This water quality website is dedicated to providing important information about our region's environmental health and critical water quality issues that need to be monitored and addressed.
One continuing issue is the plan for releases from Lake Okechobee and efforts to minimize releases into the Caloosahatchee River. The agencies responsible for the releases are the South Florida Water Management District and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and many of the special interest groups they listen to are high powered and influential. Thanks to close to three thousand emails sent to the Army Corps, there is now a stronger focus on protecting estuaries. Your time and energy has already helped to make a difference. But there is much work still to be done, and the need for continued efforts to protect Southwest Florida waters remains strong.
Please check the Sanibel H2O Matters Home page regularly to view the most current issues and priorities.
Key contact information is listed below PLEASE ACT NOW! Contact our Elected and Appointed Officials to take actions that will have beneficial short- and long-term benefits to the future of our precious estuaries.
Florida Governor or Lieutenant Governor http://www.flgov.com/contact_governor
Florida House of Representatives Districts 71-75) http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/representatives.aspx
Florida Senators (Lee County) http://www.flsenate.gov/Legislators/index.cfm?Members=By+County&Tab=legislators&Submenu=1
US Senators (Florida) http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?State=FL
US Congress (14th Congressional District) https://forms.house.gov/wyr/welcome.shtml
US Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) Jacksonville District http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Divisions/Executive/bio_AlfredPantano.htm
South Atlantic Division http://www.sad.usace.army.mil/Leadership.htm
Assistant Secretary of the Army, Civil Works (Washington, D.C.) http://www.hqda.army.mil/asacw/Woodley.asp
South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board http://www.sfwmd.gov/portal/page?_pageid=2574,13014589&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
Executive Management https://my.sfwmd.gov/portal/page?_pageid=2754,15758172&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
Lower West Coast Regional Service Center https://my.sfwmd.gov/portal/page/portal/PG_GRP_SFWMD_REGIONALSERV/PG_SFWMD_REGIONALSERV_lowerwestcoast
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Secretary http://www.dep.state.fl.us/mainpage/about/secretary.htm South District http://www.dep.state.fl.us/south/
Lee County Board of County Commissioners http://www.lee-county.com/gov/bocc/pages/default.aspx
Florida Department of Community Affairs http://www.dca.state.fl.us/aboutSecretary.cfm
Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council (SWFRPC) http://www.swfrpc.org/members.shtml
Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization http://www.mpo-swfl.org/
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