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Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

Apalachicola Environmental Education and Training Center
108 Island Drive
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-7700

April 2016

  • Sat, Apr 9, 12 - 3:30 pm
    Bay-Friendly Landscaping Workshop
    Yard design and maintenance can have a big impact on adjacent water bodies.  Learn how you can transform your yard into a luscious bay conscious landscape. The class will also feature innovative Green Infrastructure techniques such as rain gardens and bio-swales to filter storm water. Following the discussion participants will have the option, for a small fee, to assemble their own rain barrel that they can take home.  The workshop will be held at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. The class is free, but rain barrels are $20.00 per barrel. Please register for the class in advance. For more information contact Emily Jackson at 850-670-7743 or send an email to Emily.a.jackson@dep.state.fl.us.
  • Wed, Apr 20, 2 - 3 pm
    Speaker: Megan Lamb, biologist and research staff member at ANERR
    Spring is here, so it's time for shorebirds to start nesting all along Apalachicola Bay. Megan Lamb will share some information about our shorebirds' nesting season, and about the efforts that help protect vital nesting grounds.
  • Thu, Apr 21, 6 - 9 pm
    Lionfish Sci-Cafe at Tamara's Tapas Bar
    Come explore the world of the invasive lionfish on Thursday April 21, from 6:00-9:00pm at Tamara's Tapas Bar in Apalachicola. Join scientists, charter captains, divers, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Lionfish Outreach Coordinator and staff from the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve to learn the latest on this invasive fish. Native to the South Pacific and Indian Oceans the lionfish, Pterois volitans, now inhabits much of the Atlantic seaboard and the Gulf of Mexico. Lionfish are a predatory reef fish that are reproducing at an alarming rate. They eat native fish, which can reduce native populations and have negative effects on our environment. Nonnative lionfish have invaded Florida waters, posing a significant threat to our native wildlife and habitat. You are Florida's primary means of control. Be the predator and remove lionfish from Florida waters whenever you can.
    Participants will have the opportunity to speak to experts on lionfish biology and hear from those on the frontline of the fight against these invasive fish. While listening, participants will have a chance to taste deliciously prepared lionfish and purchase from a menu of lionfish dishes. There will be demonstrations on how to catch lionfish, plus cleaning and handling the fish. Interested in learning how to catch lionfish? Area dive instructors will be on hand with information on dive certification. For more information contact Emily Jackson at Emily.A.Jackson@dep.state.fl.us or call (850) 670-7743.
  • Wed, Apr 27, 9 am - 3 pm
    Early Detection Rapid Response for Professionals
     Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) is hosting an Invasive Species Workshop for land managers/staff in the ARSA region. Workshop will be held at the Reserve facility in Eastpoint featuring staff from TNC, FNAI and FWC. Please see attached agenda for more information. If you plan to attend, please register at the following link to choose lunch options, etc. Registration link: http://gulfalliancetraining.com/register.aspx?Id=110.
     For more information, please contact Kim Wren, ANERR Stewardship Coordinator, at kim.wren@dep.state.fl.us.

May 2016

  • Wed, May 4, 2 - 3 pm
    Migratory Songbirds on St. George and St. Vincent Islands
    Researchers Melanie Mancuso and Armando Aispuro from NOAA's Environmental Cooperative Science Center discuss their study of migrating songbird habitat use on St. George and St. Vincent Islands.
  • Wed, May 18, 2 - 3 pm
    Apalachicola Bay Oysters - Erik Lovestrand

More dates

  • Thu, Sep 15, 9 am - 3 pm
    Invasive Exotic Species ID and Control Workshop


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