Conservation Forum: Moving Forward with Moving Water South
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,
• 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.