Red Tide Still Plaguing Southwest Florida Shores

Red Tide Still Plaguing Southwest Florida Shores

Red Tide Still Plaguing Southwest Florida Shores Originally published by WINK News on January 12, 2021 Dozens of vultures gathered on Bunche Beach on Tuesday feasting on dead fish that washed up on shore thanks to red tide. But further up the beach, Jerry Lightner, of...
Florida Law does Little to Clean up Waterways

Florida Law does Little to Clean up Waterways

Originally published in The Gainesville Sun by Guest Columnist, Jim Carroll on December 7, 2020 Florida’s waterways have been choked by blue-green algae and red tide for years, and are now on life support. On July 2, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the “Clean Waterways Act”...
Saving Estero Bay Benefit Features Hollywood Royalty

Saving Estero Bay Benefit Features Hollywood Royalty

Originally published in Fort Myers Beach Observer & Bulletin by Nathan Mayberg on November 13, 2020 In a way, K.C. Schulberg was born to play this part. He calls it “coming full circle.” The executive director of the Calusa Waterkeeper has enjoyed some successes...
Corps to Study Impacts of Lake O Releases

Corps to Study Impacts of Lake O Releases

Originally published in Keys News by Theresa Java on November 12, 2020 A federal judge ruled recently that water discharges from Lake Okeechobee managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are to be evaluated to make sure they’re not harmful to native and protected...
Tropical Point Park Waters Cause Concern

Tropical Point Park Waters Cause Concern

Originally published in The Pine Island Eagle by Paulette LeBlanc on October 28, 2020 Island resident and GPICA President Scott Wilkinson often finds himself running back and forth to Fort Myers to test the waters from Tropical Point Park in St. James City. After...
Water Releases from Lake Okeechobee to Begin

Water Releases from Lake Okeechobee to Begin

Water Releases from Lake Okeechobee to Begin Originally published by WINK News on October 9, 2020 The water level right now in Lake O is over 16 feet. Col. Andrew Kelly with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said releases from the lake will resume on Tuesday or...