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Runoff from construction sites enter Caloosahatchee River

Construction runoff has been getting into the Caloosahatchee River recently and residents and professionals alike have noticed murky patches. John Cassani, with the Calusa Waterkeeper, says, “Well, this is a very significant construction site sediment runoff.” Cassani says he found out about it from a downtown Fort Myers resident and he then reported it to […]

Dry season has potential to harm key plant species in Caloosahatchee

As we’re in the dry season, less rainfall and fresh water means the Caloosahatchee estuary suffers. The Caloosahatchee River and estuary winds from Lake Okeechobee out to the Gulf of Mexico. And vegetation in the Caloosahatchee estuary is vital to wildlife, humans and water quality of Southwest Florida. Local environmental experts explained the importance of […]