50th Anniversary


See the Event Program.

Estero Bay became Florida’s first Aquatic Preserve in 1966. It was the model for the statewide Aquatic Preserve Program that ensures the intrinsic value of over 2 million acres throughout Florida today, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of this landmark occasion. In celebration, the Estero Bay Buddies are hosting a Dinner, Silent Auction and Clyde Butcher Exhibition of Florida Aquatic Preserve images at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa on December 2nd from 5pm-10pm.

See the Silent Auction items.

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

CHNEP logoEstero River OutfittersEstero Bay Buddies Logo TSJ (1)
FCMP logoAquatic P

Silver Sponsors

lcpr_logo_2004_color_largeGood Time ChartersJeffrey Logo
Kelly LogoPelican Media Logo2

Bronze Sponsors

Estero Bay ChevroletFlorida Born CompanyHalstead Interiors & Art, Inc.
Hans Wilson & AssociatesHarmon PhotographersHyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
Johnson Engineering


Aquatic Preserve Society, Inc.Barry BraderBeacon Beachfront Bed & Breakfast
Bonita Development Company LLCBrewStoryCaptain Cain's Charters
Centers for the Arts Bonita SpringsCharlotte Harbor Aquatic PreservesCollege of Life Foundation
Dr. Jeff GreenhillEngel's Outta LineFeatherweight Charters
First WatchFlorida Gulf Coast UniversityGayle Edwards
Heather StaffordHunters Ridge Golf & Country ClubJean Hall
Lee Trust Historic PreservationLowe'sLucas Century Glass Co.
Manatee Guides Nature Kayak TourManatee & Eco River ToursMatanzas Inn Bayside Resort
Nelson Marine ConstructionParadise Tropical WinesPath2Freedom
Point Ybel BreweryPremier Plus Reality Co.PURE Florida
Raymond Lumber Co.Salty Sam's MarinaSea Trek
Southwest Florida Brewery ToursTheresa Schober & Nancy KilmartinTrianon Hotel Bonita Bay
Jim & Dee LevensonAgnoli, Barber & Brundage, Inc.Lennar Homes Southwest Florida
WCI CommunitiesHalstead Interiors & Art, Inc.