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Group Tests Air Quality Impacts of Decomposing Algae

Group Tests Air Quality Impacts of Decomposing Algae

Something beneath the surface of the water may impact the air we breathe. Volunteers are testing the air quality around Matlacha Pass and whether decomposing algae released dangerous chemicals into the air. Sue Dahod doesn’t take her role as a Calusa Waterkeeper ranger lightly.

Guest Opinion: Will LOSOM Get the Water Right?

Guest Opinion: Will LOSOM Get the Water Right?

If you are wondering what the next Lake Okeechobee water release schedule will bring, you are not alone. The Lake schedule, being revised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), will be called the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM).

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.

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