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Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower  Road, Naples, Florida
6:00 - 10:30 PM

Celebrate the taste and feel of Old Florida and life along the Gulf coast. Enjoy live music, cocktails, sunset, dinner and dancing, and other surprises.  Expect an evening of Southern Charm reminiscent of Collier County 100 years ago.

What's New!
Complimentary Valet Parking
Sumptuous Raw Bar 
Photos with Live Animals
Old Florida-inspired decor & dinner menu
Limited Live Auction items highlighting 'Your Treasure, Your Backyard' 
6-Station Scavenger Hunt
New tent location suited for better dancing  

Catering by Artichoke & Company, Music by Three Crooked Steps, Decor by Soiree, Auctioneer Rick Gallo and Master of Ceremonies Stacey Deffenbaugh

 Honorary Chair
 J. Dudley Goodlette

 Karyn Capozzo

Milda Vaivada

Pat Carroll, Muffy Clark Gill, C.J.O’Connor, Bruce Robertson, 

Mary Vertin, Lori Wagor, Tom Wagor and Sandi Wilson



The Friends of Rookery Bay supports needed environmental education, research and stewardship within the 110,000-acre Rookery Bay Research Reserve through fundraising, volunteerism and community outreach.






Sponsorship Opportunities

Support the Friends!

In celebration of Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve’s 40th Anniversary, the Friends of Rookery Bay is offering a special edition sponsorship prospectus. Support our collective activities and receive recognition throughout the year! DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

Athan Barkoukis
Executive Director


Bash Sponsors 2018

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