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Make Plans to Attend This Guided Trip Across the Historic Caloosahatchee

Join the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation on an Oxbow and Riverlore Cruise to experience the historic Caloosahatchee. These guided trips provide a relaxing opportunity to gain a personal perspective on the river, its history, folklore, issues and solutions, as we explore the meanders of the historic upriver Caloosahatchee.

The 2.5-hour adventure begins by locking through the W.P. Franklin Lock in Olga. Heading east toward Alva, we enter the historic bends of the river and revisit the activities of the pioneers who traveled the same river to find paradise. Stories of the settlements and their adventures are blended with an understanding of the river’s oxbows, the wild creatures that call it home and the challenges the river faces.

Tours are guided by Rae Ann Wessel, a river researcher, long-time river advocate, historian and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Natural Resource Policy Director. All seats have a great view for photographs and wildlife viewing. The boat is handicap accessible.

No dogs are allowed except service dogs that have on their official vest. For space purposes, we must be informed if a service dog will be on the trip.

At Channelside Apartments in Fort Myers, Florida, it is clear that we have it all, but we still feel obliged to inform you of all the events our community has scheduled. Please feel free to join in all of the fun during this premier event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, February 16, 2019—9:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area
1660 South Franklin Lock Road
Alva, Florida 33920

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