Water-Related News

Environmental nonprofits join forces to hire 'science geek' to help fix water woes

When he starts his new job later this month, Paul Julian will have two high-powered bosses and a lofty goal: Improve Southwest Florida’s water quality.

Lee County's Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and Collier's Conservancy of Southwest Florida teamed up to woo Julian away from his job as Everglades Technical Lead for the Florida Department of Environment Protection to join the nonprofit sector.

In his official role as hydrological modeler, the self-described science geek will use expertise he’s gained over the last decade of agency work to help the nonprofits form a unified front.

It’s the first time groups on the state’s west coast have created such a synergy to preserve and protect the region’s water resources. Hopes are high that joining forces this way will further their common goals.