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Sanibel Communities for Clean Waters launches

By Staff | Jul 10, 2017

The City of Sanibel is pleased to announce the official launch of the Sanibel Communities for Clean Water Program. The primary goals of this program are to educate island residents about water quality in their individual communities and to provide science-based solutions on how to cost-effectively improve water quality.

The program is based on the results of a comprehensive study conducted by the City of Sanibel and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Marine Laboratory. The study included extensive sampling of more than 72 waterbodies throughout the island. The data collected is now presented on an interactive website, which allows residents to see how their community lakes, or other waterbodies rank in water quality compared to other waterbodies on the island, or to state standards. Through the website, residents will be able to examine the role they can play in protecting water quality and how their actions can improve the health of their lakes, wetlands and other waterbodies.

The program recommends best management practices (BMPs) to improve water quality tailored to each individual community with the goal that residents will adopt these cost-effective and environmentally friendly measures.

Visit the Sanibel Communities for Clean Water website, and see what you can do to help, www.sanibelcleanwater.org.

For more information, contact Environmental Specialist Dana Dettmar at dana.dettmar@mysanibel.com

or 239-472-3700 ext. 390 with the City of Sanibel’s Natural Resources Department.