The new documentary film “Mullet & Mangroves: The Pioneer Fishing Families of Cayo Costa” will be screened on Captiva at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at The Captiva Civic Association. It will be a great opportunity to learn about the history of La Costa island and Cayo Costa State Park and what is being done to protect the island for future generations.

This documentary on barrier island life talks about the island’s history from the indigenous Calusa, to the Spanish cuban fishing era and focuses in on pioneering fishing families that settled on La Costa Island on Southwest Florida’s Coast during the first half of the 1900’s. This film screening is being sponsored by The Captiva island Civic Association, Friends of Cayo Costa State Park and The Barrier Island Parks Society. The program will start with light refreshments and is free, but space is limited. To make free reservations visit the www.friendsofcayocosta.org website.