Originally published in The News-Press by Chad Gillis on June 25, 2019

The state is moving forward with a plan to clean up pollution in the Caloosahatchee River and its estuary nearly a decade after the standards were adopted.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection program managers met with local government agencies, agriculture interests and environmental groups Tuesday to talk about what are called Basin Management Action Plans, or BMAPs.

BMAPs are basically blueprints for restoring polluted waterways.

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