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Experts Warn of Contaminated Water at Lee County Beaches

Experts Warn of Contaminated Water at Lee County Beaches

Southwest Florida water experts are warning beachgoers, boaters, and the like – go in at your own risk. Calusa Waterkeeper and the Department of Health samplings show how even at beaches like Lynn Hall Beach Park, bacteria is showing in high amounts.

New Bacteria Sampling Results Released

New Bacteria Sampling Results Released

January bacteria sampling results include new locations this month like Bunche Beach, Hendry Creek, Mullock Creek, Spring Creek, and Estero River! Take a look at Pine Island; the results were very high this month all around.

Cheers to our Water Warrior, John Cassani

Cheers to our Water Warrior, John Cassani

John Cassani shaped and defined the role of Calusa Waterkeeper, creating an outsized role for a private citizen in a nonprofit agency aimed at protecting and saving the water from the demands of roughly a million people, and sometimes protecting those people from the water.

Calusa Waterkeeper to Retire After Decades Defending Clean SWFL Water

Calusa Waterkeeper to Retire After Decades Defending Clean SWFL Water

Calusa Waterkeeper John Cassani, a man who has dedicated himself to the preservation of Southwest Florida’s waterways, plans to retire soon. Few people have been more passionate about protecting our waterways, making it his decadeslong mission to defend our right to drinkable, fishable, and swimmable waters.

Water Quality Experts Talk Swimming & Exposure to Bacteria

Water Quality Experts Talk Swimming & Exposure to Bacteria

Hurricane Ian and a red tide bloom combined to create dangerous conditions in coastal waters in Lee and Collier counties this year, and some water quality experts say they still would avoid swimming at many local beaches.

Let’s Defend our Water!

Let’s Defend our Water!

On this Giving Tuesday, and through the remainder of 2022, I invite you to join me in becoming a Monthly Defender, supporting our critical water and air testing program. If water is vital for all forms of life and the centerpiece of existence, let’s defend it!

Giving Thanks to our Generous Donors & Followers

Giving Thanks to our Generous Donors & Followers

We thank You for being a part of the Calusa Waterkeeper family, following our accomplishments and investing in our work. Your generous giving allows us to continue our prioritized water and air testing, especially now as dangerous Red Tide appears off the coast in many areas of SW Florida.

Our Thanks To You

Our Thanks To You

At this time of year, when we reflect on our many blessings, we can’t help but think of you, our loyal supporters who have given so much to Calusa Waterkeeper. 

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