Who We Are

Calusa Waterkeeper, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the Caloosahatchee River & Estuary, Lake Okeechobee, Nicodemus Slough, Charlotte Harbor, Estero Bay, the near-shore waters of Lee County, and their watersheds, through education and promotion of responsible use and enjoyment by all people.

 

Our History

Calusa Waterkeeper, Inc. began in 1995 as Caloosahatchee River Citizens Association, Inc. (Riverwatch). We were admitted to Waterkeeper Alliance in 2015 as an Affiliate. In December 2016 we achieved full Member status in Waterkeeper Alliance, adopting the new name Calusa Waterkeeper, Inc.

Our Goals and Objectives

  • To strive to improve the waters of our jurisdiction, including its impacts on riparian and estuarine systems, wildlife habitat, and marine life.
  • To promote public education concerning the historical significance, present condition, and future of our water bodies and watersheds.
  • To increase public awareness of the importance of our waters to our quality of life.
  • To study the effect of domestic, commercial, and agricultural uses of our water resources.
  • To monitor and work to improve water quality, quantity, and flow characteristics.
  • To observe and participate in the activities of public bodies responsible for the management of our waters and our watersheds.

Water Quality Monitoring

Calusa Waterkeeper monitors the health of the regional waters – the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary, Estero Bay, Lake Okeechobee, Charlotte Harbor and our beaches. Government agencies fail to monitor adequately and address water quality issues.

Our Waterkeeper works closely with a dedicated group of volunteers (Rangers) in sampling and analyzing our water bodies. We use the data collected to advocate on behalf of our community and inform the public and government officials on water quality issues.

 

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