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2023 Southwest Florida Watershed Summit

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The Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership is hosting a free public event on June 21st and 22nd. This Summit was created as a way for the public, local scientists, land managers, policy makers, and resource users to come together to share and engage on research and restoration efforts and critical environmental issues in Central and Southwest Florida. The 2023 Watershed Summit will be an opportunity for our partners to share their latest findings and to network. 

We encourage you to share your work to advance the knowledge and understanding of the natural environment in the CHNEP area. Presentations will be selected based on relevance to our Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan (CCMP) specifically supporting our four action points (water quality improvement, hydrological restoration, fish, wildlife, and habitat protection, and public engagement) and timeliness. There is no fee to submit an abstract or to present. Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words.
To submit your abstract for presentation, complete the online submission form below by March 1, 2023 

Examples of Previous Presentations Include:

  • Karenia brevis Bloom Induced Dead Zone in Southeast Gulf of Mexico.

  • Do Stormwater Ponds Function as Designed?

  • Establishing Baselines and Tracking Trends: 15 Years of Water Quality Monitoring in Estero Bay.

  • Minimum Flows in Upper Charlotte Harbor Based on Species’ Distributions and Populations.

  • Stream and Wetland Restoration on Agricultural Lands: A Case Study with Broad Application.

  • An Environmental DNA Tool to Monitor Recovery of the USA’s Smalltooth Sawfish Population.

  • Aquatic Habitat Conservation and Restoration in the Charlotte Harbor Watershed.

  • Oyster Restoration in San Carlos Bay and Tarpon Bay.

  • Student Research on Oyster Larvae within the Charlotte Harbor and Caloosahatchee Estuary.

  • Eyes on Seagrass Citizen Scientists: Document Seagrass and Macroalgae in Charlotte Harbor.

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