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Poster Session,

and Art Exhibit Fundraiser

(Sept 21-Oct 2nd. FGCU ARTLAB Reception Sept 28th)

Monday September 28th, 2009

FGCU Student Union Ballroom

Field Trips Sunday September 27th, 2009


from Lee County Board of Commissioners regarding donation for land acquisition in the Estero Bay Watershed (December 1, 2009)

Monday September 28th, 2009                      FGCU Student Union Ballroom

8:00-9:15 Continental Breakfast and Poster Session (bring your own mug)

9:15-9:30  Welcome by FGCU President Bradshaw

9:30-10:00 Morning Keynote: State of the Bay (Whitney Gray, Environmental Scientist and Jim Beever, Senior Planner, Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council)

10:00-10:25 BREAK

10:30-12:00  Session I

10:30-10:45     Land acquisition update on Lee County's land acquisition programs including Conservation 20/20 (Lynda Thompson, Conservation Lands Program Coordinator, Lee County Division of County Lands)

10:50-11:05     Density Reduction/Groundwater Resource (DR/GR) planning and land use  (Bill Spikowski, President, Spikowski Planning Associates)

11:10-11:25     The Lee County DR/GR:  Implications for future restoration and management (Kevin Erwin, President, Kevin L. Erwin Consulting Ecologist)

11:30-11:45     Transportation issues (Don Scott, executive Director, Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization)

12:00-1:00 LUNCH KEYNOTE AMY BENNETT WILLIAMS  (Editor, Tropicalia Fort Myers News-Press )

1:15-3:00 Session II

1:15-1:30     Long-term Water Quality monitoring in the Watershed (Keith Kibbey, Lab Manager, Lee County Environmental Laboratory )

1:35-1:50     Bird Surveys and Monofilament Impacts  (Cheryl Clark, Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve)

1:55-2:10     Fish survey in Estero Bay (Phil Stevens, PhD. Fish & Wildlife Research Institute, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)

2:15-2:30     Southwest Florida Frog Monitoring Network (Win Everham PhD, Professor of Environmental Studies, Florida Gulf Coast University  and John Cassani, Deputy Director, Lee County Hyacinth Control)

2:30-3:00 BREAK

3:00-5:00 Session III

3:00-3:20     Riparian Vegetation study (Win Everham and Dave Ceilley, Professor and Research Associate of Marine and Ecological Science, Florida Gulf Coast University)

3:25-3:45     Community initiatives for improving Water Quality and habitat (Nora Egan Demers PhD., Associate Professor of Biology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Florida Gulf Coast University)

3:45-4:05     FGCU Projects in the Watershed (Aswani Volety, PhD, Chairman and Professor of Marine and Ecological Science, Florida Gulf Coast University)

4:10-4:30     Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) initiatives in the Watershed (Lisa Beever, PhD., Executive Director, CHNEP)

4:35- 5:00     Climate Change in the Watershed (Jim Beever, Senior Planner, Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council)

5:00-6:30 Cash Bar and Artists Reception at ARTLAB (FGCU)

7-9 Fundraising DINNER featuring Paving Paradise author Craig Pittman (Journalist, St. Petersburg Times)

    (Funds donated will be earmarked for Land Acquisition in the Estero Bay Watershed - Conservation 20/20)

The fiscal agent for the Estero bay Agency on Bay Management is the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council (SWFRPC), an IRS 170(c)1 organization. As a government entity, any donations and contributions are tax deductible, as they are exclusively for a public purpose. The SWFRPC does not engage a professional solicitor, and 100 percent of the funds donated will be released to Lee County 2020 program to be used towards the acquisition of lands within the Estero Bay Watershed.  Lee County is also an IRS 170(c)1 organization.


The SWFRPC federal tax identification number is 59-1515448 and the consumer certificate of exception as issued by the Florida Department of Revenue is 46-07-113386-53C. At this time, the SWFRPC can accept donations by check or cash and cannot accept credit cards. Please make checks payable to SWFRPC and include “Estero donation” in the memo line.


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