FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - Dozens hit the water on Fort Myers Beach Sunday for the first annual Ocean Float for Life.
"It's like the most relaxing thing you can ever do," participant Shelby Peters said.
But it's more than just relaxing.
"You feel connected to yourself, connected to the water and that's our goal," event organizer Dr. Shelley Lynch said. "We want people to connect to the water so that they know they can make a change."
Lynch and her husband created the event to help inspire change when it comes to the Lake Okeechobee releases and dirty water. A reported 111 manatees, 46 dolphins and 300 birds died from exposure to pollutants.
The Ocean Float for Life is geared at giving people a relaxing experience in the water so they understand the importance of clean water.