Hurricane Ian’s ecological impacts unfold as pollution pours into SWFL waterways

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — There’s no debate that Hurricane Ian was a disaster for Southwest Florida, leaving many homeless and thousands without power. But for right now, an ecological disaster is still unfolding, as pollution pouring into our waterways threatens to impair our waters for years to come. When it comes to pollution, places like the Old Bridge Marina in North Fort Myers are a good example of the problems caused by Hurricane Ian. Debris was scattered into the wind, and many boats were sunk, leaving massive oil slicks at the surface. For David Landsman, the marina in North

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