Comprehensive Watershed Improvement Program Committee (CWIPC)

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Comprehensive Watershed Improvement Program Committee


During the February 10, 2015 Board of County Commissioners (Board) meeting (item number 16. A.12), the Board, by unanimous vote, established the Golden Gate Watershed Improvement Program Technical Advisory Ad Hoc Committee by Resolution No. 2015-25 with the purpose advising County staff and the Board on the development and implementation of the Golden Gate Watershed Improvement Program (GGWIP).

The adopted Resolution requires that membership for this Committee to be comprised of one representative
from each of the following agencies:

  • South Florida Water Management District; City of Naples
  • City of Marco
  • Collier Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Additionally, membership shall be recommended by his or her respective agency to the Board
for consideration for appointment to the committee.

County staff reached out to the above referenced agencies who are graciously recommending to
the Board the following agency representatives for appointment to the committee:

Jocelyn Nageon De Lestang, P. E., Principal Engineer (Big Cypress Basin Service Center, South Florida Water Management District)
Chadd Chustz, Environmental Specialist (City of Marco)
Gregg Strakaluse, P.E., Streets and Stormwater Director (City of Naples)
Dennis P. Vasey, Supervisor, Seat 3 (Collier Soil and Water Conservation District)
Vacant (Florida Department of Environmental Protection)
Brent Bachelder, Biological Scientist III (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)
Jeffrey A. Carter, Stewardship Coordinator (Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve)
Gerald Kurtz, Staff Liaison

Membership appointment, terms of office, and attendance requirements are specified under Resolution 2015-25.