Coastal Watch to Host The Launch 3.0

provided to Santiva Chronicle

Coastal Watch will hold its annual fundraiser, called The Launch, on Nov. 16 at the Sanibel Community House. The evening will feature dinner, drinks, live and silent auctions, a 50/50 raffle and more – all for a good cause.

Coastal Watch’s goal is to increase awareness of the impacts that humans have on beaches, water quality, and marine habitats in our region, and to help citizens become more effective stewards of the ocean.

Proceeds from this event will support local conservation initiatives such as the ongoing Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) campaign. With help from local businesses and organizations, Coastal Watch distributes free reusable canvas bags at events and stores throughout the island. To date, over 19,000 bags have been distributed. A new initiative will be launched this fall to help the local community lead more sustainable lives. It came to Coastal Watch’s attention that best practices for recycling and yard waste disposal are not clear; to help out, “Bin it, Don’t Bag It” was created. Please stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!

Tickets to the The Launch are $100 per person and will include an annual membership. To learn more and reserve your spot, contact Coastal Watch at (239) 472-8585 or visit

Coastal Watch operates as a branch of Sanibel Sea School to create and implement local conservation initiatives that promote and improve the future of marine resources, and our coastal heritage. Visit us at

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