CAPTIVA SANIBEL: August 1, 2016. Written by Kevin Ruane
On July 19, the Sanibel City Council adopted Resolution 16-060 calling on the State of Florida and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to accelerate the planning and design process of a critical project, the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA), that when completed will provide additional storage south of Lake Okeechobee and reduce the high-volume freshwater discharges that have been so devastating to our community. Currently this high-impact project is not slated to begin until 2020. We are pleased to advise you that as of today the U.S. Army Corps has announced they are willing to expedite the planning of this project.