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Volunteer Appreciation Video

March 6, 2024
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Volunteers are the heart, soul, and muscle of Coastal Watch.  

Heart — Our volunteers pour their passion into promoting healthier, greener coastal interactions, embodying our mission to safeguard Southwest Florida’s precious ecosystems. 

Soul – Each volunteer brings a unique spirit, infusing Coastal Watch with a deep sense of purpose, community, and connection to our coastal heritage. 

Muscle – With over 4,000 dedicated volunteer hours, our team has shown incredible strength in action, from mangrove plantings to beach cleanups and beyond, shaping a brighter future for our shores. 

Meet Julie Weaver, one of our superstar volunteers, as she shares her journey volunteering and what makes Sanibel Island so extraordinary.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Video: CBS Sunday Morning
Videographer: Charles Schultz


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