February 2022 Meeting Agenda

The Greater Pine Island Civic Association (GPICA) will hold its next monthly general meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, via Zoom. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. To join the meeting, please use the link below.
To Join the Meeting
Visit this link just before 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 1:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88252706040pwd=ZjJxZTE2dkpQajhhKzhSQ2JhLzZaZz09
Or visit https://www.zoom.us/join and use the meeting ID and Passcode to join the meeting:

  • Meeting ID: 882 5270 6040
  • Passcode: GPICA
  • Or use the call in number: +1-301-715-8592
Cassani on Water Quality
The meeting’s main speaker will be John Cassani of the Calusa Waterkeepers. The Board will also outline amended procedures for the upcoming Board of Directors election, which will take place in March, and accept Board nominations from the floor.

Cassani will discuss the latest clean water issues, including current bills before the Florida state legislature, the Chiquita lock, the Department of Environmental Protection’s Basin Management Action Plans (BMAP) program and other water quality issues.

Cassani’s  professional career as an ecologist started in Lee County in 1978 when he worked as a resource manager for local government, managing waterways of Southwest Florida. He has authored both peer-reviewed scientific publications and popular media articles on resource management, history, water policy and conservation issues. His service on advisory boards and his commitment to community and involvement with land and water conservation has led to recognition from various civic groups, Including the Florida Audubon Society, Estero Bay Agency on Bay Management, Lee County Government, the Everglades Coalition, the American Fisheries Society, and the Alberta provincial government. In November 2016, John accepted the position of Calusa Waterkeeper, a member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance.

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