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

 July 2014

July 24 Sister Keys/Longboat Key 8:30am-11:30am

July 26 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach 8:30am-11:30am

July 29 Stump Pass State Park/Englewood 8:30am-11:30am $25mem-$30 non mem

July 31 Waterways of Nokomis 8:30am-11:30am

August 2014

Aug 3 Don Pedro State Park/Lemon Bay 9am-12noon $25mem-$30 non mem

Aug 5 Caspersen Beach/Lemon Bay 8:30am-11:30am

Aug 7 Sunset/moonlight paddle 6:30pm-9pm

Aug 9 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach 8:30am-11:30am

Aug 24 Blackburn Pt/Oscar Scherer State Park 8am-12noon

Aug 27 Shakett Creek/Dona Bay Venice 8:30am-11:30am NEW

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

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.

2014

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.

2014

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)

Thu Aug 21 @ 9:30AM - 01:00PM
Coastal Explorers of Sandy Hook
Fri Aug 22 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Littoral Learners of Sandy Hook
Sat Aug 23 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
9th Annual Shorebird Festival in Jamaica Bay
Sat Aug 23 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Eco-Gems Tour
Tue Aug 26 @ 6:00PM -
Sunset Seining
Sat Aug 30 @ 9:00AM -
Shore Birds and Wild Edibles Walk
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
Fall Equinox Walk
Sat Sep 27 @ 3:00PM - 06:00PM
Jamaica Bay Sunset Ecology Cruise