Sertoma Butterfly House & Marine Cove launches Caribbean Cove Challenge

Imagine visiting the Sertoma Butterfly House & Marine Cove and coming across an empty aquarium. That's the reality right now as the Caribbean Exhibit has been drained due to a leak.

That's where the Caribbean Cove Challenge comes in, according to Executive Director Audrey Willard who spoke with KSFY News on Wednesday.

The Caribbean Cove Challenge is raising funds to replace the aquarium. It has also received a $10,000 challenge gift, which will match all donations dollar-for-dollar through December 31.

Willard says the exhibit will feature coral reef restoration and invasive species in an exhibit like nothing else in the region. But it will remain empty until the funds allow for re-construction.

To make a donation to the Caribbean Cove Challenge, call (605) 334-9466, ex. 10. You can also visit the link to the right side of this page.