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Panama City, FL – Volunteer needed to help “sit” and restore the bay scallops

Panama City, FL –

BAY COUNTY Fla. (WMBB) – An essential Florida coast program is making a comeback and is asking for your help.

Residents of Bay, Franklin and Gulf counties can become “Bay Scallop Sitters”.

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The Volunteer Guardian Program was created in partnership with Florida Fish and Wildlife just before Hurricane Michael.

Bay County UF, IFAS and Sea Grant Extension Officer Scott Jackson said they need as many volunteers as possible to help restore scallop habitat. The good news is, there is no age to participate.

“Moms and dads who go out with their sons and daughters or friends and maintain scallop cages together,” Jackson said. “ So it’s really cool to see young kids involved and one day hopefully they can share the scallop and scallop fishing experience and talk about the restoration projects that they were involved.

An online training video explains the time spent, which is only about an hour per month, looking after your scallops.

Starting June 3, the FWC will distribute scallops in cages. For more information and where to go for distributions, visit the Bay County Scallop Sitter Event Page call UF / IFAS Extension Bay County at 850-784-6105, or email bayscallops@myfwc.com

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