Calusa Land Trust
& Nature Preserve of Pine Island, Inc.
CLT Upcoming Events
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2022 Great Calusa Duck Race Day
The 2022 Great Calusa Rubber Duck Race Day
The 2022 Great Calusa Rubber Duck Race is in the record books as the biggest Race yet. Tickets for the “big” Ducks sold out two (2) weeks prior to race day. And on race day the “Super” Duck tickets sold out in the first hour. And the Race goers were eager participants in the hourly 50/50 drawings, the Wheels of Chance, Silent Auction and the lively Live Auction. Good food and cold beverages provided by the host Low Key Tiki and a rock’n live band kept everyone in high spirits leading up to the Super Duck and Big Duck Races.
The banks on both sides of the Monroe Canal were lined with spectators as the first the Super Ducks were released and once the race was over and all of 200 Super Ducks were retrieved the 3,000 Big Ducks were dumped into the water and the race to the finish line was under way. The winner of the Super Duck Race took home $2,000 while the winner of the Big Duck Race took home $1,000 and second place $500, third place $250 and 4th and 5th place earned gift baskets worth at least $200.
This week the ducks will be cleaned, counted, and stored until next year’s race. A big “thanks” to all that participated by purchasing a duck ticket and/or by being at the event and participating in the day’s activities. And a HUGE thank you to all of the volunteers that came out once again to help us put this event on.
Robert Ballard, President
Calusa Land Trust of Pine Island, Inc.
Calusa Land Trust
An all-volunteer organization of individuals, families and businesses. We agree that acquiring and protecting natural land is important for retaining the quality of life that makes Pine Island attractive. We are a local, not-for-profit land trust supported by volunteers. They donate their time, talent, financial support and even land to protect our irreplaceable natural resources. All fundraising is done by volunteers for the benefit of the Calusa Land Trust.
To protect the natural diversity and beauty of Pine Island. We acquire, preserve and manage environmentally sensitive, historical an archaeologically important sites. We foster appreciation for and understanding of the environment and our past.