Water-Related News

Friends of the Arts delivers seafood, water quality education

For those attending "Southwest Florida Sustains," a fundraiser for the Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts Nov. 13 at DiamondHead Beach Resort, the attraction may have been tasting seafood while supporting the local arts scene. While that all was delivered, the attendees also received a hefty education in the all-important subject of water quality.

City of Sanibel Natural Resources Director James T. Evans III delivered an in-depth look at what is going on with the water out there and how best to understand and address the current situation.

The good news so far is that Evans sees the current red tide and algae bloom as average for the area. For the time being, that should be relief to locals who suffered through a rough season last year.