The History of the Caloosahatchee River

Amy Bennett Williams, writer for the Ft. Myers News-Press and author of Along the Caloosahatchee River, will take listeners on a historical trip down the Caloosahatchee River with images she’s collected of the river. She will talk about the ways in which the river has changed over time, the role it played in human history in the region, and what we can expect, environmentally, moving forward. This program accompanies Water/Ways

Florida and Water: A Historical Perspective

Steve Noll, master lecturer, discusses Florida’s long and difficult relationship with water, its attempts to turn land into water and water into land, and the contentious issues involving the Everglades, the Ocklawaha River, political battles with Alabama and Georgia, and the potential impact of sea-level rise. This program accompanies Water/Ways Smithsonian exhibit on display at the Barron Library in LaBelle. Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration

Caloosahatchee Kayak Tours

LaBelle Fossil Camp leads morning and sunset kayak tours. These tours offer a unique, adventure-based, eco-program that offers fun and education for all ages and experience levels. Fossil hunting adventures take place along the Caloosahatchee River, where you’re guaranteed to find fossils with us. It’s a once in a lifetime, time-traveling trip through Florida’s ancient past. Learn about the history of the River, search for bivalves and gastropods from 6

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