Water-Related News

Volunteers needed for Benedict Key habitat restoration project

Coastal Watch is seeking volunteers interested in assisting with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's Benedict Key restoration project in Pine Island Sound.

In 2004, Hurricane Charley devastated the key, and the south side remains bare.

Volunteers will be transported via the R/V Norma Campbell and will be planting mangrove seedlings and laying fossil shells to promote oyster reef growth.

January restoration trips run 9am-1pm:

  • Tuesday, January 11
  • Friday, January 14
  • Wednesday, January 26
  • Friday, January 28

To sign up, email SCCF Community Conservation Coordinator Kealy McNeal at kmcneal@sccf.org.