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Issues with Lake Okeechobee reflect Florida’s history of poor water management

March 7, 2016

“The planet is fine” is one of my all-time favorite skits by the late comedian, George Carlin. If you haven’t watched the skit, stop reading this and go watch it really quick. I’ll wait. That skit...

Captains for Clean Water hosted a meeting at Bass Pro Shops Friday night to talk about the releases from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River and how it is affecting their lives on the water. (EN Photo / Kelli Krebs)

Captains for Clean Water meet to stop Lake Okeechobee releases

February 20, 2016

Approximately 200 concerned fishermen, boat charter captains and Southwest Florida residents packed a conference room in the Fort Myers Bass Pro Shops to voice their concerns and raise awareness about...

Lake Okeechobee releases hurt local ecosystems

February 12, 2016

Lee County residents can expect to see brown water, dead marine life and sea grass pileups on local beaches thanks to the recent releases of water from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and the St....

Florida lake releases more damage than tourism

February 11, 2016

Freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers have caused commotion in the past, but it seems that the residents on the banks are concerned. Due to four days of...

Flint Water Crisis inspires FGCU students to take action

February 3, 2016

FGCU students Josue Valbrun and Dieanouchaka Remy want to stop the crisis on the Flint River. The two, as members of the Haitian Student Organization, teamed up with fellow RSO No Race, No Hate to bring...

Stand up paddleboarding continues to ride a wave of popularity

December 26, 2015

An ancient method of transportation has become a trendy new way to spend time on the water in Southwest Florida. Standup paddleboarding continues to ride a wave of popularity through tourist destinations...

Keeping it fresh

April 9, 2014

Almost 1 billion people in our world don’t have access to clean water. That’s roughly one in every nine people. In the United States, alongside other developed countries, even toilets have clean...

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