Water-Related News

New group fighting to keep Lee County waterways clean

A new team is in town to protect our waterways.

The Calusa Waterkeeper Alliance focuses on immediate response, like targeting pollution problems and testing for high concentrations of cyanobacteria, the maker of blue-green algae.

About 10 rangers will be trained to take in water samples, but the non-profit organization depends on you to keep a look out for anything suspicious "events" happening in the water.

A fish kill is one example of an "event" where rangers will investigate the cause then send results to agencies, like the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.

The goal is to test the water regularly.