Water-Related News

Calusa Waterkeeper discusses causes, possible solutions for water woes

Having experienced a summer wrought with blue-green algae and red tide, residents across Southwest Florida are keeping their fingers crossed that another historic season of horrific harmful algal blooms is not looming.

The Calusa Waterkeeper, John Cassani, gave a PowerPoint presentation at the Cape Coral Library Monday afternoon, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Lee County Environmental Committee, to address what causes these events and how experts and residents alike can hope to present change in an area combating climate change and population growth.

One of, if not the biggest contributor to the deterioration of Florida waterbodies, are nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus that enter waterways via runoff.