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Floridians Have the Right to Know if our Waters are Safe

Floridians Have the Right to Know if our Waters are Safe

For generations, Floridians have worshiped Florida’s iconic waters. They are likely the reason many people came to Florida, to swim, fish, paddle, ski, dive and enjoy all forms of watery recreation under sunny skies. Florida waters have always instilled some special recognition.

Caloosahatchee and EAA Reservoirs at the Top of Water District Work Last Year

Caloosahatchee and EAA Reservoirs at the Top of Water District Work Last Year

The South Florida Water Management District recently released its annual environment report, which details various projects the agency is working on throughout the 16-county district. One of the most important projects for Southwest Florida coastal water quality, the Caloosahatchee Reservoir…

Words from the Waterkeeper, Episode 25

Words from the Waterkeeper, Episode 25

John Cassani brings on local advocate, Cat Chase to talk about phosphate mining and radioactive phosphogypsum toxic waste. Calusa Waterkeeper, among many other groups locally and across the nation, legally petitioned the EPA to demand improved federal regulatory oversight of radioactive phosphogypsum waste.

Fort Myers Forced to Take Responsibility for its Chronic Pollution of Area Waters

Fort Myers Forced to Take Responsibility for its Chronic Pollution of Area Waters

For decades, the city of Fort Myers has polluted its surrounding waters, often with raw sewage. Now, a reckoning is at hand. After months of investigation and negotiation with the city, the FDEP has proposed a consent order that encompasses years of slow leaks, gushing spills, equipment failures and oversight lapses.

Fort Myers City Leaders Seek Answers in DEP Fine

Fort Myers City Leaders Seek Answers in DEP Fine

Fort Myers City Manager Saeed Kazemi said water testing would show that there’s no trace of “human fecals”. But the non-profit organization Calusa Waterkeeper has said otherwise. The DEP says the city has “not addressed or eliminated loading to water bodies of untreated human waste, which poses a risk to human health”.

Amazonian River Monster Discovered in the Caloosahatchee River

Amazonian River Monster Discovered in the Caloosahatchee River

Over the weekend, a woman walking through Cape Coral’s Jaycee Park came across an enormous dead fish that puzzled her. After posting a photo to social media, the fish was quickly identified as an arapaima: a 5 and a half foot long Amazon River predator.

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