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Lee County algae clean-up resuming Monday

Posted at 6:59 AM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 07:02:03-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Workers will get back to work cleaning algae from Lee County waterways on Monday.

It's part of the $700,000 project the Department of Environmental Protection paid for.

So far, the algae removal efforts have targeted Cape Coral, including sites near the Clipper Bay condos, north of the Cape Coral Bridge, and just east of Del Prado Boulevard.  

The county says they've already filled 17 tankers to total 85,000 gallons of algae.

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The algae will go to a local site where it will be tested, then it will be destroyed.

The county plans to approve a plan next week that will allow tourist development tax reserve funds help with clean-up and marketing.