Precautions added for pandemic, online auction leading up to the tournament
NAPLES, Fla. (Sept. 4, 2020) – The Conservancy of Southwest Florida will hold the 27th annual RedSnook Catch & Release Charity Fishing Tournament Oct. 24 and 25 to benefit the Conservancy’s commitment to water quality protection, as well as preservation and enhancement of local fisheries.
In light of the pandemic, the traditional in-person Friday Night Kickoff Party will not be held. Instead, an online silent auction will be available the week before the tournament. Contactless angler bucket and measuring devices will be available for participants to pick up by appointment on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 at the Conservancy Nature Center. A virtual award ceremony will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25.
“The Conservancy is proud to partner with local anglers and guides to help protect our waterways, which are critically important in our region’s ecosystem,” said Rob Moher, Conservancy of Southwest Florida president and CEO. “Supporting the Conservancy’s RedSnook Tournament supports Southwest Florida, now and in the future.”
Presenting sponsor is Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. Supporting sponsors include RGM Capital, Tompkins Family, Oliver Rodgers Photography, Newbury North Associates, Davidson Engineering, Sticky Holsters, Kukk Architecture & Design, P.A., and Surf & Turf Custom.
Over the years, funds raised at the RedSnook Catch & Release Charity Tournament have helped support the Conservancy’s water quality work in several ways, including:
- Providing assistance and expertise to water quality projects at the local, state and federal level.
- Creating the “Estuaries Report Card,” which rates the condition of our region’s vital waters.
- Working to limit the amount of pollution from the north that enters Southwest Florida’s water.
- Researching and monitoring juvenile gamefish habitats.
- Helping to restore the Western Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands.
- Working to protect the Ten Thousand Islands, Big Cypress, Estero Bay, the Cocohatchee Slough and the Caloosahatchee River.
For information on sponsorship and registration, visit conservancy.org/events/redsnook
About the Conservancy of Southwest Florida:
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is a not-for-profit environmental protection organization with a 56-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.