SBEP celebrated Earth Day by hosting a Bay Guardian volunteer event at Philippi Estate Park on Saturday, April 18. More than 70 volunteers of all ages removed the air potato, an invasive vine that covers and shades beneficial native plants. Participating groups included students from high schools throughout Sarasota County from the Community Youth Development Program. Other volunteers included Bayshore Middle School students, a girl scout troop, JDubbs Brewery’s Street Team and other local residents. The group collected 2,462 pounds of air potato.