Reconnecting Lee – Overview & Future Plans for the SFWMD
Friday, March 25, 2016
noon - 1:30 p.m. EDT
Fort Myers, FL, United States
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Reconnecting Lee, is a group that advocates for new urbanist concepts, including transit-oriented design for Lee County’s emerging urban core.
Reconnecting Lee’s second program of 2016 will feature Phil Flood Intergovernmental & Outreach Representative, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)
The SFWMD is the oldest and largest of the state's five water management districts, managing water resources in a 16-county region that stretches from Orlando to the Florida Keys. The agency's original mission was to provide flood control for South Florida residents by operating what has become one of the largest water management systems in the world. Today, their r responsibilities have expanded to managing the regional water supply, improving water quality and protecting and restoring unique ecosystems, including America's Everglades.
The program is specific for an audience of professional planners, civil engineers, developers, attorneys, community activists, neighboring governments, and other interested parties — specifically members of Reconnecting Lee. There will be an expert speaker, presentation, and opportunities for group interaction and questions and answers. The presentation is non-promotional in nature. The educational objective will be appropriate for AICP members as they learn new developments in water, the environment, flooding, planning, and public policy. The speaker will draw on professional experience in water policy, land use planning and other fields. The content will not be basic in nature, but will be an in depth discussion about critical matters to the public, developers, planners, engineers, attorneys and other professionals.