The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program’s Bay Guardians teamed up with the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources and Around the Bend Nature Tours for a volunteer planting on Saturday, April 12. The native planting took place at Perico Preserve with plants donated by FWC Redfish Hatchery at Port Manatee. The group planted 12,000 plugs of marsh grass. Some of the plants were installed in shallow water. Some of the younger volunteers included boy scouts and girl scouts and a local 4H group. EPA’s Felicia Burks, along with her family, is pictured in the first photo below.