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Pt. 5: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food ChainFifth in a SeriesKeep Lee County Beautiful Tip of the WeekIn our last article, we looked at simple ways we can change our water bottle habits and have a large impact on the environment by REDUCING the waste stream of plastics that are ...

Pt. 4: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

In our first three articles, we explored what microplastics are, where they come from, and how we are threatened by their entry into the food chain, and global efforts to address the issue. Today, we will look at simple ways we can change our habits and have a large impact on the ...

Pt. 3: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

Third in a SeriesIn the first two articles, we explored what microplastics are, where they come from, and how we are threatened by their entry into the food chain. In this article, we will look at ways the danger has been addressed.Policy and LegislationAs we have gained more knowledge of the ...

Pt. 2: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

Keep Lee County Beautiful Tip of the WeekMicroplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food ChainSecond In a SeriesIn our first article, we explored what microplastics are, where they come from, and briefly discussed the threats they pose. In this article, we will look at those threats in more ...

01.31.18 Shoreline Spotlight

I got a call for an injured fish crow by the shrimp boats on San Carlos Island. It was December and noisy flocks of crows were having boisterous parties all over the area. It wasn't hard to find the poor creature, just follow the riot of crows and look down. The injured crow was standing on the ...

Pt. 1: Microplastics: Threatened Waters, Threatened Food Chain

First In a SeriesLee County invites tourists to "discover pristine beaches, outdoor adventure, and a relaxed island paradise". Which is all true, and why we focus on the effects of storms upon our shores, organize litter cleanups, and educate the public on ways to easily keep our paradise ...

January’s Shoreline Spotlight

Moulay Bousselham is a small beach town on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. Fishermen and tourist, including seasonal European residents, drive the economy. Their population ranges from about 3,000 to 60,000 depending on the season. My wife and I were visiting in a low season, so the town was ...

01.18 Get Moving: New Year, New You?

How many of us have used the New Year as time to make New Year Resolutions only to find that a month later you have failed? Ever wonder why that happens? It's not because you lack will power or are lazy. It's often because you haven't created S.M.A.R.T. goals. If your New Year goals are to get ...

December’s Shoreline Spotlight

I smelled it before I saw it, and I am not talking about an old college roommate. I was walking the mid-island part of the beach when I smelled a small pool of standing water that was damned in by the beach berm and was not draining. The pool had been there for a while, baking in the sun with ...

Keep Lee County Beautiful Tip of the Week: LED Lighting: A Bright Idea

As Lee County residents well know, one of our most famous snowbirds was Thomas Edison, who created a viable incandescent light bulb in the late 1800s (building on the work of others), which vastly improved our lives. He found the sweet spot of energy availability, mass demand, and the right ...