The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) weekly Speaker Series continues on Tuesday, March 29 with “Unique Sanibel Island and the Surrounding Area” presented by Captain Brian Holaway, Captain Brian on the Water.

Island ecosystems serve an important purpose. Captain Brian illuminates the importance of island ecosystems, why their protection is crucial, and why the waters, islands, shells, plants, marine life, wildlife, history, and people of this area are unique to Southwest Florida. He will also touch specifically on Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Cayo Costa, and how they all help sustain healthy ecotourism, wildlife populations, and healthy environment overall.

Speaker Series programs begin at 4:15pm and are approximately one hour in length. This talk will be presented in person at CROW’s Visitor Education Center and will also be offered virtually over Zoom so advanced registration is required. Admission per person or device is $10 plus applicable taxes and fees. To reserve your spot, please visit or call CROW’s Visitor Education Center at 239-472-3644 ext.#222.

CROW’s 2022 Speaker Series features weekly programs, offered January through April, hosting professionals from across Southwest Florida who engage, educate and entertain participants with information about local conservation initiatives. For a full schedule of presentations and topics in the series, please visit

About the Speaker:

Award-Winning Guide Captain Brian Holaway has been guiding on Captiva Island since 1995.  He’s a local favorite offering private small boat charters to the islands off the coast of Fort Myers, Florida including Cayo Costa State Park, North Captiva, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, and Pine Island. Captain Brian is a certified Florida Master Naturalist, licensed USCG Captain, avocational photographer, seashell enthusiast, passionate about the history, people, and culture of Southwest Florida.