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Tarpon bay event oct. 11

Tarpon Bay Explorers Special Cruise To Raise Funds For PURRE

On Saturday, October 11, Tarpon Bay Explorers will be holding a fundraiser to benefit PURRE -- right on the water that is threatened by the pollution PURRE is working so hard to solve. The program will include a presentation in the Explorers' aquarium exhibit and a pontoon boat tour of Tarpon Bay. The trip will be narrated by one of the Explorers' naturalists and by PURRE Chairman Michael Valiquette.

"We're so grateful to Tarpon Bay Explorers for this opportunity not just to raise funds but to raise awareness," Mike said. "It's very timely, too, because the long drought is over and the problems that have never been solved are becoming visible again. We welcome every chance to spread the word and get people involved."

The 90-minute program begins at 11:00 a.m. The cost is $100 per person, and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to PURRE.

Tarpon Bay Explorers Cruise

Tarpon Bay Explorers is the concession for the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and works to promote its mission of wildlife conservation and habitat restoration.

The refuge is home to a wide range of wildlife habitats, ranging from open estuarine water, sea grass beds, and mangrove islands to freshwater ponds, cordgrass marshes, and West Indian hardwood hammocks. These habitats are directly affected by water quality, and Tarpon Bay Explorers is excited about helping PURRE in the fight to save South Florida's waterways.

For reservations and more information, contact Emilie Alfino of PURRE at 239.357.1644 (cell) or 239.274.7873 (PURRE office); or Stephanie Ray of Tarpon Bay Explorers at 239.472.8900. And hurry! Only 41 spots are available on the boat!


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"We must build a peace in South Florida - a peace between the people and their place, between the natural environment and man-made settlement, between the works of man and the life of mankind itself. "
~ Florida Gov. Reubin Askew ~