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By Staff | Nov 15, 2018

PHOTO PROVIDED This loggerhead was found on July 24 by Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation shorebird biologist Audrey Albrecht. Between July and September, 192 dead sea turtles washed up on the islands' beaches.

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will host “Evenings at the Homestead: The Water Crisis of 2018” on Nov. 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the pavilion at the Bailey Homestead Preserve.

The panel of guest speakers will address the red ride in the Gulf of Mexico, freshwater, toxic blue-green algae in the Caloosahatchee, and devastating effects on marine life and coastal economy.

Learn about what happened from a scientific, policy and business perspective; the formation and recovery of a dead zone offshore in the Gulf; and steps the public can all take to prevent and minimize future disturbances to regional water quality.

There will be presentations and a panel discussion with:

– Rae Ann Wessel, SCCF Natural Resource policy director

– Dr. Eric Milbrandt, SCCF Marine Lab director

– James Evans, director of Natural Resources for the city of Sanibel

– Dr. Rick Bartleson, SCCF research scientist

– Kelly Sloan, SCCF Sea Turtle Program coordinator

Refreshments will be available at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.com.

For more information, contact the SCCF at 239-472-2329.

The Bailey Homestead Preserve is at 1300 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.