Our meetings and programs are open to the public. 


Board meetings begin before each program at 6:00 p.m., and programs begin at 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.  All programs take place at The Collaboratory in downtown Fort Myers, with ample free parking. The Collaboratory is located at 2031 Jackson St, Fort Myers, FL 33901.

Billy's Creek: the Canary in the Coal Mine for Lee County Tributaries


And Our Annual Holiday Party!

Presentation by Gene Gibson, Ranger, of the Calusa Waterkeepers

Gene Gibson currently serves as a Calusa Waterkeeper (CWK) Ranger.  Prior to becoming a CWK Ranger he served on the CWK Board and as President.  During his tenure he oversaw the transformation of the organization from the Caloosahatchee River Citizens Association, as it joined the Waterkeeper Alliance and became the Calusa Waterkeeper.  Prior to his retirement to Ft. Myers in 2014 he worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as a Democracy and Governance Officer.  He served in Kosovo, Pakistan, Bulgaria, the Republic of Georgia and had numerous short-term assignments in various African countries.  Prior to joining USAID he was an attorney with the International Program of the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, D.C.  Before moving to Washington, Gene practiced law in Bradenton and Tampa, Florida.  Gene received a BA in History and a MA in International Affairs from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and his law degree from the University of Miami.

Presentation topic to be announced


Presentation by Jennifer Hecker, Executive Director, Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership

Florida, Our Eden, Is Under Threat from the Effects of Climate Change


Presentation by Ariel Hoover, Chair, Climate Reality Leadership Corps, Lee County Chapter, Climate Reality

Prescription for a Healthy Liquid Heart


Presentation by Doug Gaston, Northern Everglades Policy Analyst, Audubon Florida

Audubon Florida's Conservation Initiatives


Connecting Local, Regional, and Statewide Priorities

Presentation by Stephen Buczynski, SW Regional Representative to Audubon Florida & President, Hendry/Glades Audubon

May Board Meeting


No program following this meeting

Annual Membership Meeting & Dinner


Presentation by Chauncey Goss, Chair, South Florida Water Management District Governing Board

Dinner begins at 5:30. Presentation begins at 7:00.

June Board Meeting


No presentation after this meeting.

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Fort Myers, Florida 33906-1041

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