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SISP Show Team

The Sebastian Inlet Show Team volunteers set up an informational booth at many local events.  At the Celebrate the Arts Festival in Vero Beach a committee judged the booths.  The Sebastian Inlet Show Team booth tied for first place for best booth set up and design. 

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Nights Sounds Concert featuring Ring of Fire band

Saturday January 19, 2019

The Ring of Fire band is a six-piece band with a legendary Nashville sparkle of family-oriented music.  They play the best of classic country, a little bluegrass and a smidgen of Rock ‘N’ Roll from the 1950s to the 1990s.  The Ring of Fire band covers the music of Johnny Cash, Willie, Waylon, Haggard, Hank, George Strait, Chuck Berry and even Jimmy Buffet.

For more information about The Ring of Fire band visit www.facebook.com/pages/RING-OF-FIRE-Band-6-pc/266022807150375

All concerts are held under the stars at Coconut Point, which is accessed through the south park entrance.  See the Night Sounds page for more information.

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FSISP Board of Directors Meeting, January 23, 2019

The FSISP Board of Directors meetings are held at 4:30 pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month, except for June, July, August and December.  The next meeting will be held January 23, 2019 at the Fishing Museum.  Please call 772-388-2750 for more information.

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Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

The Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park held a Volunteer Appreciation Lunch to say THANK YOU to the park’s wonderful volunteer team.  Everyone enjoyed Italian food and shared stories.  The volunteers help with almost every aspect of running the park.  If you are interested in joining the volunteer team at Sebastian Inlet State Park contact Park Ranger Terry O’Toole at terry.otoole@dep.state.fl.us or call at 772-388-2750.

Park Manager Jennifer Roberts thanking the volunteers

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Visitors at Sebastian Fishing Museum

The Sebastian Fishing Museum attracts guests from all over the world.  In the first six months of 2018, visitors from all 50 states  and most of the Canadian Provinces have signed in on the museum registrar.   Visitors have come from Peru and Poland, Haiti and Hungry, Brazil and Belgium, Ireland and Australia, Taiwan and Turkey, St Maarten and Saudi Arabia, Puerto Rico and Panama, the Cayman Islands and China.  There are folks that have signed in from many other counties and everyone has come to experience “The Real Florida.”

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Diamond Dixie performance at Night Sounds

Diamond Dixie bought out the country music fans to the Night Sounds at Sebastian Inlet State Park. They played some original music and cover tunes that had folks tapping their toes and singing along!

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Vuelta A Sebastian Inlet Bike Tour

The 5th annual Vuelta A Sebastian Inlet bike tours had a peddle prefect day.  Sebastian Inlet Surf and Sport led three tours around the Indian River Lagoon State Park and Sebastian Inlet State Park.  There were two challenging fat tire tours and one pavement surface tour.  Many bicyclist said they never knew about the riding and hiking trails in the parks until this event.  After the Vuelta A Sebastian Inlet, a party with music by Radio Flyer kept everyone smiling.  The Vuelta A Sebastian Inlet always make a nice donation to the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park.

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Multiple Pages

This section (Posts) now contains multiple pages to navigate from one page to another, click on “Older Posts” or “Newer Posts”  at the bottom of each page to move from page to page.

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Sea Oats

Surfrider Foundation and the Barrier Island Center teamed up and planted 2,000 sea oats on the south side of Sebastian Inlet State Park.  Looking at the pictures the volunteers had a grand time planting the sea oats!  Sea oats are the primary dune’s  frontline defense against erosion.  The roots of sea oat plants are legendary for holding the upper reaches of the beach together.  Also, shorebirds like to nest amidst the sea oats.

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Florida Pro Surf

The Florida Pro Surf Contest was a weeklong event held at Sebastian Inlet State Park in January.  The cash purse for the women’s division is the largest ever in the United States.   14 of the top 22 female surfers in the world completed in the Florida Pro.  Melbourne Beach’s own 15 year old Caroline Marks won first place!

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