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City, FGCU to hold public workshop on vulnerability study

By Staff | Feb 21, 2020

In partnership with the Florida Gulf Coast University, the city of Sanibel will hold a public workshop on Feb. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

The purpose is to inform the public about the outcomes of a collaborative study on Sanibel’s vulnerability due to sea-level rise and storminess, conducted by the city and FGCU and later finalized in the fall. To read the full report, visit www.mysanibel.com/content/download/26673/171010.

At the workshop, a presentation will be provided by Dr. Michael Savarese, with FGCU, in coordination with the city’s Natural Resources Department staff. Savarese will give an overview of the SWOT analysis – strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats – as well as the results of a beach profile study and the next steps. After the presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session.

Additionally, an update and overview of the Southwest Florida Regional Resiliency Compact and the next steps regarding the effort will be provided during the workshop.

For more information, contact Environmental Specialist Joel Caouette with the Sanibel Natural Resources Department at 239-472-3700 or joel.caouette@mysanibel.com.