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Conservation Forum: Moving Forward with Moving Water South

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An invitation from the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF):

SCCF and the Everglades Foundation invite you to join them on January 27 at 7 p.m. to engage in plans to take the next steps in Everglades restoration to protect our estuary, our local economy and restore the Everglades. The opportunity is now for us to press state and Federal leaders to move forward with projects to restore an outlet south out of Lake Okeechobee to Move Water South! As famed Florida author Carl Hiassen has said, “Florida’s natural environment is its bread and butter, its tourist magnet, its lush and storied history and... its glorious future.” We are at a rare crossroads to protect that glorious future.

Our unique, local, nature-based economy and the world-renowned Everglades bring billions of dollars to our region and state every year. Clean water and healthy, resilient ecosystems, and diverse wildlife are the basis for this economy and we now have an opportunity to move forward with meaningful restoration projects… but we must show the decision-makers we are resolved and united.

• Thomas Van Lent, Senior Scientist, Everglades Foundation

• Mark Anderson, Benchmark General Contractors and Chair-elect, Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce
• David Schuldenfrei, Realtor and Chair of the Florida Association of Realtors Land Use Committee
• Rae Ann Wessel, Natural Resource Policy Director, SCCF

Join us on January 27 for this free program and interactive discussion on the next steps and how you can be a part of making restoration history. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 on Tuesday, January 27 at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way.