Thursday, September 19, 2019 
4:00 - 7:00 PM 

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St. Petersburg College
Seminole Campus Auditorium
UP Building, Digitorium
9200 113th St. Seminole, FL 33712

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Brian Ellis, Disaster Recovery Coordinator
Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
727-570-5151 ext. 10

50th Anniversary Celebration of 
Boca Ciega Bay Aquatic Preserve

50 years ago, we went to the moon! That same year, and much closer to home, the Florida Legislature established the Boca Ciega Bay Aquatic Preserve and launched our community into a new generation of environmental advocacy.

Join State Officials, County Commissioners, Mayors, Municipal Elected Officials, County and City Staff to celebrate 50 years of aquatic preservation! 

This FREE to attend, citizen-driven, science-based program will feature educational kiosks, interactive activities, a virtual reality (VR) headset experience, and special prizes. College students and faculty will meet, greet, and host activities before and after the program. Light refreshments will be served. 

4:00 PM - Opening Reception
• Networking and Educational Kiosks

5:00 PM - Program
• Christopher Still, Fine Artist 
• Dr. Randy Runnels, Manager for Tampa Bay's four Aquatic Preserves: 
Boca Ciega Bay, Pinellas County, Terra Ceia, & Cockroach Bay 
• Roger Wilson, State Legislator 1968-76, Initiated Aquatic Preserve Legislation
in 1969

6:00 PM - Closing Reception
• Networking and Educational Kiosks

Open to community conservation leaders and the public. Limited seating. 
Free parking.

Learn about Boca Ciega Bay Aquatic Preserve.

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Please RSVP using the registration link below. 



The tougher challenges of the 21st century require regional thinkers, conveners and problem solvers. 
Since 1962, the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council has brought together local governments
and gubernatorial appointees to coordinate planning for the Region’s future.

We are proud to sponsor this event and support Boca Ciega Bay Aquatic Preserve. 

Please visit tbrpc.org for more information.


Friends of the Island Parks, Inc. - friendsoftheislandparks.org
Dedicated to Preserving, Protecting and Promoting Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island State Parks

Caladesi Memories - caladesimemories.com