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Southwest Florida Sea Level Rise Summit

Apr 29, 2015 08:47AM

The 2015 Southwest Florida Sea Level Rise Summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 7, at the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Student Union Ballroom Cohen Center, in Estero. Networking, exhibitor booths and a continental breakfast will begin at 8 a.m., with presentations starting at 9 a.m.

Hosted by the Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition (FCOC) and the League of Women Voters of Lee County, the event will gather expert speakers that include Ray Judah, FCOC coordinator and former longtime Lee County commissioner; Dr. Ron Toll, provost of academic affairs of FGCU; Darren Rumbold, director of the FGCU Vester Marine Field Station. The speakers will discuss sea level rise models; legal and financial planning challenges to adapting to rises; impact on marine life, including sea turtles; other solutions to address rising tides; and other important topics.

Location: 10501 FGCU Blvd. S. For more information or to register (requested), visit

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