Published: Sep 30, 2013 9:48 AM EDT
Updated: Sep 30, 2013 11:18 AM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A coalition from Southwest Florida is heading to Washington D.C. this week, to urge President Obama to tour parts of the state impacted by the release of water from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries.

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is holding a charity fishing tournament  to help clean are waters. Director of Natural Resource Policy, Jennifer Hecker joined WINK News This Morning to talk about the details.