Water-Related News

Sanibel Vice Mayor Denham Speaks Out for Water Quality

Sanibel City Vice Mayor Rick Denham, concerned about the environmental and economic effects of algae blooms in southwest Florida, is currently leading a campaign against legislative efforts to undermine local initiatives to protect water quality. He describes the bills as an effort to "preempt local government" from the utilization and implementation of adopted policies that specifically help diminish and mitigate the environmental and economical impact associated with algae blooms (red tides) whose origins have been linked to man-made processes such as sewage disposal and nitrogen-enriched elements of fertilizer found within storm water runoff.