Water-Related News

DEP working to get Caloosahatchee River pollution plan to feds by 2022

The state is moving forward with a plan to clean up pollution in the Caloosahatchee River and its estuary nearly a decade after the standards were adopted.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection program managers met with local government agencies, agriculture interests and environmental groups Tuesday to talk about what are called Basin Management Action Plans, or BMAPs.

BMAPs are basically blueprints for restoring polluted waterways.

"We’re trying to get all the pieces we need to make sure we can do this properly," said Sara Davis, with DEP.