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Meet Calusa Waterkeeper's new Executive Director Trisha Botty

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Calusa Waterkeeper
Calusa Waterkeeper welcomes Trisha Botty as its new Executive Director.

The nonprofit Calusa Waterkeeper has a new Executive Director. Trisha Botty most recently served as Head of Social Impact and Connectivity at Collaboratory in Fort Myers. Her background includes positions in government, philanthropy, organized labor, and nonprofits in the D.C. metro area, Upstate New York, and Southwest Florida.

Calusa Waterkeeper is dedicated to the protection of clean water in the Caloosahatchee River & Estuary, Lake Okeechobee, Charlotte Harbor, Estero Bay, and other portions of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Charlotte Counties’ watersheds.

“We welcome Trisha’s dynamic leadership and advocacy in our fight for drinkable, fishable, swimmable water in our region. We’re excited about her vision to grow the organization’s reach and capacity as we look to expand our staff and leadership team.”
Jim Watkins, Calusa Waterkeeper President

Botty graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego with a Political Science degree and is currently working on her master’s degree at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications with a concentration in Public Interest Communication. She was a 2020 recipient of the 40 under 40 award from Gulfshore Life.

In this episode, learn more about Trisha Botty and her plans to continue advocating for improved water quality in our region.


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