Tomorrow, June 8, marks World Ocean Day. A day where people around our blue planet celebrate and honor our one shared ocean that connects us all.
As a coastal community, we know the world of fascinating marine wonders and the importance of ocean conservation. Join the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce tomorrow for a celebration of our beautiful oceans and ecosystems at the Perdido Key Community Center at 15500 Perdido Key Drive from 10 AM – 2 PM.
Their Open House will be a platform for people of all ages to come together, learn, and engage with the vital role our oceans play in sustaining life on Earth.
ECUA will share information on how to keep our drinking water safe with a visit by the “Quench Buggy”.
Ocean Strike Team will educate attendees on invasive lion fish removal efforts through spearfishing while guests gather around the Chamber’s 403-gallon pirate ship fish tank, home to a lionfish named Simba, the focus of the Chamber’s lionfish educational display.
Visitors can also visit the native planting garden project located adjacent to the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Information Center. The mini park includes interpretive signage describing various native plants and how they benefit local wildlife in alignment with the Perdido Key Habitat Protection Plan.
Participants such as the Florida State Parks, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Escambia County Natural Resources, Clean Horizons, Perdido Key Association, Ocean Strike Team, Wildlife Sanctuary of NWFL, Keep Pensacola Beautiful, Dune Doctors, and more fantastic organizations will also be set up to celebrate the beauty and significance of our oceans while raising awareness about the urgent need for their protection.