MEDIA ADVISORY: Dec. 10, 2012
DEP, PARTNERS TO ANNOUNCE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER RESTORATION PLAN
~Event in Fort Myers to celebrate local, state efforts to improve water quality~
TALLAHASSEE –The Florida Department of Environmental Protection will join local leaders Wednesday in Fort Myers to discuss plans to improve water quality for the Caloosahatchee River through cooperation from state, regional and local partners.
DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. will discuss the $15 million local governments have already committed to invest in stormwater management and water control projects in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and throughout Lee County. The Department will also discuss its basin management action plan, which, in its first-five year phase for the Caloosahatchee River, is expected to reduce nitrogen by 148,000 pounds per year.
The event will take place at:
Wednesday, Dec. 12
Downtown Fort Myers Riverfront Basin
Corner of Edwards Drive and Hendry Street