Water-Related News

Water management county coalition to meet Friday, Sept. 28th

The next meeting of the County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Lake Worth Lagoon will be held on Friday, September 28 at 10:00 a.m. at the Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom, located at 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee Florida, 34972. Agenda is below.

Update on County Commission activities and actions:

  1. Okeechobee County Commissioner Irby
  2. St. Lucie County Commissioner Hutchinson
  3. Martin County Commissioner Heard
  4. Lee County Commissioner Hall
  5. Palm Beach County Commissioner Burdick
  6. Hendry County Commissioner Turner
  7. Glades County Commissioner Echols
  8. Highlands County Commissioner Richie
  9. Osceola County Commissioner Harford

Agency Updates:
  1. Introduction: LTC Thomas M. Greco, Deputy District Commander, South Florida, USACE
  2. Lake Okeechobee Conditions Report -Cal Neidrauer, SFWMD
  3. Federal Outlook- Fowler West, Mercury/Clark & Weinstock (via telephone)

The County Coalition is a multiple County based advisory group organized primarily for the purpose of providing the general public, the South Florida Water Management District, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Legislature, and various groups and committees with a body which will present a variety of issues dealing with the health and welfare of the lakes, estuaries, and riverine systems consisting of Lake Okeechobee, the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries, and Lake Worth Lagoon, and all of the bodies of water connected thereto.