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2017 Gathering of Friends - Speaker Series

January 25 - John Cassani—Ecologist, Waterkeeper Alliance. He'll be discussing the biodiversity crisis with an emphasis on Florida. Calusa Waterkeeper Alliance includes the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary, Lake Okeechobee, Nicodemus Slough, Charlotte Harbor, Estero Bay, the Lee County near shore Gulf of Mexico and far of associated watersheds.

All programs tend to be no-cost and open to the public. However, sitting is limited. Kindly contact the Friends to reserve a seat 2 days prior to the program at or (239) 533-7557.

Programs are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. during the Interpretive Center, Six Mile Cypress Slough protect, 7751 Penzance Blvd in Fort Myers.


The Friends of six-mile Cypress Slough protect annual picture competition started November 1, 2016. Entries is going to be acknowledged until January 31, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. Award winners would be informed by February 11, 2017 and rewards granted at a reception on Interpretive focus on February 18, 2017.
There are five groups including creatures, Plants, Open (photos aside from creatures and flowers), Altered and Youth (Ages 17 and under). Each professional photographer may send three pictures when it comes to entry cost of $10.00. Top prize in each category provided by Lee County Parks and Recreation is a one-year Lee County Parking Sticker good at 18 parks and boat ramps in Lee County. Second and 3rd place champions will get gift certificates advantageous to purchases inside Friends Corner Shop at the Interpretive Center at the Slough.
Champions may be selected by a panel of judges including Geoff Coe, professional photographer, Dr. Charles O’Connor, Friends Vice-President and James Mathisen, US Fish and Wildlife provider Ranger and photography specialist.
Please publish your preferred photographs associated with the Slough towards the contest. This event is an opportunity to share your beautiful views of this extremely unique natural location and its particular local wildlife. Pictures of non-native and exotic plants and wildlife are not considered for judging. Photographs might have been taken at any time within Slough.
Successful photographs would be shown at the Slough Interpretive Center. Successful pictures are employed for postcards for sale by site visitors in Friends Corner and marketing and advertising for Slough and Friends events.

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