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The Conservancy of Southwest Florida invites Southwest Florida anglers to participate in its annual RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament Nov. 4-6. The three-day fundraising event will feature a kick-off party, two full days of fishing and an awards reception, all while raising awareness of the need for clean waterways and water quality’s influence on the Southwest Florida ecosystem. Proceeds will benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s juvenile game fish studies, water quality research and game estuary protection.

The event begins on Friday, Nov. 4 with a kick-off party at the Naples Yacht Club, featuring cocktails, dinner, raffle and a live auction. The Friday evening event is open to the public, tickets can be purchased online. Saturday morning, anglers will launch from Naples, Goodland and Everglades City for two days of fishing. The weekend event will conclude Sunday evening with a celebratory awards ceremony for anglers and guides at Northern Trust, 4001 Tamiami Trial N. in Naples.

The Conservancy’s RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament supports efforts to protect Southwest Florida’s most valuable natural resource, water. Without clean and abundant water, recreational and sport fishing would not exist. Over the years, the tournament has enabled the Conservancy to provide assistance and expertise to water quality projects at the local, state and federal level; create the “Estuaries Report Card” to rate the condition of our region’s vital waters; work to limit the amount of pollution from the north that enters Southwest Florida’s water; research and monitor juvenile gamefish habitats; help restore the Western Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands; and work to protect environmental landmarks such as the Ten Thousand Islands, Big Cypress, Estero Bay, the Cocohatchee Slough and the Caloosahatchee River.

“Our annual tournament not only provides the community and local anglers with a weekend of fun on the water, it also plays a great role in furthering our mission of protecting Southwest Florida’s natural resources,” said Rob Moher, Conservancy of Southwest Florida president and CEO. “We hope to continue making positive strides in advocating for the resources that our community holds dear, and we look forward to another great tournament that will allow our programs to keep Southwest Florida waterways clean, safe and beautiful for future generations.”

For more information about the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s RedSnook Charity Fishing Tournament, or to register or sponsor a team, please email NikkieD@conservancy.org, call 239-403-4219 or visit www.Conservancy.org/RedSnook.

About the Conservancy of Southwest Florida:

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is a not-for-profit environmental protection organization with a 50 year history focused on the issues impacting the water, land wildlife and future of Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Conservancy accomplishes this mission through the combined efforts of its experts in the areas of environmental science, policy, education and wildlife rehabilitation. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, world-class Nature Center and von Arx Wildlife Hospital are headquartered in Naples, Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, south of the Naples Zoo off Goodlette-Frank Road. Learn more about the Conservancy’s work and how to support the quality of life in Southwest Florida www.conservancy.org.