Tell Us Your Story

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau wants to hear your story. How has water quality affected your day-to-day life? You are on the front lines of the battle to save our ecosystem and to preserve our way of life. Knowing your story will help us raise awareness of the severity of the problems. It also will help us measure the impact of our actions to fight the problems. To tell us your tale, use the form below. And thanks for taking time to help us better understand the scope of what's happening to us all.

If, for some reason, our form will not work for you, please feel free to send us your story using the following email address:


Stories From Your Neighbors

One way to truly understand the impact that freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee are having on Lee County is to hear your neighbors’ experiences. Those who live on or near the Caloosahatchee River are really seeing the effects first-hand. Here are their stories.

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Fast Facts

Years of sediments washing down the Kissimmee River have resulted in a mud pit chock-full of algae-causing phosphorous and covering 300,000 cubic yards of Lake Okeechobee’s bottom.

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Related Links

South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force:

South Florida Water Management District:

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Phosphorus [P]:
An element or nutrient required for energy production in living organisms; distributed into the environment mostly as phosphates by agricultural runoff and life cycles; frequently the limiting factor for growth of microbes and plants.

Blue-Green Algae:
A type of algae natural to our area that blooms in the climatic and nutrient conditions it finds favorable.

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