Island Water Quality


At the Dec. 13, 2016, Captiva Community Panel meeting, the community heard presentations on Lake Okeechobee, Everglades restoration and the impact on our water quality from Rae Ann Wessell with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, and U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney.

Click here for Wessel's presentation, and here for Rooney's.


Captiva WQ

On a fragile barrier island, keeping our surrounding waters healthy and pure is an imperative for the island’s ecology and economy. Captiva’s reputation for healthy beaches, clean offshore waters and abundant sea life is what keeps bringing people to our island to play and to stay. Concerns over water quality inspired Captiva residents and the Captiva Community Panel to study the waters of our island and develop ideas for what property owners and others could do on their own to improve and protect island waters.

What you can do?
The water quality facts
Helpful links for more information


Final report on the SCCF water quality study of Captiva

Final presentations (1 and 2) to the panel on the water quality study

SCCF's study on the effects of the Blind Pass reopening