A recent addition to the Friends offerings, Weedon Warriors, offers veterans participating in the Bay Pines Veterans Recreation Therapy program a bi-monthly opportunity to canoe through Weedon Island’s mangrove tunnels and hike on its boardwalks and nature trails. The events are all led by experienced naturalists and are followed by a picnic lunch.

Friends also sponsors Salty Topics, evening programs held each month that brings together marine biologists and naturalists who discuss a variety of subjects related to Weedon Island and Tampa Bay’s marine environment. Held at 7PM in the Center’s auditorium on the first Tuesday elf each month, participants are invited to mingle over light refreshments both prior to and following the hour-long events.