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Sarasota Bay Estuary Program to Host King Tide Exhibit


Braden River photo from "Chasing the Waves"


SARASOTA – The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) and Tampa Bay Estuary Program have partnered to present Chasing the Waves, a special exhibit of photos showing king high tides. The free exhibit will open Thursday, June 6 in downtown Sarasota at the Federal Building located at 111 S. Orange Avenue. The public is invited to attend the opening night from 5:30 to 7pm. The photos will be on display through July before traveling to other venues in Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough, and Pinellas Counties. 

The goal of the exhibit is to raise awareness about the impact of sea level rise. Images include winning submissions to the King Tide Photo Contest held last year. The exhibit will also include photos from other locations in the U.S., Australia, and small Pacific Island nations. 

The current schedule includes the Federal Building in downtown Sarasota through July; South Florida Museum in Bradenton in September and October; the Sarasota Bay Water Festival on Saturday, November 2 at Ken Thompson Park; Weedon Island Preserve in St. Petersburg Nov 4-30 and Robinson Preserve in Bradenton in January and February 2014. Visit SarasotaBay.org for the current schedule and venue information. 

About SBEP

The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program is dedicated to restoring the area's greatest natural asset - Sarasota Bay. Its unique program strives to improve water quality, increase habitat and enhance the natural resources of the area for use and enjoyment by the public. Sarasota Bay is one of 28 estuaries in the United States that have been named by the U.S. Congress as an "estuary of national significance."

For more information about the organization, visit SarasotaBay.org.


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