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Ms. Rae Ann Wessel

Natural Resource Policy Director

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation

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Email: r***@***.org

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Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation


Sanibel, Florida 33957

United States

Company Description

SCCF (the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed through environmental education, land acquisition, landscaping for wildli ... more

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Employment History

Founder; Aquatic Ecologist

Ecosystem Specialists


Board Member

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Caloosahatchee River Citizens Association Inc


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Babcock Ranch Preservation Partnership

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Rae Ann Wessel, natural resources policy director for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, said there are a lot of questions to be dealt with involving the river plan. Wessel said she plans to be at the meeting. "It is important to have an opportunity to discuss the options," she said.

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Rae Ann Wessel

Rae Ann Wessel is a limnologist and marine scientist with over 30 years of experience working in the environmental field in South Florida. She currently serves as the Natural Resource Policy Director for SCCF, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation.... Read More

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Rae Ann Wessel, Director

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And neither does Rae Ann Wessel, Public Policy Director for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF).

On Tuesday, Wessel suggested that it is completely unfair to single out the Caloosahatchee for water restrictions when no other users are being required to cut back. She called the inequity "an issue of fundamental fairness."
While the USACE has been working cooperatively with SCCF and other concerned governmental entities (including the City of Sanibel) and private water-focused organizations (like PURRE), the leaders in charge of the South Florida Water Management District apparently aren't listening to the concerns of Southwest Florida's citizens.
That's why Wessel is requesting more action from Island Reporter readers.
"This is a public policy issue that's vitally important," she said. "We need to make a unified and uniform message to the board."
First and foremost, the district needs to understand that because our river and estuary needs fresh water flow during the dry season to support fisheries and their habitat, continuing releases to the Caloosahatchee is critical.
According to Wessel, last week's official manatee count conducted in Lee County revealed a population of 706 mature manatees and 46 calves.
In addition, Wessel recommended contacting USACE figureheads Col.

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