Protect Matlacha Pass Fishery

 

Dec 12, 4:30 pm mtg, Cape Coral Council Chambers

Friends of Florida Waters/Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve Fishery,

Removal of the North Cape Stormwater Canal Spreader Barrier in 2008 has resulted in acres of smothered seagrass beds. Daily discharges of polluted runoff cause fish die-offs and salinities in the little back bay of Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve to drop to zero ppm. Local Courts seem to support FDEP/Cape Coral refusal to replace Barrier to protect the estuary, snook and tarpon nursery and formerly highly productive fishing area--seven miles of mangrove forest that protect against sea level rise and waters that are home to 86 threatened and endangered species.

Most recent threat to Matlacha Fishery--ANNEXATION of Matlacha

Monday, December 12, 4:30pm, Cape Coral Council hears a Notice to Annex a portion of Matlacha into Cape Coral. 1015 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33990

Help Historic Matlacha oppose this annexation effort. Speak out to protect estuary, fishery. We need your voice on record.

The City of Cape Coral has demonstrated it is not a good steward of the environment and pollutes public waters without remediation. This action would also create an enclave of Matlacha Isles, historically, politically, socially and geographically contiguous with Matlacha and Greater Pine Island. 

Please share with friends, neighbors.

Thank you.

Nancy A. Hindenach, B.S., M.S., Biology/Aquatic Ecology
Member, Boards of Directors,
Matlacha Civic Association
Greater Pine Island Civic Association