Conservancy of Southwest Florida invites community to Jan. 14 Water Works lunch and program to focus on water advocacy
Clean water is essential to all life, the basis of the Southwest Florida community and the foundation of its economy. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is hosting the premier of Water Works, a luncheon to support Southwest Florida’s most valuable natural resource, water. The event will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. at Naples Yacht Club.
The event includes a three-course, sit-down luncheon, and a meet and greet and keynote presentation by National Geographic’s Joel K. Bourne, an award-winning journalist who has covered environmental issues impacting water nationally and internationally for the past 20 years. The presenting sponsor is The Naples Trust Company, and supporting sponsors are Naples Yacht Club, Hurley Travel Experts, CRS Technology Consultants, PNC Bank and Naples Daily News. Registrations are being accepted at www.conservancy.org/waterworksevent or call 239-403-4200 by Dec. 22.
“Amendment 1 brought the community together, demonstrating that the vast majority of Floridians support the protection of Florida’s rivers, lakes springs, coastal waters and natural areas for future generations,” said Conservancy President and CEO Rob Moher. “Water Works is an engaging new event that brings together like-minded citizens to learn about the Conservancy’s work. This luncheon provides the opportunity find out how they can become more involved in protection of our water quality, fisheries and estuaries, so that together we can protect our quality of life for generations to come.”
Conservancy of Southwest Florida began 50 years ago when community leaders came together to defeat a proposed “Road to Nowhere” and spearheaded the acquisition and protection of Rookery Bay. The Conservancy is a not-for-profit grassroots organization focused on the critical environmental issues of the Southwest Florida region, including Glades, Hendry, Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties, with a mission to protect the region’s water, land and wildlife. Conservancy of Southwest Florida and its Nature Center are located in Naples, Florida at 1495 Smith Preserve Way, south of the Naples Zoo off Goodlette-Frank Road. For information about the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, call 239-262-0304 or visit www.conservancy.org.