Red Tide Counts Falling After Tropical Storm Gordon.

September 7th, 2018|

Red tide levels across Southwest Florida are falling in the wake of Tropical Storm Gordon, which brought heavy offshore winds that pushed the bloom away from beaches. Some Sanibel areas have tested below 1 million cells per liter for the first time in two months, which could be a sign that the bloom has moved offshore [...]

CBS News: Researchers may be on brink of solving red tide.

August 20th, 2018|

August 16, 2018: Researchers in southwest Florida think they've found a solution to the red tides that have killed millions of sea animals, CBS Miami reports. Scientists from Mote Marin Laboratory are testing a system in a canal near Fort Myers. Two pumps installed on the canal mix water with ozone, which removes toxins. The [...]

Text to Action: Your Opportunity to Stand Together for Water Quality.

August 16th, 2018|

Our community has been devastated by the ongoing water quality issues associated with freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee and runoff from the Caloosahatchee watershed. Since the freshwater releases began in June 2018, we have seen our coastal waters transition from aquamarine to coffee brown, we have watched blue-green algae blooms invade more than [...]

Every Day is a New Day

August 10th, 2018|

One of the more challenging aspects confronting the red tide bloom that recently appeared in Southwest Florida is in the direction of the wind. For approximately the last seven days, up until Friday August 3, a strong westerly wind at more than 15 miles per hour was pushing the red tide toward Sanibel and Captiva [...]

The Purpose of Clear Purpose: Keeping You in the Know

August 3rd, 2018|

As has been reported in the news, a variety of factors have combined to create water quality issues in Southwest Florida that have impacted beaches from Sarasota to Naples. Foremost among water issues and challenges facing Sanibel and Captiva Islands is the significant and unusual red tide bloom, which has been amplified by a strong [...]

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