The new director of the grassroots Sanibel group - People United to Restore our Rivers and Estuaries or PURRE - is in Washington DC this morning. Mary Rawl of Fort Myers is getting training on how to lobby Congress. Because today she’ll represent Southwest Florida during River Lobby Days.
PURRE's goal is to promote the protection and restoration of the Caloosahatchee River and its estuary. Rawl has 22 years of experience as a water resources professional and a degree in geology. She also sits on the board of Riverwatch and chairs the Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference.
The Army Corps of Engineers holds its final series of meetings to gather public comments on the proposed new water control plan for Lake Okeechobee. The meeting is Thursday at 6:30 at Lee County Commission Chambers in Ft. Myers. WGCU’s Amy Tardif spoke with Rawl.
Tuesday, 12 September 2006 01:00
River Lobby DaysWritten by Amy Tardif