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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YMKN Supports Trophy Taker Outdoors’ 1st Annual Clay Shoot on January 16, 2016

Posted by on Jan 24, 2016 in 1Voice Foundation, YMKN Volunteer Event

A fun tournament benefiting Team Liam and the 1Voice Foundation. Thank you to all of the sponsors and Tampa Bay Sporting Clays & Archery. ??Also thanks to the Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus members who volunteered to help with the event: ??Tracy Mills, Carol Conn, Mike Pastore, Stephen and Angela Mangione, and, of course, the amazing Mary Ann...

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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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YMKN Chillin’ at the 2015 Chillin’ for Kids Music Festival

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in YMKN Events, YMKN News, YMKN Volunteer Event

YMKN members were in full force supporting the Chillin’ Music Festival, proceeds from which go to??Chillin’ for Kids, a Florida non-profit organization. ??Serving festival drinks in??1Voice Foundation??koozies, the Nautilus Krewe enjoyed reggae & surfer??vibes on the banks of the Hillsborough River in Curtis Hixon Park, while helping to make a difference??that will??bring back to children??and assist their ability to fight harder against their illnesses. Thank you to the Day Shift: Mike Pastore, Alberto Rivera, Carol Conn, Michele Motichka, Monica Throckmorton, Kim Casey, Stina Renaud, Erin Fiallo, Melissa (Siggy) Sigmon, Igxie Rivera, Aimee Patel, Minesh Patel, Kelly Reynolds, and Rich Hermes. Thanks also to the Night Shift:??Rich Hermes, Jim Lee, Kelly Renolds, Michelle Whitmire, Mike Pastore, Carol Conn, Leslie Schillig, Maureen Wiltse, Aimee Patel, Minesh Patel, and Karen...

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YMKN Supports Brews by the Bay

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Conservation, Florida Aquarium, YMKN Volunteer Event

Ye Mystic Krewe??of the Nautilus??partied with the fishes on Oct. 16th while volunteering and participating in the Florida Aquarium’s Brews by the Bay. Many thanks to volunteers Brian McGowan, Karen McGowan, Mike Pastore, Rich Hermes, Brian Willis, and Carol Conn. ??All had great fun helping the Florida Aquarium with this important fund raising event.          ...

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