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Jimmy Lewin Memorial

Unfortunately one of our volunteers has passed on, Jimmy Lewin was a volunteer at Sebastian Inlet State Park and our hearts go out to his family in their time of grief.  In lieu of flowers the family has asked that contributions be made to the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park in his name. Please address donations as follows:

Jimmy Lewin Memorial

c/o Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park

McLarty Treasure Museum

13180 North Highway A1A

Vero Beach, FL 32963

Please make checks payable to Friends of Sebastian State Park Inc)

or

Donations may be made in person at the address above

Your generosity in Jimmy’s name is appreciated and will be used to support the place he cared so much for.

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Nights Sounds Concert featuring Free Range Strange

Saturday October 20, 2018

Free Range Strange is an organic, poly-rooted quartet with their own unique approach to high-energy string band music.  They focus on original material while infusing traditional folk, modern bluegrass, old time blues and country.  Free Range Strange has carved themselves their own niche in the string-band world.

For more information about Free Range Strange visit http://freerangestrange.com

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 October 24, 2018

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 October 24, 2018 at the Fishing Museum.  Please call 772-388-2750 for more information.

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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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Florida Tech University

Florida Tech University students from Melbourne, Florida came to Sebastian Inlet State Park to make a different and they sure did!  Park staff cut woody plants in the dune area near the north jetty.  The Florida Tech students hauled these plants, mostly sea grapes, a long distance and then loaded them into a one ton dump truck.  They filled 15 dump truck loads in three hours!  That is a dump truck load every 12 minutes including drive time.  The students were amazing and under the wonderful leadership of Lexi Miller.  Lexi did a safety talk and provided water, gloves and safety glasses.  This work helped improve our dune habitat for the southeastern beach mouse and nesting shorebirds. Project A.N.T. Member Conner Wagner put this student work day all together.

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