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SCCF's Evenings at the Homestead: The Water Crisis... Updated for 2019

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Bailey Homestead Preserve

1300 Periwinkle Way

Sanibel, FL 33957

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Whether you lived through the water quality crisis that reached its crescendo in Summer 2018, or followed the national news coverage remotely, this special presentation is your opportunity to hear from those who worked on the front lines. Our speakers will be addressing the Red Tide in the Gulf, the freshwater, toxic blue-green algae in the Caloosahatchee, and the devastating effects on marine life and our coastal economy.

You will learn about what happened from a scientific, policy and business perspective, the formation and recovery of a dead zone offshore in the Gulf, and steps we can all take to prevent and minimize future disturbances to regional water quality.

2019 Update: This program will provide new information on the continuing water quality challenges, and ways in which the changes in Florida's political leadership may effect SCCF's policy outreach.

There will be presentations and a panel discussion with:

  • Rae Ann Wessel, SCCF Natural Resource Policy Director

  • Dr. Eric Milbrandt, SCCF Marine Lab Director

  • James Evans, Director of Natural Resources – City of Sanibel

  • Dr. Rick Bartleson, SCCF Research Scientist

  • Kelly Sloan, SCCF Sea Turtle Program Coordinator

Program begins at 6:30 pm, with refreshments at 6:00. Tickets are $10.

Please call SCCF at 239.472.2329 with any questions.


The loggerhead in the photo was found on July 24 by SCCF Shorebird Biologist Audrey Albrecht. Between July and September, 192 dead sea turtles washed up on Sanibel and Captiva beaches.

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