SCCF, City Leaders to Discuss Water Management
The outer bands of Tropical Storm Sally brought a 100-year rain event to Sanibel on Sunday, Sept. 13. More than a foot of rain drenched the island within 24 hours, maxing out the capacity of Sanibel’s stormwater management system.
Please join us on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. for an engaging panel discussion about Sanibel’s approach to water management and the partnership between the City of Sanibel and SCCF in developing the current policy. The unique nature of the island’s interior wetland system and the Sanibel Slough requires an intricate balance to maintain flood control, water quality, and wildlife habitat.
The virtual panel will include James Evans, MS, SCCF Environmental Policy Director who joined the City in 2000 and served as Director of Natural Resources for the last seven years before taking on his current role with SCCF on Sept. 8. He’ll be joined by former colleagues from the City, including Keith Williams, MBA, PE, Director of Community Services and City Engineer, and Holly Milbrandt, MS, Director of Natural Resources. The panel will be moderated by SCCF CEO Ryan Orgera.
The panel will explore the rich history and science used to develop the current water management policy, the status of the water quality within the Sanibel Slough, state water quality requirements, and opportunities for reducing stormwater runoff and improving water quality. There will be a Q and A following the Zoom presentation.
We will send an invite with a registration link soon!