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Coastal Watershed Institute
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

Phone: 239-590-7526

Mike Parsons


About Us


Established in 2004, the Coastal Watershed Institute (CWI) is an interdisciplinary group of Florida Gulf Coast Faculty Researchers, Graduate Students, Undergraduates, & Community partners with a collaborative focus on watershed-related concerns and their impacts on the coastal environments of Southwest Florida.

Save the Date! March 14th:

FGCU biodiversity conference |  Red Tide Impacts in the Gulf 
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  -  Pursue an understanding of environmental processes through student & faculty  Research;

  -  Help to Resolve environmental issues by informing  science-based management decisions;

  -  Support efforts to Restore coastal habitats and healthy watersheds in Southwest Florida.  


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A watershed is an area of land that drains into a body of water. Rainfall that is "shed" from the land collects as runoff into streams, ponds, lakes, & rivers, eventually makes its way underground or out to sea.

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