Vendor makes plans to clean up Southwest Florida waterways

By:  Samantha Sosa, Fox4,  Scripps Media, Inc.

Lee County officials are in talks with a vendor to provide cleanup services for red algae in our waterways. The state will reimburse Lee County for the cost of the cleanup up to a certain amount, that comes from a 3 million dollar grant as part of Governor Rick Scott’s State of Emergency.

Commissioner Pendergrass stated that the canal areas with little to no tidal flow will be attacked first and he  will continue to pressure state and federal officials to complete projects that will help with long term solutions pertaining  to Lake Okeechobee releases and algae.