December 16, 2017

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Cabbage Paddle (2005-12-29)

Join the 2nd Annual Caloosahatchee Cabbage Paddle on Sat, Feb 25, 1PM at Bob Mason Park and the growing number of people who choose kayaks & canoes as a way to enjoy the unique treasures of Florida. [Course Map] [More Details]



Action Alert (2005-12-28)

Throughout the summer and fall of 2005, the Caloosahatchee River suffered from extensive algal blooms & fish kills in the river and estuary. Will there be a repeat of these events in 2006? [More Details]



Friends of Billy's Creek (2005-12-28)

Billy Creek flows to the Caloosahatchee in Downtown Ft Myers. 10 years ago you could fish for snook in the creek. Now, stormwater runoff has turned this natural treasure into a polluted ditch. [More Details]



River, Roots & Ruts (2005-12-27)

The 2005 RRRTR had 300 runners from 27 states and 3 countries. This year offers a Half Marathon (13 miles) & 5K Fun Run along the wider nature trails... Sunday, January 8, 2006 [More Details] [Event Site]



Action Alert (2005-12-12)

The purchase of the Babcock Ranch is not a completed transaction. Gov. Jeb Bush and the Cabinet are expected to vote today on the agreement. Lee County will have a public hearing to discuss the topic Nov 29. [More Details]



Oxbow Celebration (2005-11-30)

Riverwatch invites you to join us and 120 students from Country Oaks Elementary for the dedication of the first oxbow restoration project at Old Ft. Denaud on Friday, December 16 from 9 AM to noon. [More Details]



Action Alert (2005-11-25)

Continuing algae problems throughout the Caloosahatchee are generating fish kills in the river and estuary. Expressions of concern and anger are coming from the public and communities over destruction of our fishing and tourism industries. [More Details]



American Rivers Nomination (2005-10-17)

The City of LaBelle has endorsed CRCA's nomination of the Caloosahatchee as one of the 10 Most Endangered Rivers in the U.S.A. for 2006. LaBelle Resolution. For more information visit American Rivers web-site. [More Details]



Call to Action! (2005-10-10)

Sanibel City Council calls on everyone to add their voices to our call for action to SFWMD and Corps of Engineers demanding they cease the destruction of our water quality caused by the Okeechobee water releases. IT IS OUR DUTY - ACT NOW!
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River Ride (2005-08-13)

The 9th Annual Caloosahatchee River Ride is scheduled for the morning of Sunday, Nov. 20. Over 100 riders participated in 2004 and we expect more this year. So plan now to join us for this event as part of the "Get Up, Get Out, Get Active" weekend.
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Featured member (2005-08-01)

How do you measure a legacy like the Old River Rat's? How do you even describe it? That's what educators Cindy Bear and Rick Tully were pondering Monday morning. And that's likely what many in Southwest Florida's environmental community wondered when they learned of Charles Edgar Foster's death on Sunday.
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Action Alert (2005-07-15)

Ft. Myers has plans to change the downtown waterfront. Learn about how the plans affect public access to the river and what you can do to ensure that the final design better reflects the interest of all citizens.
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Action Alert (2005-07-15)

The planned SFWMD C-43 reservoir intends to improve the salinity conditions in the estuary. However the current $350 million project design does not address water quality. SFWMD plans to build test cells to evaluate their design plans before finalizing plans. [C-43]



Court Ruling (2005-07-15)

As Florida agencies work to develop pollution limits (TMDLs) for our river, a judge has struck down other regional TMDLs for lack of scientific basis.
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Cabbage Paddle (2005-07-15)

CRCA held the first Cabbage Paddle on Sat., Feb. 26, 2005 in LaBelle. The event was a success and we invite everyone to join us for the paddle in 2006. Also, get a free tee-shirt when you join CRCA.
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Action Alert (2005-07-15)

Algae blooms are spreading over the Caloosahatchee with the potential to generate microcystin toxins in the water. While tests for these are so far negative, water quality specialist warn against excessive exposure.
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