Water-Related News

Second meeting of Blue-Green Algae Task Force scheduled

The second public meeting of the Governors Blue green Algae task force will focus on expediting progress toward reducing the adverse impacts of blue green algae blooms.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. at the Lee County School Board, 2855 Colonial Blvd, in Fort Myers.


  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Goals of the Meeting
  3. Review of Lake Okeechobee Restoration
  4. Lake Okeechobee BMAP Elements Discussion and Recommendations
    4.1. Allocations/Sources
    4.2. Project Selection
    4.3. Agricultural Best Management Practices
    4.4. Monitoring
  5. Introduction to the Innovative Technology Solicitation Process
  6. Innovative Technology Screening Criteria
  7. Public Comment Period
  8. Review Agenda for Next Meeting
  9. Closing Remarks

There will be a break for lunch around 12:00PM - 1:00PM