The Impact of Sea Level Rise on Collier County – LWVCC Conducts Interviews

In May of 2017 the University of Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University were awarded a three-year nearly $1million grant from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration to develop tools and strategies to help Collier County’s business and government leaders plan for the impact of sea level rise.

To fulfill the grant’s community engagement commitment, the League of Women Voters of Collier County (LWVCC) conducted confidential and private interviews with business and community leaders.    League Members Judy Hushon and Sally Woliver led a team of 10 volunteers who conducted the interview and focus sessions in 2019.
NOAA SLR Grant Final Report Business & Community Interviews FINAL

Members of Environmental Affairs Committee Tour Local Water Processing Facilities

League members toured two facilities that process water on February 8th. South FL Water Tour: Lisa Koehler, chief administrator of the Big Cypress Basin (part of the South Florida Water Management District) explained the responsibilities of the organization, which includes flood control operations as well as water supply and water quality protection. North Water Tour: Later that day, League members toured the North County Water Reclamation Facility in Collier County, Florida. They learned how wastewater is treated so it can be reused as irrigation water, thus minimizing the use of potable water for irrigation.

The photo album is available via the League’s Facebook page.

Posted by League of Women Voters of Collier County, Florida on Tuesday, February 13, 2018