provided to The Santiva Chronicle
The Sanibel Island Fishing Club will hold its first meeting of the new year Tuesday, Jan. 11 in the north room of the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. The meeting will get underway at 6:30 p.m. with a 30-minute social and the presentation at 7 p.m. with Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation CEO James Evans.
Evans is the former director of Natural Resources for the City of Sanibel. He has extensive experience in all SCCF program areas, with particular expertise in water quality research and policy, habitat management and environmental education. That experience should make for an interesting program.
Evans will bring the club up to date on the new Lake Okeechobee release schedules recently announced by the Army Corp of Engineers. With water quality being of utmost importance to anglers throughout Southwest Florida, this presentation should be of interest to everyone who wets a line in our local waters.
Immediately after his presentation, the floor will open up to a lengthy question and answer period wherein the club members can ask specific questions about the various water quality issues impacting our surrounding waters.
There is no admission fee and the angling public is cordially invited to attend. Refreshments will be available at a nominal charge. A mask must be worn inside the Community House and vaccinations are highly recommended.
Anyone who has ever been interested in the local fishing scene should consider becoming a member of the club. To learn more or for fish recipes, visit the Sanibel Island Fishing Club website.