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Free Caloosahatchee Science Workshop Nov. 19-20

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Florida Gulf Coast University’s Coastal Watershed Institute, in association with the Consensus Building Institute and the South Florida Water Management District, is sponsoring a technical science workshop on the Caloosahatchee system. There will be both invited presentations and panel discussions on topics such as ecological indicators and science needs and gaps. Technical experts, stakeholders and others interested in better understanding the Caloosahatchee system are encouraged to attend.

The Caloosahatchee Science Workshop will bring together scientists for invited talks/presentations on specific topics, such as historic alterations and their effects on system components and the current state of the system. It is also anticipated that the workshop will include facilitated group discussions on specific topics such as ecological indicators, research/data gaps and science priorities. Florida Gulf Coast University's Coastal Watershed Institute will host the workshop and attendance will be open to all stakeholders. Among other things, the information generated at these workshops will be used to update and confirm the current state of scientific knowledge about the Caloosahatchee Estuary and River, identify information gaps, verify ecological indicators, and provide a science framework to guide Community Forums and other relevant discussions.

Where: Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers
When: Tuesday, November 19th and Wednesday, November 20th
Workshop Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Registration: Free. Begins at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19th

For more information, please visit: www.sfwmd.gov/caloosahatchee or contact Lesley Bertolotti or Peter Doering.