Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - February 13, 2018
February 13, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #34

Tampa Bay Estuary Program Mini Grant: Snorkling 101


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Coral Bass
Volunteer and Education Specialist
Parks and Natural Resources Dept.
941-742-5923 ex 6034

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairman to sign grant agreement in the amount of $1,981.00 with Tampa Bay Estuary Program (grantor) and adoption of Budget Resolution B-18-036 amending the annual budget for Manatee County Florida for fiscal year 2018.  

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125

Background Discussion

Manatee County's Parks and Natural Resources Department has received a small grant for $1,981.00 from Tampa Bay Estuary Program. Funding will be used to purchase snorkeling fins, masks, and other reusable supplies for a new Snorkeling 101 Program at Emerson Point Preserve. The snorkeling equipment will be used for seasonal programs. During this program, 20 participants will learn about safety, wildlife identification, and ways to protect Manatee County's shore while participating in an adventure sport. The addition of a snorkeling program will complement our established kayaking and fishing activities.   

This is an introductory program that will teach participants the basics of snorkeling while giving them the foundation so they can safely snorkel while preserving the beauty of  Manatee County's waterways.

Adoption of Budget Resolution B-18-036 is requested.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Email copy of signed and executed grant agreement to:  coral.bass@mymanatee.orgjudy.moree@manateeclerk.com, and lori.stephens@manateeclerk.com.

Copy of approval to Financial Management at budget@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Grant: $1,981.00; Matching funds: $1,290.00 - 001.0012804

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

Attachment:  Board Packet - TBEP Grant and signature letter.pdf
Attachment:  B-18-036 TBEP Grant.pdf