Originally published in The Pine Island Eagle by Meghan Bradbury on April 24, 2019

In an effort to reconnect the community to the waterways, Calusa Waterkeeper, a nonprofit clean water advocacy group, has kicked off the inaugural The Big Calusa, a recreational, educational and cultural family friendly week long festival next week.

The Big Calusa Festival is an ambitious creation to get the community out for a fun week of recreation, culture and cleanup, organizers said.

“We wanted to create a positive event and make people feel good about the water and reconnect people,” said KC Schulberg, Calusa Waterkeeper executive director and creator of The Big Calusa.

“We wanted to create a fun water festival and at different opportunities talk about water advocacy,” he said.

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