A Message From The Sanibel Mayor


The time is critical for every voice to be heard when it comes to the quality of water in our area. The Army Corps of Engineers is about to make a decision that will impact our area for the next decade. Here’s what Sanibel Mayor Holly Smith wants everyone to do…

We all remember the economic and environmental devastation that the City of Sanibel and southwest Florida faced in 2018.

For the past two years, the City has been working diligently with our partners at Lee County and the City of Cape Coral to raise our voices for the protection of the Caloosahatchee Estuary as the Army Corps develops a new Lake Okeechobee regulation schedule that will dictate lake management decisions for the next decade.

As the Corps comes closer to a final determination on a management plan, the time for public engagement and input is now. Please add your much needed voices to ours to urge the Army Corps to incorporate the critical changes into LOSOM that will ensure protection of the Caloosahatchee and west coast communities. We must have a balanced system for all stakeholders for a healthier Florida.

Please see below to ACT NOW! On behalf of myself and the Sanibel City Council thank you for your engagement. Act Now! YOUR VOICE MATTERS!! Please respond by Tuesday August 3, 2021. Urge the U.S. Army Corps to Optimize Alternative CC to reduce harmful high-volume discharges to the Caloosahatchee Estuary.

Send your e-mail to the Army Corp of Engineers HERE

Holly Smith