The Calusa Blueway Speaker Series Returns


“Wildlife Photography and Paddling the Florida Saltwater Circumnavigational Trail” will be the first talk in a series of free Calusa Blueway-related programs set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the North Fort Myers Recreation Center located at 2000 N. Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers, FL 33903.

John Shinner is a wildlife photographer and avid Florida paddler. He will share his photos and tips for getting great shots. Shinner has paddled the entire 1,515 Florida Saltwater Circumnavigational Trail and will discuss his paddling adventures.

“After a three-year hiatus, we’re very excited to kick off the Calusa Blueway Speaker Series with John Shinner,” said Calusa Blueway Coordinator Mike Hammond, who manages the blueway for Lee County Parks & Recreation.  “The photography and kayaking adventure programs have been very popular and we’re lucky to get both topics in one night. It’s going to be great to enjoy his program and talk paddling with old friends again.”

Here is the Calusa Blueway Speaker Series schedule:
Jan. 9 – John Shinner
– “Wildlife Photography and Paddling the Florida Saltwater Circumnavigational Trail.”
Jan. 23 – Johnny Molloy – “A Wealth of Waterways, Canoeing & Kayaking in Florida.”
Feb. 13 – Annisa Karim – “Knowing the Calusa – Turning Anthropology on its Ear.”
March 12 – John Connelly – “Dying out Here Is Not an Option: 1500 – 1500 Mile, 75 Day, Solo Canoe and Kayak Odyssey.”
March 26 – Bill and Mary Burnham – “Burnham Guides Paddling Adventures in Florida, Costa Rica, and ESVA.”

All programs begin at 6:30 p.m. at North Fort Myers Recreation Center.



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