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Matlacha Residents Concerned Over Growing Algal Blooms in Canals

Matlacha Residents Concerned Over Growing Algal Blooms in Canals

A disturbing sight in Matlacha canals is causing residents to rethink about getting in the water. Dead fish are popping up, floating on top of a brown substance that some are likening to muck. It’s a sight- and smell- that’s causing a disturbance on the island.

DeSantis Briefed on Blue-Green Algae Treatment Used on Caloosahatchee

DeSantis Briefed on Blue-Green Algae Treatment Used on Caloosahatchee

Governor Ron DeSantis visited the WP Franklin Lock and Dam on the Caloosahatchee for a briefing on an innovative technology treatment being used to combat blue-green algal blooms. The treatment is performed by BlueGreen Water Technologies, a leading Israeli algae mitigation company.

Algae Toxins Cripple Water Supply in West Palm Beach

Algae Toxins Cripple Water Supply in West Palm Beach

Neighbors line up for safe drinking water in West Palm Beach after testing showed high levels of algae toxins. Home filtration systems don’t work in this case, and you can’t just boil it out. Could this happen in Lee County?

Is SWFL Headed for a ‘Toxic Vise’?

Is SWFL Headed for a ‘Toxic Vise’?

As Lee County commissioners plead with the feds to protect the Caloosahatchee and its estuary from excessive Lake Okeechobee releases, health officials are cautioning people to stay away from the water at three popular freshwater boat launches while at least five coastal beaches are under red tide alerts.

Blue-Green Algae Spreading into More SWFL Neighborhoods

Blue-Green Algae Spreading into More SWFL Neighborhoods

The algae situation in Southwest Florida is getting worse as a bloom decays in the Caloosahatchee. Algae first appeared in Lake Okeechobee, then at Franklin lock, the Alva Boat Ramp, and now it’s in Fort Myers at the Davis Boat Ramp.

Demand for Action on Blue-Green Algae & Cyanotoxins Increases

Demand for Action on Blue-Green Algae & Cyanotoxins Increases

More than a dozen environmental groups have been urging Governor Ron DeSantis to declare a state of emergency, but the governor says, “There’s no need to do that. One, I think it would spook a lot of people, it would harm a lot of the folks in our community.”

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