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Calusa Waterkeeper 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 Story
Our Jurisdiction
Our Mission
Our Goals and Objectives
Our Team
Corporate and License Documents


Our Story
Calusa Waterkeeper began in 1995 as Caloosahatchee River Citizens Association (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.


Waterkeeper Jurisdiction
Each Waterkeeper around the USA and world has an area of jurisdiction, which they patrol and work to protect and improve. The Calusa Waterkeeper jurisdiction includes the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary, Lake Okeechobee, Nicodemus Slough, Charlotte Harbor, Estero Bay, and the near-shore waters all along Lee County.
Calusa Waterkeeper Jurisdiction Map:
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Florida Waterkeeper Alliance Map: Large scale



Our Mission
Protect and Preserve the Caloosahatchee River from Lake Okeechobee to the Coastal Waters.


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


Calusa Waterkeeper Program Staff
  1. John Cassani - Calusa Waterkeeper
  2. Jack Green - Executive Director

2016-2017 Officers:
  1. John Paul - President and Board Chairman
  2. Gene Gibson - Vice President
  3. Mary Rawl - Vice President for Development
  4. Rob Wilson - Vice President for Fundraising
  5. Ron Zimmerly - Treasurer
  6. John Capece - Recording Secretary
  7. Linda Mattos - Corresponding Secretary

2016-2017 Board of Directors:
  1. Mary Ruth Prouty
  2. John Capece
  3. Ron Zimmerly
  4. Linda Mattos
  5. Mary Rawl
  6. John Paul
  7. Mel Karau
  8. Greg Rawl
  9. Ruth Scott
  10. John Scott
  11. Nargiza Abduvohidova
  12. Wayne Daltry
  13. Gene Gibson
  14. David Laties
  15. Philip Schwartz
  16. Rob Wilson

Committees:
  1. Nominating Committee
  2. Technical Committee
  3. Projects and Events Committee
  4. Membership and Fund Raising Committee
  5. Public Affairs Committee
  6. Budget and Audit Subcommittee

Applicants for additions to the Board of Directors are welcome. Please complete the Form and submit to Calusa Waterkeeper.


Corporate and License Documents:
  1. IRS Non-Profit Status
  2. FL Chapter 496 Registration
  3. Bylaws [PDF] [DOC]
  4. Incorporation
  5. Sales Tax Exemption
  6. New Conflict of Interest Policy [HTML] [DOC]
  7. W-9 Form [PDF]
  8. Important Files
  9. Meeting Minutes
  10. Newsletters
Calusa Waterkeeper 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.
Contact us
239-444-8584
info@CalusaWaterkeeper.org
Address
P.O. Box 1165
Ft. Myers, FL 33902
Membership Data and Governance Documents and Newsletters
Copyright © 2017 Calusa Waterkeeper.

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CRCA "Riverwatch" is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the Caloosahatchee River and its watershed, through education and promotion of responsible use and enjoyment by all people.



Contact us
239-245-9954
riverwatch@caloosahatchee.org



Address
P.O. Box 2199
LaBelle, FL 33935

Membership Data and Governance Documents
Copyright © 2015 Caloosahatchee River Citizens Association, Inc.


Web Page Design, Software, and News Postings
Copyright © 2015 Southern DataStream, Inc. All rights reserved.