March 2021 Meeting Agenda

GPICA March Meeting to Feature Coastal and Heartland National Estuary Program and More

The next meeting of the Greater Pine Island Civic Association will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, on Zoom. Please save the date and the meeting link (below). Members and nonmembers are welcome to participate.

The featured speaker will be Jennifer Hecker, Executive Director of the Coastal and Heartland National Estuary Program — formerly known as the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program. The CHNEP is a partnership of citizens, elected officials, and resource managers working together to protect and restore water and wildlife habitat. It encompasses Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor, along with Dona, Roberts, Lemon and Estero bays. Hecker will discuss local water quality issues and ongoing CHNEP programs, including how residents can get involved to help.

Additional Items on the Agenda include:

  • Next steps on the Community Issues Survey
  • Update on the WINK Doppler radar tower — WINK has withdrawn their application. Thanks to Jeffrey Waller for leading this effort and to other members of the community who stepped up to help.
  • Cape Coral plans for the Matlacha land where D&D Bait and Tackle is located and the adjoining boater access point.
  • Bocilla Island Seaport DEP Permit
  • To Join the Meeting

To join the meeting

Go to just before 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Type in the meeting ID: 828 6361 2349 and the passcode: 493691

Alternatively, use this link to join:

You may also call in to the meeting via 301-715-8592 (have the meeting ID ready).
Or find your local call-in number here:

Please note that all meetings are recorded and will be posted to our website. To view a previous meeting, please visit

The Greater Pine Island Civic Association was incorporated in 1957 and is a 501(c)4 nonprofit community organization that works to protect the coastal-rural character of Pine Island and its enclaves — Matlacha, St. James City, Bokeelia and Pineland — for the betterment of the community and its residents. Members and nonmembers are welcome at our meetings. Email us at

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