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Eaglewood Beach Waterfest

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ENGLEWOOD - Englewood Beach WaterFest, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2018 Grant Giving Program. These Grants will be given to charitable organizations that foster the protection of our water and marine life, and encourage the recreational use of our water resources. The Application process will be open from September 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018. Grants will be distributed December 31, 2018. All deserving organizations are encouraged to apply for up to a $10,000 Grant. Interested organizations can apply on line at or

Englewood Beach Waterfest is a multi-day, all-ages entertainment event featuring World Championship Offshore Power Boat races, Stand Up Paddle Board Races, on-water fun events, marine education and conservation exhibits, entertainment, food and fun, the proceeds from which are contributed to local charities who support conservation of our water resources. The Family Conservation Center presented by the Ron & Matt Smith State Farm Agency, will be a cornerstone and a must see at WaterFest for 2018 and will be a venue of interactive and educational displays and exhibits focused on water and marine life conservation. The Family Conservation Center will be housed under a 5,000 square foot tented area within the WaterFest Village on Englewood Beach where expert personnel will represent the region’s leading Environment and Conservation organizations including Mote Marine Laboratory.

Steve Schroeder, President of Englewood Beach WaterFest, Inc. states, “We are extremely pleased that we have positioned WaterFest as a premier event in Southwest Florida to draw people from all over the United States. The proceeds from this festival can then be used locally to aid in the protection and responsible use of our waterways. We are excited about this commitment to local charities who can best use the monies to protect our regions unique water resources, encourage their recreational and responsible use of our waterways and foster the overall preservation of those resources today, tomorrow and forever." We encourage all eligible charities to apply.