Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 12, 2017
CANCELLED - September 12, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #21

Restore America's Estuaries National Estuary Week Grant 2017


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Coral Bass 
Volunteer/Education Specialist
941-748-4501 ex 6034

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairman to sign grant agreement in the amount of $3,000 from the Restore America's Estuaries and adoption of Budget Resolution B-17-073, amending the annual budget for Manatee County for Fiscal Year 2017.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125

Background Discussion
Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department has received a grant in the amount of $3,000 from Restore America's Estuaries to support a 4 day special event in celebration of National Estuaries Week. Funding will be used for supplies for two volunteer events. The volunteer events are on Friday, September 22 at Perico Preserve and Saturday, September 23 at Robinson Preserve Expansion. Both events are from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  At the Friday event at Perico Preserve, volunteers will harvest native plants and will re-plant them at Robinson Preserve Expansion during the Saturday event.. 

Sarasota Bay Estuary Program and Tampa Bay Estuary Program have partnered with the County for these events. These two partners will be providing additional components such as food for the volunteers and additional plants, making the project a multi stakeholder partnership   

Adoption of Budget Resolution B-17- 073 is requested.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (Utilizes exact document or procedure approved within the last 18 months)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please email an executed copy of the Grant Agreement to Coral Bass at coral.bass@mymanatee.org and a copy of the budget resolution to budget@mymanatee.org.

Please also return the original, executed Grant Agreement to Coral Bass, Parks and Natural Resources for transmittal to the grantor for signature.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
0010012804 Grant: $3,000; Matching Funds $3,970

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N/A one time cost

Attachment:  NEW Grant App Final 2017 (1).pdf
Attachment:  2017 Grant Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  Budget Resolution B-17-073.pdf