SCCF’s McNeal to address Cape Friends of Wildlife Tuesday
Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife has announced that Kealy McNeal, Coastal Watch Director at Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, will be the speaker for the November membership meeting. She will present a program, entitled “Habitat Restoration in Pine Island Sound.”
McNeal has been in the sustainability and conservation education field for over ten years. As an environmental graduate from University of Tampa, she gained a passion for protecting Florida’s marine environments through public education. She worked at several non-profit organizations in Florida with a focus on educating both children and adults on native species and habitats.
In 2018, Kealy started as the outdoor education coordinator at Sanibel Sea School, where she coordinated all aspects of their recreational paddling programs, teen camps and various educational offerings. With the merger of Sanibel Sea School and SCCF in January 2020, she found herself switching her focus from children to community-based education. She currently serves as the director of Coastal Watch at SCCF, with a mission of engaging the community in both sustainable and conservation action. In the past year, she has organized over 30 volunteer-led shoreline and habitat restoration projects on and around Sanibel Island with future projects in the works.
The Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 15, starting at 6:30 p.m. with a meet and greet (and food!). McNeal will speak at 7 p.m., followed by a membership meeting at 7:50.
All are welcome. The meeting will be at the Rotary Park Environmental Center, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral.