kayaking1Quiet Water Kayak Trips

Enjoy leisurely paddling and observation at a variety of sites difficult to visit by any other means. Kayak, paddle, life vest etc  supplied.  If you’ve never used a kayak before, a short training session before the trip will get you going.  Call John at (941) 966-7308 for reservations.  Members who own a kayak and life vest are welcome to go on trips marked with no asterisk (*) for a $5 donation to ALS. Cost is $20 for members,  $25 non-member unless otherwise noted.  Trips into State parks require an additional entrance fee.

September 2014

Sept 1 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach 8:30am-11:30am

Sept 4 Sunset/moonlight paddle 6pm-8:30pm

Sept 7 Don Pedro State Park/Lemon Bay 9am-12noon

Sept 10 Caspersen Beach/Lemon Bay 8:30am-11:30am

Sept 13 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach 8:30am-11:30am

Upcoming Marine Life Explorations

Explore the sea life near our shores with American Littoral Society biologists.  Using hand and seine nets, we will be searching shallow waters and sea grass beds, observing, collecting, and discussing the natural history of some of the many interesting fishes and other animals that inhabit Sarasota Bay.  Trips run on Saturdays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at Lemon Bay Park. Wading shoes suggested. Call Chuck for reservations at 941-488-8998. Cost: Free.


Saturday, May 10

Saturday, June 10

Saturday, August 9

Saturday, September 13

Saturday, October 13


Carefree Learner Eco Boat Tour

With the Sarasota County School Board - Floating Marine Biology Lab

Join the American Littoral Society for a two hour ecology tour in the waterways of Sarasota. Participate in seining workshops aboard this floating marine biology lab and visit the largest, most active bird rookery. Cost for members is $15.00. Non-members $20.00. All kids under 10, $10.00.


For reservations call Loyola (941)966-8690.

Wednesday, Feb 12: 1-3 PM

Wednesday, Feb 26: 1-3 PM

Wednesday, Mar 5: 1-3 PM
For reservations call Linda (607)423-9027.

Wednesday, Mar 19: 1-3 PM

Wednesday, Apr 2: 1-3 PM

Wednesday, Apr 16: 1-3 PM


page13Guided Beach Walks

 Dear Participants:

 Bud Doyle has retired.  The nature walks will be posted in a few months.  We would all like to say:

 Thanks Bud for all your great work!




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Upcoming Events (Red=NJ; Blue=NY; Green=FL)

Sat Sep 20 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
29th Annual New York State Beach Cleanup
Sun Sep 21 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Coastal Art Show
Tue Sep 23 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Seaside Equinox Walk
Sat Sep 27 @ 3:00PM - 06:00PM
Jamaica Bay Sunset Ecology Cruise
Mon Sep 29 @ 5:30PM - 08:00PM
Coastal Naturalist Series
Sat Oct 04 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Belleplain Biking
Sat Oct 04 @ 8:30AM - 11:00AM
Coastal Naturalist Series
Sun Oct 05 @11:00AM - 04:00PM
Submerge! NYC's Marine Science Festival
Mon Oct 06 @ 5:30PM - 08:00PM
Coastal Naturalist Series
Sat Oct 11 @ 3:00PM - 05:00PM
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