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Outdoors notes: Volunteers needed for Bahia Beach plantings

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plantings for Bahia Beach require help

Tampa Bay Watch needs 100 volunteers to plant salt marsh at Bahia Beach in Ruskin from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. This work day is family-friendly and open to environmentally conscious people of all ages. The 144-acre parcel, which will be restored to its natural state, was purchased by Hillsborough County through the Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program. The new marsh will provide habitat for fish, birds and mammals. To sign up, go to or call (727) 867-8166.


Longtime tarpon event nears start

Registration for the 79th Suncoast Tarpon Roundup gets under way from 7 to 9 tonight at Ferg's (1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg). The tournament begins 6 a.m. May 18 and ends at 6 p.m. July 26. The Junior Fish-Off is scheduled for July 27, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. while the Regular Division Fish-Off is Aug. 3. For daily standings and tournament information go to suncoast


Permits for hunts require signup

For the past 16 years the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has offered unique fall-season hunts for deer, wild hog and released quail on selected state land. To learn more or apply for your permit, go to

Send news to Terry Tomalin at or call (727) 893-8808.

Solunar chart


Minor Major Minor Major

5/3 1:10 7:15 1:25 7:40

5/4 1:55 8:05 2:15 8:25

5/5 2:40 8:45 2:55 9:10

5/6 3:25 9:30 3:40 9:50

5/7 4:05 10:10 4:20 10:35

5/8 4:50 10:55 5:05 11:15

5/9 5:30 11:35 5:45 0

Tide adjustments

The charts show the rise and fall of tides measured in feet and plots the tides on a one-week timeline. Times and depth may vary depending on weather conditions. You can compute the tides from these adjustments:

North (Anclote River) High Low

Anclote Key (south end) -01:37 -00:47

Bayport +01:13 +01:39

Cedar Key +01:16 +01:03

Crystal River, Florida Power +01:13 +01:33

Hudson, Hudson Creek +00:06 +00:01

Indian Rocks Beach (inside) +00:19 +00:10

North (Anclote River) High Low

Mangrove Point, Crystal Bay +01:34 +01:54

Pithlachascotee River +00:18 +00:52

St. Joseph Sound -00:34 -00:42

Steinhatchee River entrance +01:33 +01:32

Suwannee River entrance +01:22 +01:21

Withlacoochee River entrance +01:23 +01:58

South (The Pier) High Low

Anna Maria, pier -02:10 -02:19

Egmont Key, Egmont channel -02:15 -03:20

Gandy Bridge +00:59 +00:57

Gulfport, Boca Ciega Bay -01:32 -01:05

John's Pass, Boca Ciega Bay -02:14 -02:04

Madeira Beach Causeway -01:32 -01:45

Mullet Key Channel (Skyway) -02:03 -02:01

South (The Pier) High Low

Pass-a-Grille Beach -01:34 -01:30

Pinellas Point -00:22 -00:29

Redfish Point, Manatee River -00:30 -00:14

Safety Harbor +01:32 +01:34

Sarasota Bay -01:38 -00:58

Corey Causeway -01:18 -00:44

Venice Inlet (inside) -02:02 -01:38

Outdoors notes: Volunteers needed for Bahia Beach plantings 05/02/13 [Last modified: Thursday, May 2, 2013 8:30pm]
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