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Sunshine Wildlife and Capt Nan Beaver saving Indian River Lagoon, FL, Dinner

Date: Monday, April 12, 2010

Time: Dinner at 7:30, Cash Bar cocktail hour at 6:30

Finz Waterfront Grille. 4290 Salerno Road, Stuart, FL

Support a Healthy Estuary

The Wild Dolphin Project out of the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is one of Capt Nan’s favorite projects.  The Sunshine Lady carries personal and equipment traveling Indian Lagoon from Sebastian Inlet to St. Lucie Inlet.  They are now in their eighth year of updating the health assessments of dolphins, helping to monitor sick or injured marine mammals. The dolphins that Capt Nan observes stay in the general area and only travel about 20 to 25 miles a day.

Please Join Us In Recognition of the 10th Year Anniversary of Sunshine Wildlife Tours

Tickets $35/ person  (includes salad, choice of entree, desert & beverage)

Attire: Casual Island Style

Fundraiser Silent Auction Featuring:

  • Original painting by local artist Karinluise Calasant
  • Sunset Cruise with Sunshine Wildlife Tours serving wine and cheese for your an 30 of your guests
  • Golf outing for 4
  • Bird wood carvings by New York artist Jim Caramore
  • Gift Certificate to Finz and other restaurants
  • Art from the Fish House Art Center, Artists and Gallery

~ Support the continuing education of the public about “The Most Diverse Estuary in North America” and our efforts to restore the health of the Estuary’s waters, shorelines and wildlife.~

~ ORI’s Sunshine Wildlife is collaborating with the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center to protect the island from shoreline erosion and to better the overall health of Indian Lagoon estuary.~

~ Dr. Vincent Encomio and Capt Nan collect oyster shells from area restaurants. Fresh shells that need time to age are swapped with aged shells. Oyster shells are transported aboard the Sunshine Lady and deposited along the island’s shore.~

~Dr Encomio and Capt Nan are monitoring the water quality. They hope to soon see some healthy new oyster beds.~