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Coastal Waters are Clear off of Everglades City & Chokoloskee

There are daily reports about “green algae” and red tide off of parts of the southwest coast of Florida…and that is true in Fort Myers and a bit further south…but the coast is totally clear in the gulf waters off of Everglades City and Chokoloskee Island.

Mayor Howie Grimm told us that the fishing has been excellent, and there are no signs of either problem reported by tour guides leaving Everglades City and Chokoloskee.  Fishing has reportedly been excellent for both inshore and offshore fishing expeditions, and visitors are enjoying the parks and other activities the area is known for.

 

Wildfires Doused With Needed Rain

According to an Update Provided by the National Park Service Incident Management Team:
Avian Complex Wildfires in Collier County Update
82,461 acres affected, 5% contained, 321 personnel, 3 helicopters and 17 engines
Buzzard Fire: 62,404 acres, 8% contained
Flamingo Fire: 11,689 acres, 5% contained
Curlew Fire: 8,366 acres, 15% contained
Vulture Fire: 1 acre, 100% contained
Caracara Fire: 1 acre, 100% contained

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