St. Lucie Audubon Society

friends of spoil islands boat trip

FRIENDS OF SPOIL ISLANDS (FOSI) BOAT TRIP

Saturday, April 7, 2018 ... Limited to 12 participants

Location: Round Island Park, Vero Beach, FL  - GPS: N 27.56148, W 80.32475  

Meet At: Round Island Park Boat Launch, 7:45- 8 am

Directions:  Cross over North Hutchinson Island Causeway to Hwy A1A North. Pass Navy Seal Museum. Pass Avalon State Park.  Go 1.5 miles.  Entrance to Round Island Park on left.  

Trip is Limited to 12 Participants.  A $12.50 donation required per participant to cover the cost of renting the boats.  Payment required in advance.

Deadline for sign up and payment is March 25.  No refunds. 

TO SIGN UP:
  1. Print and fill out out sign-up and liability forms. Click here for forms.

  2. Scan sign-up and liablilty forms and email them to Adella Blacka at ablacka.florida@gmail.com. (Or, hand them to her at the March meeting.)

  3. Use link below to make payment of $12.50 donation using Paypal or credit cards. Other forms of payment will not be accepted.

All of the above steps must be completed by Mach 25, 2018, to take part in this trip.

EVENT DETAILS:

Start Time:   8:30 am.  Event will end at approximately 1:00 pm.

Matthew Anderson, FL Department of Environmental Protection will be our guide for the day.  Matthew is a shoreline bird expert, and has a wealth of information about birds in this area and is familiar with waters very well.  

There are bathroom facilities at the park but not on the islands; Participants will not be on the boats the entire day. We can have lunch on Island IR-43 and do some walking around the island. People should bring their own lunch and wear shoes that might get wet as they step off the boats because there are no docks on these islands. The islands have uneven ground in places, and participants should be able to walk on uneven surfaces.  A walking stick is recommended.

April is the best time that coincides with the nesting season for many waterbirds. There is a conservation island near IR-43 which is an important wading bird rookery and also acts as a nest site for colonial seabirds.

If you have any questions Contact Adella Blacka
Cell: 856-261-8599.   Email: ablacka.florida@gmail.com