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C-43 Reservoir Water Quality Summit planned

By Staff | May 29, 2019

Formerly the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, the Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership will host a Caloosahatchee C-43 Reservoir Water Quality Summit on June 5 in Fort Myers.

Experts presenters from the South Florida Water Management District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, North Carolina State University, Wetland Solutions, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, city of Sanibel, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Lee County, Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority, Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Independent District and others will provide information on a variety of topics including:

– Historical Water Quality Treatment Studies

– Nutrient Pollution Reduction and Water Quality Improvement Methods

– Caloosahatchee Water Quality Conditions

– Caloosahatchee Projects Underway

– Other Water Quality Improvement Opportunities

– How the Public Can Stay Engaged Going Forward

Additionally, there will be opportunities for the public to submit questions and provide their own ideas. The SFWMD and Florida DEP, in response to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order to pursue a water quality component for the reservoir, will use the input in beginning the feasibility study public process.

It will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 118 at the Lee County Administration East Building, at 2201 Second St. Registration is required at www.chnep.org/c-43-reservoir-water-quality-summit.