The SBEP Bay Guardian volunteers visited North Water Tower Park on Saturday, February 7. The event featured 120 volunteers that removed 1,100 pounds of the invasive air potato vine and seeds. The air potato vine covers and shades beneficial native plants, and grows a large tuber that looks like a hanging potato. Volunteers split up into teams. The participating groups included New College, Ringling School, King Middle School, Philippi Shores Elementary School, Indian Beach Sapphire Shores, Crossroads Church, Bayou Oaks Neighborhood Association, Sarasota Sky Pilots Disc Golf Club, JDub’s Brewery Street Team, and the Florida Native Plant Society.