SBEP hosted a Bay Guardian volunteer event at Robinson Preserve in Manatee County on Saturday, February 21. The event featured 53 volunteers who filled bags with material to create new habitat for oysters and fish. Oyster beds represent a unique and valuable component of the Sarasota Bay ecosystem. They provide structural habitat for many species of fish and invertebrates. Project partners included Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources, Around the Bend Nature Tours, Johnson Middle School and the Sarasota Scuba Club.