Water quality is a top priority for Cecil Pendergrass. He understands that our community depends on water quality not just to protect Lee County’s beauty, but our tourism driven economy depends on it. As your commissioner, he has been personally working with local, state and federal agencies to secure funding for water quality projects. As a result, $60 million was allocated for local projects to clean stormwater and flowways before the water enters our local estuaries and rivers.
Cecil Pendergrass continues to fight for water quality projects at the state level in Tallahassee and federal level in Washington D.C. He has met with leaders to encourage funding approval for both the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), designed to restore, preserve, and protect the south Florida ecosystem while providing for other water-related needs of the region and the Caloosahatchee C-43 West Basin Storage Reservoir, which will improve the timing, quantity and quality of freshwater flows to the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary.
As a lifelong resident of Lee County, Cecil Pendergrass truly understands the importance of this issue and he will continue to support local water quality projects and fight for those funded at the state and federal level.