(September 20, 2018) --

The Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab invites you to celebrate National Estuaries Day this Saturday, September 22 with a trip to the salt marsh on Dauphin Island.

Two trips are planned, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Space is limited and is first come first served. The opportunity for these trips are included with your Estuarium admission for the day. Admission: Adult $11, Children (5-18) or Students with ID $6, and Seniors $9.

If you’re interested in going to the marsh, plan to get wet and muddy and wear snug, protective shoes.

Nationwide, Restore America's Estuaries partners with organizations like the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and the National Estuary Program to shine a spotlight on the importance of our estuaries.  

Estuaries, like Mobile Bay, is where freshwater meets saltwater. Our estuaries are economically and environmentally important, because they serve has a nursery habitat for many commercially and recreationally important fish and shellfish, such as oysters, shrimp and red snapper. It is important for us to be good stewards and protect this vital part of our community. 

Plan your visit to the Estuarium for National Estuaries Day at disl.org/estuarium.