NEWS PRESS: Florida's algae crisis: Toxic algae haters show up in droves at Cape Coral meeting

News Press: Written by Chad Gillis. July 18, 2018.

It was standing room only Tuesday night as nearly 200 boaters and concerned residents met at the Cape Coral Yacht Club to discuss the ongoing algae problems in the Caloosahatchee River and a red tide that's lingered off the coast since November. 

The Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society held a panel discussion with experts from Captains for Clean Water, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and Calusa Waterkeeper. 

"We know how to fix this," said Chris Wittman with Captains for Clean Water. "We changed the system and manipulated the natural flow of water, and the way you fix it is to return it as to as close to the natural delivery of water as you can."

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