Town To Get $90,000 For Those Dead Fish

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Remember that episode of Red Tide that killed thousands of fish all along the 7 miles of Fort Myers Beach last month? The town is about to be reimbursed $90,000 for cleaning up the fish.

On Monday the Fort Myers Beach Town Council will enter into an interlocal agreement with Lee County which will allow the County to send $90,000 to the Town for the expense the town incurred cleaning up the fish killed by Red Tide. Day after day for several weeks the town staff worked to clear the beach of the dead fish, storing the rotting marine life in dumpsters behind town hall until they could be hauled off to a landfill.

The money was sent to Lee County through a Department of Environmental Protection grant for the purpose of assisting with the cleanup of fish and marine life that wash up on Lee County beaches.

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