects and stabilizes low-lying coastal areas. Tampa Bay's salt marshes have declined more than 80 percent during the past 100 years. But Tampa Bay Watch's restoration projects have helped reverse this trend, improving the quality of life for a variety of marine organisms. Tickets are $80 per person. Purchase online at tampabaywatch.org. Tampa Bay Watch members receive a discount on individual tickets. Call (727) 867-8166, extension 234 for more information.
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