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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YMKN Participates in TBW’s “A SALT MARSH PLANTING FOR THE RECORD BOOKS”

Posted by on Nov 14, 2015 in Conservation, Uncategorized, YMKN Events, YMKN Volunteer Event

Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus joined forces with SWIM (Surface Water Improvement & Management) and Tampa Bay Watch for one of the largest salt marsh planting efforts in history.  We were among numerous other volunteer groups who converged to plant 40,000 plants along two miles of shoreline at the Rock Ponds which is near Ruskin, just north of Palmetto. “This project aims to create critical coastal wetland habitat that will restore essential fish and wildlife habitats, and aid in the improvement of water quality from pollution due to urban and agricultural runoff. The Rock Ponds is the largest wetland restoration site in Tampa Bay. The site was historically agriculture fields, shell mining pits, and dominated by non-native and nuisance plant species.” [TBW] Thanks much to Diana Kloskowski, Carol Conn, Mike Pastore, Ryan Kloskowski, Brian Willis, Karen Garcia-McGowan, and Brian McGowan. Find out more about Salt Marsh Planting here....

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8th Annual Quest For Hope Scavenger Hunt Under Way!

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in 1Voice Foundation, Uncategorized

Quest for Hope Scavenger Hunt Saturday, May 17th, from 4 to 8pm. VIP Party and Award Ceremony at Italian Club 8 to 10pm Benefiting the 1 Voice Foundation & the Florida Aquarium 501.3(c) “Supporting the Club Nautilus Program – Helping Kids with Cancer.” Scavenge the bars, shops and restaurants of Ybor City following clues for search items, performing zany challenges all while giving spectators a taste of your fashion sense! Are you in it to win it? Register Your Team Now! www.quest4hope.org We hope you all will make it to our 8th Annual Quest 4 Hope Scavenger Hunt on May 17th  raising funds for the 1 Voice Foundation and Florida Aquairum to support the “Club Nautilus Program”, which directly helps kids with cancer.  If you can form a team of 2-6, we want you to play (www.quest4hope.org). If you can volunteer, we need your help (volunteer@quest4hope.org). If you can’t do either, we need your help in sponsoring teams of fire fighters, teachers, police and 1 Voice Families, and any donation amount ($5, $10, etc.) collectively would go a long way in fulfilling their participation. We need your help. We are in need of the following: Teams of 2-6 who want to take on the challenge of a lifetime. Sponsor for 1 Voice Foundation families and children and other special needs teams. Prizes Venues who would like to host a challenges in Ybor City. We will be hosting a kick-off happy hour and early registration. We will post dates and times as www.quest4hope.org. We would like your attendance at the Happy Hour for a show of support to all those who put in many long hours to make this event happen – now 7 years running! In addition, we need you to spread the word. Please post the Quest information (pics if possible) anywhere you can. Facebook profile page is an excellent start. Post anywhere and everywhere. We need as much press, advertisement and teams as possible. For more information, volunteering, sponsorship or teams, please contact Tracy...

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Quest for Hope Check Ceremony

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

On September 27th, 2012, at the Shriner’s Hospital, the Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus will be presenting the proceeds from their 6th Annual Quest 4 Hope Ulitmate Scavenger Quest (www.quest4hope.org) in the amount of $14,000 to the Florida Aquarium and the 1 Voice Foundation to support the “Club Nautilus” program. In partnership with the 1Voice Foundation and the Florida Aquarium, the “Club Nautilus” program helps foundation families in hopes of brining the ocean, star fishes and sand castles to the families and children stricken with cancer and providing a lifting spirit through coastal and ocean appreciation. Krewe of the Nautilus is a not for-profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to promote Florida environmental awareness and conservation through education, charity and community service. (www.nautiluskrewe.com). The ceremony will begin at 5:00 pm with a tour of the facilities such as the under-water theme play room and decor of clinic rooms! And at 6:00 pm will be the check presentation. Shriner’s Hospital for Children 12502 USF Pine Drive Tampa, FL...

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