Caloosahatchee Riverwatch Recruiting Volunteers

Caloosahatchee Riverwatch is seeking volunteers to assist with monitoring waters in Estero Bay, Pine Island Sound, Matlacha Pass, Charlotte Harbor, the Caloosahatchee River, and Lake Okeechobee.

Volunteers will become part of a regional network of on-the-water observers coordinated through the Waterkeeper Alliance Affiliate. Each volunteer will be tasked with getting to know the people, businesses, and waters of their assigned areas. Volunteers learn about water regulations and will be trained to monitor various water quality parameters, identify illicit discharges, report fish kills and algae blooms and map important observations of water conditions. These activities will contribute to a quick response, regional network aimed at protecting the waters of southwest Florida.

 Call John at 239-633-7274 or email at Riverwatch@caloosahatchee.org for additional information. You can learn more about Riverwatch and the new Waterkeeper Affiliate program at www.crca.caloosahatchee.org.