Welcome to the Home Page of the Southwest Florida Watershed Council
The mission of the Southwest Florida Watershed Council is to protect, conserve, manage and/or restore the land and water resources of the Caloosahatchee and Big Cypress Watersheds. Through increased awareness, participation and cooperation among all stakeholders in consensus building, planning and decision making, we are working to meet the economic, natural and cultural needs for this and succeeding generations.
The Southwest Florida Watershed Council is a grass-roots, multi-county coalition of individuals, organizations, agencies and businesses that have come together to address the issues affecting the Caloosahatchee and Big Cypress watersheds. The purpose of the Watershed Council is to ensure that the interests and concerns of all stakeholders are addressed, and that long term management strategies balance the needs of this region’s growth and the natural systems upon which our economy and quality of life depend.
To learn more about the goals of the Watershed Council, visit our Information page. Membership is open to all. Any individual, group or business that wants to ensure that decisions affecting the watershed are based on the best science available and balance the needs of all stakeholders should see our Membership form for more information on how to join.
The next meeting of the SWFWC and Board of Directors will be next Thursday 4/17 at FGCU. The Board meeting will start at 11:00 in Room 213 of the Cohen Center and the Membership Meeting will follow at 12:30 in the same room. All meetings are open to the public.
Meeting materials will follow. A light lunch will be provided.
Our Membership Meeting speaker will be David Ceilley of Johnson Engineering. Dave will discuss proposed plans to restore tape grass in the upper Caloosahatchee Estuary.
2014 WC Officers and Board of Directors:
John Cassani, Chair
Mary Rawl, Vice Chair
Sharon Arnold, Treasurer
James Evans, Secretary
Rae Ann Wessel