OSPREY, FL (April 14, 2020) In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and in light of the global pandemic, Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast invites you to join in a virtual Earth Day Backyard BioBlitz on Wednesday, April 22, from 8 am to 8 pm. A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a specific period of time. As a way to honor our earth’s precious resources, residents are invited to help celebrate and document the amazing plants and animals that call Sarasota County home. During this 12-hour virtual event, participants will submit their nature observations to the online resource iNaturalist.
Kids, parents, educators, scientists, nature-lovers, photographers, and everyone in between are invited to get outside (safely) and share what they see! Together, participants will find and identify as many species as possible to get a snapshot of Sarasota County’s biodiversity. Conservation Foundation will be active on Facebook throughout the day and educators from multiple environmental organizations will share activities, information, and videos as part of the Earth Day fun! Learn more at www.conservationfoundation.com/EarthDay and visit Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast on Facebook.
About Conservation Foundation
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast protects land and water in Southwest Florida for the benefit of people and nature. Working with landowners, businesses, and government, Conservation Foundation saves land forever, protecting those special natural lands that make this region extraordinary. A nationally accredited land trust, Conservation Foundation purchases natural areas, holds land conservation agreements and educates for responsible land and water stewardship in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, and Collier Counties. Learn more and join in our mission at www.conservationfoundation.com.