World Wetlands Day - 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

We are up early and getting ready to celebrate the importance of the mangroves in the first boat parade to create awareness. Soon we will be off to the Seaduced dock by the lagoon to meet the boat - I am sure there will be a quick stop at Rubys in there first. Boats will head down to Boca Ciega area.

Stay tuned for pics...

The Parade was great - about 14 boats turned up to support the cause. Erin made posters for Seaduced and we all pitched in on slogans.

Elito talked about how mangrove roots create a seawall so baby fish can thrive until they are ready for open water. He also explained about all the wild life in that area and pointed out how the mangroves had lost their leaves as a result of hurricane Keith.

We all agree it is so important to protect the wet lands to ensure a healthy future for all the nature that grows within them.

For those of you who could not make the parade... There will be a poster contest in Central Park at 3:30 pm - please come show support to our young and talented artists. Cash prizes for the top 3 artists donated by Hol Chan.