On Thursday, Feb. 13, the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will be in downtown Fort Myers for their monthly meeting.
This is a great opportunity for the community to meet with them as they deliberate on a series of policy decisions that affect the rivers, estuaries, coastal waters, and water supply. This board establishes district-wide policy and makes decisions about how water is managed, who gets water, how much and when, and where money is spent to build and develop water storage and water quality treatment projects.
The board seldom meets on this coast. There will be time for public comment, and SCCF encourages members of the public to join Natural Resource Policy Director Rae Ann Wessel in sharing issues that affect the Caloosahatchee, our homes, environment, and local economy. Community engagement in the policy discussion is vital to getting heard by these key decision-makers.
Issues will include summer flood waters, the C43 reservoir, Caloosahatchee science workshops, upcoming budgets, and other project discussions.
The agenda will be posted online on Feb. 6 at sfwmd.gov. On the home page, under Open Government, look for Governing Board Minutes and Agendas on the left side of the page.
The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on the second floor of the Lee County Courthouse in the Commission Chambers at 2115 Second Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901.