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South Florida political leaders take tour of Caloosahatchee, discuss water quality

Leaders from South Florida's two coasts met on Wednesday to discuss water quality issues facing this region of the state and its possible solutions. The...
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Seagrass feeds marine life while helping our water quality

Seagrass can be found in multiple Southwest Florida waterways including Estero Bay. And, not only does it provide food for marine life but it...

Lee County commissioners approve agreement with City of Fort Myers for water quality project

Lee County commissioners on Tuesday approved an agreement with the City of Fort Myers for a cooperative project to improve the quality of water...

Lee County launches new resource website ‘Our Water Story: Lee County’s Water Quality Initiative’

Lee County today launched a new citizen resource website, “Our Water Story: Lee County's Water Quality Initiative.” The website, leegov.com/water, invites Lee County residents to...
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Keeping an eye on your septic system ahead of rainy season

There are more than two million Florida households that rely on septic tanks. Unfortunately, poorly maintained ones could be contributing to our water crisis. With...
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How will Biden’s environmental plan affect Southwest Florida?

President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed executive actions to tackle climate change. It could mean Southwest Florida gets ahead of the curve when it comes...
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FGCU’s The Water School to have biggest academic building on main campus

Southwest Florida's only university is at the forefront of research of the area's unique watershed and gulf. FGCU’s The Water School is helping businesses in...
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Scientists studying red tide impact of turtles and hatchlings

Scientists want to know the long-term effects of red tide on turtles and their hatchlings. They are collecting data and hope to be able to...

‘4Hope’ event aimed at helping save Florida’s reef system

People are coming together to celebrate while also trying to save Florida's reef system. "Force Blue" combines Marine Conservation and Special Operations Marine veterans. They...
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$250M approved by federal government for Everglades restoration, a win for SWFL water quality

Millions of federal dollars are slated for Everglades restoration in the state. In the middle of a 5,600-page spending bill, $250 million is approve for...

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