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By Staff | Jun 24, 2009

To the editor,

Earlier this year, we wrote about the first meeting and formation of the Caloosahatchee Watershed Working Group. Under the leadership of Lee County Commissioner Tammy Hall, the group was formed to work on programs, projects and initiatives to improve water quality in this region.

PURRE is one of the original participants and will continue to work with this group. Working together with other organizations including local governments is the best way to advocate for positive change.

The next meeting has been announced and will take place on Monday, June 29 at 3 p.m. Below are the details including items expected to be on the agenda.

These meetings are open to the public, so please feel free to join us. The meeting will be held in the Lee County Economic Development Office conference room, 10800 University Drive, Fort Myers.

South Florida Water Management District Governing Board member Shannon Estenoz plans on attending along with SFWMD senior staff members, including Deputy Executive Director Ken Ammon. Topics scheduled for discussion are:

LOSA Water Availability Rule/Consumptive Use Permit Renewals

Caloosahatchee Basin Reservation Rule Status

Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule Flexibility

C-43 Water Quality Project Status

C-43 Reservoir CERP Project Status

River of Grass Land Acquisition Basin Rulemaking

We will report any news that comes out of this discussion.

Dan Wexler

PURRE Public Policy Director