CLEARWATER, Fla. – The city of Clearwater will host sustainability tours of Coachman Park at noon and 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. Visitors can find out how the city incorporated sustainability initiatives into the park’s design, to embrace environmental stewardship in our bright and beautiful city.
This is a satellite event held during the free Clearwater Craft Festival (which occurs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18) and is a part of the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot Festival (which happens in downtown Dunedin Feb. 17).
In honor of Dunedin’s annual Hope Spot Festival, Clearwater is hosting a satellite event at Coachman Park during the free Clearwater Craft Festival.
The city will showcase Clearwater’s sustainability programs, lead a sustainability tour of Coachman Park and promote the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot. Look for the Sustainability tent to sign up for the tours at noon and 3 p.m.
Clearwater is part of the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot, which stretches along the state’s west coast, from Apalachicola Bay in the north to Ten Thousand Island in the south. Hope Spots are special places that are scientifically identified as critical to the health of the ocean, by the Mission Blue Alliance, founded by Dr. Sylvia Earle.
Dr. Earle is an American marine biologist, oceanographer and a National Geographic Explorer at Large. Out of the 157 global Hope Spots, the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot is special, as its home city, Dunedin, is the town where Earle grew up and first fell in love with the ocean.
Come out to Coachman Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18, to enjoy the Craft Festival.