The natural beauty of Southern Florida is part of the attraction of Collier County. Changing climate will cause an increase in the strength and frequency of storms which can negatively impact our environment and conservation efforts, the quality of our air and water, and local wildlife. In addition, a lack of accessibility means people with disabilities are unable to enjoy recreational activities in the beautiful outdoors. The 2017 community needs assessment defines the extent of these issues.
Significant concerns focus on:
Environmental impact of growth and development
Impact of increasing traffic on wildlife habitat
Water and air quality
Rising sea levels