2017-01-11 / Top News

Sea level rise symposium Jan. 13

The Captiva Community Panel will present information about how rising seas could impact Captiva, Sanibel and Pine Island Sound at “Now In My Back Yard.” The symposium will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at the South Seas Island Resort Conference Center. The event is open to the public.

The keynote speaker will be Harold Wanless, Ph.D., from the University of Miami.

The session’s presenters include:

¦ Joseph F. van Gaalen, Ph.D.; director of student assessment at Florida SouthWestern State College

¦ Hans J. M. Wilson, professional engineer and president of Hans Wilson & Associates in Fort Myers

¦ James T. Evans III, director of natural resources, city of Sanibel

¦ Erin Deady, Esq., AICP; Corbett, White, Davis and Ashton; Lantana, Fla.

¦ Christine Shepard, Ph.D.; director of science; The Nature Conservancy Gulf of Mexico Program, Punta Gorda and

¦ Jason Evans, Ph.D.; assistant professor of environmental science and studies at Stetson University; DeLand

At the end of the symposium, there will be time for questions and discussion. The cost to attend is $20 per person. A schedule and information about the presenters is online at www.captivacommunitypanel.com.

To register online, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-level-rise-symposiumtickets-29658123245?aff=cap....

The Captiva Community Panel is an advisory group of island volunteers working on land use and zoning issues for the island. More information is available at www.captivacommunitypanel.com. ¦

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