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Calusa Blueway Speaker Series coming up

By Staff | Dec 4, 2019

A Kayaking Southwest Florida program will kick off Lee County Parks & Recreation’s annual Calusa Blueway monthly series this season. It will be presented by longtime paddlers Mike Devlin and Jay Rose at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center, 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers.

Devlin, owner of Paradise Coast Kayak Tours, and Rose, owner of Paddle Sports of Naples, will combine to share their decades of adventures paddling in Southwest Florida and information about the upcoming Paradise Coast Paddling Festival.

“Mike and Jay are two of the most experienced kayakers I know,” Calusa Blueway Coordinator Mike Hammond said. “They know everything about kayaking from traditional skills to repairing high-end Kevlar boats. Having these two present together is going to be a lot fun.”

The Calusa Blueway Speaker Series schedule also includes:

– Jan. 7: Lynette Brown, “Circumnavigating Florida with the Grandchildren”

– Feb. 4: Joanne Semmer, “Curious Tales of Lee County Waterways”

– March 3: Victoria Burgess, “Cuba to Key West on a Standup Paddleboard”

All of the programs will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center.

For more information, contact the center at 239-432-2154.

Trail information is at www.calusablueway.com or www.leeparks.org/blueway.