Caloosahatchee Watershed Working Group


Several recent presentations to the CWWG have provided an update on the latest developments related to the Caloosahatchee Watershed. Here are some of them:

For minutes from the June 29, 2009 joint meeting of the CWWG and the Southwest Florida Watershed Council click here

For an agenda from the June 29, 2009 joint meeting of the CWWG and the Southwest Florida Watershed Council click here.

For presentations from the Southwest Florida Water Management District during the June 29, 2009 joint CWWG/SFWC meeting regarding a) C-43, b) Caloosahatchee Basin Reservation Rule, c) Lake Okeechobee Adaptive Protocols, d) Lake Okeechobee Water Availability Rule, and e) River of Grass land acquisition, click here.

For an agenda from the April 30, 2009 meeting of the CWWG, click here.

For a Northern Everglades & Estuaries Protection Program rule presentation from the April 30, 2009 CWWG meeting, click here.

For a Caloosahatchee Basin Management Action Plan presentation from the April 30, 2009 CWWG meeting, click here.

For an Environmental Resource Permit Rulemaking Update presentation from the April 30, 2009 CWWG meeting, click here.

For a Lee County Fertilizer Ordinance Outreach presentation from the April 30, 2009 CWWG meeting, click here.

For minutes from the April 6, 2009 meeting of the CWWG, click here.

For minutes from the February 23, 2009 meeting of the CWWG, click here.

For an agenda for the February 23, 2009 CWWG meeting and a copy of the organization's mission, click here.

For a Southwest Florida Feasibility/Watershed Plan Update by Janet Starnes, click here.

For a Caloosahatchee TMDL update by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, click here.

For letters distributed at the February 23, 2009 CWWG meeting that object to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' cutting off minimal flow to the Caloosahatchee River, click on the following links.

Letter from Ray Judah, Chair, Lee County Board of County Commissioners, to Eric Buermann, Chair, SFWMD Governing Board

Letter from Ray Judah, Chair, Lee County Board of County Commissioners, to Colonel Paul Grosskruger, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Letter from Paul Gray, Lake Okeechobee Watershed Science Coordinator, Audubon of Florida, to Eric Buermann, Chair, SFWMD Governing Board, and Colonel Paul Grosskruger, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Letter from Jennifer Hecker, Natural Resource Policy Manager Conservancy of Southwest Florida, to Colonel Paul Grosskruger, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

For progress on the Caloosahatchee River Watershed Protection Plan by the South Florida Water Management District, click here.

For an update from the Lee County Division of Natural Resources regarding its water quality projects/initiatives, click here.

For an overview of an alternative strategy for restoring functionality to the Caloosahatchee River Watershed and Estuary, click here.

For results of a survey of CWWG members regarding priority projects/initiatives, missing links/gaps, and obstacles to progress, click here.

Accomplishments

We pledge to continue our work on these and other initiatives until our water quality issues are resolved. Read about just a few of the efforts supported by the VCB to improve our area’s water quality.

See What's Been Done

Related Links

Lee County:
http://www.lee-county.com

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:
http://www.floridafisheries.com

More Links

Glossary

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers [USACOE]:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters in Washington, D.C., creates policy and plans the future direction of all the Corps organizations, or districts, that are defined by watershed boundaries. The Corp oversees project offices throughout the world.

C-43:
An engineering designation for the altered Caloosahatchee River.

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