On February 10th, the Friends of Lovers Key will host a panel discussion featuring several experts on water quality. The discussion will focus on recent efforts to restore the health of the Estero Bay watershed and what can be done to support these efforts.
The Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve stretches from Fort Myers Beach to Bonita Springs. it protects mangroves and aquatic species, and offers unparalleled recreational opportunities. The bay and its tributaries are polluted and its once-abundant seagrasses are in decline, threatening fresh and salt water habitats, endangered species like manatees, and the long-term quality of life of Southwest Florida.
Speakers at the event include: Dr. James Douglass, Associate Professor of Marine and Ecological Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast University; Matt Feeney, Assistant City Manager -City of Bonita Springs; Dr. Michael Parsons, Professor of Marine Science and Director of the Vester Field Station, the Water School, Florida Gulf Coast University; and Nicole Weigold, Marine Scientist and Bonita Water Steward, Vester Field Station, FGCU.
This event is from 6:30PM to 8PM.
This presentation is the fourth in a series of monthly discussions sponsored by Friends of Lovers Key, “What You See on the Land, Lands in the Sea”, focusing on the state of coastal eco-systems and restoration efforts. For more information and registration for this event, CLICK HERE.
Friends of Lovers Key is a not-for-profit, 501 (c ) (3) organization that supports Lovers Key State Park through educational programs and fund-raising.