Native Planting at Robinson Preserve

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Saturday September 24

9:00 AM  –  12:00 PM


In collaboration with Manatee County, Tampa Bay Watch is co-hosting a National Public Lands Day planting event and Open House at Robinson Preserve Expansion on Saturday, September 24. We will be planting coastal wetland species to enhance habitat and promote shoreline stabilization in the riparian zone of a created brackish water pond. Planting will take place from 9am-11:30am (or until completed) with a loose "come- and-go-as-you-please" schedule. We encourage planting volunteers to take the opportunity to explore the nest as well as the Robinson Preserve Expansion's many walking trails after planting. This event is family friendly and open to all ages!

Outreach tables and estuary-themed educational activity stations will be set up around the NEST for members of the public and volunteers open from 9am-noon.

The Robinson Preserve Expansion parking lot can be found on 9th Ave NW in Bradenton. The address is 10299 9th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209. 

Click here to read more about the benefits of native grass plantings.

Some general reminders are as follows:

  • Dress prepared to get wet and muddy
  • Wear water shoes, boots, or old sneakers 
  • Bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated
  • Wear a hat, sunscreen, bug spray, and bring garden gloves
  • Coolers of water, snacks, and all planting materials will be provided

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Arndt at