Water-Related News

Ag Commissioner tours SWFL to address water quality, launch initiative

Agriculture Commissioner and gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried toured the Caloosahatchee River on Monday after unveiling her office’s new clean water initiative to improve Florida’s water.

After her visit to Southwest Florida, Fried says the waterways are what reminds her of what makes Florida so special.

Under this new clean water initiative, the goal is not only to protect our water resources but our economy too.

“If we lose this, we lose it forever. People stop coming to our state and enjoying our waters,” Fried explained. This is why Fried and her office hit the water with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Monday morning.

Ryan Orgera is the CEO of the foundation. He said, “It’s really important that she understands and that her staff understand exactly why Southwest Florida’s water quality issues are important, both economically, and to our environment.”