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Counties discuss potential partnership to protect SWFL’s coast

Monday, Cape Coral is discussing a new partnership to help prepare our coast for strong storms.

Florida Gulf Coast University professor Dr. Savarese says there is power in numbers, and if all of our SWFL counties work together, we can get more done when it comes to protecting our communities.

Right now, Dr. Savarese is looking for all cities within Lee, Charlotte, and Collier to sign this compact.

The goal is to better our communities for storms, sea level rise, and other damaging effects of climate change.

He told WINK News the Southeast Florida compact that covers Key West up to the West Palm Beach area has been successful over the past 10 years, and he would like to model ours after that.