Krewe of the Nautilus Volunteers at 2017 RiverFest

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Conservation, YMKN Events, YMKN Volunteer Event

    Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus volunteered to help Friends of the Riverwalk, which is dedicated to preserving the waterfront for the Tampa Bay citizens, host Riverfest 2017.  It was a great time which included live entertainment & food festivals all along the Tampa Riverwalk. Our thanks to all of the YMKN volunteers.  You helped make the event a success!      ...

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YMKN Supports Coral Restoration Foundation

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in Conservation, YMKN Events, YMKN Volunteer Event

Members of Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus traveled to Key Largo April 14th to participate in the inaugural Coral Restoration Day partnership event between the Coral Restoration Foundation and Rainbow Reef Dive Center.  The Coral Restoration Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to studying reefs and coral, developing and implementing methods for restoring the coral reefs, and providing education to the public about coral reef science. Participants were first provided with an informative marine orientation lecture by Roxanne Boonstra covering the topics of coral species basics, importance & benefits of coral reefs, threats to reefs, and coral outplanting methodogies.  Instruction was received on how to clean the “coral trees” in the nursery and how to actually plant the coral.   From the classroom, we headed out Rainbow Reef’s Tropical Voyager to the coral nursery with Jack Fishman and Matz Indergaes.   What a fabulous site!!               The next stop was Pickles 2 Reef to observe the health of staghorn coral that had been planted there by CRF.  Excitingly, the coral plantings looked quite healthy!     CRF and Rainbow Reef Dive Center offer the opportunity to participate in this wonderful educational and restoration activity every 2nd Friday of the month.  To learn more, please search the links provided through this post and read this...

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YMKN Volunteers at Center for Great Apes

Posted by on Sep 25, 2016 in Conservation, YMKN News

For the second year in a row, volunteers from Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus offered their services to the Center for Great Apes.  The Center is building a new night house to expand the number of apes they can house.  YMKN members got down to filing the metal enclosure pieces that will be used to create the new chutes and dome that will be attached to the new night house.

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YMKN Rides in Cure the Bay Challenge

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Conservation, Uncategorized, YMKN Events, YMKN News, YMKN Volunteer Event

Cure on Wheels and Tampa Bay Watch partnered to present  the CURE THE BAY CHALLENGE offering 3 different cycling routes in the beautiful environs of Fort Desoto, Tierra Verde, and the Sunshine Skyway trail.  Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus team members, including Mike Dunham, Deena Dunham, Mike Pastore and Carol Conn,   joined the event, riding the seven mile cycle course. With every mile pedaled, Cure on Wheels brings researchers closer to finding cures for various types of cancer that affect millions of people each year, and in the process helps families and children cope with a potentially debilitating diagnosis.    Tampa Bay Watch is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Tampa Bay estuary through scientific and educational programs. The participating Nautilus Krewe members enjoyed the day of healthy exercise, then chillin’ at the water’s edge listening to the Black Honkeys....

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Nautilus Krewe Volunteers for 2016 SeaGrapes Wine & Food Festival

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Conservation, Florida Aquarium, YMKN Events, YMKN Volunteer Event

Saturday, April 30th, the Florida Aquarium transformed into an elegant venue for the 2016 SeaGrapes Wine and Food Festival.  Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus members were there helping FLAQ staff and vendors as they paired wine samples and delicious food from premier Tampa Bay restaurants, such as Berns, Seasons 52, and Armanis.  The SeaGrapes event benefits the Florida Aquarium’s education, conservation, and animal rescue and rehabilitation program.

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