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Environmental activist Fabien Cousteau tours mangroves, urges action

Rookery Bay Researchers consult with Fabien Costeau about the Mangrove Restoration Project at Fruit Farm Creek  NAPLES, FL (2012) - In a joint effort to revive 64 acres of dead mangroves in Collier County, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Coastal Resources Group, Inc. have announced the launch of the Fruit Farm Creek Mangrove Restoration project. During a news conference held Jan. 17, the organizations were joined by environmental activist Fabien Cousteau, grandson of world-renown ocean explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau, in town to share his recently launched “Plant-A-Fish Initiative” aimed at promoting mangrove restoration.

NAPLES, FL (February 20, 2012) - Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)’s Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (RBNERR), together with local elected officials and community members, broke ground today on a mangrove restoration project at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

ted-below-250NAPLES, FL (February 10, 2012) - Friends of Rookery Bay announces that Ted Below of Naples is the Honorary Chair and honoree for the 3rd annual Batfish Bash for the Bay from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road in Naples.

The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserved hired Below as its avian ecologist from 2003 through 2009. Below, 87, was the National Audubon Society’s warden for the Rookery Bay Sanctuary from 1982 to 1994 and also worked for five years as the resource manager at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

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