Executive Summary Climate change resilience is the capacity of an individual, community, or institution to dynamically and effectively respond to shifting climate impact circumstances while continuing to function at an acceptable level. It is the ability to survive, recover from, and/or live with the effects of climate change. It includes the ability to understand potential impacts and to take appropriate action before, during, and after a particular consequence to minimize negative effects and maintain the ability to respond to changing conditions. On October 1, 2016 the City of Cape Coral contracted with the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council (SWFRPC) to [...]
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Executive Summary The Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council (SWFRPC) is assisting the Pelican Cove Community in developing a climate change adaptation plan in the areas of shoreline and water quality, drainage and erosion, and landscaping (CCAP) for the Pelican Cove Community. The climate change stressors of changes to water temperature and chemistry, and air temperature and chemistry can be expected to have a variety of effects on shoreline and water quality, drainage and erosion, and landscaping and the local infrastructure and environment. It will be the goal of the CCAP to identify those effects and the local vulnerabilities to them, [...]
Executive Summary The Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council (SWFRPC) assisted the City of Bonita Springs in developing a Spring Creek Restoration Plan that included plans for restoration of hydrology, water quality, habitat, and navigation. The Spring Creek Watershed is located in the southern area of Lee County. It is approximately ten (10) square miles in size. The watershed mouth originates at Estero Bay approximately 6,000 feet south of Coconut Road. The watershed is approximately two miles wide and five miles long. This watershed is generally located south of the Halfway Creek Watershed and north and west of the Imperial River [...]
Executive Summary Filter Marsh Functional Assessment Method: Development of a functional assessment method to evaluate the water quality benefits of wetland restoration and designed freshwater and brackish water ecosystems used for water quality treatment. This project will develop a functional assessment method to evaluate the water quality benefits of wetland restoration and designed freshwater and brackish water ecosystems used for water quality treatment. This method would be utilized for evaluating and crediting water quality improvements in Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs) to address non-attainment of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs). The methodology would be developed in coordination with an interagency [...]
Executive Summary The Florida Division of Emergency Management, Department of Community Affairs Division of Community Planning and Department of Transportation in coordination with the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council developed the Statewide Regional Evacuation Study for the Southwest Florida Region. This report updates the region's evacuation population estimates, evacuation clearance times and public shelter demand. The study covers Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry Lee and Sarasota Counties and their municipalities. 2020 Update Kickoff Meeting: Date Agenda Minutes Meeting Video 09/14/20 Agenda Minutes Meeting Video Document Resources GIS Database Download The Technical Data Report (TDR) is [...]