Volunteers help launch kayaks on Henderson Creek. Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve celebrated Estuaries Day Saturday, with free admission and activities at the Environmental Learning Center. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
There was a strong Marco presence at Rookery Bay’s Environmental Learning Center (ELC) on Saturday for the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve’s celebration of Estuaries Day. This is appropriate, with the 100,000 acres under management by Rookery Bay surrounding Marco on all sides, and the ecological stewardship the Reserve provides of critical importance on this barrier island.