With warmer temperatures moe and more activities are heading to the great outdoors.
Here are a few suggestions for the coming days.
1. Sea Turtle fountain fundraiser. The Florida Coastal Conservancy and the Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle will sponsor a “Sea Turtle Fountain Paver Fundraiser” beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET Friday at the Indian Pass Raw Bar. Help bring a Sea Turtle Fountain to Port St. Joe by purchasing an engraved paver.
2. Kickoff turtle nesting season with a bonfire. The St. Joseph Peninsula Turtle Patrol and its non-profit arm, the Florida Coastal Conservancy, will hold a Beach Bonfire to help kickoff sea turtle nesting season 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Dunes Drive on St. Joseph Peninsula. Turtle nesting season begins May 1 and the bonfire is aimed at informing the public about the season and how to protect nesting turtles. There will be live music by Brian Bowen. Bring your beach chairs and coolers to learn about and celebrate the amazing sea turtles that nest in Gulf County. The event is free.
3. Chow on chicken, support high school sports. The Shark 100 Club will hold its annual Chicken Dinner Athletic Fundraiser to benefit athletics at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School 4:40 p.m. until 6 p.m. ET Friday. And there is still time to purchase a ticket at the high school or from any Tiger Shark athlete This is the major fundraiser each year for the Shark 100 Club and PSJHS athletics and benefits all participating sports programs at PSJHS. The dinner, costing $8, includes half a baked chicken, baked beans, potato salad, bread and tea. Dinners can be picked up during the time specified above at the PSJHS cafeteria/commons area. Because the food purchased is based on advance ticket sales, please, no walk-ups Friday.
4. Adopt a sea turtle next on St. Vincent. With start of sea turtle nesting season next week the Friends of St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge begin the nest adoption program for 2017. For $25 an individual will receive an adoption certificate, nest photo, activity/hatchling reports and recoginition in the Supporters of St. Vincent NWR newsletter. For information or to adopt visit www.stvincentfriends.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 229-6735.