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Scientists, engineers gather for 2022 SWFL Climate Summit in Fort Myers

Scientists, lawyers and engineers gathered at the 2022 Southwest Florida Climate Summit in downtown Fort Myers on Thursday to learn more about how to protect our beautiful area and wildlife.

The purpose of the summit is to inform and engage community members on what they can do to be better prepared for future events like hurricanes, sea-level rise and climate change.

Jennifer Hecker, the executive director for Coastal and Heartland National Estuary Partnership, says some of the topics that will be discussed at the summit include the science behind water and wetland impacts, and how people can make those wetlands and water resources more resilient. She hopes community members leave the summit knowing how they can prepare themselves, their families and communities for the impacts of climate change.