Innovative Air Monitoring Device Presented at the Waterkeeper Alliance Global Conference in Washington D.C.
After pioneering a new monitoring device and releasing initial results, Calusa Waterkeeper board member Manuel Aparicio IV, PhD, presented a workshop, “Airborne HAB Monitoring” about this ground-breaking research at the Waterkeeper Alliance Global Conference in Washington D.C. on June 11, 2022.
Calusa Waterkeeper John Cassani was named Florida Weekly’s
"Best Clean-Water Champion" Read more
Save the Date
Clean Water Night at Millennial Brewing
Come support the Right to Clean Water ballot initiative at Millennial Brewing in downtown Fort Myers on June 25 from 5-10 p.m. Enjoy craft brews, wine and cocktails and listen to local artist Nash Williams.
Matlacha Pass Water Quality Observations – May 2022
Calusa Waterkeeper Ranger, Sue Dahod lends her time and educational background to keep an eye on water conditions throughout Matlacha Pass from both Pine Island and the shores of Matlacha. Calusa Waterkeeper brings you these updates from her observations. Learn More
Blue-Green Algae in a Southwest Florida Canal
Pictures of blue-green algae get exposed in a SW Florida canal. The cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, had lingering effects on the water after washing away the next day. Effects such as the water not being very clear and leaving an earthy smell behind. Watch Now
A Win for Water: SB 2508 Vetoed
Thank you – your voice made a difference!
SB 2508 was easily one of the worst water related bills we’ve seen since 2016. Your efforts over the past weeks and months in contacting the Governor’s office have paid off. Governor Ron DeSantis announced he will veto this bill. Read More
Gov. DeSantis Announces $1.2 Billion Water Protection Plan from Fort Myers Beach
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a $1.2 billion budget approval for Everglades restoration and protection of water resources from Fort Myers Beach inside Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille on Fisherman’s Wharf. Find Out More
Mighty Mussels Conservation Night at Hammond Stadium was postponed due to inclement weather. Keep an eye out for rescheduling information. As soon as we have a new date, we will pass it along to you.
ICYMI: Words From the Waterkeeper
View John's latest video update on water quality conditions from Lake Okeechobee to the coastal waters. View Here
Bizarre milky water at Matlacha Pass State Aquatic Preserve. The milky water is theorized as the result of decomposing algae, a recurring situation at this location where mat forming cyanobacteria has become ubiquitous . Photos by Ralph Arwood 6-9-22.
Two water supply projects on the list for Cape Coral.
Calusa Waterkeeper sampling results for fecal bacteria (enterococci) on 5-14-22. Thanks to our Ranger volunteers for collecting the samples.
Get Involved: Aquaculture Opportunity Areas. Consider sending comments during the public comment period.
CALUSA WATERKEEPER MISSION
To Protect and Restore the Caloosahatchee River from Lake Okeechobee to the Coastal Waters.
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