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Please join the fight for clean water

December 1, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

To the editor:

Just had a wonderful day on a fishing boat off Fort Myers Beach in the beautiful blue-green waters. I wish the water near the Sanibel lighthouse and Fort Myers Beach was as clear and clean.

My husband and I live off the Caloosahatchee River, Red Fish Cove and the 12 years that we have been here we have witnessed a terrible decline in the water quality. I know the river will never be blue-green clear, but tea colored was what it was. Now in our canal is black water. You can't see the bottom anymore. Used to have schools of Jacks, mullets, rays, sheepshead and, of course, dolphins. Groups and singles.

Now we see nothing, so depressing.

The dumping of Lake "O" is poisoning our waters and the dream of living on the water and having a bit of paradise is dying. My husband and I often wonder how we let people swim in the river at the Yacht Club, "The jewel of Cape Coral," when just up river in Fort Myers they close the waters because of E-Coli??? Who does the testing of our beach? Where is it posted?

Please fellow "Capers," write your congressman, senator, governor, Council. Let them know what you want, not what they want.

The idea of making Cape Coral a "destination" is slipping through our hands. Fix the water and good things will happen.

Bridget Balletto

Cape Coral

P.S. We need to fight for clean water.



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