Water-Related News

Water quality campaign kicks off June 24th

A Calusa Waterkeeper Public Health Campaign kicks off Monday with a documentary, dinner and panel discussion at Broadway Dinner Theatre to discuss why harmful algal blooms have become a public health concern.

Calusa Waterkeeper Executive Director KC Schulberg said they knew the HABs (Harmful Algal Blooms) Public Health Campaign was part of their plan as soon as their Big Calusa event concluded. He said in spite of themselves, they became experts on blue green algae, and red tide.

"We really made that a hot topic. We were crying about this for years before it blew up in our faces last year," Schulberg said.

Last year, the Calusa Waterkeepers held two town halls regarding the economic damage done because of the blue green algae and red tide and legislation and regulation policy.

The campaign kicks off with "Public Health Alert - Florida Water" from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 24, at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. The focus is on public health consequences of algae blooms.