Clean Up at Jules Verne Park

Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in Conservation

Clean Up at Jules Verne Park – Ballast Point S. Tampa A park and clean-up with our namesake! Jules Verne Park also known as Ballast Point Park is a neighborhood park with a spectacular view of downtown Tampa needs help. September 17th, 2011 has been designated International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) day! The entire Tampa Bay is the target. We are heading to Jules Verne Park (A.K.A Ballast Point Park and Pier, 5300 Interbay Blvd).  Our two newest Nautilus Members, Dan & Christine Fisher, have been assigned to be site captains at Jules Verne Park. Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful coordinates the local sites in the Hillsborough County area for this annual event. We will clean the park, bay front area, and pier of marine debris that can sicken, injure, or kill marine mammals, sea turtles and birds that ingest it or get entangled in it. In addition, the Fishers have also coordinated with the Florida Aquarium divers to conduct a dive cleaning of the Ballast Point Pier on the same day, to support Project Aware’s Dive Against Debris. We encourage all Krewe members to come and volunteer for the park cleanup. Drop an E-mail to Christine (scubachris9@yahoo.com), before September 7th, with the names and shirt sizes of the volunteers.  The cleanup will be Saturday, September 17th, 8:30- noon.  Check-in is at 8:00am.  The park may be under construction, so look for the signs (they are doing improvements to the playground, including an interactive splash pad fountain, popular with children).  Bring  work gloves, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, protective footwear (close-toed), and insect repellant.  Everything else will be provided.   Historical Park Note:  Mrs. Chester W. Chapin, owner of the company which operated the city’s first electric trolley cars, purchased the park and in 1894 developed the site as a tropical park as a terminal for her line.  She named it for the French writer Jules Verne (1814-1905) who in his famous novel “From the Earth to the Moon” (first published in 1865) chose Tampa town as his launching site for the imaginary shot of his rocket to that planet near one hundred and fifty years ago.   RSVP for this event at : Clean Up at Jules Verne Park – Ballast...

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WHO LET THE DOGS OUT???

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011 in YMKN Events

  Third Saturday of Every Month at AQUA Bar & Grille at The Westin Tampa Bay  627 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa 813.675.8700 Yappy Hour:  Live Music, Wine tasting & More Hours:  4pm – 7pm AQUA Bar & Grille’s fresh colors reflect the vibrancy of the cool ocean waters.  Experience an environment designed to entertain your every sense, highlighted by a water encased walk-in wine cellar and a state-of-the-art open kitchen.  AQUA Bar & Grille attains a new standard of culinary excellence.  Bring your furry friends and help support The Suncoast Animal League.   Click here to RSVP: YAPPY HOUR with the Krewe of the...

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Screamin’ Gator Zip Line

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011 in YMKN Events

Exclusive Staying Open late just for us and lower price! All Inclusive!! Sunday, August 28th, 1pm-6pm Clip in and “zip” off on an exciting outdoor adventure with the all-new Screamin’ Gator Zip Line at Gatorland. Your journey will take you along 1,200 feet of high flying, heart pounding adventure from some of the finest zip line towers in the world. Standing over seven stories tall, these amazing towers feature multilevel launch pads and breathtaking views from high above the treetops. Soar through the air and defy gravity over some of the theme park’s star attractions–including Cuban and Nile crocodiles–before heading over the Alligator Breeding Marsh, complete with one hundred and thirty giant alligators watching from below! 5 Intense Ziplines 1200 Feet of high Flying Thrills Massive 100 Hundred Foot Suspension Bridge Flying at Speeds Near 25MPH Launch from heights of up to 65 feet Soar across five intense zip lines ranging in length from 230 feet to more than 500 feet, and carefully cross a swinging bridge over the park’s main walkway. Fly at speeds near 30 miles per hour over alligators and crocodiles. Equipment (helmet, gloves and harness) provided. Just minutes from area hotels, theme parks, and the Orlando International Airport This incredibly entertaining and educating 2 hour experience begins with a brief safety and orientation session. The Alligator Capital of the World. All adventures are led by highly trained guides who love to share stories and myths about all of the critters who call Gatorland home. Our guides are the best in the world! Prepare to experience Gatorland from a view point previously reserved for our fine feathered friends! Exclusive Krewe of the Nautilus Price of $54.00, which includes entrance to park and all attractions and the zip line. (Zip Line alone is usually $69.99). We will meet at Gatorland on August 28th at 2:00pm outside the park. First ‘Flyers’ at set to go at 4:15pm. We will have to go in groups of 12. The Park will stay open for US if needed an additional 1-2 hours for all of our group to get through the Zip Line adventure. It usually takes about 1 hours for the Zip Line adventure. (Class, Safety, Suiting Up and Zip Lining). Please email bridgetteporto@gatorland.com. She will email you the Waiver and credit card authorization form. All must pay in advance. From 2pm on we can visit the rest of the park. Gatorland is so much more than just alligators at a price that doesn’t put a strain on your vacation experience! At 110- acres, Gatorland provides affordable-priced family fun with thousands of alligators & crocodiles to see, an aviary, breeding marsh with observation tower, petting zoo, nature walk, award-winning gift shop and one-of-a-kind reptilian shows including the Gator Wrestlin’ Show, Gator Jumparoo and the Up-close Encounters Show. Take a ride on the Gatorland Express train and then head on over to Gator Gully Splash Park where kids of all ages can enjoy a good ol’ fashion squirtfest! Don’t miss the new rare white alligators on display for a limited engagement at Gatorland’s...

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Nautilus Raises $15,000 for the 1Voice Foundation and Florida Aquarium

Posted by on Aug 5, 2011 in 1Voice Foundation

The 1Voice Foundation wishes to thank the Krewe of the Nautilus for all their hard work in making the 5th annual Quest 4 Hope Scavenger Hunt, on May 14th, the most successful to date, with raising $15,000.00 for children battling cancer and their families! In partnership with the Florida Aquarium, funds raised will be used for our Family Support Services which include our collaborative program with the Florida Aquarium. A special thank you to Minesh, Tracy, Leslie and April for all the planning and behind the scene logistics, which are required of such an amazing event! It could not be done without the assistance of all the Krewe members who volunteered at each venue and enthusiastically greeted the teams. You make the event and it is much appreciated. We also thank the Krewe members who put teams together or sponsored teams for others to participate. Thank  you also to our friends at Creative Recycling Services and Geico for their sponsorships again this year. Mary Ann, Director, 1Voice...

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