Volunteers welcomed for Captiva beach clean-up Saturday. As a long-time Captivian, John Riegert, a marine science major at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), has helped organize a Beach Clean Up this Saturday on Captiva.

“This is a special year for the sea turtle population on Captiva and it’s our duty as a community to ensure the hatchlings have the best chances of survival we can possibly provide,” said Riegert. Riegert organized this campaign with his fellow students though his Foundations of Civic Engagement course. 

If you would like to participate, please be at Alison Hagerup Beach Park, 14790 Captiva Drive, at 8 am on Saturday, July 25. You must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Call Riegert with questions at (239) 691-6941. Bring a refillable water container to re-hydrate at water stations provided on the beach.

For those who are unable to attend, the students are requesting donations be made to SCCF to support our mission and sea turtle program.