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Estero Bay Land Acquisition Cela Tega

Estero Bay Land Acquisition Cela Tega

Cela Tega 2008

To convene public & private land managers in the Estero Bay Watershed to identify common challenges for focusing the future Agency on Bay Land Acquisition activities.

Monday, December 8, 2008 
Sugden Welcome Center Room 108
Florida Gulf Coast University

Cela Tega is the southwest Florida native (i.e.: Calusa) term for "A view from high groud." We used it here to symbolize "overview." The term was inspired from the Carib Native North American term epopopanana meaning:

this is Meeting (Epopo) + And (ana) + Place (pa) which in Carib syntax is Epopopanana


Time: 8:30 - 9:00


Time: 9:00 - 9:15

Ellen LindbladMs. Ellen Lindblad 

Introduction & Purpose

Time: 9:15 - 9:45

Ms. Heather Stafford
FDEP Florida Forever

Florida Forever Land Acquisition


Time: 9 :45 - 10:15

Bill HelfferichMr. Bill Helfferich
South Florida Water Management District

Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed A Brief History


Time: 10 :15 - 10:30

Morning Break

Sponsored By:
Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council

Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Time: 12:00 - 1:15
Time: 1:45 - 2:15
Time: 2:1 5 - 2:45

Jim BeeverMr. Jim Beever, Principal Planner
Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council

The GreenPrint: A Regional Vision for Land Conservation and Acquisition


Time: 2:45 - 3:30

Ellen LindbladMs. Ellen Lindblad

Next Steps & Closing

Submit Written Questions & Challenges for ABM Consideration


Estero Bay Buddies 

Estero Bay Agency on Bay Management


Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program


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