Estero RiverThe meeting started with an update on Florida Gulf Coast University’s  water school presented by Dr. Michael Martin and a presentation of the preliminary water quality findings for the Estero River presented by Don Duke, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Martin stated they have broken ground for the new water school, which will be built at a cost of $58 million.  Funding is still needed to be able to construct the building which will house labs, classrooms and study space.

Dr. Duke gave a presentation on the preliminary results of their study of the Estero River’s water quality.  He stated they are halfway through the project with the goal of identifying levels of nitrogen, phosphorus and bacteria in the river.  They have taken sam