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Critically endangered Goliath grouper among thousands of dead fish removed from Sanibel beaches in the last two days

August 1, 2018 Thirty Goliath grouper carcasses — a species listed as critically endangered — and two tarpon were among the thousands of dead fish collected on Sanibel beaches in the last two days. more »»

Dead fish dotting shoreline of beaches on Captiva

August 1, 2018 While not to the extent of Sanibel and other beaches, Captiva is also experiencing fish kills. more »»

$700,000 earmarked for Lee County algae battle

August 1, 2018 Lee County will get $700,000 from the state Department of Environmental Regulation to combat algae and remove it from various tributaries and canals along the Caloosahatchee River. more »»

County places trash receptacles on beaches for dead fish disposal

August 1, 2018 Lee County has placed trash receptacles in key locations where residents can dispose of fish that washed ashore near to their homes and businesses due to red tide: Lynn Hall Memorial Beach Park 95... more »»

Army Corps meeting maxed out

July 31, 2018 By CJ HADDAD cjhaddad@breezenewspaper. more »»

Cape Council sets not-to-exceed property tax rate at current level

July 31, 2018 Cape Coral capped its property tax rate at its current level Monday. The Cape Coral City Council approved a tentative not-to-exceed millage rate of 6.75, the same as last year. more »»

Cape Council again fields water quality concerns

July 31, 2018 Cape Coral City Council heard another round of complaints from residents concerned about water quality Monday. Help may be on the horizon, however. more »»

Lee County directs contractor to assist with effort to clean county beaches

July 31, 2018 Lee County has hired its debris-removal contractor to supplement efforts currently underway by Parks & Recreation employees to clean county beaches affected by the recent red tide fish kill. more »»

Cape man charged with homicide

July 31, 2018 At 11:55 a.m. Tuesday, Cape Coral Police responded to 1809 Harbour Circle in report of shots being fired. Responding officers discovered a deceased white male on a dock in back of the residenc. more »»

Fish, sea grass kill, inundates Fort Myers Beach

July 31, 2018 Victims of the water quality state of emergency are washing up on Fort Myers Beach’s shores daily. The beach is being inundated with sea grasses, dead fish and drift algae. more »»

Area officials advocate for Southwest Florida in D.C.

July 31, 2018 A conversation in the Capitol focused on Florida last week. The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force is a 14-member committee established in 1996 with the Water Resources Development Act. more »»

‘Dark days:’ Red tide results in massive fish kill

July 30, 2018 Dead fish by the thousands are washing up on local beaches, killed by a high concentration of red tide in both on-shore and off-shore waters up and down the coas. more »»

Army Corps of Engineers to meet in Cape Coral, Lehigh, on Tuesday

July 30, 2018 The great blue-green algal bloom outbreak of 2018 has impacted numerous municipalities across Southwest Florida— with Cape Coral being right at the forefront. more »»

Fort Myers Beach struck with sea grass, fish kill

July 30, 2018 Signs of the ongoing water quality state of emergency are washing up on Fort Myers Beach's shores. The beach is inundated with sea grasses, dead fish and drift algae today. more »»

Whale shark exposed to red tide, but cause of death still unknown

July 30, 2018 Tissue samples from the body of a whale shark that recently washed ashore on Sanibel indicate the animal had been exposed to a red tide bloom, but it was not necessarily the cause of its death. more »»

Officer shot in the line of duty succumbs to injuries

July 28, 2018 A Fort Myers Police Department officer shot in the head while answering a call last Saturday has died. more »»

Motorcyclist dies in early morning accident in North Fort Myers

July 28, 2018 A motorcycle rider was killed early Saturday morning in a traffic accident near the intersection of U.S. 41 and State Rt. 78 (Pine Island Road), according to a report from the Florida Highway Patro. more »»

North Fort Myers man struck, killed

July 28, 2018 A North Fort Myers man was killed in an accident at a North Fort Myers business Friday afternoon. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, at 4:24 p.m. more »»

County approves test project to 'vacuum' blue-green algae from waterways

July 27, 2018 Early this morning, Lee County commissioners unanimously approved a test project for algae clean up, as well as the filing of an application for state funding, in an attempt to relieve Southwest... more »»

Mail ballots on their way

July 26, 2018 If you have requested a mail ballot for the Aug. 28 Primary Election, it’s likely on its way. more »»

 
 

 

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