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DOH-Polk cautions about Blue-Green Algae at multiple lakes 6/14/2024 Judge recommends DEP should issue permit for Chiquita Lock removal 6/11/2024 USF Ocean Circulation Lab braces for a busy hurricane season 6/11/2024 DOH-Polk cautions about Blue-Green Algae at multiple locations 6/11/2024 DOH-Polk issues Blue-Green Algae Health Alert for Lake Conine - at Lucerne Park Road Boat Ramp 6/11/2024 Amendment approved to include Bonita Beach nourishment efforts 6/6/2024 Charlotte County economy depends on estuary’s health 6/6/2024 DOH-Polk lifts Blue-Green Algae Alerts for Lake Hancock-South Central and Scott Lake-West 6/6/2024 DOH-Hardee issues Health Caution for Blue-Green Algae at two locations in Peace River 6/6/2024 Lee Commissioners enact county-wide burn ban 6/6/2024 Florida homebuyers are getting more transparency about flood history 6/5/2024 DOH-Lee lifts Blue-green Algae Health Alert for Caloosahatchee River-North Canal Circle 6/3/2024 DOH-Hardee cautions about Blue-Green Algae at multiple locations in Peace River 6/3/2024 Manatee Park boardwalk over kayak launch to close temporarily for maintenance 6/3/2024 Lee County reminds residents that fertilizer restrictions are in effect June 1-Sept. 30 6/3/2024 SFWMD seeking public input on 2024 Draft Sea Level Rise and Flood Resiliency Plan 6/3/2024 Environmental groups ask the feds to set Florida water quality standards for algae bloom toxins 5/31/2024 DOH-Polk issues Health Alert for Blue-Green Algae at multiple lakes in Polk County 5/28/2024 Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual to replace LORS after nearly 20 years 5/28/2024 DOH-Lee cautions about Blue-Green Algae at Hancock Creek 5/28/2024 DOH-Lee lifts Blue-Green Algae Health Alert for C43 Canal - S79 (upstream) 5/28/2024 Mote and partners receive $3.2 million from DEP to combat harmful algal blooms 5/28/2024 Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual Final Impact Statement available for review 5/28/2024 Polk County is experiencing a water supply challenge as irrigation demands double 5/21/2024 Experiencing low water pressure? Check out these tips from Polk County’s utilities division 5/21/2024 US Circuit Court of Appeals nixes Florida’s request for a stay in a wetlands permitting fight 5/21/2024 Lee County Health Dept. LIFTS Health Alert for Caloosahatchee River-Alva Boat Ramp 5/20/2024 DOH-Lee issues Blue-Green Algae Health Alert For C43 Canal 5/20/2024 DOH-Polk issues Blue-Green Algae Health Alerts for multiple lakes In Polk County 5/20/2024 Cape Coral awarded $25M to fund utilities extension project 5/20/2024 Caloosahatchee River discharges and the duration of red tide events 5/17/2024 Lee Commissioners approve agreement with Town of Fort Myers Beach to restore and nourish Estero Isla 5/14/2024 Florida's outdated urban drainage systems cause more flooding, but there is a natural solution 5/14/2024 A critical stretch of the Florida Wildlife Corridor is preserved in Polk County 5/14/2024 Southwest Florida subdivisions are poised to clog the Florida Wildlife Corridor 5/10/2024 DOH-Lee cautions about blue-green algae at Caloosahatchee River - Sebastian Court and C43 Canal - S7 5/10/2024 Lee Commissioners approve agreement with Town of Fort Myers Beach to restore and nourish Estero Isla 5/10/2024 Lee County, Bonita Springs amend beach renourishment interlocal agreement 5/2/2024 Cape Coral Utilities Department receives two reuse awards 5/2/2024 New Sarasota County Neighborhood Best Practices program provides tools to build healthy communities 5/2/2024 Governor announces investments in Wildlife Corridor, red tide mitigation 4/29/2024 Polk County Dept. of Health issues Health Alerts for multiple lakes 4/29/2024 Lee County Dept. of Health issues HEALTH ALERT for Caloosahatchee River-N. Canal Circle 4/29/2024 Lee County Dept. of Health issues Health Alert for multiple Caloosahatchee River locations 4/19/2024 First-of-its-kind study shows Florida Wildlife Corridor eases worst impacts of climate change 4/19/2024 Bringing back the beach: Sand renourishment project underway in Sanibel 4/18/2024 Switch to green wastewater infrastructure could reduce emissions and provide huge savings, new resea 4/16/2024 Arsenic, other minerals may be back at old Dunbar sludge site 4/16/2024 Berm project starting on north end of Fort Myers Beach 4/16/2024 UF/IFAS launches landscape water use survey 4/16/2024 U.S. District judge nails down decision in wetlands case 4/15/2024 Lee County DOH issues Health Caution for Caloosahatchee River: Alva Boat Ramp and Inlet Drive 4/11/2024 City of Fort Myers to survey property owners to identify lead pipes in water system 4/11/2024 Smaller releases of polluted Lake O water are okay with conservation group 4/11/2024 Health officials issue Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Conine 4/11/2024 SCCF study shows need to reduce nutrient runoff from watershed 4/11/2024 CHNEP annual photo contest is underway! Deadline for submissions is July 1st 4/11/2024 Get ready and get involved in the Invasive Fish Roundup, April 26-28 in Fort Myers 4/11/2024 Health Caution issued for Caloosahatchee River -- Telegraph Creek and Hancock Creek -- Moody River 4/5/2024 Florida Legislature lets local governments make their own fertilizer rules, bans again 4/4/2024 Lee County Commissioners address FEMA National Flood Insurance Program determination 4/3/2024 Army Corps puts two-week hold on polluted Lake O water flowing into Caloosahatchee 4/3/2024 Cost of watering lawns in Florida? Not so bad compared to other states 4/3/2024 Finding ways to anchor dunes, Naples Botanical Garden looks at how different plants grow and survive 4/3/2024 Judge: PACE home resilience loans must be included on tax rolls statewide 4/3/2024 USACE to stop Lake Okeechobee Releases 4/1/2024 U.S. losing valuable wetlands at alarming rate 4/1/2024 Private companies could also offset water pollution with new credits 3/28/2024 Concerns over Lake Okeechobee discharges underscore need for Everglades restoration 3/28/2024 Lake Okeechobee water is heading to Florida’s coasts. What that means for red tide. 3/28/2024 Mote Marine Laboratory provides critical role for potential rescue of endangered smalltooth sawfish 3/28/2024 Fertilizer restriction begins April 1 in North Port 3/28/2024 NOAA announces plans to begin rescuing sick sawfish amid a mysterious die-off 3/28/2024 Public invited to help plan the future of the Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb WMA 3/25/2024 As sawfish deaths mount, researchers scramble to respond, records show 3/25/2024 Tear reported at the Mosaic phosphate mine in Polk County 3/21/2024 FDEP invites public input on new water quality credit program 3/21/2024 Report: Sarasota Bay ecosystem gets clean bill of health 3/21/2024 Lake Okeechobee level drops below 16 feet 3/21/2024 SCCF Documents Decrease in Salinity Due to Lake O Discharges 3/21/2024 Conservation group celebrates establishment of Everglades to Gulf Conservation Area 3/13/2024 State seeks to speed up decision in wetlands permitting case 3/13/2024 Lee County Dept. of Health issues Health Caution for blue-green algae in Caloosahatchee River 3/11/2024 Environmental groups oppose a stay in the fight over wetlands permitting in Florida 3/11/2024 UPDATE: Beach reopened after stranded whale removed from Service Club Park beach in Venice 3/11/2024 Seagrasses in the Gulf of Mexico could be overgrazed by migrating herbivores due to warming waters 3/11/2024 $15M flows to FGCU for Lake O, regional water quality study 3/8/2024 Calusa Waterkeeper names Connie Ramos-Williams new director 3/8/2024 Experts: Flooding puts flat Florida at risk 3/8/2024 Lake Okeechobee slowly receding 3/8/2024 SWFWMD launches “Water 101” campaign 3/8/2024 Spring break beachgoers should know about the dangers of rip currents 3/8/2024 Army Corps sending more tainted water down the Caloosahatchee River 3/4/2024 2024 Water Conservation Art Contest open for entries 3/1/2024 The Atlantic is hotter, earlier. That’s a bad sign for hurricane season, Florida corals 3/1/2024 NOAA rolls out new tool to predict river levels 2/29/2024 Florida DEP seeks stay on judicial ruling that removes its authority over wetland permits 2/29/2024 Climate change is throwing the water cycle into chaos across the U.S. 2/29/2024 Univ. Miami developing artificial reef modules to reduce coastal flooding 2/29/2024 DEP helps fund East Port water reclamation facility expansion in Port Charlotte 2/29/2024 FWC invites public to attend 29th Annual Tenoroc Youth Fishing Derby 2/29/2024 Calusa Waterkeeper to host annual meeting, luncheon 2/29/2024 UF Study: About half of Floridians not aware of local water restrictions 2/29/2024 Photographer: Inland development is destroying Florida’s coastal freshwater wetlands 2/23/2024 Seats still available for Coastal Module of Florida Master Naturalist Program in Charlotte County 2/21/2024 Lee County to pursue purchase of nearly 250 acres for Conservation 20/20 2/21/2024 Army Corps begins lowering Lake O’s water level; How will it affect the Caloosahatchee? 2/21/2024 USF’s ‘Flood Hub’ is helping the state look into resiliency needs 2/21/2024 Judge rejects handing over wetland permitting duties to the State of Florida 2/19/2024 Report: Florida received D– in coastal management and sea level rise preparations 2/15/2024 Lake Okeechobee releases to start this weekend 2/14/2024 FEMA releases updated flood maps for Sarasota County 2/14/2024 Crucial system of ocean currents is heading for a collapse due to climate change 2/12/2024 Listening tour to highlight North Port’s new Natural Resources Division 2/12/2024 Shorebird/seabird beach nesting season begins Feb. 15 2/8/2024 New NASA mission could help Lake Okeechobee, red tide in Florida 2/7/2024 Lee County Commissioners award contract for water quality and flood mitigation project 2/6/2024 Lee Commissioners approve a contract to restore/enhance Fort Myers Beach Water Reclamation Facility 2/6/2024 FEMA issues new flood maps for Sarasota County 2/6/2024 USACE plans to raise the water level schedule for the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes 2/5/2024 Lee County Health Department issues Health Caution for Cape Coral Canal sites 2/5/2024 Sarasota County to consider ordinance create an anchoring limitation area in Venice 2/2/2024 Sarasota County to move forward on Roberts Bay anchoring area 2/2/2024 New pathway recommended for future of Warm Mineral Springs Park 2/2/2024 Lee County reminds residents that beginning today there is a one-day-a-week watering schedule 2/1/2024 UCF researchers estimate cost to tourism of 2018 red tide at $2.7 billion 1/30/2024 City of Cape Coral seeking volunteers for mangrove planting on Feb. 10 1/30/2024 Study: White House rule dramatically deregulates wetlands, streams and drinking water 1/26/2024 Flooding, groundwater rise can have impact on septic systems 1/25/2024 Saltwater intrusion, an emerging water quality issue below our feet 1/25/2024 UF/IFAS: Timing of fertilizer ordinances impacts water quality 1/24/2024 A controversial report says there is not enough evidence proving fertilizer bans help water quality 1/24/2024 Lee County commissioners approve Alva sewer extension 1/19/2024 Cape Coral sees more than 150 cars flooded during El Niño rains, water eases drought 1/18/2024 Rainfall pushes Lake Okeechobee higher 1/18/2024 New study quantifies impact of water quality on economy 1/17/2024 Lee Commissioners approve land buys in North Fort Myers, Bokeelia for Conservation 20/20 1/16/2024 Thousands of Florida homes flood repeatedly. You’re not allowed to know which ones. 1/16/2024 New UF report says it’s unclear if fertilizer bans stop pollution. Not everyone agrees. 1/12/2024 More than $30 million awarded for water quality projects in the Caloosahatchee River and estuary 1/11/2024 Construction to begin on Lake Bonny nutrient reduction infrastructure 1/9/2024 FWC completes habitat restoration at Warm Mineral Springs 1/5/2024 Charlotte County residents asked to provide input on flood locations 1/5/2024 Lee County kicks off Calusa Blueway speaker series Jan. 9th 1/5/2024 Celebrated finish of pump station to divert polluted water from Caloosahatchee to sit idle for now 1/5/2024 State of Florida awards over $57M in Florida Water Quality Improvement Grants in CHNEP watershed 1/3/2024 Florida Cabinet approves ‘critical’ conservation easement in Southwest Florida 1/2/2024 Expert warns of potential for Lake Okeechobee discharges this winter 1/2/2024 Fertilizer legislation likely to be included in 2024 Florida Legislative session 1/2/2024 A quest to get an amendment guaranteeing a right to clean water pushed back 1/2/2024 Sanibel Beach renourishment project moving 400K tons of sand 12/20/2023 Governor and Cabinet approve spending $19M for conservation deals 12/20/2023 SFWMD, officials celebrate pump station completion for Caloosahatchee (C-43) Reservoir 12/20/2023 New study identifies Florida’s potential invasive species threats 12/19/2023 Study: North Cape Coral slowly sinking, likely due to over-pumping for water desalinization plant 12/19/2023 Southwest Florida ranch part of acreage protected in rural program 12/19/2023 USF scientists lead a grant to better forecast sargassum blooms for coastal communities 12/18/2023 Lee County monitoring approaching low-pressure system 12/15/2023 SFWMD is preparing for heavy rainfall. Residents should remain vigilant 12/14/2023 Questions and research lead to more questions and research: Dispatch from Kimberly’s Reef 12/14/2023 Sarasota EcoSummit tackles development, pollution and water quality 12/12/2023 Drought vs deluge: Rainfall totals either too little or too much on each of Florida’s coasts 12/11/2023 Army Corps gives green light to alum treatment for Caloosahatchee 12/7/2023 SCCF Marine Lab studying oyster growth in Caloosahatchee 12/6/2023 One Charlotte, One Water Town Hall Jan. 31st 12/5/2023 EPA proposes revising certain water quality standards for Florida’s waters 12/5/2023 Lee Commissioners vote to pursue acquisition of five parcels for Conservation 20/20 12/5/2023 Florida discontinues manatee winter feeding program after seagrass conditions improve 12/5/2023 2024 CHNEP Nature Calendars are now available 12/4/2023 Timetable to replace lead water pipes could be accelerated 12/1/2023 Gulf Stream weakening now 99% certain, and ramifications will be global 12/1/2023 From scrub to wetlands: 5 properties recommended for Polk conservation lands program 12/1/2023 EcoSummit focuses on coping with Sarasota’s growth 11/30/2023 USF survey finds that many homeowners don't realize they're unprotected from flooding risks 11/30/2023 SFWMD issues Water Shortage Order for northeastern portion of Cape Coral 11/29/2023 SFWMD Issues Water Shortage Warning for Collier and Lee Counties 11/27/2023 Sea turtle nests break records on US beaches, but global warming threatens their survival 11/27/2023 What does an El Niño winter mean for Florida red tide? 11/27/2023 Many Floridians with private wells don’t know how to take care of them 11/27/2023 Flushable wipes creating headache for Cape Coral wastewater managers 11/17/2023 Go slow, look out below when on the water this Manatee Awareness Month 11/16/2023 Caloosahatchee Connect Project aiming to keep canal water levels steady in Cape Coral 11/16/2023 Local experts search for red tide answers 11/15/2023 Dry October brings some relief to Lake O and WCAs 11/14/2023 SWFWMD declares Modified Phase I Water Shortage, limits some counties to once a week irrigation 11/14/2023 Keeping Florida coastlines and oceans a key part of the economy is threatened by climate change 11/13/2023 Mote records highest number of green sea turtle nests in Venice 11/8/2023 Lee County seagrass shows signs of growth following Hurricane Ian 11/8/2023 Cape Coral city leaders to speak about Yacht Club Beach reopening Nov. 9th 11/1/2023 Study: Hurricane Ian unleashed flesh-eating bacteria into southwest Florida waters 11/1/2023 Flash Sale this week only: Eco-Summit tickets are half-price! 11/1/2023 Blue-green algae lessening in Caloosahatchee River 10/31/2023 Marine heat waves are becoming more severe, scientists said at a recent Gulf of Mexico meeting 10/31/2023 Lee County announces reopening of Pine Island Commercial Marina on weekends for recreational boaters 10/27/2023 Improvements and repairs coming to Lee County beaches and parks 10/26/2023 Heavy rains and inflows raise Lake O water level above 16 feet 10/24/2023 Florida scientists are mapping red tide fish kills to help regulate fishing afterward 10/24/2023 SWFWMD to hold virtual workshop on MFLs for Horse Creek and Charlie Creek 10/24/2023 State multi-year plan sought for water-related projects 10/24/2023 Fish and Wildlife Service proposes a sprawling conservation area in the Everglades watershed 10/24/2023 $23 million approved to restore Sanibel beaches 10/23/2023 New study projects sea level rise to drain Florida’s financial future 10/16/2023 87% of wet season flow to Caloosahatchee was from local basin runoff 10/13/2023 Will Florida manatees be listed as an endangered species again? Feds to review data. 10/13/2023 Higel Marine Park to close for maintenance Oct. 17-18 10/13/2023 More funding needed for septic-to-sewer conversion projects 10/5/2023 Heavy rainfall pushes Lake Okeechobee water level close to 16 feet 10/5/2023 UPDATE: Price Boulevard in North Port reopened after repairs caused by rain, subsidence 10/4/2023 Lee County Health Dept. LIFTS Health Advisory for Cape Coral Yacht Club and Bowditch Point Park 10/4/2023 Author of Florida environmental book to speak Thursday in Lakeland 10/2/2023 Proposed conservation area could help protect the Florida Wildlife Corridor 10/2/2023 Mote’s Sea Turtle Protection initiative urges boaters to ‘Go Slow for Those Below&rquo; 10/2/2023 Beach Advisory issued for Cape Coral Yacht Club, Bowditch Point Park for high bacteria levels 9/29/2023 Rebuilding Lee beaches after Hurricane Ian could cost up to $50M 9/29/2023 Native Florida plants could be part of the solution to state's flooding, water quality problems 9/26/2023 Charlotte County joins 9th annual ‘Imagine a Day Without Water’ 9/26/2023 Blue-green algae health warnings are diminishing on the Caloosahatchee 9/26/2023 Lee County Dept. of Health LIFTS Health Alerts for multiple Caloosahatchee River locations 9/22/2023 Lee County Dept. of Health issues Health Caution for Caloosahatchee River-Franklin Lock 9/22/2023 Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation to offer Coastal Systems Master Naturalist Course 9/22/2023 Florida looks to increase number of wetland mitigation banks, credits available to developers 9/20/2023 Boca Grande Fifth Street Beach Access closed as a safety precaution 9/19/2023 El Jobean Fishing Pier closed for maintenance 9/18/2023 Lee County Dept. of Health cautions about Blue-Green Algae at Caloosahatchee River-Raleigh Canal 9/18/2023 Biden administration restores the power of states and tribes to review projects to protect waterways 9/15/2023 Researchers: Coastal ecosystems will drown if world warms above 2°C 9/15/2023 Got mangroves? Sign up for this mangrove-trimming best practices course 9/14/2023 Mote Marine Lab hosts workshop on red tide mitigation tools 9/14/2023 Army Corps says it won’t release Lake O water in case of storms 9/13/2023 Red tide sets manatee deaths along Florida’s west coast apart, experts say 9/12/2023 Despite Idalia, drought persists in Southwest Florida 9/11/2023 Hurricane Idalia caused widespread pollution in Florida’s waterways 9/11/2023 Lee County Health Dept. LIFTS Health Alerts for two Caloosahatchee sites 9/11/2023 Flesh-eating bacteria lurk in post-hurricane floodwaters. Here’s how to stay safe. 9/11/2023 NASA scientists test new tool for tracking algal blooms 9/11/2023 Carl Hiaasen to headline upcoming EcoSummit in Sarasota 9/11/2023 Cape Coral Floodplain Management Annual Report now available 9/7/2023 City of Cape Coral adds five new freshwater canal access points 9/6/2023 Lee County Health Dept. issues Beach Advisory for Blind Pass/Turner Beach 9/5/2023 The EPA removes federal protections for most of the country’s wetlands 8/31/2023 What’s the connection between climate change and hurricanes? 8/31/2023 In the wake of Hurricane Idalia, Lee County Health Department issues cautionary swim advisory 8/31/2023 City of Cape Coral urges residents to properly dispose of liquid waste 8/24/2023 Lee County Health Dept. LIFTS Health Advisory for Bonita Beach Park 8/24/2023 Highlands County reservoir to store water north of Lake O 8/22/2023 UF study promotes reducing outdoor water usage 8/22/2023 Scientist: An ‘alarming level’ of PFAS compounds found in some Florida drinking water 8/21/2023 Cedar Point Environmental Park closed for repairs Sept. 1-17 8/21/2023 Lee County Health Dept. LIFTS Health Alert for Caloosahatchee-West First Street and Altamont Ave. 8/21/2023 Lee County Dept. of Health issues warning for Bonita Beach Park due to bacteria 8/18/2023 Lee County Dept. of Health LIFTS Health Alert for Caloosahatchee-McGregor Colonial Park 8/17/2023 New nutrient sensor in the Caloosahatchee helps researchers protect SWFL waterways 8/17/2023 A Florida journalist reflects on his reporting of seagrass losses in estuaries across the state 8/17/2023 Project to add beach sand to severely eroded beach in northwest Sanibel to begin next week 8/17/2023 Gulf of Mexico hit highest sea surface temperature in recorded history 8/16/2023 SWFWMD to hold virtual public workshop on ranking Minimum Flows and Levels for water bodies 8/16/2023 Florida manatees find food and shelter at Myakka 8/15/2023 Could a slowing Gulf Stream bring Florida more flooding? UMiami study will find out 8/14/2023 Lake O level 30 inches higher than 2022 as hurricane predictions rise 8/14/2023 Climate change giving extra fuel to storms during hurricane season 8/7/2023 As water reuse expands, proponents battle the ‘yuck’ factor 8/7/2023 Lee County Dept. of Health issues Health Alert for Caloosahatchee River-SE 32 Terrace 8/4/2023 Northwest Florida WMD officials are testing new technology that turns algae into fertilizer 8/3/2023 FWC invites public input on burrowing owl conservation and permitting guidelines 8/3/2023 Toxic algae suspected cause of panther disease 8/2/2023 Wetland regulations set for review by Manatee County 8/2/2023 Florida schools can register now for FWC’s School Fishing Club program 8/2/2023 SCCF is tracking blue-green algae blooms to combat toxic bacteria 8/1/2023 USACE to begin maintenance dredging of Matanzas Pass 8/1/2023 Study: Ocean currents vital for distributing heat could collapse by midcentury 7/31/2023 Eighth malaria case confirmed in Sarasota equals largest U.S. outbreak of the disease in decades 7/31/2023 Mote Marine’s new laboratory will feature the Gulf of Mexico—but miles from saltwater 7/31/2023 Lee County Dept. of Health issues Health Caution for Caloosahatchee River-San Marino Canal 7/31/2023 Polk Regional Water Cooperative to receive $305 million loan for water supply sustainability 7/28/2023 Testing relationship between algae outbreaks and health concerns 7/27/2023 SWFL groups tackle algae problems together 7/27/2023 Completion of new water storage project to help water quality in Caloosahatchee 7/26/2023 Mosaic wants to test ‘radioactive road’ with 337 tons of phosphogypsum, records show 7/26/2023 Large number of fecal bacteria found in Bonita Springs waterways 7/25/2023 Lee County Dept. of Health issues Health Caution for Hancock Creek and Caloosahatchee sites 7/25/2023 How scientists are saving Florida’s endangered coral reefs from extreme heat 7/25/2023 Manatee Park fishing pier to close temporarily for repairs 7/25/2023 Rising saltwater is threatening marine ecosystems 7/24/2023 North Port considering action on public-private partnership for Warm Mineral Springs 7/24/2023 Register by July 27th for Hurricane and Weather Tracking workshop for seniors 7/21/2023 Are “forever chemicals” in SWFL tap water? 7/20/2023 NOAA launches new hurricane forecast model as Atlantic season starts strong 7/20/2023 City of North Port cuts the ribbon on first-of-its-kind water treatment plant 7/20/2023 USACE announces availability of the Final Draft LOSOM Water Control Plan/Meeting 7/20/2023 EPA recommends water filters to purge most forever chemicals from Florida’s drinking water 7/20/2023 Lee County Dept. of Health issues Health Caution for two sites in Caloosahatchee 7/18/2023 Lee County Dept. of Health lifts health alerts for 4 Caloosahatchee sites 7/17/2023 Extreme heat may show effects in Florida’s oceans, lakes, coral reefs 7/17/2023 Big Carlos Pass Bridge will be closed for fishing beginning July 23rd 7/17/2023 Cape Coral combats blue-green algae 7/14/2023 Volunteers wanted for Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch 7/14/2023 Despite survey results, North Port commissioners want Warm Mineral Springs development to continue 7/14/2023 SWFWMD to hold peer review of recommended minimum flows for Horse Creek and Charlie Creek 7/13/2023 Blue-green algae are migrating to the Caloosahatchee estuary 7/13/2023 Cape Coral residents worry planned homes, hotel and marina could hurt wildlife, increase flooding 7/12/2023 Wild vs. Farmed: Intense debate surrounds proposed offshore fish farm off coast of Sarasota 7/12/2023 Severity of blue-green algae in Lee County prompts halt of water releases from Lake O 7/11/2023 FWC releases new red tide video on seafood safety 7/10/2023 Higel Marine Park to close 7/23 for underwater cleanup 7/10/2023 As blue-green algae spreads, Lee County Health Dept. issues more Caloosahatchee warnings 7/7/2023 Lee County Health Dept. issues Health Caution for two more Caloosahatchee locations 7/6/2023 FWC cancels blue crab trap closure for Collier, Lee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties 7/6/2023 Autonomous robots that eat algae blooms tested on Lake O 7/6/2023 DEP Launches Water Quality Protection Grant Portal for Fiscal Year 2023-24 7/6/2023 Glades County Dept. of Health issues Health Alerts for Moore Haven, Ortona Lock locations 7/6/2023 USGS estimates potential spread of invasive species carried by hurricane-induced flooding 7/3/2023 Cape Coral fighting blue-green algae to prevent total outbreak 7/3/2023 Southwest Florida wildlands to become part of the National Wildlife Refuge System 7/3/2023 Top Florida Ports official seeks petition to protect whales tossed 7/3/2023 Florida DEP Launches the Resilient Florida Grant Application Portal 7/3/2023 Army Corps commander explains Lake O wet season strategy 6/29/2023 More Caloosahatchee River sites added to Health Caution list from Florida DOH 6/28/2023 City of North Port creating Natural Resources Division to enhance focus on environment 6/28/2023 Polk County Health Department lifts Health Alert for Lake Hollingsworth-Lakeland Water Ski Club 6/28/2023 Lawmakers tout boost in funding for clean water projects 6/27/2023 Sarasota man aims to make environmental science understandable 6/27/2023 Florida Department of Health issues statewide Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Advisory 6/27/2023 Lee Commissioners award contract for Waterway Infrastructure Risk and Resiliency Plan 6/26/2023 Blue-green algae spreading across Lee County 6/24/2023 Lee County Health Dept. issues Health Alert for Caloosahatchee River-multiple locations 6/24/2023 Mote Marine Lab to release 20,000 red drum in Sarasota and Charlotte counties 6/23/2023 Bonita Springs makes changes to its sea turtle ordinance 6/22/2023 Cape Coral’s Horton Park Boat Ramp to reopen June 23rd 6/22/2023 Independence Day event to close Cape Coral Bridge 6/22/2023 Lee County Health Dept. issues Health Caution for Caloosahatchee River-West 1st St. and Altamont Ave 6/22/2023 DeSantis to pause bans on fertilizer. Advocates worry it’ll worsen water woes 6/20/2023 Sarasota County purchases 32 acres along Curry Creek 6/20/2023 City of Cape Coral using ‘bubble curtains’ to combat blue-green algae 6/20/2023 Lee County fertilizer restriction period now in effect 6/16/2023 Lake Okeechobee almost completely covered in algae, sparking summer concerns 6/15/2023 Army Corps increases water releases from Lake Okeechobee 6/14/2023 Blue-green algae a concern as Army Corps increases Lake O releases 6/14/2023 Polk County Dept. of Health issues Health Alerts for five lakes 6/14/2023 Polk County Dept. of Health LIFTS Health Alert for Peace River at Ft. Meade Rec. Area 6/14/2023 Polk County Dept. of Health LIFTS Health Alert for Peace River at State Road 60 6/14/2023 Hardee County Dept. of Health LIFTS Health Alert for Peace River-Crews Park Boat Ramp 6/14/2023 Lee County Dept. of Health issues Blue-Green Algae Health Caution for Caloosahatchee River locations 6/14/2023 Lee County Health Dept. of Health issues Health Caution for Caloosahatchee River-Davis Boat Ramp 6/14/2023 New Lake Okeechobee release plan delayed until 2024 6/14/2023 Army Corps: Expect nutrient-laden Lake O releases through at least late summer, early fall 6/14/2023 City of Punta Gorda steps in to help senior community without water 6/14/2023 SWFWMD to perform prescribed burn in Deep Creek Preserve, DeSoto County 6/6/2023 Good news: The Sargassum belt has shrunk 6/6/2023 SCOTUS wetlands decision could spell more construction, major impact on Florida 6/5/2023 June 1 brings fertilizer ban to Lee, Charlotte, parts of Collier 6/5/2023 Lake O is high at the start of hurricane season, and why that matters 6/5/2023 Septic-to-sewer projects face challenges 6/5/2023 Lee County lifts burn ban 6/5/2023 How the Supreme Court’s wetlands ruling could impact pollution, flooding 5/31/2023 A perfect ‘pathogen’ storm: Vibrio bacteria, Sargassum and plastic marine debris 5/31/2023 Lakeland to harvest invasive aquatic plants from Lake Hollingsworth 5/30/2023 Lee County Health Dept. issues Health Alert for Caloosahatchee River-Fort Myers Shores 5/30/2023 Lake Okeechobee blue-green algae levels rising 5/30/2023 Glades County Health Dept. issues Blue-Green Algae Health Alert for area around Ortona Lock and Dam 5/30/2023 Glades County Health Dept. issues Blue-Green Algae Health Alert for Moore Haven Lock and Dam 5/30/2023 Pilings being replaced at Marina Park in Venice, 5/30-6/2 5/30/2023 Oyster shells are being dumped in Turtle Bay as a restoration measure 5/26/2023 SCOTUS sinks Clean Water Act protection for 51% of U.S. waters 5/26/2023 Water management districts want visitors to enjoy Florida’s springs and rivers responsibly 5/26/2023 Submissions being accepted for CHNEP 2024 Nature Calendar through July 1st 5/26/2023 Registration now open for 2023 Watershed Summit 5/26/2023 Cape Coral under severe drought, city urges residents to conserve water 5/26/2023 Public invited to groundbreaking ceremony for Big Carlos Pass Bridge replacement 5/26/2023 SFWMD and FDEP keep careful watch on Lake O algae 5/25/2023 Lee County to hold public meeting on Cape Coral Bridge June 20th 5/24/2023 Red tide? Seaweed blob? Nope, scientists are watching a different algae 5/24/2023 DeSoto County Health Dept. issues Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Peace River @ Veterans Park 5/24/2023 Polk County Dept. of Health issues Health Alert for Lake Smart-at Hibiscus Drive 5/22/2023 Polk County Dept. of Health issues Health Alert for Lake Rochelle, at Dock 5/22/2023 Hardee County Dept. of Health extends Health Caution for Peace River-Crews Park Boat Ramp 5/22/2023 City of Lakeland announces Lake Hollingsworth Stormwater Treatment Retrofit Project 5/22/2023 Mote Marine Lab and Sarasota County partner to improve water in Alligator Creek 5/22/2023 Experts concerned as algae blooms expand along shore of Pine Island Road 5/18/2023 Florida environment groups, businesses urge DeSantis to veto ‘attack’ on fertilizer bans 5/17/2023 Resilient Lee’s infrastructure branch seeks to make improvements for future storms 5/17/2023 Research seeks to transform HAB management 5/17/2023 Lee County to receive $1.131B in FEMA grants 5/17/2023 Native wildlife, plants thrive as result of seasonal low water levels at Myakka 5/15/2023 FWC May 17 workshop in Lee County encourages gopher tortoise conservation 5/15/2023 Polk County Health Dept. issues Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Hancock-South Central 5/11/2023 DeSoto County Health Dept. issues Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Peace River @ Brownville Park 5/9/2023 Commission didn’t increase water rates for 8 years, now Lee residents will pay the price 5/9/2023 Cape Coral fertilizer restrictions begin June 1st 5/8/2023 Lawmakers give green light to seagrass technology innovation bill 5/8/2023 Ft. Myers Beach receives $10 million in state aid for stormwater assistance 5/3/2023 Drones offer more efficient way to survey vital oyster reefs 5/3/2023 Manatee residents invited to join Environmental Lands Management and Acquisition Committee 5/3/2023 Lee County asks Florida DOT to replace Little Pine Island Bridge 5/3/2023 Florida lawmakers propose statewide preemption of local fertilizer use restrictions 5/2/2023 Florida governor awards $100 million to coastal communities impacted by hurricanes 5/1/2023 Blue-Green Algae Bloom Caution issued for Peace River-Crews Park Boat Ramp 5/1/2023 Sea turtle nesting season starts May 1; Property owners urged to make sure lighting is ready 5/1/2023 North Port breaks ground on Gateway Corridor water and sewer expansions 4/25/2023 North Port residents invited to post-Ian Community Resilience Workshop 4/25/2023 Polk County urges its residents to take flooding seriously 4/25/2023 Winter Haven resiliency efforts to be featured at May 3rd Resilient Florida Forum 4/24/2023 Lee County Health Department issues red tide alert for Bowditch Point Park Beach and Lynn Hall Beach 4/21/2023 Provide your feedback for the future of Warm Mineral Springs Park 4/20/2023 How will the Great Atlantic Sargassum Blob affect Florida’s west coast? 4/20/2023 U.S. House fails to override Biden’s veto of resolution to overturn EPA water rule 4/20/2023 Army Corps to cut releases from Lake Okeechobee to St. Lucie, Caloosahatchee River 4/17/2023 Laishley Marina boat ramp to be closed for maintenance 4/17/2023 Polk County Dept. of Health issues Health Alert for Lake Hancock-South Central 4/12/2023 Punta Gorda Utilities: Drinking water is safe despite ‘taste and odor issues’ 4/12/2023 Cape Coral urges residents to conserve water 4/10/2023 Polk County Dept. of Health LIFTS Health Alert for Lake Hollingsworth 4/10/2023 Lavenders Landing Boat Ramp lanes partially closed during the week for repairs 4/10/2023 SFWMD extends temporary burn ban to its lands in Highlands, Lee, Orange, Osceola, Polk Counties 4/10/2023 Wildfire threat grows as Florida drought gets steadily worse 4/7/2023 Neighbors sink plan to bulldoze mangroves to build 55-home development near Shell Point 4/7/2023 Polk County officials issue burn ban 4/7/2023 North Port’s Warm Mineral Springs is set to reopen as the potential for development looms 4/6/2023 Florida has the most lead pipes in the U.S. and is getting $376 million for drinking water upgrades 4/6/2023 Collaborative research seeks to reduce risk of harmful algal blooms from Lake Okeechobee discharges 4/5/2023 City of Punta Gorda reminds residents to conserve water by following irrigation restrictions 4/4/2023 Florida cities wary of bill that would cap transfers from municipal utilities to general revenue 4/3/2023 Senate votes to roll back Biden administration clean water rule 4/3/2023 Lee County Health Dept. issues Red Tide Alert for Gasparilla Island State Park 4/3/2023 Red tide research not slowing down despite shrinking bloom 3/31/2023 FGCU expert says smelly algae in Cape Coral canal is normal 3/31/2023 UPDATE: Water protections removed from fertilizer bill 3/31/2023 Cape Coral approves assessments for more homeowners to hook into city water and sewer 3/30/2023 SFWMD encourages SWFL water users to conserve water amid continued dry conditions 3/30/2023 Army Corps seeks public input for proposed dredging of Gulf Intracoastal Waterway 3/29/2023 Marina Park public boat ramp access impacted by Hurricane Ian debris collection 3/29/2023 Punta Gorda residents asked to be mindful of boating speed to preserve hurricane-damaged seawalls 3/29/2023 Conservation Foundation of Gulf Coast invites public to join Myakka restoration initiative 3/28/2023 Army Corps of Engineers delays new Lake Okeechobee water release guidance 3/28/2023 Researchers finish weeklong study of post-Ian Gulf water quality 3/27/2023 Volunteers needed for algae bloom study  3/27/2023 Lee County Health Department lifts Red Tide Alert for multiple locations after recent sample results 3/27/2023 City of Venice seeking applicants for Environmental Advisory Board 3/27/2023 Charlotte County helping replenish water levels of Cape Coral canals 3/23/2023 Register now for citywide Earth Day cleanup in Cape Coral 3/23/2023 What is the answer to Florida’s red tide problem? Local experts say it won’t be cheap 3/20/2023 Red tide numbers waning in Lee, Collier waters, still prevalent elsewhere in Gulf 3/20/2023 Volunteers needed for seagrass monitoring program 3/20/2023 FWC, DEP visit SW Florida to survey red tide conditions, ensure local needs are being met 3/20/2023 New Sanibel-Captiva group shares dramatic lessons from Hurricane Ian 3/20/2023 SFWMD issues temporary burn ban on District lands in Collier and Hendry Counties 3/17/2023 New lake schedule delayed due to red tide concerns 3/16/2023 University of Central Florida uses 6-foot ‘test tubes’ to study red tide 3/16/2023 Cape Coral’s ‘bubble curtain’ under maintenance to combat blue-green algae 3/15/2023 EPA to limit toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water 3/15/2023 Everest Canal intermittent closure at Caloosahatchee River 3/13/2023 Health officials issue red tide alert for Lee County 3/13/2023 Seaweed blob visible from space takes aim at Florida Gulf coast 3/13/2023 How Lake Okeechobee contributes to red tide 3/13/2023 Cape Coral utility expansion worries residents 3/13/2023 Reef installation to fight algae and red tide 3/10/2023 Florida’s love-hate relationship with phosphorus 3/10/2023 International treaty to protect world’s oceans will help SWFL 3/10/2023 Florida impacts kick federal beach renourishment policy back to panel 3/10/2023 Was Florida red tide made worse by Hurricane Ian? Here’s what we know 3/2/2023 FWC invites public to Lake Apopka hydrilla management meeting 3/2/2023 Hurricane debris contractors working at San Carlos Bay 3/2/2023 Port Charlotte Beach Park site of waterway debris removal 3/1/2023 Expect ‘a summer of slime’ on Lake Okeechobee, Caloosahatchee River 2/28/2023 Researchers looking into toxins that Blue-Green Algae release into the air 2/28/2023 Red tide is back in Pinellas County — and worse in Sarasota, Manatee 2/24/2023 Lee Commissioners approve construction contract for Big Carlos Pass Bridge 2/23/2023 More sites added to Lee County Health Alert for red tide 2/21/2023 City of Fort Myers urges water conservation in light of dry conditions, above-average usage 2/21/2023 Ian storm surge changed Sanibel’s freshwater lake environments, bringing new algae concerns 2/20/2023 Lake O releases planned for Sediment Study on February 21 through 24 2/20/2023 Register now for Southwest Florida Climate Summit 2/17/2023 Red tide bloom gaining strength in some areas, expert says it may be fading overall 2/17/2023 Water managers concerned about high level of Lake Okeechobee 2/17/2023 Septic systems contributing to Lee County’s water quality issues 2/17/2023 No debate anymore: Climate change makes extreme weather worse, federal scientists say 2/17/2023 Florida DEP grant to fund stormwater improvements at Pine Lake Preserve in Bonita Springs 2/16/2023 Florida DEP grant to fund septic-to-sewer projects in Bonita Springs 2/16/2023 Will more roofs and residents mean more storm water runoff for one Bonita Springs community? 2/16/2023 Scientists working on compounds to combat red tide 2/15/2023 Polk County Dept. of Health issues Health Alert for Lake Hollingsworth at Lakeland Water Ski Club 2/15/2023 Researchers measure water conditions that lead to red tide in SWFL 2/14/2023 Sarasota climate expert urges climate change preparation; Florida faces ‘triple threat’ 2/14/2023 Lee County announces phased opening of beach parks 2/14/2023 SWFL officials developing beach renourishment projects to help coasts recover 2/13/2023 SWFWMD seeking peer review panelists for Horse Creek and Charlie Creek 2/13/2023 DEP launches Hurricane Stormwater and Wastewater Assistance Grant Program 2/13/2023 Higel Boat Ramp to close 2/15 for sunken vessel removal 2/10/2023 Health officials issue Red Tide Alert for Lee County 2/9/2023 Study: Gulf of Mexico has warmed at twice rate of global oceans 2/9/2023 Fort Myers Beach approves plans to restore, rebuild beaches 2/8/2023 City of Punta Gorda Public Works provides post-storm seawall maintenance information 2/6/2023 Burrowing owls defenders say heavy equipment for Hurricane Ian debris is crushing underground nests 2/6/2023 Lee County Natural Resources reminds residents and visitors to conserve water 2/6/2023 Green algae present in waters around Sanibel 2/1/2023 Lee County officials planning development of wastewater treatment site 2/1/2023 Florida DEP accepting applications for erosion project grants 2/1/2023 Registration now open for Energy Coach volunteer training 1/31/2023 Health officials issue Red Tide Alerts for Lee County 1/31/2023 DEP protects nearly 12,000 acres within the Peace River watershed 1/27/2023 After 18 years, $1.5B Lake O dike repair is done 1/26/2023 The next meeting of the Blue-Green Algae Task Force will be on Feb 1st 1/26/2023 USF engineering-led team awarded $2.5M federal grant for coastal harmful algal bloom research 1/24/2023 USACE begins increased Lake Okeechobee releases to St. Lucie Estuary 1/24/2023 Health Department officials issue red tide Health Alert for Lee County 1/24/2023 Lee County Dept. of Health issues county-wide precautionary swim advisory 1/24/2023 Major environmental summit urges focus on challenge of climate change in Southwest Florida 1/20/2023 City of Cape Coral begins work to clean up canals after Ian 1/17/2023 Lee Commissioners accept $5M in emergency recovery grant funds for beach renourishment 1/17/2023 Lee Commissioners vote to acquire parcels through Conservation 20/20 program 1/17/2023 No debate anymore: Climate change makes extreme weather worse, federal scientists say 1/13/2023 Calusa Waterkeeper to retire after decades defending clean SWFL water 1/11/2023 Florida’s emergency chief seeks changes in disaster response 1/11/2023 Lee County to hold a public meeting about the Southeast Water Reclamation Facility Project 1/10/2023 Researchers look at ways to control Red Tide 1/10/2023 Key Florida lawmaker focuses on shifting from septic tanks to sewer systems 1/9/2023 Florida is fighting to feed starving manatees this winter 1/6/2023 SWFWMD schedules prescribed fires in southern Sarasota County 1/6/2023 SWFWMD schedules prescribed fires in Charlotte and DeSoto counties 1/6/2023 New year, same goal: A debris-free Florida 1/6/2023 Army Corps hopes to lower lake during dry season 1/4/2023 Boca Grande 5th Street public docks closed for scheduled replacement 1/4/2023 Feds testing willing area residents for exposure to blue-green algae 1/4/2023 Water quality experts talk swimming, exposure to bacteria during Q and A session 1/4/2023 UCF researchers collect critical high-water mark data in Cape Coral following Ian 1/4/2023 Estero Council has new date for public forum on water quality, environment issues 12/15/2022 After Ian and Nicole, experts warn of health risks from blue-green algae 12/14/2022 Nature recovers faster than infrastructure at Myakka River State Park 12/13/2022 Flesh-eating bacteria cases at a 15-year high in Florida 12/8/2022 Health officials lift swim advisory for toxic red tide on Bonita Beach, Fort Myers Beach 12/6/2022 Fort Myers utilities director addresses water quality concerns after water main break 12/6/2022 EPA: Florida must change water quality standards to protect citizens’ health 12/6/2022 Polk health officials issue Blue-green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Whistler-Dock 12/6/2022 Canal debris mapping help needed in Cape Coral 12/6/2022 Scientists from the U.S., Mexico, and Cuba met to start combating acidification in the Gulf of Mexic 12/6/2022 HOA Boards and Managers: Register now for Healthy Ponds Workshop 12/5/2022 Army Corps: Lake O too high, releases to Caloosahatchee to grow in wake of hurricanes 12/5/2022 Cape Coral code enforcement emphasizing watering restriction violations 12/5/2022 Nonprofit helps marine scientists study Southwest Florida’s waters 12/2/2022 USACE Increases Lake Okeechobee releases to Caloosahatchee 12/2/2022 FWC commissioners vote to deny captive breeding of diamondback terrapins 12/2/2022 Charlotte County solid waste facility now accepting hazardous waste and sharps 12/1/2022 FEMA redraws SWFL flood zone maps 12/1/2022 Florida wildlife officials approve protections for endangered manatees 12/1/2022 Charlotte County boat ramp and fishing piers to undergo maintenance 11/30/2022 FWC now accepting applications for newly created Vessel Turn-In Program 11/29/2022 Expedition retraces a legendary explorer’s travels through the once-pristine Everglades 11/28/2022 How floating wetlands are helping to clean up urban waters 11/23/2022 Lee County health officials issue Red Tide Alert for Lighthouse Beach Park 11/23/2022 Federal funding for water storage north of Lake O delayed 11/22/2022 FWC Harmful Algal Bloom Grant Program funds three projects 11/22/2022 Here, there, everywhere: Red tide plagues SWFL after Hurricane Ian 11/22/2022 Petition urges USFWS to protect Florida manatees as endangered 11/22/2022 Lake Okeechobee water levels seem to have peaked following Ian and Nicole 11/21/2022 Red tide is drifting north and is now at the mouth of Tampa Bay 11/21/2022 Lee County Health Department issues additional red tide Health Alerts 11/21/2022 These tools can be used to report marine debris to the state for removal 11/18/2022 UPDATE: FWC extends derelict vessel waiver to Dec. 31st 11/18/2022 Fort Myers applies for FEMA funding to mitigate canal erosion 11/18/2022 Army Corps to begin Lake Okeechobee releases to Caloosahatchee on Nov. 19th 11/18/2022 SCCF: Water quality deteriorating after Ian and Nicole 11/17/2022 Polk County Health Dept. issues Health Alert for Lake Whistler-NE 11/15/2022 Red tide getting worse in Southwest Florida 11/15/2022 FWC reminds owners unable to salvage their storm-damaged vessels that waivers are still available 11/14/2022 Red tide conditions return to Southwest Florida 11/9/2022 Coastal safety after Hurricane Ian: Q&A with Florida Sea Grant experts 11/3/2022 Researchers watching for potential algae surges as part of Hurricane Ian aftermath 11/3/2022 Lee Commissioners approve Conservation 20/20 purchases in Bokeelia, North Ft. Myers 11/2/2022 SWFWMD recognizes 35th anniversary of SWIM program 10/31/2022 Charlotte County waterway debris removal to begin Oct. 31st 10/31/2022 FWC assessing thousands of ‘displaced’ vessels in the wake of Ian 10/31/2022 SWFWMD: Check your irrigation timer when you ‘fall back’ to standard time 10/31/2022 W.P. Franklin Lock recreational facilities remain closed following Hurricane Ian 10/31/2022 Wildlife group: Please don’t pile storm debris on burrowing owl nests 10/31/2022 Army Corps begins Lake Okeechobee releases to Caloosahatchee 10/28/2022 Coastal construction/restoration in Charlotte County must conform to Sea Turtle Lighting Zones rules 10/27/2022 Ian hit southwest Florida just as state, feds began spending $$$ on climate resistance 10/27/2022 How Hurricane Ian swamped Florida rivers: Before-and-after photos show record floods 10/27/2022 Red tide algae is back in Southwest Florida waters. Here’s what experts predict 10/27/2022 Drone captures post-Ian tide of nutrient-laden stormwater from Caloosahatchee 10/26/2022 Higel Marine Park to close 11/1 for sunken vessel removal 10/26/2022 Apply now for Florida Lake Management Society’s ‘Love Your Lake’ grants 10/26/2022 Charlotte County extends free private well testing to Oct. 27th 10/25/2022 Mandatory boil water notice continues in Fort Myers Beach 10/24/2022 Experts: Hurricane Ian’s floodwaters could lead to worse algae blooms 10/24/2022 Update: FWC responds to red tide in Southwest Florida 10/24/2022 Warm Mineral Springs Park to remain closed due to public safety concerns 10/20/2022 Polk County DOH extends Health Alert for Lake Henry 10/19/2022 Lake O rising as storm runoff flows south 10/18/2022 Hurricane Ian storm surge led to record number of Vibrio vulnificus cases 10/18/2022 Post-hurricane water quality update from the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program 10/18/2022 SFWMD and Lee County working to clear hurricane debris from area waterways 10/18/2022 FWC creates hotline to address thousands of vessels displaced by Hurricane Ian 10/17/2022 Dangers hide in the water after a hurricane 10/17/2022 City of Fort Myers rescinds its boil water notice for all of its communities 10/17/2022 Gulf of Mexico rose 15 feet in southwest Florida during Ian 10/17/2022 SWFWMD sharply curtails funding for stormwater projects 10/17/2022 Free private well testing available to Charlotte County residents Oct. 17-20 10/17/2022 Two city boat ramps closed until further notice 10/13/2022 Could red tide become a problem after Hurricane Ian? 10/12/2022 Boil Water Notice lifted for the majority of Lee County Utilities service area 10/11/2022 What we know (and don’t) about how climate change impacts hurricanes like Ian 10/10/2022 Englewood water service restored, boil water notice rescinded. 10/10/2022 Lake Okeechobee rising as storm water drains south 10/10/2022 Boil Water Notice rescinded for City of Cape Coral 10/10/2022 Boil Water Notice rescinded for all Charlotte County Utilities customers 10/10/2022 Water reservice resored to Little Hickory Island on Bonita Beach 10/10/2022 FWC reminds boaters: Use caution after Hurricane Ian 10/10/2022 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program and partners perform post-Ian water quality assessment 10/7/2022 Normal services returning to Charlotte County 10/5/2022 Peace River submerges Arcadia after breaking 110-year-old flood record 10/5/2022 Florida DOH to private well owners in flood areas: Use caution, get wells tested immediately 10/5/2022 City of Sanibel organizing volunteers for post-hurricane cleanup 10/3/2022 City of Bonita Springs warns of flood risk as the Imperial River continues to rise 10/3/2022 Charlotte County post-hurricane information 10/3/2022 Fort Myers hurricane recovery resources – Updated daily 10/3/2022 Do you know the main hazards caused by hurricanes and tropical weather? 9/26/2022 Keeping an eye on water levels in Lake Okeechobee 9/26/2022 Storm preparedness for Lee County residents 9/26/2022 Sandbag Sites to Open Sunday in Polk 9/26/2022 Charlotte County urges contractor storm preparations 9/26/2022 Researchers will study how to best support Florida mangrove and coral reef ecosystems 9/23/2022 Charlotte County joins eighth annual ‘Imagine a Day Without Water’ 9/23/2022 Health officials issue Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Henry-NW 9/21/2022 Lee Commissioners vote to support Blind Pass Inlet Management Plan Feasibility Project 9/21/2022 Venice Myakka River Park closed due to flooding 9/20/2022 42nd Annual Swan Roundup to take place on October 18th 9/20/2022 Lee County targets pet-friendly neighborhoods to help combat algae problems 9/19/2022 Warm Mineral Springs habitat restoration will help manatees 9/16/2022 Eighth annual 7 Rivers Water Festival Saturday 9/16/2022 Army Corps invites public to participate in tree-planting event at Franklin Lock 9/16/2022 Volunteers needed in Cape Coral for algae bloom study 9/15/2022 UPDATE: Cape Coral rescinds citywide boil water notice 9/13/2022 Florida scientists will study how homeowners affect the water quality of stormwater ponds 9/13/2022 Report: Sea level rise will affect the property lines of Florida’s coastal counties 9/13/2022 Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park closed due to flooding 9/13/2022 SFWMD planning two public workshops on flood resiliency in September 9/13/2022 USACE changes target flows from Lake O to the Caloosahatchee to zero 9/13/2022 Lee County Natural Resources monitors blue-green algae bloom growth 9/9/2022 Estero Council of Community Leaders to host water quality forum on October 13th 9/8/2022 Study shows fertilizer ordinances improve water quality (but timing matters) 9/8/2022 Toxic blue-green algae becoming a possible health concern for North Fort Myers residents 9/8/2022 Harmful algae bloom in North Fort Myers canal concerns scientists 9/7/2022 Lee County helps residents make connection between pet waste and water quality 9/7/2022 Lee Commissioners approve funding agreement for water data collection 9/7/2022 Lake O level continues to drop 9/6/2022 Human link to Red Tide highlights need for better water monitoring 9/6/2022 Island Park residents say more needs to be done to prevent Ten Mile Canal flooding 9/2/2022 Red tide projections indicate no toxic blooms in the near future, but that could change 9/2/2022 Fort Myers begins work to stop chronic flooding on Fowler Street 8/31/2022 Haines City must fix pipes responsible for wastewater leak or pay fine 8/31/2022 Snook catch-and-release rules extended for Charlotte Harbor, Lower Lemon Bay effective Sept. 1 8/31/2022 USF study: Oyster reefs threatened by changes to Florida’s climate 8/30/2022 FWC releases new red tide video to educate visitors and residents 8/30/2022 Mote hosts workshop to guide implementation of mitigation tools for Florida red tide 8/26/2022 Cape Coral Floodplain Management Annual Report now available 8/25/2022 Florida Gulf Coast University opens newly built Water School 8/23/2022 Sarasota researchers find evidence that airborne exposure to red tide could have neurological impact 8/22/2022 FIT Researchers: Biochar may help fight against harmful algal blooms 8/22/2022 USACE slightly reduces target flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee 8/16/2022 FGCU Water School studying toxicity of airborne blue-green algae 8/16/2022 Can citizen scientists turn the tide against America’s toxic algal blooms? 8/15/2022 Water quality woes in SW Florida linked to seeping septic systems 8/15/2022 SWFWMD seeks public input on annual MFL prioritization 8/15/2022 Human fecal bacteria found in Lee County waters 8/11/2022 Neighborhoods of Quinn/Downs/Dean Streets and west of Imperial Pkwy drainage improvements meeting 8/9/2022 Private company hired to remove green algae from Cape Coral canals 8/9/2022 NOAA and Saildrone launch seven hurricane-tracking surface drones 8/9/2022 Florida’s Blue-Green Algae Task Force meets after half-year hiatus 8/8/2022 Florida’s algae bloom response called too limited, too slow 8/5/2022 Cape Coral residents asked to stay inside due to blue-green algae stench 8/4/2022 Study: Most rainwater on Earth contains PFAS exceeding safe levels 8/4/2022 Climate experts predict Southwest Florida will see daily tidal floods by the year 2100 8/3/2022 Venice offers "Utilities Conservation Kits" to city residents 8/2/2022 Army Corps further reduces target flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee 8/1/2022 Another research study implicates nutrient pollution in exacerbating red tides 8/1/2022 Cape Coral officials attempt to lower canal algae blooms 7/29/2022 Plans to dig DeSoto County’s first phosphate mine are on hold 7/29/2022 UPDATED: No Swim Advisory LIFTED for all Sarasota County beaches 7/29/2022 Ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held for irrigation tanks, pump station 7/29/2022 Water outages planned in Cape Coral 7/29/2022 SWFWMD purchases Horse Creek Ranch conservation easement to protect Peace River 7/29/2022 Shoreline restoration project begins on Lake Morton 7/28/2022 EPA Announces $132 Million for National Estuary Programs from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law 7/27/2022 New law requires the state to hit certain cleanup levels of toxic ‘forever chemicals’ 7/27/2022 Army Corps solicits public comments on LOSOM draft NEPA documents 7/27/2022 Army Corps to release LOSOM update as stakeholder concerns remain 7/26/2022 Black algae washes up along the shores of the Caloosahatchee River 7/26/2022 Florida’s fertilizer use is affecting beach water quality 7/22/2022 Calusa Waterkeepers closely monitoring ‘milky’ waters around Matlacha 7/21/2022 FAU study assesses climate warming, water management impacts on West Florida's continental shelf 7/21/2022 Florida’s vanishing beaches: The fight against coastal erosion 7/19/2022 UPDATE: Beach Advisory LIFTED for Bonita Beach Park 7/19/2022 Brown patches along Gulf beaches are likely algae, scientist says 7/19/2022 Florida restaurants now facing stronger regulations for grease disposal 7/19/2022 Health officials issue Blue-Green Algae Bloom Caution for Lake Hancock (Center) 7/18/2022 FWC approves derelict Vessel Turn-In Program 7/15/2022 Cedar Point Environmental Park Pier closed July 18-21 7/15/2022 Lee County boat ramp to close temporarily for improvements 7/14/2022 UF research: Norms, not knowledge, drive irrigation habits 7/14/2022 Center for Food Safety: Nationwide aquaculture permit may violate Endangered Species Act 7/13/2022 Florida provides funding for coastal restoration with seagrass, clams 7/13/2022 Public comment invited on Lower West Coast Water Supply Plan Update 7/13/2022 USACE reduces target flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee 7/12/2022 SWFWMD to hold virtual public meeting on land management plans 7/12/2022 Contaminated oysters found as far north as Tampa Bay could pose health risks 7/7/2022 “Protecting Florida Together” water quality grants portal is now open 7/6/2022 Charlotte County offering flood workshops in July and August 7/6/2022 SFWMD extends deadline to July 22nd for comment on draft Sea Level Rise and Flood Resiliency Plan 7/6/2022 Florida Sea Grant, GCOOS and FWRI collaborate on new red tide messaging poster 6/30/2022 Guidelines for the 2022 sea turtle nesting season 6/28/2022 Polk County Dept. of Health issues Health Alert for Lake Crago (by Boat Ramp) 6/28/2022 SWFWMD scheduling prescribed fires in CHNEP area from July through September 6/28/2022 Volunteers needed for “Eyes on Seagrass” monitoring program 6/27/2022 Polk County Health officials lift health alert for Lake Hamilton 6/27/2022 FEMA Announces Effective Date for New Charlotte County Flood Risk Maps 6/24/2022 New law directs DEP to set up PFAS cleanup rules, as feds issue advisory 6/23/2022 Are humans making toxic algae blooms worse and more frequent? A new study aims to finds out 6/23/2022 EPA grants permit for Ocean Era aquaculture demonstration project off of Sarasota County 6/21/2022 Governor signs bill putting all soil and water board seats on the ballot days before qualifying 6/21/2022 UPDATE: Blue-green algae bloom alert LIFTED for the Caloosahatchee River-North Shore Park 6/17/2022 Cape Coral sees blue-green algae pop up in multiple canals 6/17/2022 Cape Coral enacts new citywide, year-round, two-day-a-week irrigation rules 6/16/2022 Fort Myers will begin transitioning back to city-sourced water on June 15th 6/15/2022 Polk County Dept. of Health issues blue-green algae Health Caution for Lake Mariam 6/14/2022 Polk County Dept. of Health issues blue-green algae Health Caution for Lake Buffum 6/14/2022 Fort Myers issuing permits for water mains but can’t promise anything will flow through them 6/13/2022 $12 million construction contract for Phase 2 of Dona Bay Watershed restoration approved 6/13/2022 Groundbreaking ceremony for Yellow Fever Creek Preserve set for June 24th 6/13/2022 House OKs WRDA water bill that would help reduce Lake Okeechobee releases. Now what? 6/10/2022 FWC investigating after manatee dies in Chiquita Lock 6/10/2022 Governor vetoes controversial Lake O bill SB 2508 6/9/2022 NOAA proposes sites for fish farms in the Gulf of Mexico 6/9/2022 Governor vetoes funding for southwest Florida water projects 6/7/2022 Lee County DOH issues Algae Bloom Alert for Franklin Lock C43 Canal 6/6/2022 Polk County DOH issues blue-green algae bloom caution for Lake Hancock, Lake Crago & Lake Mattie 6/6/2022 Florida Fishery Foundation provides oysters on a rope for water filtration 6/6/2022 Charlotte County’s Hayward Canal dredging begins, continues until November 6/6/2022 Volunteers invited for native plant project at Buckingham Community Park 6/6/2022 UF researchers are studying flows at Charlotte Harbor tidal inlets 6/3/2022 Punta Gorda inlets to be dredged 6/3/2022 Fish license-free two weekends in June 6/2/2022 USFWS agrees to update critical habitat for Florida manatees 6/2/2022 Online ‘Florida Friendly Angler’ course is now available 5/31/2022 ‘Eyes on Seagrass’ volunteer training to be offered July 7th 5/31/2022 Polk County Dept. of Health issues blue-green algae bloom caution for Lake Hancock 5/27/2022 Florida DEP detects blue-green algae bloom in Lake Hamilton 5/27/2022 Charlotte County fertilizer ban begins June 1st 5/27/2022 SFWMD to host Flood Impact Assessment Tool workshop May 31st 5/27/2022 Tampa Bay area student researchers return from studying the Gulf of Mexico’s health 5/27/2022 “Gunk” fouling Peace River in Punta Gorda is cyanobacteria and macroalgae 5/25/2022 Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex designated Outstanding Partner by FYCCN 5/23/2022 Gulf Coast commercial fishermen file lawsuit over new red grouper quotas 5/23/2022 Activated charcoal used to combat blue-green algae in Cape Coral canal 5/20/2022 Cape Coral treating blue-green algae bloom in a canal system 5/19/2022 Cape Coral fertilizer restrictions begin June 1st 5/19/2022 Experts weigh in on effectiveness of storm detention ponds 5/17/2022 Sarasota County residents can enjoy free admission to Warm Mineral Springs Park on July 30th 5/17/2022 Lee Commissioners approve agreement with Army Corps for Gasparilla Island beach nourishment 5/17/2022 Lee Commissioners vote to pursue Conservation 20/20 purchases in Bokeelia and Lehigh Acres 5/17/2022 SWFWMD to hold peer review of wetland-based criteria for minimum wetland and lake levels 5/17/2022 United Nations offers free online freshwater water quality courses 5/16/2022 Snook and redfish remain catch-and-release only through August 5/16/2022 Fort Myers adds two new water wells to create millions of gallons per day 5/16/2022 House passes South Florida Coastal Clean Waters Act, requiring study of HABs 5/16/2022 Daily closures planned for Port Charlotte’s South Gulf Cove Lock 5/10/2022 Lee County boat ramps to close temporarily for ramp maintenance 5/10/2022 City of Cape Coral receives third Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Award 5/9/2022 Landowner Assistance Expo 2022 to take place June 7th 5/9/2022 FDEP invites stakeholders to participate in public meeting on TMDL prioritization 5/6/2022 Lee Commissioners approve maintenance contract for water quality projects 5/4/2022 Water managers in ever-growing Southwest Florida work to ensure the drinking water supply is safe 5/2/2022 Bayshore Live Oak Park fishing pier closed 4/28/2022 Fishermen and scientists probe phosphate's connection to Florida red tides 4/28/2022 City of Cape Coral declares Stage 1 Water Shortage Condition 4/26/2022 Lee County approves expansion of Alva Scrub Preserve 4/26/2022 Calusa Waterkeeper finds high levels of bacteria in Billy Creek 4/21/2022 FGCU Water School promotes pond management through HOA project 4/20/2022 Climate change fueled extreme rainfall during the record 2020 hurricane reason 4/20/2022 Sarasota researcher predicts 22 named storms, 5 major hurricanes in 2022 4/20/2022 Cape Coral considers project to reduce flooding along Hancock Bridge Parkway 4/19/2022 Lee County approves Powell Creek water quality project 4/19/2022 USACE reduces flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee 4/19/2022 Green infrastructure helps cities with climate change. So why isn’t there more of it? 4/18/2022 Want to live more sustainability? This online toolkit can help. 4/14/2022 Cape Coral: East Yacht Club boat ramp closed, West ramp remains open 4/14/2022 FWC and partners begin innovative nutrient reduction project on Lake Okeechobee 4/14/2022 Rep. Brian Mast to file new legislation to end Lake O discharges to coastal estuaries 4/13/2022 Scientists, engineers gather for 2022 SWFL Climate Summit in Fort Myers 4/11/2022 New study: Human activity intensifies red tide 4/11/2022 Low water levels in Cape Coral’s freshwater canals causing concern, safety issues 4/7/2022 FWC, SW Florida CISMA invite public to participate in freshwater 2022 Invasive Fish Roundup 4/6/2022 Lee Commissioners award design contract for replacement and expansion of Cape Coral Bridge 4/6/2022 New Lee County pipeline to benefit Fort Myers, Cape Coral during dry season 4/5/2022 USACE adjusts Lake Okeechobee releases to Caloosahatchee 4/5/2022 Hatchett Creek drawbridge will be closed to marine traffic April 4-10 4/4/2022 Governor urged to veto Lake O water supply bill by 4 environmental nonprofits 3/31/2022 Volunteers needed for “Eyes on Seagrass” monitoring program 3/31/2022 Photo submissions now being accepted for 2023 CHNEP Calendar contest 3/30/2022 Cape Coral issues emergency order due to water shortage 3/29/2022 Conservation advocates praise death of bill they say would have hurt seagrass – and manatees 3/28/2022 FGCU researches studying the impact of microplastics in oysters in Estero Bay 3/28/2022 The Army Corps is taking public comment on a scaled back plan to fix pollution in and around Lake O 3/28/2022 Study: Sea level rise may gentrify Florida’s inland regions 3/28/2022 Florida tops list for most polluted lakes in the U.S., study finds 3/24/2022 Registration is open for Sarasota’s 2022 Seagrass Survey! 3/17/2022 Study: Florida’s stormwater ponds are net sources of atmospheric carbon 3/15/2022 South Gulf Cove Park boat ramp to be closed starting March 24th 3/15/2022 Cape Coral wants to annex 12 parts of Lee County 3/14/2022 State legislature approves bill changing Lake Okeechobee water distribution rules 3/14/2022 SFWMD encourages water conservation amid dry conditions 3/14/2022 Bill limiting membership on Soil and Water Conservation District boards en route to Governor 3/11/2022 Lakeland Commission OKs $93M in Alternative Water Projects 3/10/2022 New FWC diamondback terrapin conservation measures in effect 3/9/2022 Climate scientist: Florida ‘not acting fast enough’ Report: Time to act is closing 3/7/2022 Alligator Creek Stream Restoration Project underway 3/4/2022 Florida House approves creating climate change resiliency office 3/4/2022 Prescription drugs are contaminating Florida’s marine life, researchers find 3/1/2022 Report horseshoe crab sightings to FWC for science 2/28/2022 Red tide study documents severity of blooms to identify risk levels during future outbreaks 2/28/2022 FGCU research aims to protect and grow oyster population 2/28/2022 Advocates push for specific warnings to report fecal bacteria levels in local waters 2/25/2022 SCCF Marine Lab conducting tests for treating algae in Sanibel lakes 2/24/2022 South Florida becomes epicenter of new algae study 2/23/2022 Health alert issued for blue-green algae found in Lake Crago 2/23/2022 How bad is red tide? NOAA scientists create index to quantify it 2/23/2022 Mangroves crucial to SWFL ecosystem, protect shorelines and reduce carbon 2/21/2022 SB 2508 to be amended to remove language affecting EAA reservoir funding, Lake O levels 2/17/2022 Volunteers needed for algae bloom study 2/17/2022 Lee Commissioners approve agreement for $25M in federal funds for Big Carlos Pass Bridge 2/16/2022 Lee County plans open house to discuss plans for shared-use pathway along Able Canal 2/16/2022 Water farm helps prevent harmful freshwater discharges to the coast 2/15/2022 Environmental conditions improve in Lake O and estuaries 2/15/2022 FGCU studying the storage of water deep underground with view of Lake O ASR 2/15/2022 Lake Okeechobee: How the Florida’s largest lake has transformed since the 1940s 2/14/2022 Water quality advocates worried about a proposed bill’s impact on the future of SWFL water 2/10/2022 SFWMD wasn’t consulted on controversial water supply bill Florida Senate committee passed 2/10/2022 SCCF studying benthic algae impacts on local seagrass beds 2/10/2022 Sea level rise grants coming to Charlotte County 2/10/2022 Wetlands restoration brings birds to Babcock Ranch 2/9/2022 Lakeland receives $280K from Florida DEP for Lake Bonny stormwater project 2/8/2022 Proposed gated community causes concern among some Cape Coral residents about boating traffic 2/7/2022 City of Ft. Myers switching to Lee County water supply, which has different disinfection process 2/4/2022 Swan story: 65th anniversary of Royal Swans arriving on Lake Morton 2/4/2022 Registration open for 2022 KSCB Great American Cleanup 2/4/2022 Florida gets another $404 million for climate change prep 2/2/2022 Crews Dredging North spreader near Sirenia Vista Park 2/2/2022 Lee County launches interactive tool for Sanibel Causeway Islands Project 2/2/2022 Fort Myers buying water from Lee County to help alleviate water pressure issues 2/1/2022 North Port seeks to establish funds to fast-track replacement of aging infrastructure 2/1/2022 SCOTUS agrees to review WOTUS 1/31/2022 Next Blue-Green Algae Task Force meeting will be Feb. 10th in Gainesville 1/31/2022 100k gallons of sewage spills from pipe in Charlotte County community 1/31/2022 FDOH-Lee issues blue-green algae alerts for Davis and Alva Boat Ramps 1/31/2022 Environmental activists: Red tide report from algae task force doesn’t go far enough 1/31/2022 Bonita Springs, SFWMD partner to address flooding 1/31/2022 Lee County and SFWMD remind residents to conserve water during dry season 1/31/2022 San Carlos Park residents in Lee County should prepare for flood mitigation project 1/21/2022 Florida resiliency plan scrutinized for failure to address prevention, aid smaller communities 1/19/2022 Environmental groups wary of Florida Senate’s ‘Heartland’ plan 1/19/2022 Lee Board of County Commissioners votes to accept grant to construct artificial reef 1/18/2022 Venice names new Public Works Director 1/18/2022 Scheduled drinking water shutdown scheduled for 1/18 in Cape Coral 1/14/2022 This legislative session, lawmakers to take up water quality, land conservation and seagrass 1/12/2022 Bonita Springs receives $16M stormwater grant from state 1/12/2022 SWFWMD plans prescribed fires in DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties 1/12/2022 FGCU using its campus to study floodwaters and how to protect against them 1/11/2022 Central Florida ‘Resiliency Summit’ planned for Jan. 31st. 1/10/2022 Landscape irrigation now limited to once per week in Fort Myers 1/10/2022 Volunteers needed for Benedict Key habitat restoration project 1/7/2022 Cape Coral plans to install 10 “bubble curtains” to fight blue-green algae in canals 1/6/2022 Study being conducted of nutrients in stormwater runoff 1/5/2022 Charlotte County schedules public meetings on water quality monitoring 1/5/2022 Sarasota County awarded EPA loan for water quality improvements 1/5/2022 SFWMD seeking public input on draft sea level rise and flood resiliency plan 1/5/2022 Living shoreline structure completed on Woodring Road for mangrove restoration 1/3/2022 Florida scientists are finding new income sources for shellfish aquafarmers in case of shutdowns 1/3/2022 Do you use a well to irrigate your lawn? Researchers would like to talk to you 12/16/2021 DEP launches new Green Stormwater Infrastructure website 12/15/2021 Florida scientists: Social media can track toxic algae 12/14/2021 North Port City Commission to discuss septic to sewer conversion costs for existing homes 12/14/2021 New water cleaning project aims to improve the health of SWFL water systems 12/14/2021 Proposed Florida budget includes $35 million to fight red tide 12/13/2021 How aquifer storage works and what it means for clean water 12/13/2021 The governor’s wish-list for resilience spending is big on flooding, not climate change 12/13/2021 USF launches coastal mapping mission with remote-controlled boat 12/10/2021 DeSantis wants $270M for Florida waterways; environmentalists say more is needed 12/10/2021 Florida algae task force wants to tap experts from U.S., China, other nations 12/9/2021 Lee Commissioners approve $4.5M in beach and shoreline agreements 12/9/2021 Governor announces $270 million toward sea level rise resilience 12/8/2021 Red tide was starting to clear up around Tampa Bay area beaches until it wasn't 12/8/2021 Lee County DOH issues Algae Bloom Alert for Caloosahatchee River at Davis Boat Ramp 12/7/2021 Beneficial flow continues from the lake to the Caloosahatchee River 12/6/2021 Bill in legislature would require FDEP to adopt tech to curb algal blooms 12/1/2021 Punta Gorda to perform annual Seawall Assessment through March 3rd 11/30/2021 North Port 2021 Water Usage Update available 11/29/2021 SFWMD seeks public input on draft District Sea Level Rise and Flood Resiliency Plan 11/29/2021 Volunteers needed in the research of algal bloom impacts on humans 11/23/2021 Bonita Springs approves purchase of 3 homes in high hazard area 11/19/2021 2022 One Charlotte, One Water Calendar Contest Winners Announced 11/19/2021 Army Corps’ big reveal: How different is new Lake O management plan? 11/18/2021 UF/IFAS awarded $100K grant to boost shellfish aquaculture industry 11/18/2021 Red tide among DeSantis' environmental budget priorities 11/17/2021 Lake O sediment study postponed due to heavy rain 11/16/2021 What Florida can expect from the infrastructure spending bill 11/16/2021 Are scientists contaminating their own samples with microfibers? 11/16/2021 FWC hosting public meetings on Lake Okeechobee Management Plan 11/12/2021 Mote Marine Lab shark researcher Eugenie Clark to be honored with postage stamp 11/8/2021 Lee Commissioners accept federal grant to restore native grasses in Pine Island preserve 11/8/2021 Florida congressional lawmakers hold meeting on state’s water quality woes 11/5/2021 Red tide persists along Florida’s Gulf coast; here’s how you can help stop it 11/3/2021 Cape Coral joins Resiliency Compact to curb climate change 11/3/2021 Army Corps delays LOSOM announcement by two weeks 11/1/2021 Florida Congressional Delegation to convene on water quality challenges 11/1/2021 Check your irrigation timer when you ‘fall back’ to standard time 11/1/2021 DeSoto County residents worry about proposed phosphate mine 11/1/2021 Water surrounding Sanibel and Captiva classified as impaired due to nutrient enrichment 10/28/2021 Charlotte County Utilities Department calling for voluntary water conservation 10/27/2021 LOSOM discussions underway to outline future for Lake Okeechobee 10/27/2021 Caloosahatchee River seagrass restoration seeks to protect water quality, wildlife habitat 10/27/2021 Sarasota County approves purchase of 228 acres in Old Miakka 10/27/2021 SWFWMD to hold virtual workshop on MFL for Shell Creek in Charlotte County 10/27/2021 Report shines spotlight on Southwest Florida’s water issues 10/26/2021 Climate change report: Lee, Charlotte counties at ‘extreme’ risk over next 30 years 10/25/2021 Sarasota County encourages residents to conserve water 10/25/2021 Lee County gets $14M Irma recovery funds to strengthen key hurricane shelters 10/20/2021 Coastal water research leads to discoveries on sea-level rise 10/20/2021 Organic carbon can reduce nitrates in wastewater produced by septic systems 10/20/2021 Flood insurance rates are spiking for many, to account for climate risk 10/18/2021 FWC asks lawmakers for $7M to save Florida’s beloved manatees 10/18/2021 Bonita Beach renourishment planned in coming year for $2.5 million 10/18/2021 Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier closed temporarily for maintenance 10/18/2021 SWFWMD scheduling prescribed fires Oct.-Dec. in CHNEP study area 10/18/2021 Cape Coral changes fertilizer ordinance, gives city power to extend ban to May 10/14/2021 Here’s why red tide could continue to affect Gulf Coast beaches for months 10/14/2021 Beach renourishment project to help restore coastline on Captiva Island 10/8/2021 Beach renourishment project to help restore coastline on Captiva Island 10/8/2021 Cape Coral approves proposed changes to fertilizer ordinance 10/8/2021 Lee Commissioners accept matching grant to add sand to north end of Bonita Beach 10/5/2021 Red tide experts: latest bloom an example of longer-lasting, stronger blooms 10/1/2021 Cape Coral awaits approval to use bubble curtains against blue-green algae 10/1/2021 Polk County Health officials issue blue-green algae bloom alert for Lake Haines-Four Lakes dock 9/27/2021 Rural DeSoto County is targeted for Florida’s next phosphate mine. Residents fear the worst 9/27/2021 Lee Commissioners approve hydrology/water quality restoration design for Bob Janes Preserve 9/27/2021 $20,000 in Matching Funds Available to Businesses for Water Conservation 9/23/2021 Concentration of microparticles in lakes reflect nearby human activity and land use 9/21/2021 Mobile wastewater treatment machine could be the answer in fighting red tide 9/21/2021 Lee County officials working to reduce plants clogging Cape Coral canals 9/17/2021 Fighting red tide with nature: Could clams be the key to fighting red tide? 9/17/2021 Cape Haze fishery conservation program wins NOAA grant 9/17/2021 SFWMD stays with alum, sand treatment for Caloosahatchee reservoir, or C-43 9/14/2021 How a Partnership with Ducks Unlimited is Helping to Restore 11,000-acres of Floodplain in the Kissi 9/14/2021 Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier reopens 9/10/2021 Lee Commissioners vote to acquire 22 acres in Cape Coral for Conservation 20/20 9/9/2021 There are ways to help protect manatees in SWFL 9/8/2021 Warm Mineral Springs Park has reopened 9/7/2021 Court vacates NWPR, is still weighing WOTUS restoration 9/1/2021 Sugar growers sue to stop Army Corps from using Everglades reservoir 8/30/2021 Thick, green algae mats Rubicon Canal in Cape Coral 8/27/2021 A reservoir the size of Naples is coming to Hendry County to help Florida’s water woes 8/26/2021 Blue-Green Algae Task Force talks stormwater at virtual meeting 8/25/2021 Water quality concerns stir up citrus BMP and phosphorus questions 8/25/2021 Sarasota County Red Tide Update, Aug. 24 8/25/2021 Warm Mineral Springs Park closed due to COVID-19 impacts 8/25/2021 Corps considers raising Lake O levels, sending water south, east to protect Caloosahatchee 8/23/2021 Massive red tide bloom lingering in Sarasota County could be ‘every bit as bad as 2018’ 8/20/2021 Sustainable Communities Workshop video contest for children and teens announced 8/19/2021 Polk County to focus on infrastructure with $140 million COVID-19 relief money 8/19/2021 Lee Commissioners approve contract to design water quality project in North Fort Myers 8/18/2021 Public meeting Oct. 5th to discuss update to City of Venice Floodplain Management Plan 8/18/2021 Study: Florida tourism industry lost out on more than $184 million after 2018 red tide outbreak 8/18/2021 Florida spent $1 million removing toxic algae from Pahokee Marina, Caloosahatchee River 8/17/2021 Climate change: Researchers concerned for SWFL, managing infrastructure 8/17/2021 Blue-Green Algae Task Force to meet on August 23rd 8/16/2021 Here’s how climate change could make future red tide blooms worse 8/12/2021 SFWMD seeks public input on draft Strategic Plan 8/12/2021 New device to help FGCU better study red tide, blue-green algae 8/11/2021 Army Corps talks Lake O release plan changes that could help spare the Caloosahatchee 8/10/2021 Registration open for 16th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop 8/10/2021 Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier to close temporarily for maintenance 8/10/2021 Florida coral reef restoration projects receive NOAA funding 8/9/2021 Bonita Springs co-sponsors ‘River Rally for Clean Water’ event 8/9/2021 ‘No Swim’ advisory issued for 8 Sarasota County beaches 8/6/2021 Lee County Commissioners award contracts for flood-mitigation projects 8/5/2021 Drones, money pitched To bolster Florida’s red tide efforts 8/5/2021 Southwest Florida lawmakers demand changes to Lake O discharge plan 8/5/2021 Mote Marine Lab opens first-of-its-kind red tide mitigation technologies testing facility 8/5/2021 Sarasota County Red Tide update, Aug. 4 8/5/2021 Nikki Fried, Michele Rayner-Goolsby roll out clean water initiative 8/4/2021 Lee County commissioners vote to sue feds over planned Lake O water releases 8/4/2021 Capt. Planet brings artificial reefs to waterfront businesses in Sarasota County 8/3/2021 Ag Commissioner tours SWFL to address water quality, launch initiative 8/3/2021 Army Corps: Kissimmee restoration will help curb harmful flows, pollution to Caloosahatchee 7/30/2021 Experts concerned Lake O water releases would worsen Caloosahatchee estuary 7/30/2021 URGENT: Public input needed on proposed LOSOM 7/30/2021 What is the proposed Florida Wetlands Protection ballot amendment? 7/29/2021 Caloosahatchee Regional Park shoreline stabilization project to begin 7/29/2021 Here’s how you can improve local water quality during red tide 7/29/2021 How severe flooding is affecting one Cape Coral neighborhood 7/28/2021 Health Alert for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins at Jaycee Park 7/26/2021 Cape Coral breaks ground on new Southwest Water Reclamation Facility building 7/23/2021 Cape Coral installing more bubble curtains to keep toxic blue-green algae at bay 7/22/2021 Lee County students take field trip with FSW to study water quality 7/22/2021 Mote scientists use drones to study red tide 7/21/2021 SWFL clean water advocates hear new LOSOM proposal 7/20/2021 Researchers testing new strategy to battle red tide in Sarasota 7/19/2021 Snail Kites move north as health of Everglades, Lake O wane 7/19/2021 Florida DEP launches ‘One Water Florida’ campaign promoting recycled water 7/19/2021 Higel Park boat ramp closures planned for August 7/19/2021 New Lake O release plans: One would be bad for the Caloosahatchee River 7/16/2021 FWC and DEP host Red Tide roundtable 7/15/2021 Punta Rassa Boat Ramp parking lot to close temporarily for repaving 7/15/2021 Sarasota County continues commitment to protecting water quality 7/15/2021 ‘Sunny day’ high-tide flooding may soon affect much of Florida’s coast 7/15/2021 Millions spent to protect Manasota Key from erosion 7/14/2021 Calusa Waterkeeper testing new device to measure air toxins from blue-green algae, red tide 7/14/2021 NASA: Moon ‘wobble’ will cause dramatic increases in coastal flooding 7/14/2021 Low levels of toxins found in samples from Lake O 7/12/2021 Large plume of brown water from Elsa seen moving into the Gulf of Mexico 7/9/2021 Elsa’s trail leaves several SWFL neighborhoods underwater 7/8/2021 Elsa flow to Caloosahatchee is local basin runoff 7/7/2021 Post-Elsa, avoid these flooded Punta Gorda streets 7/7/2021 Tropical Storm Elsa could worsen the blue-green algae situation in SWFL 7/6/2021 EPA revokes use of phosphate waste products in road beds 7/6/2021 Video of June 23rd Blue-Green Algae Task Force meeting available 7/2/2021 FDOH issues blue-green algae alert for Orange River at Manatee Park 7/2/2021 DEP launches online grant portal for FY2021-22; Deadline July 15th 7/1/2021 Experts remain concerned about algae in Matlacha water 6/30/2021 FSU researchers find most nitrogen in Gulf of Mexico comes from coastal waters 6/30/2021 Officials work to prevent future flooding in Lee County 6/29/2021 FGCU group studying the impact of Lake Okeechobee water releases on oysters 6/28/2021 Charlotte Harbor seagrass lost 3 decades of recovery in 2 years 6/28/2021 Independence Day event to close Cape Coral Bridge 6/28/2021 SFWMD releases 2021 Aquifer Storage and Recovery Well Science Plan 6/28/2021 Rising sea levels, high tides will lead to more floods, researchers warn 6/28/2021 SFWMD to host Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual workshop 6/24/2021 Blue-Green Algae Task Force meets for first time since November 6/24/2021 Charlotte County drainage unit advisory boards seek new members 6/24/2021 SWFWMD scheduling prescribed fires to reduce wildfire risk, maintain habitat 6/24/2021 Fishing and aquaculture affected by Piney Point spill 6/24/2021 Phosphate mining proposal on hold due to Charlotte County water concerns 6/23/2021 How coastal communities are teaming up to fight climate change 6/23/2021 Want to be on Flip My Florida Yard? 6/23/2021 Researchers working on new test to detect cyanobacteria in humans 6/21/2021 Surge in nitrogen has turned Sargassum into the world’s largest harmful algal bloom 6/21/2021 Tests, research ongoing at $37M water district Boma site in Glades County 6/18/2021 Saharan dust moves toward Florida, may fuel red tide 6/18/2021 Lee Commission awards contract to respond as needed to harmful algae blooms 6/17/2021 Macroalgae cover Matlacha waterways, killing fish 6/15/2021 Ponce Inlet to be dredged June 16-30 6/14/2021 Proposed Florida constitutional amendment aims to give waterways legal rights 6/11/2021 Cape Coral to spend up to $1M to prevent blue-green algae in canals 6/10/2021 Fertilizer ingredients contribute to SWFL’s algae crisis 6/10/2021 Algae blooms found in Matlacha Pass 6/10/2021 Biden administration initiates legal action to repeal WOTUS 6/10/2021 Cape Coral residents asked to voluntarily reduce water use for irrigation 6/10/2021 City of Punta Gorda receives $1M state budget appropriation 6/10/2021 Blue-green algae bloom detected in Orange River, two Lee County boat ramps 6/9/2021 Cape Coral considering consequences if homeowners don’t follow watering schedule 6/9/2021 Poll: Floridians want federal infrastructure plan to deal with climate change 6/9/2021 Venice to prioritize projects for stormwater quality improvement 6/9/2021 Blue-green algae alert issued for Caloosahatchee River – Franklin Locks 6/8/2021 Punta Gorda council secures funding for flood prevention plan 6/7/2021 Updates in the works for Bonita Springs water conservation and irrigation rules 6/7/2021 North Port approves master plan for Warm Mineral Springs construction 6/7/2021 As toxic algae looms, Sarasota County calls to reduce use of fertilizer 6/4/2021 Restoring urban streams benefits habitat, water quality 6/3/2021 Governor vetoes funding for local water-related projects 6/3/2021 State tightens rules for sewage sludge used as fertilizer but leaves a loophole in place 6/3/2021 Gov. DeSantis nixes Southwest Florida projects, but will environmental trust bring some back? 6/3/2021 Groups push for reduction of harmful discharges from Lake O 6/2/2021 Charlotte County fertilizer ban begins June 1st 6/1/2021 Lee Commissioners approve design contract for Able Canal shared-use pathway 6/1/2021 Lee Commissioners approve design contract for water quality project at Lakes Regional Park 6/1/2021 Hurricane season begins June 1st. Be flood-ready. 6/1/2021 Mat algae covers bottom of Matlacha Pass 5/28/2021 Cape Coral leaders brainstorm blue-green algae mitigation tactics 5/28/2021 Sarasota County issues state of emergency due to water shortage 5/27/2021 FGCU study: Imperial River has fecal bacteria indicators 5/27/2021 Water Service Interruption June 1 – Heritage Landing in the Burnt Store Service Area 5/27/2021 North Port brings home first placein the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation 5/27/2021 Bass and Snook Inlets in Punta Gorda to be dredged June 3-18 5/27/2021 Sarasota County emergency order on lawn irrigation does not affect Venice residents 5/27/2021 Rules prohibit fertilizer use in summer in parts of Southwest Florida 5/27/2021 Venice Council will discuss weighing in on Ocean Era aquaculture permit 5/24/2021 Cape Coral pumping water from reservoir to rehydrate canals 5/24/2021 Early algal blooms in Lake O could mean fewer blooms later in summer 5/24/2021 CDC looking for study participants on blue-green algae health effects 5/24/2021 FGCU creating artificial reef off Wiggins Pass near Bonita field station 5/20/2021 Lee Commissioners approve agreement with FGCU for water quality and treatment research 5/20/2021 Free admission for Sarasota County residents on ‘Discover Warm Mineral Springs Park Day’ 5/20/2021 North Port commission takes initial steps towards citywide sewer 5/19/2021 Lee County commissioners share Lake O management concerns in letter to Corps 5/19/2021 Water quality activists push state for toxin-measuring standards 5/18/2021 EPA website restores climate change data 5/17/2021 Corps lowers Lake O releases to Caloosahatchee to 1,500cfs 5/17/2021 Bonita Springs City Council approves funding for pumps to alleviate flooding 5/14/2021 ‘One Charlotte, One Water’ calendar photo submissions sought 5/14/2021 Snook, redfish, spotted seatrout harvest changes begin June 1st 5/14/2021 FWC developing rule for limited goliath grouper harvest 5/14/2021 North Port City Commission addresses water and wastewater expansion project 5/14/2021 SFWMD approves large-scale water quality improvement project north of Lake Okeechobee 5/14/2021 Governor signs sea-level rise bill into law 5/13/2021 Concerns rise over sea turtle deaths as red tide spikes in Bonita, North Naples 5/13/2021 FWC takes step toward opening goliath grouper fishery 5/13/2021 FGCU researcher: Masks can also protect us from Red Tide 5/12/2021 EPA announces additional $9.6 million for beach water monitoring, notifications 5/12/2021 Red tide, blue-green algae prompt environmental groups to ask governor for state of emergency 5/11/2021 Wary of summer discharges, governor pushes Corps to better manage Lake O water levels 5/11/2021 Lake Okeechobee releases to Caloosahatchee stay at 2,000 cfs. 5/10/2021 Red Tide has now reached Hillsborough as blooms persist in southwest Florida 5/10/2021 ‘We are ground zero’: How sea level rise could impact SWFL roads 5/10/2021 FWC launches new statewide Fishing Pier Finder 5/6/2021 Governor announces $148M in local resilience funding 5/6/2021 Larger Lake O releases could be on the way if rainy season starts soon 5/6/2021 RESTORE Council approves Florida funding 5/5/2021 Research shows long-term recovery possible for areas impacted by seagrass die-off 5/5/2021 Estero tackles septic systems to reduce fecal indicators in Estero River 5/4/2021 DOH-Lee lifts health alert for blue-green algae at Alva Boat Ramp 5/3/2021 Red tide blooms continue causing fish kills and respiratory irritations in SW Florida 5/3/2021 Senate passes bipartisan $35B water infrastructure bill 5/3/2021 North Port Utilities awarded three Florida Water Environment Association honors 5/3/2021 Get a preview of the 2021 Southwest Florida Climate Summit 4/28/2021 $3 million budgeted for environmental improvements in SWFL 4/28/2021 Corps to double Lake O releases to Caloosahatchee River 4/26/2021 UPDATE: Blue-green algae causes DOH to close recreational area in Caloosahatchee River 4/26/2021 Red tide blooms causing fish kills In Sarasota, Charlotte Counties 4/26/2021 Guidelines for 2021 sea turtle nesting season 4/26/2021 Polk Board approves agreements for future water supply 4/26/2021 Blue-green algae causes health officials to close recreational area in Caloosahatchee River 4/22/2021 Port Charlotte Beach Park boat ramp closures expected Apr.-Jul. 4/21/2021 Lee County approves Able Canal linear park 4/21/2021 State water managers oppose expanding Big Cypress basin into Lee County 4/16/2021 Peace River channel markers to be inspected 4/14/2021 SFWMD asks lower west coast water users to conserve water amid dry conditions 4/13/2021 Lake O releases slowed to help protected species during nesting season 4/8/2021 Regional water authority talks cyber security 4/7/2021 Regional water authority plans ahead for huge capital costs 4/6/2021 Grant accepted for water quality and treatment research 4/6/2021 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program helps us to ‘Sort Through the Green Stuff’ 4/6/2021 North Port releases “ Scoop Scoop Baby” music video 4/5/2021 Cape residents claim new construction caused damage to well water systems 4/2/2021 Red tide develops in Sarasota County 4/1/2021 10 tips to save water for “Water Conservation Month” 4/1/2021 LA-MSID celebrates completion of West Marsh 3/31/2021 SWFL to feds: Don’t make us bear brunt of dirty Lake O releases, now or in the future 3/30/2021 Environmental restoration at home: Sanibel volunteers grow mangroves 3/29/2021 Gulf Coast fish farm permit will get second look under Biden Administration 3/29/2021 Lake Okeechobee discharges continue to estuaries 3/26/2021 Lehigh Acres water quality work may result in ‘Lakes Park East’ recreation area 3/25/2021 Citizen Scientists needed to survey seagrass, seaweed in Charlotte Harbor 3/24/2021 Legacy phosphorous adds nutrient load to water flowing into Lake O 3/23/2021 Army Corps working toward new release schedule for Lake O 3/22/2021 UF scientists to probe downstream ecological impacts of stormwater ponds 3/19/2021 FWC and partners work on restoring the Peace River 3/19/2021 Lee Commissioners approve management plan for GS-10 Preserve 3/19/2021 Lee Commissioners vote to pursue Conservation 20/20 land purchases 3/19/2021 Adrienne Street Pier closed through mid-April 3/19/2021 Submit photos now for 2022 CHNEP Nature Calendar Photography Contest 3/19/2021 Army Corps: No end in sight for Lake O discharges 3/17/2021 SCCF scientist predicts algae & red tide for SWFL this summer 3/17/2021 FWC completes Peace River restoration project with USFWS 3/17/2021 Some water managers concerned over proposal to move south Lee into Big Cypress Basin 3/17/2021 Environmental nonprofits join forces to hire 'science geek' to help fix water woes 3/17/2021 Fort Myers Beach embarks on clean water campaign after deadly winter of red tide 3/17/2021 EPA to revisit offshore fish farm permit 3/17/2021 C-43 Reservoir construction begins near LaBelle, project will store water from Caloosahatchee River 3/17/2021 CHNEP executive director addresses GPICA 3/11/2021 New flood hazard determinations published for Charlotte County 3/11/2021 Coastal changes worsen nuisance flooding on many US shorelines, study finds 3/10/2021 Apply now for CHNEP research and restoration funding 3/9/2021 FWC announces public meeting: Next steps for the Lake Okeechobee Management Plan 3/8/2021 SFWMD Responds to Increased Releases from Lake Okeechobee 3/8/2021 Punta Gorda’s Riverside Park boat ramp closed to motorized vessels 3/5/2021 SBEP study confirms economically important fish use new artificial reef designs 3/5/2021 One million gallons of untreated wastewater spilled in Charlotte County 3/3/2021 It’s swan nesting season at Lake Morton 3/2/2021 Red tide health alerts issued for beaches in Bonita Springs and Captiva 3/1/2021 Warm Mineral Springs Park closed temporarily 3/1/2021 City of Cape Coral fights to keep water levels stable as dry season approaches 2/25/2021 Waters releases continue to Caloosahatchee due to Lake O levels high for this time of year 2/25/2021 How water projects north of Lake Okeechobee can help SWFL 2/23/2021 Lake O flows adjusted to support sediment study 2/23/2021 FBI issues cybersecurity outline for water treatment plants 2/22/2021 Bonita Springs to apply for WCIND marine safety grant 2/22/2021 Florida celebrates sea level rise planning tool after years ‘behind the curve’ 2/19/2021 South Florida political leaders tour Caloosahatchee, discuss water quality 2/18/2021 Amazonian ‘river monster’ discovered in the Caloosahatchee River 2/18/2021 Lakeland awarded SWFWMD grant for Crystal Lake water quality improvement study 2/18/2021 Mayor wants independent investigation of Fort Myers’ wastewater management 2/17/2021 Venice Feb. 24th public workshop to focus on coastal flooding 2/17/2021 Red Tide is present in southwest Florida again 2/17/2021 Lee County approves cooperative water quality project with Fort Myers 2/16/2021 Corps increases flow from lake to Caloosahatchee 2/15/2021 Southwest Florida water authorities say their systems won’t be hacked 2/15/2021 Higel Marine Park partial closure 2/16 2/12/2021 Governor pushing $100M for matching septic projects to improve water quality 2/11/2021 Florida DEP to communities: Please assess your sea-level rise risk 2/10/2021 Venice water main replacement to cause planned outages 2/9/2021 Army Corps reduces water releases toward SWFL and sends water south 2/9/2021 SFWMD requests public comment on final draft of 2021 Aquifer Storage and Recovery Science Plan 2/8/2021 Lee County completes acquisition of 427 acres in Alva 2/8/2021 Englewood’s 62-year-old water plant earns recognition 2/8/2021 SWFWMD scheduling prescribed fires in Sarasota County 2/4/2021 Venice’s Snake Island once again available for boaters 2/3/2021 Lee County’s Pine Lake Preserve to close temporarily for re-hydration project 2/3/2021 Lake O releases being sent to Caloosahatchee now to avoid wet season problems 2/2/2021 Lee County’s Matlacha Park fishing pier has reopened 2/1/2021 Congress moves to invest in the nation’s estuaries 2/1/2021 Brohard Paw Park named top dog beach in Florida 2/1/2021 Governor proposes $1 billion for local resilience programs 1/29/2021 Corps to increase lake releases to the Caloosahatchee River 1/29/2021 2020 CFWI Regional Water Supply Plan approved 1/26/2021 Communities impacted by Hurricane Irma awarded nearly $100 million 1/25/2021 Red tide kills manatee, closes shellfish harvest area & continues to sicken wildlife 1/22/2021 Florida unveils new statewide sea rise mapping tool 1/20/2021 Save the date for Florida macroalgae virtual workshops 1/20/2021 Public meeting scheduled to discuss Lake Hancock Trail System 1/19/2021 Red Tide respiratory forecast is expanding with federal grants 1/15/2021 Environmental groups ask judge to throw out EPA decision to let Florida oversee wetlands permitting 1/15/2021 Public invited to help identify flood-prone areas in the Haines City watershed 1/15/2021 How red tide is impacting estuaries in southwest Florida 1/14/2021 Scientist says cutbacks on Lake O releases will improve Caloosahatchee ecosystem 1/14/2021 Why are so many Florida manatees dying? 1/11/2021 Bonita Springs to receive funds for flood reduction projects 1/11/2021 Commercial fishing permits available for Saddle Creek Park 1/11/2021 Red tide found in Lee, Collier & Charlotte counties 1/8/2021 Fried asks new EPA head to reconsider wetlands move 1/4/2021 2021 CHNEP Calendars are available now 1/4/2021 Venice residents asked to take resilience survey on flood risk 1/4/2021 Lee County votes to expand Sanibel Causeway shoreline stabilization project 12/21/2020 EPA gives Florida wider authority over wetland development 12/18/2020 Contract awarded for Pine Lake Preserve hydrologic restoration project 12/17/2020 Punta Gorda to perform annual seawall assessment 12/17/2020 Red tide off SWFL coast, but Lake O releases to decrease 12/14/2020 FWC announces Lake Okeechobee Management Plan survey 12/14/2020 Focus of new “Drained” podcast is Everglades restoration 12/11/2020 Proposal would scrap EAA reservoir plan 12/11/2020 EPA considering “extremely hazardous” pesticide for Florida citrus 12/11/2020 2021 Sarasota County NEST calendar now available 12/11/2020 Cape Coral Waterway Advisory Board applications being accepted 12/10/2020 Lynn Hall Beach dune renourishment project set to begin 12/10/2020 North Port City Commission moves toward expansion of sewer 12/8/2020 Charlotte County Commissioners to discuss Lake Okeechobee water quality project 12/8/2020 Lee County completes acquisition of property near Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve in Cape Coral 12/7/2020 Corps of Engineers to start reducing flows from Lake Okeechobee 12/4/2020 Public meeting to review LOWRP Aquifer Storage and Recovery Science Plan 12/4/2020 New batch of Florida red tide offers research opportunities 12/4/2020 Ponce De Leon boat ramp and fishing pier closure 12/4/2020 Patchy Florida red tide detected in three Southwest Florida counties 12/2/2020 Venice citywide reclaimed water shutdown 12/2 12/2/2020 Living shorelines: Natural defense to storms 12/1/2020 Coral reef restoration and other resilience projects win national funding 12/1/2020 Lee Commissioners approve agreement with Bonita Springs for water management 12/1/2020 Cape Coral grapples with fertilizer rules to prevent water pollution 11/30/2020 SWFWMD to hold virtual public workshop to update land use and management rules and processes 11/30/2020 LA-MSID picks up stormwater project award 11/25/2020 Computer models seek the best plan for Lake O management 11/23/2020 Over $500M in utility improvements are coming to Sarasota County 11/23/2020 Blue-Green Algae Task Force questions Army Corps plan for predicting HABs 11/20/2020 Lake Okeechobee water releases will continue to come to Southwest Florida 11/20/2020 Bonita Springs awards contract for Logan Boulevard Regional Floodway drainage project 11/20/2020 Punta Gorda Harborwalk fishing pier closed indefinitely 11/20/2020 Sanibel, Captiva experiencing erosion after Eta 11/18/2020 Boca Grande Fishing pier closed 11/18/2020 Lee County approves purchase of three parcels for Conservation 20/20 11/18/2020 Humphris Park/South Jetty is closed 11/18/2020 Mote announces 2nd round of red tide projects 11/16/2020 Ponce Inlet to be dredged in mid-November 11/13/2020 SCCF receives EPA grant to research HABs related to Lake O releases 11/12/2020 SFWMD to seek $64M to complete its part of project to cut Lake O discharges 11/12/2020 DEP to host online Blue-Green Algae Task Force meeting 11/12/2020 Fort Myers to spend $300M on sewage treatment, storm defense 11/10/2020 Experts brainstorm ways to meet growth demands while protecting water supplies 11/10/2020 Lee County, Bonita Springs sign new interlocal agreement for surface water services 11/10/2020 Lee Commissioners approve contract with firm for water quality project 11/10/2020 Cape Coral to create Water Advisory Board to combat blue-green algae 11/4/2020 Environmentally significant lands referendum passes in Manatee County 11/4/2020 Dark water surrounds Sanibel Causeway after Lake Okeechobee water releases 11/2/2020 Corps working on new schedule for managing Lake Okeechobee 11/2/2020 Pier at Oyster Creek Environmental Park closed for repairs 11/2/2020 Check your irrigation timer as we ‘fall back’ to standard time 11/2/2020 Emails lost, Army Corps extends fish farm public comment period 11/2/2020 USGS unveils National Water Dashboard (NWD) 11/2/2020 FGCU named Florida’s top ‘green’ school 10/30/2020 Charlotte Harbor Water association to start replacing 58-year-old pipes 10/30/2020 Federal judge orders Army Corps to study toxic algae in Lake O releases 10/30/2020 Florida to receive $73M for Gulf restoration from BP oil spill settlement 10/30/2020 Dr. David Tomasko to Join SBEP as Executive Director 10/30/2020 SWFWMD performing prescribed burns in Charlotte and DeSoto Counties 10/30/2020 Myakka River headwaters watershed purchased for conservation 10/22/2020 Florida wants to control wetlands permitting. Critics say it isn’t equipped to do the job 10/21/2020 District to hold virtual workshop on Lower Peace River flows in Charlotte and DeSoto 10/21/2020 Mangrove trimming at Ponce Inlet and Sancho Panza Point 10/21/2020 FWC soliciting feedback on Lake O environmental issues 10/21/2020 Lee County approves contracts for design of flood mitigation projects 10/21/2020 FDEP amends consent order to Charlotte County in wake of wastewater issues 10/21/2020 Governor announces prep for HAB mitigation in response to Lake O discharges 10/16/2020 Bonita Springs and Lee County apply for waterway law enforcement funding 10/16/2020 Butterford Waterway Park boat ramp closed Oct. 12-26 10/13/2020 Expert not too concerned about Lake O releases to Caloosahatchee 10/12/2020 Study will address how climate disasters impact GOM restoration projects 10/9/2020 17th Annual Calusa Blueway Fishing Tournament set for Nov. 14 10/9/2020 Lee County votes to eliminate mining opportunity in southeast Lee 10/7/2020 Opposition mounts against proposed fish farm off Sarasota coast 10/1/2020 Bioreactor helps with water quality in Bonita Springs 9/30/2020 Exploring the widespread impacts of ongoing nitrogen pollution 9/28/2020 Charlotte County seeks public input on Placida West boat ramp 9/28/2020 Lee County to host public meeting about flood-mitigation efforts 9/28/2020 North Port claims 1st place as most “water wise” city in the nation 9/28/2020 Lake Hatchineha canals to receive spray treatment 9/28/2020 Rapidly rising Lake O increases likelihood of releases to coastal estuaries 9/24/2020 Ultrasonic buoys latest weapon in fight against blue-green algae 9/24/2020 Brown water begins to plague water off Sanibel Lighthouse 9/23/2020 Bioreactor that removes Imperial River pollutants earns statewide award 9/23/2020 More than $1 million approved for Cape Coral reclaimed water project 9/22/2020 Governor announces $50M in springs funding 9/21/2020 Charlotte County launches next mass septic removal project 9/21/2020 SFWMD completes water quality improvement project north of Lake O 9/21/2020 EPA allocates $1M to help USF study harmful algal blooms 9/18/2020 Health advisory released after algae found in Cape Coral canal 9/17/2020 City may have solution to Bonita Springs flooding 9/17/2020 Alico completes sale of conservation land to Florida for $28.5 million 9/17/2020 Lee County approves purchase of 14 acres along Caloosahatchee River 9/17/2020 Lee County makes infrastructure improvements following Hurricane Irma 9/11/2020 Work stopped at two Fort Myers projects after runoff pollutes Caloosahatchee 9/10/2020 FWC funds grant to study airborne red tide toxins 9/10/2020 Ft. Myers, Waterkeeper differ on city record on Caloosahatchee pollution 9/9/2020 Venice City Council approves new fee to pay for water quality improvements 9/9/2020 Sanibel Sea School brings waves of learning to children 9/9/2020 UCF Researchers Developing Models to Predict Storm Surges 9/9/2020 Sarasota city leaders want review of botched Lift Station 87 sewer project 9/9/2020 UF/IFAS wants to hear from those impacted by the red tide of 2017-2019 9/8/2020 Filter material installed in Cape Coral could protect water quality 9/8/2020 Cape Coral canals are helping researchers find what works 9/8/2020 Water Steward grant funding approved 9/8/2020 Bonita Springs approves Logan Boulevard Regional Floodway drainage project 9/8/2020 FDACS launches “Florida Wastewater Treatment Plant Energy Program” 9/3/2020 Cape Coral makes plans to mitigate blue-green algae 9/2/2020 Become an “Energy Coach” volunteer 9/2/2020 Snake Island to close 9/15 for dredging project 9/2/2020 Free admission to Warm Mineral Springs Park for Sarasota County residents Sept. 19th 8/31/2020 Bass and Snook Inlet dredging to take place in September 8/31/2020 Lee County residents reminded to know their flood zones 8/27/2020 FDOH issues advisory on Cape Coral canal after blue-green algae spotted 8/27/2020 SWFWMD funding two wellfields in Polk County 8/26/2020 Blue-green algae staying out of Caloosahatchee with red tide season two months away 8/26/2020 Lee County finalizes purchase of Four Mile Cove property 8/26/2020 Toxic blue-green algae found in Cape Coral’s Makai canal, source unknown 8/25/2020 FDEP continues to monitor algae in Lake Okeechobee 8/25/2020 Project at Harns Marsh in Lehigh Acres set to improve habitat and water quality 8/25/2020 FAU awarded $2.2 million to monitor HABs in Lake Okeechobee 8/19/2020 Repairs begin on small bridge into Matlacha Community Park 8/19/2020 Fecal contamination level is high in Billy Creek 8/18/2020 Registration open for annual sustainability workshop 8/14/2020 Scientists decry new WOTUS rule 8/14/2020 Bill prevents Lake O toxins from heading east, but what about the west coast? 8/13/2020 City of North Port seeking public feedback on water control structure 8/10/2020 EPA agreement brings Florida a step closer to issuing certain Clean Water Act permits 8/10/2020 FGCU Water School: Floating chunks in Caloosahatchee are ‘normal’ 8/7/2020 Proposed fish farm remains unfazed by federal court’s NOAA opinion 8/6/2020 Sanibel official, area journalist to join SCCF team 8/6/2020 Water service to be interrupted Aug. 12th in Burnt Store Service Area 8/5/2020 Bimini Basin Mooring Field open house set for August 11th 8/5/2020 Lee Commissioners approve conservation land purchase 8/5/2020 North Port again participating in water conservation challenge 8/3/2020 Blue-Green Algae Task Force: Alert public when algal toxins detected 7/30/2020 $5M in state grants to help monitor, prevent Lake O algae blooms 7/30/2020 How was Charlotte Harbor formed? 7/30/2020 Lake Mirror circulation study to use solar technology 7/27/2020 SJRWMD offers continuing education credits to community association managers 7/27/2020 Study: Florida HABs produce multiple toxins detrimental to human health 7/23/2020 FGCU researching human effects on mangroves 7/23/2020 Bonita Springs receives $11M from state for stormwater projects 7/21/2020 Bonita Springs moves forward on buyout program for flood-prone homes 7/21/2020 Bonita Springs bioreactor receives key funding 7/21/2020 Army Corps warns of potentially harmful Lake Okeechobee algae bloom 7/20/2020 Learn how to collect rainwater with Sarasota County’s virtual workshops 7/20/2020 Curbside rain barrel sale July 24th in Charlotte County 7/16/2020 Charlotte County may team up to fight climate change locally 7/15/2020 EPA limits states’ power to review projects that affect water quality 7/15/2020 Environmental groups say latest water bill bad for Florida 7/14/2020 Kayak launch closed at Bayshore Live Oak Park until Aug. 9th 7/13/2020 FWC seeks assistance in developing lake management plans 7/10/2020 Foundation awards grant for on-island garden 7/10/2020 Laishley Park boat ramp construction update 7/10/2020 $40M available for alternative water supply and water conservation projects 7/10/2020 Research sheds light on Lake Okeechobee issues 7/10/2020 FGCU planning to use ultrasonic buoy devices to help control algal blooms 7/10/2020 Florida’s new environmental laws: A breakdown 7/7/2020 New technology delivers fast, easy results on water quality 7/7/2020 Scientists sound early alarm on stringy algae 7/7/2020 CFWI rulemaking workshop scheduled for July 9th 7/6/2020 Strong public interest shown in draft CFWI 2020 Regional Water Supply plan 7/6/2020 Florida researchers are studying metals in the Gulf of Mexico 7/6/2020 A new sculpture celebrates Southwest Florida’s watershed 7/6/2020 Laishley Park boat ramp construction begins July 6th 7/6/2020 Ft. Myers water quality initiatives, Centennial Park projects receive state funds 7/2/2020 Lake Rochelle hydrilla being treated 7/2/2020 City of Punta Gorda earns APWA 2020 Public Works Project of the Year Award 7/2/2020 New law gives Florida DEP gets new duties, including septic systems oversight 7/2/2020 Algae bloom along Florida’s west coast is not red tide. So what is it? 7/2/2020 Governor vetoes more than $21 million for Sarasota-Manatee projects 6/30/2020 Researchers investigating water flows on oyster reef restoration 6/30/2020 Corps: Discharges more likely if Lake O keeps rising so quickly 6/29/2020 Study: Saharan dust may help fuel red tide in the Gulf of Mexico 6/29/2020 Manatee Commission to deny ‘Concession’ development plan 6/29/2020 Fort Myers Beach capital plan includes mooring field expansion 6/29/2020 DOH issues advisory for Davis Boat Ramp due to blue-green algae 6/29/2020 Study: Florida has thousands more high-risk properties than FEMA says 6/29/2020 SCCF Marine Lab finds sea slugs may restore seagrass beds 6/25/2020 Bonita Springs will renew beach renourishment agreement with Lee County 6/22/2020 SFWMD rescinds Lee County irrigation restrictions 6/19/2020 Fort Myers Beach set to raise stormwater, water rates 6/19/2020 Caloosahatchee pipeline project gets under way 6/19/2020 Lake Winterset Hydrilla Treatment, 6/18 6/19/2020 SWFWMD draft 2020 Regional Water Supply Plan available 6/18/2020 C-44 backflow feeds algae bloom in Lake O 6/18/2020 Cristobal brings harmless red drift algae to local beaches 6/18/2020 FGCU releases preliminary findings on Estero River water quality 6/18/2020 CCP covers sea-level rise report, sewer study and no wake signs 6/17/2020 Deadline approaching for 2021 CHNEP calendar photo contest 6/17/2020 SWFWMD schedules prescribed fires in Charlotte County 6/17/2020 2020 CHNEP Watershed Summit videos available 6/15/2020 SWFWMD schedules prescribed fires in Sarasota County 6/15/2020 SFWMD approves $6M increase for Caloosahatchee reservoir 6/15/2020 Algae monitored in Okeechobee Waterway 6/11/2020 Calusa Waterkeeper tests for source of Billy's Creek contamination 6/11/2020 FWC holding virtual workshops on future management of the stone crab fishery 6/11/2020 Summer storms mean runoff, but you can help reduce its negative impacts 6/8/2020 State targeting pollution in northern Everglades, Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers 6/8/2020 Southwest Florida fertilizer ordinances aim to curb nutrient pollution, stop algae blooms 6/8/2020 Maintaining drainage systems one of most important steps for hurricane season 6/5/2020 Runoff from construction sites enter Caloosahatchee River 6/5/2020 Lee County fertilizer restrictions in effect June1–Sept. 30 6/4/2020 Bonita and FGCU partner for improved water quality 6/4/2020 New Englewood Water District will have 1,100+ customers 6/2/2020 North Port Utilities receives awards for water treatment 6/1/2020 Commission approves $1M for Florida Gulf Coast wetland projects 6/1/2020 Report: Tampa Bay, Sarasota-Bradenton metros most at risk for storm surge 5/29/2020 SWFWMD “Splash! Grants” bring water education to students 5/29/2020 Lee County Utilities customers may notice a temporary change in their water 5/28/2020 Captiva Community Panel to request bridge restrictions 5/26/2020 Charlotte Harbor SWIM Plan public comment period ends May 29th 5/22/2020 Bonita Springs applies for state money for stormwater projects 5/22/2020 Coral Pointe Canal restoration work to begin May 26th 5/22/2020 State of Florida approves Sarasota County conservation deal 5/18/2020 Sanibel City Council directs staff on beach renourishment, water restrictions 5/18/2020 Smelly Sarasota County tap water linked to algae bloom 5/18/2020 Lake releases designed to help Caloosahatchee River 5/18/2020 Study eyes red tide’s effects on humans 5/12/2020 Sargassum seaweed could return to Florida’s beaches in coming weeks 5/11/2020 Chiquita Lock to be closed May 13th 5/4/2020 SWFWMD declares Phase I Water Shortage in central and southern regions 4/29/2020 Lee County to open beaches and Parks & Recreation sites 4/29/2020 Bipartisan senators announce $19.5B water infrastructure proposal 4/27/2020 Cape Coral to pump water from reservoir for irrigation 4/27/2020 South Gulf Cove lock open through Apr. 27th 4/27/2020 State Resilience Officer: Florida’s climate change efforts ‘Disjointed’ 4/24/2020 Sea Turtle nesting season starts May 1st 4/24/2020 Dissolved Oxygen and pH Policy Leave Fisheries at Risk 4/24/2020 Lee County approves water quality education campaign 4/24/2020 Lee Commissioners award contract for Matlacha Fishing Pier replacement 4/24/2020 SFWMD issues emergency irrigation restrictions 4/24/2020 Sarasota County installs 10 WaterGoats to corral garbage 4/22/2020 Lawsuit: Endangered species harmed by Lake O discharges 4/21/2020 Governor gives some Florida beaches green light to reopen 4/21/2020 FGCU, Mote Marine Lab project studies if dead fish are feeding red tide 4/21/2020 Army Corps issues permit for Lake O reservoir 4/21/2020 Pandemic could nix new environmental funding 4/21/2020 Herbicide Application on Lake Crescent, 4/22 4/21/2020 Captiva Community Panel poll shows support for septic-to-sewer conversion 4/16/2020 Lee County approves North Ft. Myers water quality project 4/16/2020 SFWMD water managers ponder loss of wetlands 4/16/2020 Lee County reminds residents to conserve water now for dry season 4/16/2020 SFWMD tightens watering restrictions amid dry conditions 4/13/2020 Abnormally warm Gulf of Mexico could intensify tornado, hurricane seasons 4/7/2020 Water associations reassure public on tap water safety 4/7/2020 Corps reduces releases to Caloosahatchee estuary 4/7/2020 Charlotte County boat ramps, parks to remain open 3/25/2020 Lee County Government expands closures to help mitigate virus’ spread 3/25/2020 Sarasota County-operated beaches will close March 21st 3/20/2020 Manatee County public beaches closed 3/20/2020 Lee County beaches closed 3/20/2020 Charlotte County beaches to close March 22nd 3/20/2020 El Niño may skip hurricane season: what it means for Florida 3/20/2020 Don’t flush disinfectant wipes! 3/18/2020 UPDATED: Lake Alert issued for Orlando's Lake Concord 3/16/2020 Legislature approves bill creating new Aquatic Preserve 3/13/2020 Heading to an event? Verify its status first! 3/13/2020 Bill aimed at battling algae blooms heads to governor 3/12/2020 Public construction in Florida could require sea level study 3/12/2020 Managing Lake Okeechobee water levels important for estuaries 3/11/2020 New research shows mangrove conservation can pay for itself in flood protection 3/10/2020 Herbicide Application on Lake Pearl East, 3/10 3/9/2020 City of Sanibel, FGCU Water School team up to pinpoint sea-level rise vulnerabilities 3/6/2020 A preview of a playbook for healthy water in Sarasota 3/5/2020 Lee County approves contract to remove invasive plants at Six Mile Slough 3/5/2020 Bonefish Bayou in Punta Gorda to be dredged 3/5/2020 CHEVWQMN training March 28th 3/3/2020 North Port city commission approves Phase II of Warm Mineral Springs park plan 3/3/2020 ‘Shark Spotting’ public art installation debuts in downtown Venice 3/5 3/2/2020 Manatee Commissioners say ‘yes’ to more funding for Mote 2/27/2020 Thursday: “Mythbusting Marine Aquaculture” webinar 2/26/2020 City of Bonita Springs identified for $25M in grant funding 2/25/2020 Fixing 100 years of Florida’s development barriers could improve water quality 2/21/2020 Red Tide toll prompts state to limit some fishing to catch-and-release 2/20/2020 Florida moving ahead to take over federal wetlands permitting 2/20/2020 Cape Coral fined thousands for ripping up mangroves 2/20/2020 Florida's chief science officer says we need to reduce carbon emissions 2/7/2020 FGCU researchers install filtration devices to collect air particles from HABs 2/7/2020 Lee County accepts Powell Creek grant 2/7/2020 Small-acre preserves provide wildlife habitat, water treatment areas within communities 2/7/2020 Researchers release playbook for combating red tide, other deadly algae 2/7/2020 Florida DEP brings stormwater discussion to Naples Botanical Garden 2/7/2020 SBEP study contributes to regional understanding of tidal creeks 2/5/2020 Lee County to receive $7.1 million grant for Flood Resiliency Projects 2/4/2020 Will experimental fish farm pave the way for privatizing federal waters? 2/3/2020 What impact will relaxing of federal water regulations have on SWFL waterways? 2/3/2020 City of Sarasota considers opposing proposed fish farm 1/31/2020 CHNEP seeking volunteers to coordinate horseshoe crab monitoring 1/30/2020 Residents weigh in on proposed fish farm off Sarasota coast 1/30/2020 Manasota Key beach renourishment begins Feb. 1st 1/24/2020 Breathe easy despite red tide with HABscope 1/24/2020 Lee County accepts $774K for North Ft. Myers water quality project 1/22/2020 Lee County steps in with $1.4M to slow, repair Sanibel beach erosion 1/22/2020 Jan. 28th public hearing will consider proposed offshore aquaculture site 1/16/2020 Three Lee County properties move closer to conservation 1/16/2020 Senate budget head seeks $2.5 billion water quality package 1/14/2020 Federal judge dismisses suit against Fort Myers for dumping toxic sludge 1/13/2020 FEMA preliminary flood maps for Charlotte County available 1/13/2020 Governor likely to get environmental money in upcoming session 1/10/2020 Concerned citizens discuss clean water at CHNEP CAC meeting 1/9/2020 Blue-green algae makes unusual winter appearance in Caloosahatchee 1/9/2020 Ponce Inlet to be dredged Jan. 13-31 1/9/2020 Red tide to be explored at public forum 1/8/2020 Southwest Florida ends the year free of red tide 1/2/2020 Diseases and algae blooms: Florida researchers to make connections 12/20/2019 As seas rise, Florida Republicans examine ways to adapt to climate change 12/20/2019 Lee commissioners OK wetlands plan, new shops on Corkscrew 12/20/2019 Captiva Community Panel works on packed agenda at monthly meeting 12/20/2019 Mast tries to delay storage north of lake 12/20/2019 New maps show Charlotte County over a foot lower, greater flood risks 12/20/2019 Lock removal fails legal challenge 12/20/2019 An urbanized Florida means more stormwater ponds, invasive plants 12/20/2019 Scientists: Caloosahatchee River estuary needs more freshwater 12/20/2019 FWC seeking innovative ideas for aquatic plant management 12/17/2019 Dune walkovers to be replaced in Fort Myers Beach 12/12/2019 Cape Coral committee to review potential Conservation 20/20 site 12/12/2019 CHNEP awarded $500K for Deepwater Horizon NRDA project 12/12/2019 NASA-funded collaborative project to study South Florida blue-green algae 12/11/2019 FGCU gets state grant to study harmful algae blooms 12/11/2019 Public invited to Dec. 18th screening of “Troubled Waters” 12/10/2019 Lee County, Bonita Springs and Estero renew push to join Big Cypress Basin 12/9/2019 Charlotte County water & wastewater facility tours scheduled for 2020 12/9/2019 2020 CHNEP Nature Calendars are here! 12/9/2019 Surfing group gives Florida a ‘D’ for coastal management 12/5/2019 Neighbors, organization install mini reefs to clean water on Fort Myers Beach 12/5/2019 Small business owners reflect on 2018 water quality crisis, see hope for future 12/5/2019 Bonita Springs get $5M for voluntary home buyout program 12/4/2019 What you need to know about Florida red tide 12/4/2019 With red tide lurking, lawmakers talk water quality at Manatee Chamber event 12/4/2019 Non-native fish are found throughout Florida’s freshwaters 12/3/2019 Noah Valenstein highlights ‘huge issue’ of sea level rise during Florida Taxwatch talk 12/3/2019 Florida red tide lurks south of Venice, but it’s dwindling 12/3/2019 Red tide continues to plague gulf coast 11/25/2019 Toilet-to-tap proposal sent back to Florida House for reconsideration 11/25/2019 FGCU, FAU get $200,000 grant for HAB research 11/25/2019 Friends of the Arts delivers seafood, water quality education 11/25/2019 ‘Ding’ Darling gets $5.3K grant for habitat restoration 11/25/2019 FGCU to break ground on new water school building 11/25/2019 PRWC may charge miners, farmers for water 11/25/2019 City of Bonita Springs Stormwater Assessment Fee takes effect 11/20/2019 Lee County accepts state stormwater mitigation grants 11/20/2019 Florida senators want federal help on their red tide problem 11/18/2019 Clean Water Act: Economic analysis could undermine Trump rule repeal 11/18/2019 Mangroves reduce flood damages during hurricanes, saving $billions 11/18/2019 High concentrations of red tide causing fish kills in Sarasota County 11/18/2019 Red tide and human health: Researchers study ‘Chronic Exposure’ 11/18/2019 SWFWMD meeting at FGCU focuses on Caloosahatchee River, estuary projects 11/18/2019 Lake Okeechobee’s low water levels cause concern 11/18/2019 SFWMD starts public process to revise water quality rules for Everglades & estuaries 11/18/2019 Sanibel golf courses graded on water quality efforts 11/18/2019 2019-2020 Bay Wise Kayak Tour Schedule Announced 11/8/2019 MOTE-FWC red tide initiative announces new applied research grant opportunity 11/8/2019 Lake Okeechobee's Low Water Levels Cause Concern 11/8/2019 Neighborhood initiative grants now available 11/7/2019 Appeals court ruling okays Mosaic mining expansion in Central Florida 11/7/2019 DeSantis rolls out water quality website 11/7/2019 Red Tide back but not as bad -- so far 11/7/2019 Ainger Creek Boat Ramp closed Nov. 12-26 11/7/2019 Maintenance dredging of the Gulf ICW in Venice-closures 11/4 11/7/2019 How Southwest Florida' s business community got woke about water 11/7/2019 Lee Commissioners approve renovation for Alva Boat Ramp 11/7/2019 New tool detects red tide concentrations in the air 11/7/2019 Mote launches stone crab research, education project with new grant 11/5/2019 Scallopalooza early-bird pricing available until Dec. 20th 11/5/2019 SWFWMD seeking volunteers for seagrass/water clarity observations 10/25/2019 Bonita Springs bioreactor key to nitrogen reduction 10/25/2019 Charlotte County has costly mandatory septic system switch 10/25/2019 Public comment sought on CDC plan to study Lake O algae exposure 10/25/2019 SCCF Laboratory finds red tide bloom 10/25/2019 Army Corps dredging Venice ICW 10/25/2019 CCP gets updates on wastewater, iguanas and more 10/16/2019 Blue-Green Algae Task Force approves 1st recommendations 10/14/2019 Completed coastal vulnerability study presented to Sanibel City Council 10/14/2019 Counties discuss potential partnership to protect SWFL’s coast 10/8/2019 Climate-focused initiative appoints regional director to address climate issues 10/8/2019 North Port Joins Fifth Annual “Imagine a Day Without Water” 10/4/2019 Red tide, fish kills return to Southwest Florida 10/2/2019 Seasonal ban ends, scientists still warn against fertilizer use 10/1/2019 Report: Florida’s water supplies under extreme pressure 9/30/2019 Congressional committee presses EPA over WOTUS rollback 9/30/2019 Septic tanks eyed in efforts to combat algae 9/27/2019 Water Management District board vacancies concern some conservationists 9/27/2019 EPA considering first fish farm in Gulf of Mexico 9/27/2019 Questions remain over long-term health effects of blue-green algae 9/25/2019 Florida's Blue-Green Algae Task Force focuses on DOH response, future actions 9/25/2019 DEP announces opportunities to expand water quality restoration efforts 9/25/2019 Satellite image shows red tide offshore near Bonita Springs 9/24/2019 Public meeting scheduled on Mosaic renewal permit for pollutant discharge 9/24/2019 Lee County renews water quality agreement with USGS 9/20/2019 Winter Haven staff introduce One Water Master Plan 9/19/2019 Sanibel City Council starts red drift algae pilot program 9/19/2019 North Port financial dilemma: Aging water control infrastructure 9/18/2019 Florida Gov. DeSantis rolls out environmental proposals 9/17/2019 Small harvest leaves Florida stone crabbers in a pinch 9/17/2019 Mote launching stone crab research and education project in Tampa Bay with new grant 9/17/2019 Trump administration rolls back landmark water protections 9/13/2019 Lee County Conservation 20/20 completes purchase of 43 acres on Pine Island 9/13/2019 Movement grows in Florida to grant legal rights to rivers 9/13/2019 Water quality top concern at Sarasota legislative delegation meeting 9/13/2019 New flood map launched for City of Venice 9/11/2019 Estero explores extending water, sewer lines to areas with septic tanks 9/11/2019 Bonita Springs City Council narrowly approves new fee for flood risk mitigation 9/11/2019 Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier to close temporarily for multiple improvements 9/10/2019 Foundation helps FGCU program build reefs to restore oyster habitats 9/10/2019 Lee County FEMA flood maps ready for viewing 9/6/2019 Dorian brings red drift algae to area beaches 9/6/2019 Deadline extended for Bonita Springs voluntary home buyout program 9/5/2019 Sign of the times: Drone found underwater during Jetty cleanup 9/4/2019 Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier to close temporarily for multiple improvements 9/4/2019 Panel committee presents updated document 9/4/2019 ‘No Swim’ advisory issued for Brohard Beach 8/30/2019 Brown water: natural tannins or sign of looming red tide? 8/30/2019 Army Corps monitoring Lake Okeechobee water quality ahead of Dorian 8/28/2019 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers visits refuge 8/28/2019 Court rules Obama EPA violated law on WOTUS 8/27/2019 Nonprofit’s test kits allows SWFL fishermen to measure water quality 8/27/2019 Captiva Community Panel hears wastewater research completed 8/27/2019 Manatee Park, Davis boat ramp parking lots to close temporarily 8/27/2019 Latest update for the reclaimed water pipeline from Fort Myers to Cape Coral 8/26/2019 Everglades expert: Lake O reservoir plan insufficient 8/26/2019 Before and after images show devastation, recovery from toxic algae in Southwest Florida 8/26/2019 500 fish released to clean water in Cape Coral lake 8/26/2019 Save Our Water: Gov. DeSantis says state, feds must complete restoration projects 8/26/2019 Lingering red tide impacts likely to blame for scarcity of scallops in Pine Island Sound 8/26/2019 Research try to pinpoint disease-spreading bacteria in the Estero River 8/20/2019 Army Corp, other agencies to meet about future Okeechobee releases 8/20/2019 How to keep your dog safe from deadly blue-green algae 8/20/2019 Why the Jordan Marsh Water Quality Treatment Park is so cool 8/20/2019 Sea-Level Rise Resiliency Committee continues to gather input for Captiva panel 8/20/2019 SFWMD votes to expand water quality monitoring in northern Everglades watersheds and Lake Okeechobee 8/16/2019 Almost half of Florida water bodies have algal blooms, and climate change is worsening the problem 8/16/2019 Lee County postpones wastewater treatment plant application approval 8/16/2019 Update: Comment period on proposed LORS deviation extended 8/16/2019 Rising seas could speed up loss of Florida mangroves, study finds 8/16/2019 USF's poop-powered generator could have worldwide impact 8/16/2019 Floods frustrate Lehigh Acres neighbors amid FDOT drainage project 8/12/2019 DEP hosts 2019 resilient Florida: planning, policy and practice workshop 8/12/2019 Have you ever seen a seagrass flower? 8/12/2019 Nokomis Area Civic Association water symposium well attended 8/12/2019 Calusa Waterkeeper premieres ‘Troubled Waters’ film 8/7/2019 Speakers offer insight on improving Sarasota’s water quality 8/7/2019 South Florida Water Management District: Extra sampling can track, prevent algae blooms 8/7/2019 Venice considers fines for sewage spills 8/6/2019 Researchers deploy new tech to explore depths of Gulf of Mexico 8/6/2019 What can we do about our water? 8/6/2019 Algae task force meeting to focus on septic tanks in SWFL water crisis 8/6/2019 Army corps of engineers posts algae warning signs on Caloosahatchee 8/6/2019 A new old way to combat toxic algae: float it up, then skim it off 8/6/2019 Peace River water authority extending pipelines and raising rates 8/6/2019 Registration is open for 2019 CHNEP Nature Festival 8/2/2019 Lee County residents dispute proposed location for wastewater treatment facilities 8/2/2019 Corps may alter lake release schedule ‘asap’ 7/25/2019 Sarasota researchers conducting red tide/human health research 7/25/2019 Bonita Springs might buy homes in neighborhoods flooded by Hurricane Irma 7/25/2019 Register now for 2019 Pine Island Sound Scallop Search 7/25/2019 SWFL pulling together to confront climate concerns 7/25/2019 Lee County Conservation 20/20 Program completes acquisition of 92 acres on Pine Island 7/25/2019 These maps show where urban sprawl is making big storms more deadly 7/25/2019 As seas rise, Florida will likely lose more coastal property value than any other state 7/21/2019 Water district officials tour Cape’s Ecological Laboratories 7/21/2019 Researchers working on spray that could help combat red tide 7/21/2019 FGCU professor speaks about water at chamber luncheon 7/21/2019 Sandy soil and rising seas spell septic tank disaster in Florida 7/21/2019 Army Corps wants ‘immediate’ changes to Lake Okeechobee management 7/21/2019 Water managers consider health of estuaries 7/21/2019 Treating nutrients with algae blooms 7/14/2019 Report: Red tide and aftermath killed 174 dolphins 7/14/2019 Black & Veatch/Brown and Caldwell team up to map out Winter Haven’s water future 7/14/2019 Bonita Springs makes flood reduction top priority amid heavy rain 7/14/2019 Proposed FGCU research project would monitor bacteria in the Estero River 7/14/2019 Army Corps concedes Lake O discharge toxicity 7/12/2019 Gulf Coast states see similarities to Southwest Florida blue-green algae 7/10/2019 Scientists go microscopic to find answer to prevent blue-green algae 7/10/2019 Inland flooding passes storm surge as #1 killer during hurricanes 7/10/2019 Florida may adopt limits on amount of toxins from blue-green algae blooms allowed in waterways 7/10/2019 Warm temperatures bring cyanobacteria blooms to Sarasota Bay 7/8/2019 SFWMD governing board encourages public to attend workshop on St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries 7/8/2019 Black out on nitrogen, phosphorous fertilizers in effect 7/8/2019 What is next for the Dunbar community? 7/8/2019 Four green sea turtles tagged amid nesting increase in southwest Florida 7/8/2019 Southwest Florida blue crab trap closure starts July 10, followed by Big Bend trap closure 7/8/2019 DEP announces support to help communities prepare for sea level rise 7/8/2019 All aspects of Florida water quality discussed at task force meeting 7/3/2019 SCCF and partners succeed in getting DEP to set state cyanobacteria standards 7/3/2019 Florida governor Ron DeSantis signs bill to change environmental enforcement 7/3/2019 Great Bay Scallop & Hard Clam Search scheduled for August 10th 7/3/2019 What is next for the Dunbar community? 7/3/2019 Black out on nitrogen, phosphorous fertilizers in effect 7/3/2019 No warning signs or action plan for dangerously dirty Estero River, but help may be on the way 6/30/2019 DEP working to get Caloosahatchee River pollution plan to feds by 2022 6/30/2019 Florida oceans and coasts strategic plan to be developed 6/30/2019 FGCU summer camp teaching kids about water quality 6/30/2019 Port Charlotte Beach Park boat ramp closure July 7-24 6/27/2019 Report: Rising seas could cost Florida $75 billion over 20 years 6/27/2019 State budget includes $3M for Cape Coral reclaimed water River Crossing project 6/26/2019 Venice ban on shark fishing will be coming 6/26/2019 Second meeting of Blue-Green Algae Task Force scheduled 6/26/2019 NASA helps warn of harmful algal blooms in lakes, reservoirs 6/25/2019 Beach re-nourishment scheduled for this fall in Englewood 6/23/2019 Save the date: Save Our Water summit is Aug. 21 in Bonita Springs 6/23/2019 Cape explores seawall assessment 6/23/2019 Gov. DeSantis signs bill giving Sarasota’s Mote $18 million to fight red tide 6/21/2019 Water quality campaign kicks off June 24th 6/21/2019 June 23-29 is Mosquito Awareness Week 6/21/2019 ‘No Swim’ advisory issued for Sarasota County Beach 6/20/2019 Lawsuit launched to stop toxic algae bloom releases from Lake Okeechobee 6/17/2019 Lower Lake Okeechobee discharges could be bad for Caloosahatchee if rains don't arrive soon 6/17/2019 Green space or detention ponds: Fort Myers asks which would you like near your home? 6/17/2019 Big mission awaits Florida's new Blue Green Algae Task Force 6/17/2019 This year's Gulf of Mexico dead zone could be one of the biggest ever, NOAA says 6/17/2019 Estuary program gets new name, new funding 6/17/2019 Southwest Florida experts spotlight water quality, red tide research 6/13/2019 Group working on feasibility study on water quality for Caloosahatchee reservoir 6/6/2019 During hurricane season, a storm surges could cause most devastation 6/6/2019 Go green: Don’t fertilize this summer 6/6/2019 Coastal estuaries are no longer what nature designed 6/6/2019 Beach erosion continues to plague Caspersen Beach 6/6/2019 With biosolids bills failing in Florida Legislature, DEP to develop own rules 6/3/2019 FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Parker 6/3/2019 “Swale reclamation" project underway in Fort Myers Beach 6/3/2019 In Sarasota-Manatee, the storm surge threat grows 6/3/2019 Controversial Roundup chemical, glyphosate, to be banned as herbicide on Fort Myers Beach 6/3/2019 Fertilizer ban impedes harmful nutrient runoff, takes effect in Cape Coral 6/3/2019 Cape Coral fertilizer restrictions begin June 1st 5/29/2019 CDC to study how inhaled algae toxins affect Lake Okeechobee fishing guides 5/28/2019 Warm Mineral Springs Park nomination moves forward 5/28/2019 South Venice residents focus on water quality at Alligator Creek Nature Festival 5/24/2019 Stone crab larvae perish from red tide, but bloom intensity matters 5/24/2019 W.P. Franklin Lock beach on the Caloosahatchee River quietly closed — this time, for good 5/24/2019 New technology to help remove toxic algae in Southwest Florida 5/24/2019 First samples collected in water project 5/23/2019 Lee board advances plan to allow business, commercial structures in wetlands 5/23/2019 Florida's dirty water tops list of woes for new chief science officer 5/23/2019 Hearing on Chiquita Lock removal wraps up 5/20/2019 Rooney holds second water quality roundtable 5/20/2019 North Port works on plan to expand city sewer 5/20/2019 Battle on the Blueway event set for Crescent Beach Family Park 5/20/2019 Nurdle Patrol looks for plastic pellets on Florida's beaches 5/20/2019 Shark fishing under scrutiny for Venice City Pier 5/16/2019 Could global warming lead to quieter hurricane seasons? Experts say yes, with a caveat 5/15/2019 Trump to ease drilling rules sparked by 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill 5/15/2019 Lawmakers introduce bill forcing EPA to set legal limit for all PFAS in drinking water 5/15/2019 New EPA document tells communities to brace for climate change impacts 5/15/2019 Has a Longboat Key retiree solved the puzzle of the red tide? 5/15/2019 Multi-university effort to investigate Glades water quality 5/15/2019 FGUA to launch senior water pilot program 5/15/2019 Hockey sticks getting second life as oyster reefs in Southwest Florida 5/15/2019 Rooney gathers governor, officials behind closed doors to tackle harmful algal blooms 5/15/2019 Sarasota County reminds beach-goers to keep light out of sight 5/15/2019 Local summer camp creates Clean Water Ambassadors 5/15/2019 Water quality targeted by Lee 20/20 land buys and fertilizer education campaign 5/15/2019 Watershed Restoration funding will ‘bring life back to Lake Okeechobee’ 5/15/2019 ‘You can call him our water czar’: Nikki Fried names Florida’s new water policy director 5/15/2019 NASA grant lets utilities and partners use space agency data in planning 5/14/2019 What are Stormwater Treatment Areas and why should you care? 5/14/2019 Water quality targeted by Lee 20/20 land buys and fertilizer education campaign 5/14/2019 New SFWMD board hints at regulating water polluters, criticizes BMPs honor system 5/14/2019 Scientists identify the mysterious muck floating in Cape Coral canals 5/14/2019 Del Prado Boulevard Bridge work set to begin in June 5/14/2019 Florida's new chief science officer started off as a surfer dude 5/5/2019 New EPA document tells communities to brace for climate change impacts 5/5/2019 Turn out the lights, it's nesting season for Florida sea turtles 5/5/2019 Study demonstrates seagrass' strong potential for curbing erosion 5/5/2019 It’s all at sea: new clues to coastal erosion 5/5/2019 Stormwater storage and water quality project complete in Lehigh Acres 5/5/2019 Independent scientific study to consider lake schedule 5/5/2019 Conditions are ripe for blue-green algae to reemerge 5/5/2019 Estero looks to expand monitoring of Estero River 5/5/2019 Climate change is a community issue 5/5/2019 Wildlife Advisory 5/5/2019 Lee County Commission holds water quality work session 5/2/2019 Public, media excluded from upcoming Rooney roundtable on toxic algae blooms at FGCU 4/30/2019 Ron DeSantis announces newly-formed Blue-Green Algae Task Force 4/30/2019 Projects take proactive step on HAB 4/30/2019 'Mini reefs' installed to bring area waters back to life while helping reduce harmful algae 4/30/2019 Last Straw looks to eliminate single-use plastics 4/29/2019 Beach erosion project in design phase 4/22/2019 Florida disasters command huge share of state spending 4/22/2019 Court orders EPA to reevaluate Obama-era power plant wastewater rule 4/22/2019 As oceans rapidly warm, an urgent need to improve hurricane forecasts 4/22/2019 Applying for a Neighborhood Initiative Grant? Attend a seminar by April 30th. 4/22/2019 Routine bridge inspection slated for Sanibel Causeway 4/22/2019 North Port to celebrate Warm Mineral Springs’ birthday with free admission 4/22/2019 Cape Coral Yacht Club beach tests high for bacteria 4/19/2019 Lee County city leaders react to proposed changes to mining rules 4/18/2019 Lee County eyes stronger Mullock Creek flood control 4/18/2019 USF study: Ocean circulation likely to blame for severity of 2018 red tide 4/18/2019 Volunteers being sought for water quality testing 4/18/2019 Bayfront Park seawall project delayed, still planned 4/18/2019 Lee County commission approves boardwalk replacement 4/17/2019 Blue-green algae creeps back into the Caloosahatchee River 4/17/2019 Sarasota County hosting Water Quality Summit 4/17/2019 DEP blasts Fort Myers for using ‘alternative’ methods to assure toxic sludge cleanup 4/16/2019 Water quality monitor volunteers needed 4/15/2019 Giant storms, aging infrastructure pushing Florida’s sewer systems to breaking point 4/15/2019 Chiquita Lock dispute hearing gets under way 4/15/2019 Sarasota County greenlights joint Manasota Key beach renourishment project with Charlotte County 4/15/2019 Sample from Cape Coral canal tests positive for blue-green algae 4/15/2019 Council approves Future Land Use Map changes 4/9/2019 Army Corps provides update on Lake Okeechobee projects 4/9/2019 Florida DOH emails show agency struggled to manage algae crisis 4/8/2019 Punta Gorda takes steps to prepare for future sea level rise 4/8/2019 Red tide life cycle hits four stages 4/5/2019 Mote and FGCU partner on red tide research 4/5/2019 Lee County launches mining amendment landing page 4/3/2019 Senate outlines $1.7 billion environmental spending plan 4/2/2019 Eutrophication of lakes will significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions 4/2/2019 Natural cure to water quality crisis comes with uphill battle 4/2/2019 Notice of hearing Buckley's pass dredging assessment area 4/2/2019 Notice of hearing Buckley’s pass dredging assessment area 4/2/2019 Sarasota County considers joint beach rebuild for Manasota Key 4/2/2019 Derby Day…A first for the Englewood Area 4/2/2019 New for Florida: Gov. Ron DeSantis names chief science officer 4/2/2019 ‘Red Tide Summit’ on Indian Rocks Beach addresses public concerns 4/1/2019 Dolphins with brain disease also test positive for algae toxin: study 3/26/2019 Meeting gets rowdy as Matlacha residents, others battle removal of the Chiquita Lock 3/26/2019 FGCU launches ‘Water School’ to provide the tools to combat blue-green algae, dead fish 3/25/2019 As coastal flooding surges, ‘living shorelines’ seen as the answer 3/25/2019 FGCU Study: Airborne toxic cyanobacteria can travel more than a mile inland 3/25/2019 Lee Board of County Commissioners awards contract to create artificial reef 3/22/2019 After years of inaction, septic tanks once again focus in Florida 3/21/2019 Trump budget falls short on Everglades work, omits new reservoir plan 3/18/2019 Officials to discuss water management March 26 in Cape Coral 3/15/2019 May 23rd hearing date set for Warm Mineral Springs nomination to National Register 3/15/2019 Ponce De Leon Inlet dredging to take place Mar. 18-22 3/14/2019 Check Your Irrigation Timer When You ‘Spring Forward’ for Daylight Savings Time 3/11/2019 Lake Parker aquatic vegetation harvesting project will remove invasive plants 3/11/2019 Many unaware of the Lee County fertilizer regulations 3/8/2019 Experts testify on algae solutions at Florida Congressional delegation meeting 3/8/2019 Septic leaks, fertilizer run-off targets of Lee water clean-up efforts 3/8/2019 Opinion: 5 things Florida must do to protect our waterways 3/8/2019 Stormwater fee in Bonita Springs closer to approval 3/8/2019 America uses 322 billion gallons of water each day. Here’s where it goes. 3/5/2019 Wildlife officials want more mechanical harvesting, fewer chemicals applied to lakes, rivers 3/5/2019 Florida’s legislators expected to focus heavily on water this session 3/5/2019 Army Corps resumes water releases from Lake Okeechobee 3/5/2019 Can we address climate change without sacrificing water quality? 3/5/2019 Florida delegation focuses on water quality issues 3/5/2019 Volunteers needed for Weed Wrangle at south Lee County Conservation 20/20 preserve 3/5/2019 Mark your calendar for Calusa Blueway speaker series 3/5/2019 Who owns your beach? Four lines in the sand 3/5/2019 Erosion near Blind Pass under review 3/5/2019 Climate change is shifting productivity of fisheries worldwide 3/5/2019 Florida delegation focuses on water quality issues 3/5/2019 District to hold workshop on North Winter Haven chain of lakes operational guidelines 2/26/2019 FWC Commissioners direct staff to move forward with improvements to Aquatic Plant Management Program 2/26/2019 DeSantis names environmentalists to powerful South Florida water board 2/26/2019 Army Corps to temporarily increase Lake Okeechobee water releases 2/26/2019 FGCU plans to use off-campus building for water research, hire six water experts 2/26/2019 City to mark opening of new Jordan Marsh park 2/26/2019 LOSOM is an important tool for near-term relief to coastal estuaries 2/26/2019 Why the state of the Caloosahatchee matters to the refuge 2/26/2019 Survey: 71 percent of Southwest Florida residents concerned about climate change 2/26/2019 Hurricanes are strengthening faster in the Atlantic, and climate change is a big reason why 2/21/2019 UF researchers say people are moving away from lakes and rivers 2/21/2019 Kids sue state of Florida for action on climate change. DeSantis wants suit dismissed 2/21/2019 FGCU professor says Caloosahatchee River blue-green algae sample tests positive 2/21/2019 Water quality remains concern despite improvement 2/21/2019 Natural solution to fighting pollution? 2/20/2019 SWFWMD to hold workshop on North Winter Haven Chain of Lakes operational guidelines 2/20/2019 Red tide recovery continues with redfish release in Manatee County 2/20/2019 Lee County, Cape Coral approve water management plan for Yellow Fever Creek Preserve 2/20/2019 Public workshop planned to discuss coastal vulnerability project 2/20/2019 CHNEP gets $75K grant from Florida DEP 2/15/2019 Calusa Waterkeeper discusses causes, possible solutions for water woes 2/15/2019 Venice receives $100K for urban forest along Intracoastal Waterway 2/15/2019 LA-MSID to file for state appropriations on flood mitigation projects 2/12/2019 2/12/2019 Water district presses ahead for end of federal oversight of Everglades water quality 2/12/2019 Port Charlotte beach renourishment 2/12/2019 Florida red tide levels are the lowest in more than a year 2/7/2019 More than 16K fish to be released in Florida after red tide devastates marine life 2/5/2019 Red tide: Sarasota County considers water quality summit 2/1/2019 Florida red tide levels are the lowest in more than a year 2/1/2019 Sewage Spills: Hurricane Irma highlighted deficiencies in wastewater treatment 2/1/2019 Water Quality: Cape Coral residents want voices to be heard 2/1/2019 Ft. Myers Beach Council votes yes on improvements to stormwater ordinance, sidewalks 1/31/2019 Gov. DeSantis unveils environmental budget proposal, SFWMD appointments 1/30/2019 Army Corp of Engineers scheduling public meetings on Lake Okeechobee 1/30/2019 Nearly a third of state's waters are polluted, experts say 1/28/2019 Water shutdowns set for water main replacement on the island of Venice 1/28/2019 Researchers, students meet to promote solutions to Florida water quality problems 1/28/2019 Red tide blamed for worst Sarasota tourism decline since 9/11 1/28/2019 FWC to pause aquatic plant herbicide treatment while collecting public comment 1/25/2019 Dredging project may ease flooding concerns but won't help Billy's Creek water quality 1/25/2019 Jordan Marsh Water Quality Treatment Park project close to completion 1/25/2019 Venice City Council favors statewide stormwater rule 1/24/2019 Florida Gulf Coast University trying to secure more than $9 million to study red tide 1/24/2019 Algal blooms cost Florida $17.3 million in emergency funding last year 1/24/2019 One option for disposal of biosolids: recycling them to make sustainable bricks 1/22/2019 Fertilize wisely to help improve water quality 1/22/2019 TKW to present wastewater alternatives study at public meeting 1/22/2019 Lee Health to discuss water quality at its next board meeting 1/18/2019 Cape Coral, Fort Myers seek funds in the name of saving our water 1/17/2019 Gov. DeSantis announces sweeping fixes meant to clean up Florida's water woes 1/11/2019 Lee County announces flood-mitigation meetings 1/10/2019 Wetland or fire station? City of Fort Myers proposes to change Six Mile Cypress slough area land use 1/10/2019 Hurricane preparedness casualty of federal government shutdown 1/10/2019 Federal government spending $100 million to study desalination 1/10/2019 Senate panel briefed on septic tanks’ contribution to algae outbreak 1/10/2019 CHEC seeking volunteer trail guides in Charlotte County 1/4/2019 Charlotte County's South Gulf Cove boat lock closed to traffic Jan. 7-10 1/4/2019 Charlotte County's South Gulf Cove boat lock closed to traffic Jan. 7-10 1/4/2019 Historic, decade-old Everglades deal dies quietly 12/17/2018 CEPD okays tentative plan for beach renourishment assessments 12/17/2018 Trade industry group bringing ‘2019 Algae Biomass Summit’ to Orlando 12/17/2018 Proposed legislation looks to restore septic inspections 12/14/2018 Estuary partners choose their battles coast to coast 12/14/2018 Venice considering underground reclaimed water storage 12/14/2018 Trump wetlands rule rollback makes about 6 million acres in Florida unprotected 12/14/2018 Fort Myers sludge from Dunbar site is headed to Polk County 12/10/2018 Mote Marine-led initiative will restore resilient corals across 130 acres 12/10/2018 Reservoirs won't help algae problem, commissioner, scientist agree 12/6/2018 USGS study: Salinity important for managing Lake O's algal toxins 12/6/2018 It's known as ‘The ABC Plan’. Can it solve red tide? 12/6/2018 New national report says climate change threatens U.S. water security 12/6/2018 CHNEP seagrass restoration project In the Caloosahatchee River makes progress 12/3/2018 Snook and redfish harvest closed until March due to red tide 12/3/2018 15th Annual Calusa Blueway Fishing Tournament set for Dec. 8 12/3/2018 Lee County officials vow water quality diligence 11/29/2018 Calusa Blueway speaker series begins Dec. 4th 11/26/2018 Flood insurance rate maps to be revised 11/19/2018 Mote hires experienced red tide researcher for new institute 11/16/2018 Treatment rids Cabot Canal in Cape Coral of blue-green algae 11/16/2018 Peace River Water Authority may avert litigation 11/16/2018 City of Venice wants Sarasota County to monitor Gulf for pollution, too 11/15/2018 South Florida company addressing algal blooms with plastic beads 11/14/2018 Sarasota County BMPs to be employed proactively 11/14/2018 Algae once again streaks Caloosahatchee's upper reaches, new aerial photos show 11/13/2018 Cape Coral leaders, residents, environmental watchdogs at odds over Chiquita Lock removal 11/13/2018 Ponce De Leon Inlet to be dredged 11/9/2018 SWFWMD aims to reduce risk of wildfires by performing prescribed fires 11/9/2018 Battle won, fight goes on 11/8/2018 Marine task force pushes for fertilizer ban 11/8/2018 Nov. 16: Free red tide forum in Boca Grande 11/8/2018 Blue-green algae makes an unwelcome return in SWFL 11/6/2018 FGCU researchers warn of ciguatera, a dangerous toxin found in reef fish 11/6/2018 Palmer: Several issues in Polk-Swiftmud legal showdown 11/5/2018 Red tide, warm water slowing stone crab harvest 11/5/2018 Coastal development, sea rise sent Hurricane Irma storm surge to more homes, study shows 11/5/2018 ‘Bubble Curtain’ is latest attempt to prevent algae from entering canals in Cape Coral 10/30/2018 Lee Board of County Commissioners amends grant agreement for water project 10/30/2018 New Lee County water treatment plant open, supplies clean water 10/30/2018 Lee mayors battle water managers over Caloosahatchee river rule 10/30/2018 Watershed groups have a positive impact on local water quality, study finds 10/30/2018 Cooler weather won't help with red tide, but season change could 10/26/2018 North Port encouraging the voluntary non-use of fertilizer year-around 10/26/2018 ‘Bubble Curtain’ is latest attempt to prevent algae from entering canals in Cape Coral 10/26/2018 Lee County Commission amends grant agreement for water project 10/26/2018 Prevent red tide? Start with more wetlands, experts say 10/18/2018 Canal Watch Group launched in North Port 10/17/2018 Lee Board of County Commissioners amends grant agreement for water project 10/17/2018 New SCCF Stranding Map documents mass mortality of sea turtles 10/17/2018 With red tide absent, people return to Fort Myers Beach 10/15/2018 Governing Board Approves Waterway Maintenance Agreement with Lee Co. 10/15/2018 In a step forward for Everglades restoration, U.S. Senate approves reservoir plan 10/11/2018 Higher tides associated with Michael spark erosion concerns in Southwest Florida 10/11/2018 The hurricanes and climate-change questions keep coming. Yes, they’re linked. 10/11/2018 Plans gel for first Florida Economic Water Summit 10/11/2018 Blue-green algae focus of Cape Coral water meeting 10/10/2018 Punta Gorda's Harbor Heights pier to be demolished, reconstructed beginning Oct. 15 10/9/2018 Red tide and fertilizer impact the topic of Venice City Council discussions 10/8/2018 Mote leader shares red tide science at Capitol Hill briefing 10/5/2018 North Port to replace docks at Dallas White Park 10/5/2018 Lee County gets help from SFWMD keeping up flood-prone canals 10/4/2018 Assessment process proposed for Captiva beach renourishment 10/4/2018 Fort Myers to join Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral to petition for more water releases 10/2/2018 Blue-green algal blooms found in Estero Bay 10/2/2018 Cape Coral passes motion to request air quality testing for toxins 10/2/2018 What's turning Southwest Florida's shores brown? It's not red tide 10/2/2018 Volunteer with Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center 10/1/2018 Media statement: FWC Commission expands fishery management measures in response to red tide 9/27/2018 Scientists, resource managers share major updates on tackling Florida red tide 9/27/2018 Archaeology lecture series: a prehistoric cemetery in the Gulf of Mexico 9/27/2018 Measures that would help address Florida's harmful algal blooms remain stalled In Congress 9/27/2018 Deal proposed in Peace River water feud 9/27/2018 Is spraying weeds in Central Florida lakes, contributing to Southwest Florida’s water crisis? 9/25/2018 State directs $2.2 million to Mote for red tide research 9/25/2018 How your lawn's fertilizers can contribute to the red tide; counties combat their use 9/25/2018 FGCU researchers install air quality pump to test blue-green algae toxins 9/24/2018 Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain 9/24/2018 Water service to be interrupted on Sept. 27 in Port Charlotte Service Area 9/21/2018 SFWMD proposes to revise Minimum Flows and Levels for Caloosahatchee River 9/21/2018 Lee Board of County Commissioners hires firm to design water project 9/19/2018 Tiny bubbles part of new strategy to strangle Lee County's blue-green algae problem 9/19/2018 Scientists want to try possible solution to help combat algae on larger scale 9/19/2018 Cape Coral waives bid procedures for algae cleanup efforts, approves Fort Myers pipeline 9/18/2018 Billy's Creek dredging approved, impact on pollution unclear 9/18/2018 Army Corps to slow Okeechobee releases even as Lake O rises 9/17/2018 Pine Island organization discusses water quality 9/13/2018 Venice Council resolution urges residents to curb fertilizer use 9/12/2018 Charlotte Harbor Estuary Program to propose cyanobacteria rapid response program 9/11/2018 Experts point to red tide, blue-green algae for some problems in SWFL's bee population 9/11/2018 ‘Dead zone’ identified off Sanibel 9/11/2018 New treatment being developed for manatees poisoned by red tide 9/7/2018 Volunteers needed for microplastics sampling, local events 9/7/2018 State and local partners working together to relieve flooding issues 9/7/2018 Venice vice mayor to seek citywide ban of fertilizer 9/5/2018 Eaglewood Beach Waterfest 9/5/2018 We learn about an experimental approach to remove blue-green algae from the water 8/30/2018 Caloosahatchee cyanobacteria demo results announced 8/30/2018 Now you can take your boater safety exam online 8/29/2018 Red tide status report from FWC 8/24 8/27/2018 Third species of algae, fueled by decomposing fish, found in SW Florida 8/27/2018 Ten Mile Canal one-year update: Much work done; much more to do, residents say 8/27/2018 Water projects get priority for Lee County’s future Conservation 20/20 land buys 8/23/2018 SWFWMD to hold public workshop on ranking water bodies for minimum level/flow rules 8/21/2018 New technique being tested to remove algae and excess nutrients from Caloosahatchee 8/20/2018 Nelson, Rubio call for passage of WRDA bill to address algae crisis 8/17/2018 Florida Sea Grant’s Karl Havens on the causes of red tide 8/16/2018 Report outlines Florida’s major environmental concerns 8/16/2018 Polk case to move forward: Judge denies motion to dismiss Peace River water fight hearing 8/16/2018 Burnt Store Isles seawall replacement project informational meeting scheduled 8/14/2018 FGCU's ”Gulf Coast Live“ to air live call-in on red tide and algae 8/13/2018 Blue-green algae cleanup under way in Cape Coral 8/13/2018 Algae monitor sponsored by NASA installed in Lake Okeechobee 8/13/2018 Mote Marine researchers racing against clock to study red tide 8/13/2018 A hurricane may be only way to get rid of red tide, expert says 8/13/2018 Mote scientists to test new method to mitigate red tide 8/10/2018 FGCU researchers to investigate Lake O-red tide connection 8/10/2018 Fort Myers toxic sludge neighbors have their first day in court 8/9/2018 SWFWMD performing prescribed burns in August and September in DeSoto County 8/9/2018 Mote Marine Laboratory is working to solve red tide riddles 8/8/2018 SWFWMD performing prescribed burns in August and September in Sarasota County 8/3/2018 Toxic algae hospitalized at least 15 people in Florida 8/2/2018 Lee County secures Florida DEP grant to proceed with test project to cleanup blue-green algae 8/2/2018 Lee County provides dumpsters for dead fish 8/2/2018 Lee County directs contractor to assist with effort to clean county beaches 8/2/2018 Check out this online tool to see how sea level-rise will impact your flood risk 8/1/2018 Register now for Tidally United Summit, Aug. 9-11 7/30/2018 Palmer: Keep an eye on local water issues 7/30/2018 Captiva Community Panel reviews Wastewater Alternative Study report 7/30/2018 Lee County approves test project to ‘vacuum’ blue-green algae from waterways 7/30/2018 Cape Coral to conduct sanitary sewer system smoke test starting July 30th 7/30/2018 DeSoto County Commission denies Mosaic's rezoning request for phosphate mining 7/30/2018 Fort Myers Beach struck with sea grass, fish kill 7/27/2018 Red tide likely killed whale shark that washed up on Sanibel 7/27/2018 Regional water authority hopes to get litigation dismissed 7/26/2018 Sea turtles dying in ‘unprecedented numbers’ 7/26/2018 Boat captains, snorkelers needed for annual Pine Island scallop search 7/25/2018 Cape Coral Council talks water quality, assessments 7/25/2018 Army Corps announces public meetings for Lake Okeechobee Watershed study 7/25/2018 Bonita Springs officials want to improve city's water quality 7/24/2018 Charlotte County experts look to use seagrass as natural solution to alage problem 7/24/2018 State grants to help with algae blooms 7/24/2018 When Cape Coral drained the swamp it spurred environmental changes 7/23/2018 Haines City re-implements fire, stormwater fees 7/20/2018 Submerged Caloosahatchee River gardens could help aquatic life bounce back 7/20/2018 Cape Coral water quality forum draws vocal residents 7/19/2018 Volunteer water quality monitors needed in Lemon Bay 7/17/2018 Newly discovered shark species named for Mote Marine founder Eugenie Clark 7/17/2018 Save the date for the 2018 Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival 7/17/2018 Lake O water discharges to resume on Friday, July 13th 7/16/2018 Sarasota and Charlotte counties teaming up to combat beach erosion 7/16/2018 CFWI calls for projects to help meet Florida’s water demands 7/11/2018 Mote Scientists tag two whale sharks off southwest Florida Coast 7/9/2018 Matlacha Fishing Pier closed due to unsafe conditions 7/9/2018 Funding for repairs to Hoover Dike fast-tracked, work to be completed 3 years sooner 7/9/2018 Algal bloom prompts riverfront park advisories in Cape Coral 7/9/2018 Dead sea turtles washing up on area beaches 7/9/2018 Post-BP map of Gulf Of Mexico fisheries prepares for future disasters 7/9/2018 Administrative judge to hear Polk and Manasota regional water dispute 7/9/2018 To protect water quality, abandon lush lawns 7/9/2018 Lake Okeechobee discharges to St. Lucie River likely to restart this week 7/9/2018 Lee County legislators ask Gov. Rick Scott to declare state of emergency because of algae problem 7/9/2018 Will sargassum be the next algae problem in Florida? 7/6/2018 Flood Warning issued for Horse Creek near Arcadia 7/6/2018 When toxic algae blooms, who warns people to stay out of the water? 7/3/2018 Fourth of July event to close Cape Coral Bridge 7/3/2018 Florida DEP partners with regional land trust to conserve 56-Acre Peninsula 7/3/2018 Some beaches near Fort Myers and Naples in fine shape with no algae 7/2/2018 Poisonous algae bloom spreading in Caloosahatchee 7/2/2018 Public can weigh in on reservoir below Lake Okeechobee 7/2/2018 Fertilizer and Lake O releases contribute to algae in the Caloosahatchee 7/2/2018 Placida fishing pier repairs in progress 6/28/2018 Red tide bloom killing fish, sea turtles in Fort Myers area 6/28/2018 Algae outbreak leads Florida Department of Health to issue swim “reminders” 6/28/2018 Mote scientists studying possible remedy for red tide 6/28/2018 The fate of Florida's wetlands could be decided behind closed doors, groups say 6/22/2018 Harmful discharges from Lake Okeechobee to be reduced 6/22/2018 North Port repairs bridge at Warm Mineral Springs Park 6/22/2018 Free admission for Sarasota County residents at Warm Mineral Springs Park on Aug. 11 6/22/2018 Red tide largely spares Manatee County, but plagues beaches to the south 6/20/2018 Volunteers plant seagrass in Caloosahatchee River 6/20/2018 Mote to host fifth Sarasota Lionfish Derby 6/19/2018 Groups working together to replant seagrasses in the Caloosahatchee 6/15/2018 Trump's move to redefine water rule threatens wetlands banks 6/15/2018 Study: Anatartica's ice is rapidly melting, threatening coastal communities worldwide 6/14/2018 See a whale shark in the Gulf? Call Mote Marine Lab immediately! 6/8/2018 Portions of Venice Myakka River Park closed for safety 6/5/2018 Battle on the Blueway event set for Crescent Beach Family Park 6/5/2018 Discharges begin with an unhealthy Lake Okeechobee 6/4/2018 Water Authority expects $550,000 bill in fight over future water withdrawals 6/1/2018 Fort Myers prepares for potential flooding from weekend rain 5/25/2018 FGCU team testing for micro-plastics in SWFL waters 5/25/2018 Temporary closures in Charlotte County 5/24/2018 Scientists: Please report horseshoe crabs on Florida's west coast 5/24/2018 Suncoast Reef Rovers brush aside schooling snook to clean North Jetty 5/24/2018 Polk County interests want potential impacts of Peace River utility project studied 5/23/2018 Majorities see government efforts to protect the environment as insufficient 5/21/2018 Archaeologist hopes to prompt discussion on solutions to problem of rising sea levels 5/21/2018 Project to restore natural water flow on 1,000 acres in Lee County finished 5/21/2018 Researchers test water samples for red tide in SWFL 5/15/2018 EPA releases 5-year review of Recreational Water Quality Criteria 5/14/2018 Billy Creek test results point to birds and dogs as sources of bacteria 5/11/2018 $4 million purchase will help protect Myakka River State Park 5/10/2018 Bonita Springs wetlands restored to prevent flooding 5/10/2018 Why Cape Coral is turning down the water pressure 5/7/2018 SFWMD Completes Restoration of Southern CREW 5/7/2018 City of Fort Myers releases cleanup plans for Dunbar sludge site 5/4/2018 Lee County bed tax may be used to fund shoreline restoration 5/4/2018 Calusa Waterkeeper annual membership meeting May 19th 5/4/2018 Proposed Lehigh Conservation 20/20 purchase could reduce threat of a repeat of Irma flooding 5/2/2018 Southwest Florida sees bone dry conditions with little relief in sight 5/2/2018 Fort Myers locals lobby for Everglades funding in DC 5/2/2018 Public invited to review land management plan update for Estero Marsh Preserve 5/2/2018 Senator Bill Nelson files bill to provide loans to coastal communities impacted by climate change 4/30/2018 Red Tide affecting SW Florida businesses that rely on good water conditions 4/30/2018 State/city partnership addresses water woes 4/30/2018 In red tide blooms, peril for stone crabs 4/30/2018 Sea turtle nesting season begins May 1st 4/30/2018 Irma report: Devastation – and a huge warning sign 4/30/2018 Pulitzer winner paints optimistic picture of Gulf of Mexico 4/26/2018 Lee County Dept. of Health lifts Yacht Club Beach bacteria advisory 4/25/2018 Mote Marine Lab studying Florida mullet fishery 4/25/2018 Mosaic seeks revisions to approved phosphate mining plans 4/24/2018 Rangers needed for Calusa Waterkeeper program 4/23/2018 State/city partnership addresses water woes 4/20/2018 Advisory issued for Yacht Club Beach 4/20/2018 Group fights to warn public of polluted Billy's Creek's health dangers 4/18/2018 Climate change consequences are catastrophic, speakers at Sarasota event warn 4/18/2018 HUD sending additional $791 million to Florida for hurricane recovery 4/16/2018 Cape Coral is cracking down on water restriction violators 4/16/2018 Local freshwater fishing competition to round up non-native species 4/16/2018 City of North Port joins in the Wyland Foundation's Mayor's Water Conservation Challenge 4/12/2018 Jordan Marsh projects gets its green light 4/12/2018 Green algae bloom affecting city's water supply 4/11/2018 FSU Research: Urban growth leads to shorter, more intense wet seasons in Florida peninsula 4/11/2018 2018 hurricane season expected to be an active one 4/9/2018 Cape Coral considers leaving regional planning council 4/9/2018 Sanibel hosts annual Hurricane Seminar for community 4/9/2018 Opinion: It’s time to reconsider cisterns 4/9/2018 Florida Aquarium tries to jump-start coral growth in Apollo Beach test 4/9/2018 Matlacha Community Center, park and boat ramp to close temporarily for parking lot maintenance 4/9/2018 Public meeting scheduled for Blind Pass Inlet Management Study 4/9/2018 Lee County Emergency Management announces additional Hurricane Preparedness Seminars 4/9/2018 Lee County Emergency Management announces additional Hurricane Preparedness Seminars 4/9/2018 Polluters are dumping into Florida waterways 4/6/2018 New law Gov. Scott signed makes public access to beaches harder to establish 4/6/2018 Erosion on Sanibel beaches posing dangers to visitors 4/5/2018 Florida waters continue to be hit with red tide. Millions added to combat blooms 4/5/2018 Sick sea turtles showing up on Sanibel 4/2/2018 April CHNEP Volunteer event to focus on horseshoe crabs 4/2/2018 Budget bill includes money for red tide 4/2/2018 “Data is king”: Analysis confirms projections of sea level rise models 4/2/2018 Lawsuit filed against Fort Myers over toxic sludge site 3/28/2018 Charlotte County implements burn ban amid drought, fire danger 3/28/2018 Salmon farming in Florida? It's a possibility. 3/28/2018 LWV speaker discusses greenhouse gases, rising sea levels and more 3/23/2018 Florida receives $26.5M in funding for conservation and sportsmen access 3/23/2018 Third annual Calusa Palooza canoe, kayak, and SUP race April 7th 3/23/2018 Fish kills reported at Bonita, Marco Island beaches afflicted by red tide 3/22/2018 City of Sanibel provides update on beach erosion monitoring along Gulf 3/21/2018 Wetland protection poised to shift from Corps of Engineers to Florida DEP 3/20/2018 Fort Myers owes $22K in fines for dumping untreated water in Caloosahatchee River 3/20/2018 State budget includes funds for Cape Coral reservoir pipeline, mobile command center 3/19/2018 Legislature passes bill to boost aquifers with treated sewage: Environmental groups cringe 3/16/2018 Annual SCCF Conservation Forum is March 20th 3/12/2018 More manatees died from cold stress this winter 3/12/2018 Sarasota County adds evening, weekend flood zone workshops 3/12/2018 High-res mapping of U.S. flood risk triples the population in harm's way 3/9/2018 Court rulings may result in groundwater discharges requiring NPDES permits 3/9/2018 Cape Coral to shut off water in some Del Prado area neighborhoods on March 10th 3/8/2018 ‘Ding’ Darling reports on three projects planned for new year 3/7/2018 Lake Okeechobee reservoir to curb discharges gets DEP approval; SFWMD board votes Mar. 8th 3/7/2018 UF Study: To prevent harmful algal blooms, limit nitrogen and phosphorus 3/7/2018 America's flood insurance chief has a message for all Floridians: You're at risk 3/6/2018 Lake Hollingsworth restoration project recognized by APWA 3/5/2018 Trump directs EPA to begin dismantling clean water rule 3/5/2018 Help nesting sea turtles: keep beaches dark and obstacle-free at night 3/5/2018 Daylight Savings Time starts Mar. 11th - Check your sprinkler timer 3/5/2018 Military on front line of battle with sea level rise 3/2/2018 Stone crab fishery could be challenged by ocean acidification, study suggests 3/1/2018 Boca Grande Fishing Pier closed March 2-30 3/1/2018 Red tide taking out larger fish, lingering in Lee 3/1/2018 Septic systems, fertilizer use top water quality concerns at workshop 3/1/2018 Archaeologists discover 7,000-year-old burial site in the Gulf of Mexico 3/1/2018 Mystery disease killing Florida's only coral reef 2/28/2018 U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to EPA water regulation 2/28/2018 Federal wetlands protections threatened by bill advancing in Florida legislature 2/27/2018 2018 Environmental Summit announces agenda for Day 1 2/27/2018 Free Event-Charlotte Harbor Kids Fest Feb. 24 at Port Charlotte Beach Park 2/20/2018 FGCU student-scientists get to use USF's new Research Vessel Hogarth 2/19/2018 Southwest Florida citizens showing leadership in climate change issues 2/19/2018 DEP supports Fort Myers toxic sludge clean-up, still requires testing 2/16/2018 City of Cape Coral says residents’ conservation efforts are keeping canal levels stable 2/15/2018 DEP to drop controversial water pollution regulations and start over 2/14/2018 Charlotte County to hire new utilities director 2/14/2018 SFWMD unveils optimized EAA storage reservoir plan 2/14/2018 Mark your calendar for this year’s Southwest Florida Birding Seminar 2/13/2018 New satellite data confirm accelerated sea level rise 2/13/2018 Floods are getting worse, and 2,500 chemical sites lie in the water’s path 2/12/2018 35 manatee deaths in January blamed on cold weather 2/8/2018 Mote announces plan to move HQ to Nathan Benderson Park 2/8/2018 Save the date for 2018 Environmental Summit 2/7/2018 Everglades restoration: Water storage, political will key to success 2/7/2018 Senate committee approves statewide fracking ban 2/7/2018 Billy's Creek in Fort Myers: Good news, bad news 2/5/2018 SWFWMD workshop Feb. 8th on North Winter Haven Chain of Lakes operational guidelines 2/5/2018 New Critical Wildlife Area in-water markers to be installed in Lee County 2/5/2018 Fort Myers to offer lifeguard course 1/31/2018 Punta Gorda to replace water meters 1/31/2018 Peace River water authority eyes long-term improvement plans 1/31/2018 Miami state senator introduces bill requiring sea level studies on coastal development projects 1/30/2018 DEP wants to take over issuing federal wetland permits 1/30/2018 Supreme Court rules that challenges to WOTUS should be filed in district courts 1/29/2018 Research finds discrepancies between satellite, global model estimates of land water storage 1/29/2018 Army Corps may close popular Franklin Lock beach on the Caloosahatchee upriver from Fort Myers 1/29/2018 Everglades reservoir project could take years, official says 1/29/2018 LAMSID holds its annual WOW Festival 1/25/2018 Cape Coral seeks state funding for reservoir pipeline 1/24/2018 Lee, Collier Counties led state last year in Vibrio infections 1/19/2018 Bonita Springs considers ways to pay for flood prevention 1/19/2018 Scientists: Fort Myers, Naples on par with global sea level rise 1/19/2018 New tests reveal arsenic in Ft. Myers did not come from toxic sludge 1/19/2018 Mote, Secoora to co-host ‘Eyes on the Ocean’ forum 1/19/2018 Florida, Georgia water war reaches SCOTUS 1/19/2018 Research: Oxygen levels continue dropping In world's waters 1/19/2018 Neighbors pitch in to help clean Imperial River 1/18/2018 Captiva Community Panel committee provides update on wastewater study 1/18/2018 Cape Coral seeks state funding for Reservoir Pipeline Project 1/17/2018 Finally, some good red tide news. But not everyone is so lucky 1/16/2018 Fort Myers will host meeting to address toxic sludge concerns 1/16/2018 Lee County community planning visioning workshop for San Carlos Island scheduled 1/16/2018 Florida Forever bill heads to state Senate floor with amendment banning overhead costs 1/16/2018 Mote celebrates five years of outreach in Boca Grande 1/11/2018 Cape Coral urges residents to follow watering regulations 1/10/2018 Rick Scott and Trump administration strike deal: No drilling off Florida coast 1/10/2018 JAN. 25: youth making ripples marine science film festival 1/9/2018 High levels of bacteria discovered at Tarpon Bay Beach 1/8/2018 Cape Coral refinances sewer bonds to save tax payers almost $27M 1/8/2018 High-risk underground fuel tanks in Florida await cleanup as state spends millions on easy fixes 1/8/2018 Learn about Florida history, environment at Highlands Hammock SP 1/5/2018 12-foot-long white shark pinged in Gulf near Tampa on New Year's Day 1/4/2018 Despite frigid Florida temperatures, water too warm to kill red tide, experts say 1/4/2018 Fort Myers will test residents’ wells in a 20-block area 1/2/2018 Major cleanup of Imperial River's fallen trees, flood debris begins in Bonita 1/2/2018 Coastal waters threaten Florida's historic resources 1/2/2018 Red tide bloom spreading out along Southwest Florida coast 1/2/2018 Springs Institute director: 2017 was a mixed year for spring health 12/22/2017 Red tide, boat strikes cause of most manatee deaths in 2017 12/22/2017 FGCU students join movement to clean Florida waters 12/22/2017 New from CHNEP: Water quality fact sheets 12/22/2017 Caloosahatchee Relief: SFWMD Board Awards Major Contract for C-43 Pump Station 12/15/2017 Giant ‘socks’ used to repair Lake Morton shore 12/15/2017 A 21-year wait for clean water comes to an end for Charleston Park family 12/15/2017 Moody’s: Unaddressed climate change will hurt Florida bond ratings 12/13/2017 Lee County commissioners cut developer a break over N. Ft. Myers septic tanks 12/12/2017 Edwards, Brandes file bills to prevent wastewater discharges 12/11/2017 The 2017 hurricane season is finally over. Why was it so bad? 12/11/2017 Charlotte Harbor commercial crabbing featured in new TV episode 12/11/2017 Plan floated for new south Lee County flood control effort 12/8/2017 Punta Gorda homeowners fear further erosion from Irma-damaged seawalls 12/7/2017 USGS to start monitoring water quality at Warm Mineral Springs 12/7/2017 Ponce De Leon Inlet dredging scheduled through mid-December 12/7/2017 Learn about crowdsourcing water level data at Dec. 19th webinar 12/7/2017 DEP secretary rejects judge's recommendation, denies Everglades oil drilling permit 12/4/2017 Study to determine number of red snapper in Gulf of Mexico 12/4/2017 State leader calls on national government to aid toxic sludge cleanup 12/4/2017 Clearer view of Irma's impact emerges as Lake Okeechobee water recedes 12/4/2017 Hurricane Irma's impact near Lee County's rural Bedman Creek troubles many in Alva 12/4/2017 Fort Myers sludge testing takes unexpected turn 12/1/2017 Sick birds this time of year could mean undetected algal blooms 12/1/2017 News-Press Op-Ed: Keep Lee County’s septic tank regulation in place 12/1/2017 Caloosahatchee River debris clearance project may delay Davis Boat Ramp patrons 11/29/2017 Rule change allowing Captiva mansion wins backing; lawyer says no 'backroom deal' 11/29/2017 Scientists monitor red tide increase off southwest Florida 11/29/2017 DEP invests more than $90M in water quality improvement projects 11/27/2017 Fort Myers Beach town council tells consultant to ”drill down“ on stormwater 11/27/2017 Red tide found in parts of Sanibel, Captiva Islands 11/27/2017 Drone study examines wading birds around North Port’s canals 11/27/2017 EPA, Army propose to delay WOTUS implementation 11/27/2017 Green sea turtle nest numbers hit record 11/27/2017 SCCF Panel: Florida’s ecosystems feel the strain after Irma 11/27/2017 “Coastal Keepers” to focus on water quality, ocean conservation 11/27/2017 State moving ahead with Lake O water plan, without feds 11/27/2017 Group's wish: Clean drinking water for Christmas in Charleston Park 11/27/2017 Fort Myers sludge site tests five times above EPA standard for arsenic 11/27/2017 USF, Florida welcome new research vessel R/V W. T. Hogarth 11/13/2017 Dikes, berms not answer to flooding in Bonita Springs 11/13/2017 Florida Chamber calls for science-based solutions to water issues 11/13/2017 Scientists fear red tide bloom may be lingering offshore 11/13/2017 Lee County Extension Services announces coastal planning workshop 11/13/2017 Register now for Nov. 14th Southwest Florida Stormwater Ponds workshop 11/8/2017 Check your irrigation timer when you 'fall back' to Standard Time 11/7/2017 Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine visits Europe to study water issues 11/1/2017 Irma dumped 19 billion gallons of water into Peace River basin 11/1/2017 Sea turtle nesting finishes strong on Longboat Key through Venice 11/1/2017 Florida bill could require sea-level-rise studies for publicly funded buildings 10/30/2017 Irma is long gone, but South Florida’s watery wilderness is still feeling the pain 10/30/2017 Free guided walks return to Lee County beaches and preserves in November 10/30/2017 Something in the Water: How the government failed one Lee County community 10/26/2017 Dock match program 10/25/2017 Miami can now challenge a state rule that allows more toxins in the water 10/25/2017 Take look at before, after effects of sea floor following Hurricane Irma near Florida 10/23/2017 Irma devastates Florida oranges, other crops 10/23/2017 Fluctuating blue, brown water on Fort Myers Beach the norm for coming months 10/18/2017 Conclusive testing to begin on Dunbar toxic dump site 10/18/2017 State moving forward with Caloosahatchee River pollution plan 10/16/2017 Land swap plan moves sewage plant site away from Corkscrew Road development in Lee County 10/16/2017 Placida Boat Ramp Opens Oct. 14 10/16/2017 What will Florida (and its water supply) look like in 2070? 10/11/2017 SFWMD hosts meeting on reservoir plan 10/11/2017 Erosion could affect tourism on Fort Myers Beach 10/10/2017 Help celebrate South Venice Beach waterway restoration Oct. 14th 10/9/2017 Solutions in the works to prevent future flooding in Bonita Springs 10/6/2017 Lake O hits highest level since 2005, raising concerns its dike could fail 10/6/2017 Is development draining Florida’s aquifer system beyond repair? 10/5/2017 Damaging freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee to continue 10/3/2017 Charlotte County to distribute free tarps Oct. 7 10/3/2017 Use caution when launching in Lee County waterways post-Irma 10/3/2017 Year-round water restrictions now in effect 10/2/2017 More rain could mean more flooding of Imperial River 9/29/2017 Green algae in Lemon Bay to be tested for toxicity 9/29/2017 SFWMD approves $758M water budget with no discussion 9/29/2017 Cape Coral gives nod to loan program option 9/29/2017 Lake O water historically high; so is bacteria level 9/28/2017 How officials plan to curb flooding in Bonita Springs 9/28/2017 All the ways hurricanes can harm — and help — the ecosystems they hit 9/28/2017 Mote asks local anglers to help gather vital snook data 9/26/2017 Portable Red Tide Detector Debuts at NOAA Emerging Tech Workshop 9/26/2017 Florida needs to improve sewage systems, enviro group says 9/25/2017 Fight over 'flushable' wipes D.C. says are clogging sewer systems heads to federal court 9/25/2017 Sewage spills add to misery In hurricane-battered Florida 9/21/2017 Comment period extended for the definition of "Waters of the United States" 9/21/2017 After Irma, slow-moving crisis headed for lake Okeechobee 9/19/2017 Lee County makes $42.4M deal to buy Edison Farms 9/19/2017 Seawall Failures 9/18/2017 SFWMD Working to Lower Water Levels in Areas Most Impacted by Hurricane Irma 9/18/2017 The Monster Surge That Wasn’t: Why Irma Caused Less Flooding Than Expected 9/18/2017 Damage to Florida’s coral reef has made the state more vulnerable to storm surges 9/18/2017 Irma's gone, rivers still rising 9/14/2017 Fort Myers-area residents get started on cleanup from tropical system flooding 9/5/2017 Estero Bay estuary flushed by heavy rains brings darker than normal water, but fishing is OK 9/5/2017 Fort Myers-area residents get started on cleanup from tropical system flooding 9/5/2017 SWFL residents deal with seawall damage expenses after flooding 9/5/2017 Some flooded areas dry out, others still underwater in SWFL 9/1/2017 City of Bonita Springs Flooding Update #3 8/31/2017 Cape Coral Police Department provides update on roads, water main break 8/30/2017 Flooded residents wonder about drainage time 8/30/2017 Excessive Rainfall Update 8/30/2017 Mote to hold International Ocean Film Tour 8/30/2017 Fort Myers river basin captures statewide award 8/30/2017 Cape Coral's water woes: From famine to flooding in only four months 8/28/2017 SWFWMD to Hold Public Workshop on Ranking Water Bodies 8/25/2017 Placida Boat Ramp closing for repairs Sept. 19 – Oct. 13 8/24/2017 City of Fort Myers readies sludge dump for full testing 8/24/2017 State bill requests $125 million to help springs, St. Johns River 8/24/2017 Scientists monitoring 'big blob' in Gulf waters off Sanibel 8/23/2017 Free youth outdoor program at Port Charlotte Beach Park 8/23/2017 FWC: Leave sea turtle hatchlings alone and they will make it to sea just fine 8/23/2017 Lakes Regional Park Island restoration project to begin 8/23/2017 Dredging around Punta Gorda Isles to take place during September 8/23/2017 Sign up now for FREE Sediment Control Inspector Course Sept. 18-19 8/23/2017 Florida flood risk study identifies priorities for property buyouts 8/18/2017 Captiva Erosion Prevention District receives annual beach monitoring project results 8/18/2017 Caloosahatchee River, estuary relief may have to wait until 2022 8/18/2017 Fort Myers beach City Council won’t get 30% plans before next stormwater vote 8/16/2017 Cape Coral honored for future-focused water resources initiatives 8/16/2017 Sen. Nelson to EPA: Help Fort Myers residents get the sludge out 8/16/2017 Suncoast Reef Rovers strike again! Marine debris removed from Venice North Jetty 8/16/2017 Volunteer boat captains and snorkelers needed for Pine Island Sound Scallop Search, Aug. 26th 8/16/2017 Record year for sea turtle nests means more hatchlings on beaches 8/14/2017 The sea level did, in fact, rise faster in Florida and the southeast U.S. 8/14/2017 Sanibel water quality called into question 8/14/2017 Be mindful of summertime algal blooms, report them to FDEP 8/10/2017 Businesses bucked Gov. Rick Scott's rule to notify public about pollution 8/8/2017 Controversial Haines City composting facility to stay closed 8/8/2017 Scientists blame northern inflows for current Lake O algae bloom 8/8/2017 Second toxic sludge site found in Fort Myers 8/8/2017 Venice officials take issue with report that questions city water quality 8/4/2017 Port Charlotte Beach Boat Ramp Closing for Repairs Aug. 14 8/4/2017 'A ticking time bomb': Toxic algae expected to make a comeback 8/4/2017 Activists predict water manager will rise to the occasion 8/3/2017 Cape Coral poised to OK $269M phase of utilities project 8/3/2017 Free “Blue Carbon” wetland workshop August 24th 8/2/2017 Worrisome algae bloom erupts on Lake Okeechobee 8/1/2017 Special CHNEP Citizens Advisory Committee meeting Aug. 2nd 7/31/2017 President Trump's budget would eliminate Florida's Healthy Beaches bacteria monitoring 7/28/2017 State delegation asks Corps of Engineers to stay neutral in water wars 7/28/2017 Residents to sue Fort Myers over former toxic dump site 7/26/2017 More than 5,000 lionfish removed so far in Lionfish Challenge 2017 7/26/2017 Study of freshwater turtles to improve treatment of toxins in sea turtles 7/26/2017 Burnt Store Isles perimeter channel dredge project update (7/25) 7/26/2017 Could a byproduct of chip manufacturing be the next big thing in coastal conservation? 7/25/2017 Nitrogen pollution focus of DEP meeting 7/25/2017 Florida communities prepare for sea level rise, potential costs to local economy 7/25/2017 Sea level rise is accelerating in Florida, scientists warn 7/24/2017 Venice Pier is spotless: Suncoast Reef Rovers are keeping it clean 7/24/2017 DEP rejects city plan for toxic Dunbar site 7/20/2017 Captiva Plan, wastewater, Captiva Drive still under discussion 7/20/2017 Critics of DEP water rules now are more hopeful for appeals 7/19/2017 Fort Myers promises transparency about former dump site 7/18/2017 Divers protect over 1 million fish from invasive lionfish 7/14/2017 Tom Palmer: Problem of water use is not a new issue 7/11/2017 Water Atlas program, faculty, Atlas sponsors receive FLMS Awards 7/11/2017 Mote’s shelf survey could help scientists improve red tide forecasts 7/10/2017 Public invited to review the 10-year management plan for Lee County’s Matanzas Pass Preserve 7/10/2017 FWC asking for public’s help in tracking fish kills 7/5/2017 Scallopers get ready, more waters open for harvest starting July 1 7/5/2017 Cleanup plan for Dunbar arsenic sludge pits revealed 7/3/2017 Southwest Florida gets $35.9 million in funding for local projects from state 7/3/2017 DEP awards nearly $3 million for water-quality restoration grants 7/3/2017 Caloosahatchee reservoir sprouting at last 7/3/2017 Battle for the Bay: Marco pushes back against the FDEP 7/3/2017 Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule 6/28/2017 Lee County pursues Edison Farms land for Conservation 20/20 6/28/2017 Sewers, wastewater still being discussed at Captiva Community Panel 6/22/2017 Lee County will offer $42M for Edison Farms land 6/22/2017 Council votes to begin Dunbar's sludge dump cleaning process 6/22/2017 Constant flooding in Charlotte County neighborhood prompts concern among residents 6/20/2017 Governor and cabinet approve 6,000-acre Florida Forever Acquisition 6/20/2017 City of Fort Myers dumped toxic sludge in Dunbar 6/13/2017 Local governments, more or less, tackling effects of climate change 6/13/2017 Stump Pass channel realignment 6/13/2017 Dredging of Big Carlos Pass 6/12/2017 Lionfish derby to be held July 7-9 off Sarasota 6/12/2017 Cape Coral canal levels finally see some relief 6/9/2017 Water efficiency in rural areas getting worse, despite improvements in urban centers 6/8/2017 Burnt Store Isles perimeter channel dredging project 6/8/2017 Scott vetoes spending for citrus canker claims, water projects 6/6/2017 Lee County wants more water from lake 6/6/2017 USGS study Finds 28 types of cyanobacteria in Florida algal bloom 6/6/2017 New research vessel to impact marine research across Florida 6/5/2017 Mote's tarpon tagging kicks off for 2017 in Charlotte Harbor 6/5/2017 Modified Phase III water shortage restrictions 6/5/2017 Pace of sea-level rise has tripled since 1990, new study shows 5/30/2017 ‘King tides’ predicted for Memorial Day weekend 5/26/2017 Noah Valenstein is new Florida DEP chief 5/25/2017 District Tightens Water Restrictions throughout 16-County Region 5/25/2017 Fort Myers spends $250K for drain inspections 5/23/2017 CHNEP needs your images for their 2018 calendar 5/22/2017 Cape Coral mulls end to special lawn-watering restriction 5/22/2017 Governing Board Declares Water Reuse Week May 14-20 5/15/2017 Mangrove trimming May 15-25 at Burnt Store Isles 5/12/2017 Rip-rap installation at Burnt Store Isles lock area 5/10/2017 Cape Coral reverse osmosis plant set for $1 million in repairs 5/9/2017 Bill would expedite southern reservoir to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges 5/9/2017 Pollution notice bill inspired by sinkhole passes Legislature 5/4/2017 Cape Coral water ban averages 100-plus violations a day 5/3/2017 Florida drinking water ranks among nation’s worst, study finds 5/3/2017 Cape Coral begins pumping water from reservoir to freshwater canal system 5/1/2017 Southwest Florida so dry that canals, wells, pumps, lawn watering are concerns 5/1/2017 Environmental budget negotiations falter in Legislature 5/1/2017 ‘Big win’: Florida beaches score $50 million in state budget 4/28/2017 SWFWMD declares Phase I Water Shortage throughout 16-county region 4/28/2017 Sarasota County Fire Chief issues recreational burn ban 4/28/2017 $75 million of ‘Star Trek’ technology to transform Lee drinking water 4/26/2017 New primer to “living shorelines” published 4/25/2017 Lee County Utilities customers may notice change in water 4/24/2017 Charlotte County Utilities wins regional best-tasting drinking water contest 4/24/2017 Florida Senate unanimously supports pollution notification rules change 4/24/2017 SFWMD issues water shortage warning to 8.1 million Florida residents 4/24/2017 Cape Coral issues burn ban and “Stage I Water Shortage” with mandatory one-day watering 4/24/2017 Warning from SWFWMD: Additional water restrictions are possible 4/24/2017 New Mote app analyzes microscopic red tide data 4/24/2017 Sarasota County considers Manasota Key beach renourishment 4/24/2017 Senate Okays Lake Okeechobee reservoir bill; what about House? 4/24/2017 Cape Coral makes deal with mine to supplement water 4/24/2017 Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority proposes policy model 4/14/2017 Rep. Buchanan sends letter to Congressional panel asking for help in preserving estuaries 4/14/2017 Parks and piers temporarily closed for ADA upgrades 4/14/2017 Pipeline to Nowhere? Cape Coral, Fort Myers at impasse over water pipeline 4/13/2017 DEP Awards More Than $26.6 Million for Charlotte Harbor Water Quality Initiative Projects 4/13/2017 El Jobean Fishing Pier Closed May through August for Renovation 4/12/2017 Great American Cleanup scheduled for April 22nd in North Port 4/12/2017 More than 100 Florida wildfires scorch state, a sign of how dry we are 4/10/2017 Coastal inundation fostering innovation, economic activity by necessity 4/7/2017 Manasota Key residents pushing for joint beach renourishment 4/6/2017 Private wells in Lehigh Acres drying up amid drought 4/6/2017 Big Hickory water towers in Bonita Springs might be demolished 4/6/2017 Lake Okeechobee level could bring water restrictions 4/6/2017 City to ‘test drive’ water delivery system for possible reservoir 4/6/2017 Manasota Key residents pushing for joint beach renourishment 4/6/2017 Supreme Court will not pause Obama WOTUS rule 4/5/2017 Seagrasses in World Heritage Site not recovered years after heat wave 4/4/2017 Protected Lee County land could become site of 1,300 homes 3/30/2017 Estuary goes from drowning to drought in a year 3/30/2017 Cape Coral ready to ramp up watering restrictions 3/30/2017 Cape Coral ready to ramp up watering restrictions 3/30/2017 Mote, Eckerd scientists receive climate change/ocean acidification research grant 3/24/2017 Ribbon cutting Tuesday to celebrate completion of Dona Bay watershed restoration project 3/24/2017 Coastal Republicans warn GOP against climate denial 3/23/2017 Artificial mangroves could bring back vanishing habitats in Florida 3/23/2017 Captains for Clean Water holds successful fundraising gala 3/23/2017 Scientists find seagrass protects against pathogens, climate change 3/23/2017 Republicans lead fight to ban fracking in Florida 3/22/2017 Cape Coral wants to build reservoir costing as much as $38 million 3/22/2017 Council considering purchasing property to create city reservoir 3/22/2017 Register now for Inshore Insight Fishing Series 3/21/2017 Lee County reminds residents and visitors to conserve water 3/21/2017 Watering rules extended to unincorporated Lee 3/17/2017 Fix water quality or Florida tourism will suffer, fishing and boating industries warn 3/17/2017 DEP secretary Jon Steverson resigns after stormy 2-year tenure 3/17/2017 President Trump transition leader's goal is two-thirds cut in EPA employees 3/17/2017 Lawmakers grill DEP over water pollution limits 3/17/2017 Plan that includes keeping toxic algae from waterways is now bigger and more expensive 3/16/2017 Florida scientists fear hurricane forecasts, climate research will suffer under Trump 3/16/2017 Bill to strengthen pollution notification rules advances in Florida Senate 3/16/2017 Bill that would ban fracking in Florida passes Senate committee 3/16/2017 Sanibel City Council continues conversations about water quality 3/16/2017 Fort Myers Beach to review fertilizer ordinance 3/15/2017 Register now for Charlotte Harbor Watershed Summit, Mar. 28-30 3/14/2017 Can we get rid of red tide? Not yet, according to Mote scientist 3/14/2017 Four weeks of water supply in Cape Coral canals 3/9/2017 Fort Myers Beach Town Council agrees on next stormwater steps 3/8/2017 Lawmakers propose $50 million to restore beaches 3/7/2017 FWC continues seagrass research and conservation with new status report 3/1/2017 Trump takes aim at WOTUS rule 3/1/2017 Trump begins dismantling Obama’s EPA rules today. First up: the Clean Water Rule 3/1/2017 Mote developing app so beachgoers can record red tide observations 3/1/2017 Peace River Authority wants to double water storage capacity 3/1/2017 Household hazardous waste collection event in Haines City 2/28/2017 Free sailing event at Port Charlotte Beach Park 2/28/2017 Port Charlotte community concerned over canal waste 2/28/2017 Online tool explores sea level rise and coastal marsh health scenarios 2/28/2017 Total maximum daily loads for Sanibel Slough discussed 2/23/2017 Cape Coral water levels not improving 2/23/2017 CHNEP seeks new Program Scientist 2/22/2017 Attention early birds: Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve needs you for water quality monitoring 2/22/2017 2016 Water Oral History Project to debut new videos Jan. 28th 2/21/2017 Florida lawmakers push water agenda 2/17/2017 Rainfall deficit prompts Water District advisory 2/17/2017 Cleaning up canals could help Fort Myers Beach water quality 2/16/2017 Cost-saving dredging techniques sought by Lee County 2/16/2017 Mote’s Science Café to focus on Human Impacts of Florida Red Tide 2/16/2017 Florida lawmakers in DC learn there are no easy fixes for red tide plague 2/16/2017 Long slog likely if Trump EPA attempts WOTUS do-over 2/16/2017 Florida has seen bad effects from Trump-like climate gag orders 2/16/2017 Register now for 2017 Charlotte Harbor Watershed Summit 2/14/2017 Ft. Myers Beach Council favors floodplain regulation changes 2/9/2017 Charlotte County to start dredging Manasota Key beaches 2/8/2017 Public meeting Feb. 21st to review BMAP for Caloosahatchee Estuary 2/8/2017 Water solutions still a priority, puzzle for local lawmakers 2/7/2017 Legislature needs educating about flood risk 2/7/2017 Polk County Commission won't fund Soil and Water Conservation District 2/7/2017 What would happen to Florida if the EPA really did go away? 2/7/2017 State may pump stormwater below ground to keep it out of Lake Okeechobee 2/3/2017 Obliterating EPA would create chaos, experts say 2/3/2017 North Fort Myers creek water tested after raw sewage spill 2/3/2017 SWFWMD reports gains in seagrass coverage in Sarasota Bay 2/3/2017 Seafood fans prepare to feast in Cortez 2/3/2017 In Florida, debate over pollution limits rages 2/3/2017 State may require licensing for kayaks, canoes, paddle boards 2/1/2017 MOTE debuts podcat: "Two Sea Fans" 1/31/2017 Changes in rainfall, temperature expected to transform coastal wetlands this century 1/31/2017 Public expresses mostly opposition to Mosaic mine expansion 1/31/2017 Court reinstates EPA rule to allow pumping dirty water unchecked 1/27/2017 Sea level rise symposium provides insight to island residents 1/27/2017 Water rules could be tightened even more in Cape Coral 1/27/2017 Lee County signals interest in Edison Farms 1/27/2017 Environmental groups want EPA to nix Florida’s new water standards 1/27/2017 Uncollected dog waste threatens SWFL waterways 1/27/2017 New group fighting to keep Lee County waterways clean 1/25/2017 John Cassani named Caloosahatchee Waterkeeper 1/25/2017 Neighbors gang up on Lee mine study 1/24/2017 Forum: Collaboration needed to counter looming water shortage 1/24/2017 Wild ride awaits for water issues under Trump 1/23/2017 UF/IFAS Extension offers Water Quality Seminar Series 1/20/2017 Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage plans, readies 35th commercial fishing festival 1/17/2017 Bill Belleville to be featured guest speaker at Highlands Hammock State Park 1/17/2017 Clean Water Network asks federal judge to force EPA’s hand 1/12/2017 WOW Festival: Many Family Activities Planned for Harns Marsh Event 1/12/2017 Annual Water Resources conference projects the future 1/12/2017 Prescribed fires planned throughout January in Southern CREW 1/4/2017 Changing tide on Fort Myers stormwater utility 1/3/2017 Florida judge tosses pollution notification rule 1/3/2017 Water quality a topic of interest at Captiva Community Panel 12/22/2016 Environmentalists will sue if Corps permits Florida phosphate mining 12/22/2016 Registration now open for biodiversity conference 12/22/2016 Tighter requirements sought for Environmental Regulation Commission 12/21/2016 FWC “Fishbrain” app to help FWC track nonnative freshwater fish 12/21/2016 Babcock/Webb WMA celebrates 75 years on January 21st 12/19/2016 Study said no red tide this year: what went wrong, why the science is still right 12/15/2016 Water quality speakers come together to discuss “Have we missed the boat?” 12/15/2016 EPA releases final report on impacts from hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water 12/14/2016 New report to EPA highlights importance of citizen scientists 12/14/2016 Dec. 2016 issue of the Florida LAKEWATCH newsletter is available 12/14/2016 Fort Myers Beach town staff to deliver comprehensive stormwater utility review 12/14/2016 Fort Myers explores options for use of reclaimed water 12/14/2016 Alarming amount of human waste found in Charlotte County water 12/14/2016 Congress okays bill with Everglades plan to move Lake Okeechobee discharges south 12/12/2016 Crews work to replace damaged pipeline amid sewage spill 12/12/2016 WOTUS is ‘doomed’ under Trump, experts say  12/9/2016 12,000 gallons of wastewater reaches Charlotte County waterway 12/9/2016 Charlotte County schedules “Wastewater Educational Tours” for 2017 12/9/2016 Florida's water demand for development could double by 2070 12/9/2016 Rising seas could swallow Florida's tax base 12/9/2016 Drinking water safe but DEP faces criticism over sinkhole response 12/9/2016 Mote scientist awarded grant to study how iron influences harmful algal blooms 12/9/2016 Pollution notification plan continues to draw objections 12/9/2016 Mosaic, county officials quizzed on water safety 12/8/2016 Caloosahatchee River Citizens Association may become Calusa Waterkeeper 12/6/2016 Register now for Jan. 13th Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference 12/6/2016 Free climate change conference Monday Dec. 12th 12/6/2016 Florida Cattle Ranching topic of January 10th lecture 12/5/2016 Report on “Sustainability of the Estuary” available 12/1/2016 Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable to meet Dec. 14-15 at FGCU 11/18/2016 This Saturday: 17th Annual Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival 11/16/2016 Sponsors and exhibitors still needed for Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival 11/10/2016 1000 Friends of Florida hosts free "Water 2070" webinar Nov. 17th 11/10/2016 Hecker leaving Conservancy for director position at Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program 11/10/2016 Prescribed burns planned for Deer Prairie Creek and Schewe Tract 11/4/2016 Prescribed burns planned for Prairie/Shell Creek and Deep Creek preserves 11/4/2016 Caloosahatchee River Summit Draws Hundreds to Discuss Lake Okeechobee Releases 11/3/2016 Estero Bay documentary to premiere on WGCU Dec. 15 11/2/2016 Altered, Ailing River at Center of Ecology, Economy 10/27/2016 New Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Marine Lab Construction to Begin Soon 10/27/2016 Aylesworth Foundation lures the best and brightest marine science students 10/27/2016 Science and Society Forum Nov. 3 at Mote in Sarasota 10/27/2016 FEMA gives Floridians more time to file Hermine flood insurance claims 10/27/2016 Mote awarded $500,000 NOAA grant to electronically monitor fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico 10/27/2016 Water Quality Perceptions Cost Lee County Businesses 10/25/2016 2017 CHNEP Calendar available 10/25/2016 Early-bird registration closing soon for Sustainable Communities Workshop 10/21/2016 After weather delays Charlotte County Water Expansion Pilot Project commences 10/21/2016 Sunrise Waterway Bridge Clearance reduced effective Oct. 31st 10/21/2016 Red Tide Report 10.6.16 10/18/2016 $600M project underway to improve water quality in the Caloosahatchee 10/14/2016 DEP announces Water-Quality Restoration Grant opportunities 10/14/2016 Mote Marine Lab among organizations monitoring red tide 10/13/2016 Free guided walks offered at Lee County beaches and preserves 10/13/2016 Public invited to review plan for Lee County’s Coastal Preserves 10/13/2016 Judge refuses to block changes to Florida's water quality standards 10/12/2016 Inventor’s UV treatment eliminates E. coli, fecal matter from Banana Lake sample 10/12/2016 Oct. 26th “Save Our Water” event is a sell-out 10/12/2016 Caloosahatchee/St. Lucie water releases not as bad as expected 10/11/2016 Volunteer trail guides needed at Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center 10/11/2016 September is Microplastics Awareness Month 10/11/2016 Charlotte Harbor Watershed Summit: Call for oral and poster presentations 10/3/2016 FGCU's floating classrooms return to coastal waterways 9/22/2016 Caloosahatchee Riverwatch ready for powerful change 9/21/2016 2016 already a “disaster” for Caloosahatchee watershed 9/21/2016 USDA describes $328M oil spill restoration plan for Gulf of Mexico 9/21/2016 CHNEP announces new Executive Director 9/21/2016 Water standards fight heads to appeals court 9/20/2016 New method detects low-dose impacts of human-made chemicals in water 9/15/2016 Senate advances water bill with $1.9B for Everglades, Florida algae bloom projects 9/14/2016 Florida’s losses from a big hurricane could reach a mind-blowing $200 billion 9/9/2016 Sen. Bill Nelson, South Florida leaders question Florida changing water pollution rules 9/9/2016 Coastal Cleanup Sept. 17th at Cedar Point Environmental Park 9/6/2016 Register by Sept. 27th for “Nonformal Environmental Education” workshop 9/6/2016 SWFWMD public meeting on MFL priority list Sept. 1st 8/29/2016 Lake Hollingsworth seawall construction to start Sept. 12th 8/29/2016 Mangroves in Punta Gorda canals to be trimmed Aug.29-Sep. 22 8/29/2016 New College students win archaeology grant 8/29/2016 Legal Challenges Mount Over New Water Standards 8/26/2016 Water Stewards Wanted for Sarasota County 8/26/2016 Cape Coral volunteers look to keep water quality safe 8/25/2016 Brain-eating amoeba common in Florida; researchers race for cure 8/25/2016 Public invited to review land management plan update for Lee County’s Hickory Swamp Preserve 8/24/2016 Fort Myers Beach Town Council approves stormwater facilities plan 8/24/2016 Volunteers needed in Lee County for National Public Lands Day 8/24/2016 SWFWMD schedules prescribed fires for Polk County 8/22/2016 SWFWMD to hold Aug. 23rd MFL workshop for Lake Eva in Haines City 8/22/2016 Lehigh Acres MSID projects provide water quality, storage aid 8/19/2016 Proceedings of 2014 CHNEP Watershed Summit now available online 8/19/2016 Mosaic wants more mining in East Manatee County 8/17/2016 Lee County eyes 600 acres for conservation 8/17/2016 SFWMD considers $46 million water storage proposals 8/17/2016 Work to replace Lee County’s Punta Rassa boat ramp to begin Aug. 22 8/15/2016 Register now for Feb. 23rd Mangrove Symposium 8/15/2016 Audio Tour Spotlights Local Watersheds 8/12/2016 CHNEP Micro-Grant applications due Sept. 7th 8/12/2016 Cape Coral residents, register now for Sept. 29 “Sustainability of the Estuary” workshop 8/10/2016 The Applebutter Express to Headline Sarasota Bay Water Festival November 1 8/10/2016 Public Meeting to Focus on Myakka Island Conservation Corridor 8/10/2016 Bondi adds Florida to lawsuit against federal wetland protections 8/10/2016 Hydrilla help needed from Florida LAKEWATCHers 8/10/2016 Save the Date: 5th Annual Scallopallooza will be Oct. 3, 2015 8/10/2016 The latest Florida LAKEWATCH Newsletter is available online 8/10/2016 Caloosahatchee River TMDL meeting Aug. 10th 8/9/2016 Venice well to be drilled along Intracostal Waterway 8/8/2016 DEP Report: Half of Florida lakes’ surface have “elevated” algae levels 8/8/2016 Read about all the news at Florida LAKEWATCH 8/8/2016 Gopher tortoise training Jan 13-16 8/8/2016 Get the latest news from Florida LAKEWATCH! 8/8/2016 Public Invited to Series of Workshops on Surplus Lands 8/8/2016 UF researchers: “Little janitor” merits attention in Florida springs' health debate 8/8/2016 Prescribed burns planned for Deep Creek Preserve in Desoto County 8/5/2016 Prescribed burns planned for Deer Prairie Creek Preserve and Schewe Tract 8/4/2016 Prescribed burns planned for Prairie/Shell Creek Preserve 8/4/2016 North Port, Sarasota County seeking vendors, sponsors for Myakkahatchee Creek Connector celebration 8/4/2016 Boaters, snorkelers needed for Pine Island Sound Scallop Search 8/4/2016 ERC signs off on controversial water standards 7/27/2016 SCCF to host public meeting on Caloosahatchee/IRL water quality data 7/27/2016 Cape Yacht Club beach reopens; no toxins in water 7/22/2016 Local Working Group meeting set to discuss resource concerns 7/21/2016 Public meetings scheduled to consider Critical Wildlife Areas (CWAs) 7/21/2016 Cape Coral pushes for clarity on beach closures 7/20/2016 UF/IFAS conducting Charlotte County water quality survey 7/19/2016 Study: More homes at risk of storm surge in Southwest Florida 7/19/2016 Polk stormwater projects ranked 7/19/2016 Civil Engineers: State Infrastructure Is Mediocre, But Improving 7/15/2016 Lehigh Acres MSID celebrates new name, accomplishments 7/14/2016 Environmental groups visiting DC to press for purchase of Lake O ag lands 7/14/2016 “Living shorelines” will get fast track to combat sea level rise 7/13/2016 July 15th is deadline for 2017 CHNEP calendar submissions 7/13/2016 Scores turn out for clean water on Fort Myers Beach 7/11/2016 Citizen scientists create DIY floating islands 7/11/2016 CHNEP partners asked to submit project information for annual EPA report 7/11/2016 Sarasota County seeks to strengthen volunteer base as hurricane season continues 7/8/2016 Turtle nesting breaks record midway through season 7/8/2016 CHNEP receives FWF Conservation Organization of the Year award 7/8/2016 Public workshops on Manatee Protection Plan July 12th & 14th 7/7/2016 Register now through Aug. 30th for free Conservation Lands Workshop 6/29/2016 Sanibel Island seeing negative effects from Lake Okeechobee discharges 6/29/2016 Mote Marine Lab reminds area residents to be kind to Marine Life this Independence Day 6/29/2016 State leaders meet in Fort Myers to discuss ‘Lake O’ releases 6/23/2016 Fort Myers Beach town council on board with stormwater facility plan 6/23/2016 Sarasota County hosting open houses for FEMA flood map changes 6/7/2016 Solving disinfection byproducts led to unintended consequences 6/1/2016 Winter Haven Commission approves money to treat Lake Conine, approves development on Lake Eloise 6/1/2016 Wildflower Preserve project to enhance Lemon Bay 5/27/2016 Deal would preserve ranch near Myakka River 5/25/2016 Suncoast Reef Rovers clean Venice Pier 5/24/2016 Army Corps suspends swimming activities at Franklin Recreation Area 5/23/2016 Estero endorses proposed $13.7 million state conservation project 5/23/2016 Estero River dangers to be cleared 5/17/2016 CHNEP recruiting for new director 5/16/2016 Public blasts DEP over new water toxics limits 5/16/2016 Learn about “Florida’s Maritime Past” this summer 5/16/2016 Mark your calendar for Battle on the Blueway 5/16/2016 Study: Efficient fixtures have cut U.S. indoor water use 22% since 1999 5/13/2016 Cape Coral objects to North Fort Myers injection well 5/13/2016 Southwest Weirs project officially gets started 5/13/2016 Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act now adopted 5/13/2016 Paradise lost, found in Southwest Florida seagrass 5/12/2016 Emergency Management Disaster Planning Guides Available at Libraries and Public Buildings 5/3/2016 DEP authorizes construction of Lake Hicpochee Hydrologic Enhancement Project 4/28/2016 SWFWMD reports gains in seagrass coverage in Charlotte Harbor 4/28/2016 Sixth Circuit Will Not Rehear Venue Question in Clean Water Act Rule Dispute 4/26/2016 Florida Clean Water Network files notice of intent to sue Cape Coral 4/26/2016