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Coastal Resilience and Climate Change Preparedness in Southwest Florida

February 6, 2021 @ 9:30 am11:00 am

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VIRTUAL Public Invited

Register to receive a link to the virtual event, options include:

  • through eventbrite–click on “Register” above
  • email:
  • phone: 239-278-1032

A link for the virtual event will be emailed to each registrant around February 4, 2021.

Michael Savarese, Professor of Coastal Resilience & Climate Adaptation, The Water School, Department of Marine & Earth Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) will discuss local water issues and global consequences. Dr. Savarese is an expert in sea-level rise and environmental change; he studies the history of environmental change in coastal areas and how this can inform the future. His research has helped foster environmental management and restoration efforts in Southwest Florida and assisted archaeologists understand the environmental context of the Calusa Native American cultural evolution.

The Water School at FGCU has an interdisciplinary approach to explore water-based issues of Florida’s complex freshwater and saltwater systems. The health of waterways impacts surrounding ecosystems, regional and state economies and people who rely on water for life and leisure.

The League of Women Voters has a long history of concern and action for climate issues. The LWV promotes an environment beneficial to life through the protection and wise management of natural resources in the public interest. The LWV supports climate goals and policies that are consistent with the best available climate science and that will ensure a stable climate system for future generations.

The League of Women Voters of Lee County Florida is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. information on the programs and issues of the League of Women Voters is available on the web at,, and 239-278-1032

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