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.

November
*Nov 6 Sunset/moonlight paddle 4pm-6:30pm
Nov 8 Myakka River State Park 8:30am-11:30am
Nov 9 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach 9am-12noon
Nov 11 Shakett Creek/Dona Bay Venice 10am-1pm
Nov 15 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach 9am-12noon
Nov 16 MYAKKA DAZE all day down the Myakka River $50-includes kayak; $40-bring your own kayak. Call John for complete details
Nov 20 Waterways of Nokomis 10am-1pm
Nov 22 Myakka River State Park 2pm-5pm
Nov 25 Myakka River State Park 8:30am-11:30am
Nov 27 Little Sarasota Bay/Thanksgiving Trip 9am-12noon

December

Dec 4  Myakka State Park  10:30am-1:30pm
Dec 6  MYAKKA DAZE all day down the Myakka River  $50 includes kayak-$40 own kayak -call john for details
Dec 10  Myakka State Park  9:30am-12:30pm
Dec 14  Don Pedro State Park/Lemon Bay  10am-1pm  $25mem-$30 non mem
Dec 16  Robinson Preserve/Manatee Co  10am-2pm  $30mem-$35non-mem
Dec 18  Shakett Creek/Dona Bay Venice  1pm-4pm
Dec 20  Myakka State Park  9:30am-12:30pm
Dec 21  Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach  10am-1pm
Dec 23  Myakka State Park  9:30am-12:30pm
Dec 25  Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach  9:30am-12:30pm
Dec 26  Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach  9am-12noon

January
Jan 7  Myakka State Park  9:30am-12:30pm

Jan 10  Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach  10am-1pm
Jan 11 Myakka State Park  9:30am-12:30pm
Jan 13  Apollo Beach/Tampa Bay warm water sanctuary
10am-2pm $30mem-$35non-mem + $5 private boat launch fee
Jan 17  MYAKKA DAZE  see above Dec 6
Jan 20  Myakka State Park  9:30am-12:30pm
Jan 22  Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach  10am-1pm
Jan 24  Myakka State Park  9:30am-12:30pm
Jan 25  Don Pedro State Park/Lemon Bay  10am-1:30pm  $25mem-$30non mem
Jan 28  Cockroach Bay State Park/Tampa Bay  10am-2pm  $30mem-$35non mem

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.

2015
New dates coming soon!

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.

2015
New dates coming soon!

 

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 Oct 18 @ 8:00AM -
Fall Walk
Thu Oct 30 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Spooky Walk
Sat Dec 06 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Winter Waterfowl Workshop
Sat Dec 06 @11:00AM -
Lunch and Learn Series
Sat Dec 13 @ 5:00PM - 09:00PM
American Littoral Society's - Northeast Chapter 25th Annual Fundraiser
Sun Dec 21 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
Walk the sea floor!
Thu Jan 01 @11:00AM -
Annual New Year's Day Beach Walk at Fort Tilden
Thu Jan 01 @11:00AM -
Annual New Year's Day Walk on Sandy Hook
Sat Jan 03 @12:00PM -
Lunch and Learn Series
Fri Jan 09 @ 3:00PM - 04:00PM
Montauk Winter Weekend