Words from the Waterkeeper, Episode 28

by | May 14, 2021 | Featured

Water quality updated from Barron Park in LaBelle.

Calusa Waterkeeper, along with several environmental groups asked Gov. Ron DeSantis to declare a State of Emergency for communities impacted by a growing blue-green algae outbreak in the Lake Okeechobee system and a red tide event in the Gulf of Mexico.

Groups like the Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Everglades, Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, and nearly a dozen others signed on to a May 8 letter that was delivered to the governor’s office.

Click Here to read the letter and news article on our website.

Thank you to pilot Ralph Arwood for being our eyes in the sky and documenting the blooms in the area.