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Forum planned on health, toxic algae

By Staff | Jul 27, 2018

A town-hall forum on health and toxic algae will be held on Aug. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Broadway Palm Theater, at 1380 Colonial Blvd, in Fort Myers.

The speakers will include physician Dr. Parisima Taeb, microbiologist Dr. Jennifer Boddicker and wildlife ecologist Annisa Karim.

“Once again, our rivers and waterways are being choked by green algae slime that is harmful to both wildlife and humans,” Kariem said.

Taeb noted the worry in the community about how the algae blooms will affect health.

“This is an opportunity for citizens to speak with experts in the field and explore real solutions,” she said.

Boddicker will answer questions about why the algae blooms keep happening and what can be done to prevent them.

Tickets for the event are free; however, they must be requested by in advance by emailing FLCoalition4Science@gmail.com. Include first name, zip code and any questions you would like addressed during the forum.

All three speakers are running for elected office.