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PURRE relocates headquarters to Sanibel

By Staff | May 4, 2009

The PURRE Water Coalition has moved its office to Sanibel.

“Our goal is to make it easier for our officers and board members to communicate and stay involved in our daily activites,” said PURRE Vice Chair Maureen Valiquette. “The new location will make our office more accessible to many of our members and volunteers as well.”

In addition, PURRE Public Policy Director Dan Wexler – while often out of town on PURRE business – lives on Sanibel and the PURRE Board decided the new location will make it more efficient for him to conduct PURRE business in the office.

The office space on Sanibel was leased from RLR Investments, Inc. and the increased cost to PURRE is negligible, according to Michael Valiquette, PURRE Chairman.

“We would like to thank Jack Thomas, the owner of the building that housed our previous office in Fort Myers, for his generosity,” Michael Valiquette said. “Our space there was more than satisfactory, but over time proved to be inconvenient for our board, members and volunteers.”

“We believe this move will help PURRE become an even stronger presence in the location where it began and where interest is still strongest,” he added. “It in no way diminishes our ability nor our efforts to expand PURRE’s membership into other Southwest Florida communities.”

PURRE’s office is now located in The Village Shoppes. Their new mailing address is PURRE Water Coalition, 2340 Periwinkle Way, Unit J-2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The telephone number is 472-2703 and the fax number is 472-2365. However, PURRE’s old telephone numbers will automatically forward to the new location indefinitely, so 239-274-PURE (7873) is still in effect. PURRE has also maintained its Fort Myers mailing address at 13300-56 South Cleveland Ave., Suite 256, Fort Myers, FL 33907.

Office hours on Sanibel are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.