FGCU to host Southwest Florida Regional Resiliency Compact’s Oct. 8 meeting

Leaders and elected officials from across Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties will meet Friday, Oct. 8, for the first time as part of the Southwest Florida Regional Resiliency Compact. The purpose of the compact is to build an alliance among county and municipal governments and natural and cultural resource managers to improve the region’s resilience to the effects of sea-level rise, storminess and warming temperatures. The session is the first of two workshops to formally organize the group and will be facilitated by The Water School at FGCU, Growing Climate Solutions and the FCRC Consensus Center.

The meeting will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 118 at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Emergent Technologies Institute, 16301 Innovation Lane, Fort Myers. Due to the continued risk of COVID-19, the meeting will also be accessible virtually.

Participants include representatives from the three county governments as well as those from Everglades City, Marco Island, Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Cape Coral, Punta Gordo, the Captiva Erosion Prevention District and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. These jurisdictions previously ratified a memorandum of understanding, agreeing to establish the compact.

Compact meetings are open to the public and media.

For more information, contact Michael Savarese, Ph.D., distinguished professor of coastal resilience and climate adaptation at The Water School, at 239-590-7165 or msavares@fgcu.edu.

If you go:

What: Southwest Florida Regional Resiliency Compact meeting
When: Friday, Oct. 8
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  1. In-person option: Room 118, FGCU Emergent Technologies Institute, 16301 Innovation Lane, Fort Myers.
  2. Virtual option: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84168170147 | Meeting ID: 841 6817 0147
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