Residents with an interest in the health of our local waterways kicked off their Memorial Day weekend in true Florida style at Sunset on the Lagoon.
This tropical soiree took place Friday, May 24, 2013 at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center in Stuart. As the setting sun cast a luminous glow across the richly painted sky, attendees enjoyed a casual evening among friends while overlooking Florida Oceanographic’s tranquil 750,000-gallon Game Fish Lagoon. The event included a live acoustic performance by Ricky Shockley; ice cold beer, wine, and delectable hors d' oeuvres.
Proceeds from Sunset on the Lagoon support Florida Oceanographic Society's research, education and restoration initiatives to preserve and protect our local waterways. Special thanks goes to Chapman Marine Supply and Chillin' the Most for sponsoring this event.
Florida Oceanographic is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the mission to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through education and research. Their Coastal Center is a 57-acre marine life nature center located on Hutchinson Island in Stuart, between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. It features hands-on discovery for all ages including a 750,000-gallon Game Fish Lagoon, Sea Turtle Pavilion, Stingray and Sea Star Touch Tanks, “Habitats in the Round” exhibit, a butterfly garden, nature trails, and more. As a leading state- and nationally-recognized environmental organization, Florida Oceanographic offers educational programs for all ages and conducts research and restoration programs that lead to healthy coastal ecosystems. For more information, call 772-225-0505.