The SBEP Bay Guardians visited Bowlees Creek Island on Saturday, March 28 to remove garbage and debris. Bowlees Creek Island is located near the boundary between Sarasota and Manatee County. Project partners include SUP Sarasota, Suncoast Waterkeeper, Sarasota Birding Guide, Florida Audubon Society and Around the Bend Nature Tours. The 28 volunteers paddled kayaks to the island, which is known for catching debris flowing into Sarasota Bay from nearby Bowlees Creek. The volunteers collected several bags of garbage before being treated to a picnic lunch.