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Calusa Waterkeeper Hosts Saving Estero Bay Online Benefit

Virtual event and documentary film premiere focus on restoring Estero Bay’s tributaries

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the designation of the Estero Bay tributaries as Outstanding Florida Waters. Commemorating the occasion, Calusa Waterkeeper is presenting Saving Estero Bay, an online benefit broadcasting live on Facebook, November 14 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. 

The evening showcasing Estero Bay’s nine tributaries in need of restoration features presentations by the two event co-hosts, Calusa Waterkeeper President Ruth Watkins and K.C. Schulberg, special guests, a silent auction and the documentary premiere of Eternal Vigilance: Fighting to Restore the Estero Bay Tributaries, made possible by a grant from the Coastal and Heartland National Estuary Partnership. The 25-minute film showcases the imperiled status of the bay and its tributaries, in addition to shining light on the heroes working to preserve and restore these vital waters.  

“Estero Bay, Florida’s first aquatic preserve, and its nine tributaries are magnificent bodies of water that are imperiled and need our help. Everything we do here in Southwest Florida is dependent on the quality of our waterways: Our economy, tourism, recreation and even our physical health,” says Schulberg, producer and director of the film and executive director of Calusa Waterkeeper. “We hope those who love our Southwest Florida lifestyle will join our virtual flotilla on November 14 to explore and restore the health and recreational value of Estero Bay’s tributaries.”

View a film trail at Registration is required at  See ad, page 37.

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