Calusa Waterkeeper Executive Director KC Schulberg tells Beach Talk Radio News the organization’s recent fundraiser held last weekend was a smashing success. The virtual event and movie premiere were originally planned for October 4th, however due to COVID-19 concerns it was pushed back five weeks and held online November 14.
Schulberg says the silent auction included items from artists Clyde Butcher, Myra Roberts, Paul Arsenault, Theodore Morris and Anika Savage. Erin Brockovich and Robert Macomber donated signed books, and local businesses stepped up including Pure Florida, Estero River Outfitters, Matlacha Boat Rides, Professional Photographers, Tarpon Bay Restaurant at the Hyatt and Salty Crab. The goal was to raise $20,000 and the organization topped that number.
Schulberg says the money will be used to continue to test and sample in the watershed and to start to build a restoration plan for Estero Bay and the Estero Bay Tributaries
And, according to Schulberg, expert more events like these. “We will probably be doing more online events – partly because COVID seems like it will be with us for some time. And partly because this event was so successful.”
You can support the Calusa Waterkeepers by becoming a member of their organization HERE, where you’ll also get updates on the group’s activities. Schulberg also encourages everyone to visit the new “action” landing page HERE. On that page, viewers will be able to take note of local actions they can take to stem the tide of degradation and contribute to restoration. www.calusawaterkeeper/estero/action.