This loggerhead 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.
This loggerhead 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.

The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation invites the public to learn about the 2018 Water Crisis from those who were on the front line, as part of Evenings at the Homestead. It will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Bailey Homestead Preserve, 1300 Periwinkle Way.

Tickets are $10 and available through Eventbrite – click here. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and refreshments will be available then.

This special presentation is an opportunity to hear from those who worked on the front line of the water quality crisis that reached its crescendo in Summer 2018. Speakers will address the Red Tide in the Gulf of Mexico, the freshwater toxic blue-green algae in the Caloosahatchee and the devastating effects on marine life and the coastal economy.

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

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

Call SCCF at 239.472.2329 with any questions.

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. Visit www.sccf.org to learn more.