by Chris Clark 

Not all of the NAFTRG sampling events have succombed to hurricane Matthew!

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We will be moving ahead with the Weeki Wachee Sampling THIS WEEKEND!! 

We will meet at Weeki Wachee Park by 3:30 on FRIDAY at the lagoon beach and hope to get into the water after the last mermaid show between 3:30 and 4:00. We will then work our way down the spring and past Paddling Adventures Canoe Rentals. We will sample again first thing SATURDAY MORNING at 7:30 am and then again Saturday evening between 3:30 and 4:00. We will repeat the morning sample on Sunday. We will be camping at Cody’s RV Park. 

PLEASE CONFIRM if you can still make it for these new dates and times by emailing emwalton(at)usf.edu, or RSVP to the Facebook event HERE.

As an additional note, I will try to get a small crew together to conduct the Manatee, Fanning and Peacock Springs samplings the following weekend. If you can make that sampling event, please indicate so in a note below.

Thanks so much!
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Elizabeth M. Walton, Ph.D.
Instructor, Geospatial Technologies, Spatial Analysis and Modeling
Director, GIS Graduate Certificate Program
School of Geosciences, University of South Florida
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North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group, Senior Scientist