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City Council
CITY OF PUNTA GORDA
9/6/2017
 
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Consent Agenda Growth Management Department
Title:

A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Punta Gorda, Florida, as Local Host Agency for the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, authorizing submission of a grant application to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for a Coastal Partnership Initiative Grant; authorizing the City Manager to sign the grant application, to sign the grant agreement and administer the grant on behalf of the City; appropriating grant award; and providing an effective date.

Funds: CHNEP was awarded $14,270.00; an in-kind  match of  $14,280.00 will  be provided by CHNEP and project partners, no City funds to be expended
Recommended Action: Staff recommends approval.
Summary:

The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP), hosted by the City of Punta Gorda, in partnership with the Calusa Waterkeeper (formerly known as the Caloosahatchee River Citizens Association or Riverwatch) is proposing to restore Tape Grass and Ruppia grass in the tidal Caloosahatchee River by establishing seed-source colonies protected from herbivores. Volunteers will be recruited by the CHNEP and Calusa Waterkeeper to plant and monitor the seagrass.  CHNEP will coordinate with the Calusa Waterkeeper to create transferable restoration monitoring procedures.

Department/Division: CM/Urban Design/CHNEP 
 
EXHIBITS:
1.Resolution
2.CM813 Grant Agreement
3.CM813 Attachments A through D
4.CM813 Attachments E through L