The Captiva Community Panel holds a sea level rise symposium entitled “Now In My Backyard” at South Seas Island Resort Friday, Jan. 13, from 1 to 5 p.m. There will also be a morning session for professional planners from 10 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. The featured speaker will be Harold Wanless, Ph.D., from the University of Miami. Other speakers will be announced at a later date.


The symposium will discuss what sea level rise is, how it will affect Sanibel and Captiva, what is being done about it and what more can possibly be done. There will be a $50 cocktail hour fundraiser following the reception at 6:30 p.m.”