World Ocean Day events slated June 8 in Perdido

World Ocean Day events slated June 8 in Perdido

A day of environmentally focused games, activities, and art projects will be part of held in conjunction with World Ocean Day on June 8, at the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event at 15500 Perdido Key Dr. is free. More info: VisitPerdido.com.
Florida Fish and Wildlife staff will share information on the impact of invasive lionfish on the marine ecosystem. Representatives from Niuhi Dive Charters and Ocean Strike Team will educate on lionfish removal efforts through spearfishing while scuba diving. The Perdido Chamber will offer art activities and demonstrations around their 403-gallon pirate ship fish tank, home to several native species of fish as well as a lionfish named Bartholomew.
The Perdido and Pensacola Bays and Estuaries, Friends of Pensacola State Parks, The Perdido Key Association, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Wildlife Sanctuary of NW Florida, ECUA, the National Wildlife Federation, and Friends of the Southwest Library will share more information on protecting the environment geared to all ages.
Escambia County Natural Resources will be unveiling the new native planting garden project as the next phase in the development of Preservation Park located at the Visitors Center.

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