Originally published by Florida Weekly on September 1, 2022

The Estero Council of Community Leaders is holding a town-hall style Public Forum on Greater Estero Water Quality and Environment Actions and Solutions at The Water School at FGCU at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13.

The forum features four local experts on water and environmental issues facing Southwest Florida and the Greater Estero area. A panel discussion will focus on current and future threats to our community’s environment, scientific information on the causes of these threats, and specific initiatives to reduce the negative impacts on local water quality.

The evening will also include tours of The Water School, a state-of-the-art research and education facility devoted to advancing our understanding of water threats like algal blooms and sea-level change and developing tools and solutions to these problems. Tours begin at 5 p.m. and end at 5:45 p.m. The forum commences at 6 p.m.

The public is encouraged to attend this free event. Seating is limited, and reservations are required and can be made on the ECCL website. The Panel Speakers include Calusa Waterkeeper John Cassani, Matt DePaolis, Environmental Policy Director, Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), Bob Moore, Co-Chair of the Sanibel Captiva Renewable Energy Working Group, and Greg Tolley, Executive Director of The Water School at FGCU.

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