Educating and advocating for the protection of Collier County’s natural resources and promoting smart growth is the mission of the Environmental Affairs committee.  Whether addressing sea-level rise, toxic algae, alternative energy or the development of eastern lands, the committee seeks to inform the public, engage public officials and collaborate with other allies to promote sustainable growth and mitigate the effects of climate change.

Environmental Affairs Committee Orientation

Resource Library on Google Drive

Environmental Affairs Program Goals 2020-2021


Education 

Our educational activities include facility tours and outside speakers.  Pictured are members touring the North County Water Reclamation Facility.


Action

Solar Cooperative Program

 

Sea  Level Rise

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

LWVCC was recognized by the State League, LWVFL, for this work.  Pictured at left are Sally Woliver, Charlotte Nyckelmoe and Diana Walsh.


Advocacy

Rural Lands Stewardship Area

Another interest is the ongoing review of Collier county’s rural growth management plan. Members regularly attend Collier County meetings focused on the Rural Lands Stewardship Area (RLSA).


Nov 09

November 2020 General Meeting

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Nov 12

Environmental Affairs Committee Meeting

November 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm