Water-Related News

Sanibel council adopts water quality initiatives

The Sanibel City Council met for the first time since the Lake Okeechobee discharge event tainted the pristine waters surrounding the island and they voted on adapting a two-point initiative plan in their monthly meeting Feb. 16.

Mayor Kevin Ruane joined the meeting via teleconference after attending to a family emergency in North Carolina and led discussions offering for the City Council to support the initiatives, which will also be up for discussion and vote by other City Councils in Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach.

The decision to support the initiatives also comes at the heels of Gov. Rick Scott's recommendation of moving the Lake Okeechobee's water south into the Everglades National Park.

"Our prayers and our voices have been heard," Mayor Ruane stated in a press release addressing the unprecedented move of sending Lake "O"s water south.