Forum Tuesday: The Phosphate Factor in Red Tide

The Phosphate Factor in Red Tide: Why the Gulf Coast Gets Red Tide, and the East Coast (mostly) Doesn’t. TUESDAY, MAY 14 @ 7:00PM


Andy Mele serves as the Suncoast Waterkeeper, monitoring an area in Southwest Florida that includes the coastal areas of Manatee, Sarasota, and Northern Charlotte Counties.

That position establishes him as a guardian of specific waterways, and the watchdog of threats from agricultural impacts, commercial discharges, climate change to upland habitat changes and so much more. He monitors pollution events and works to identify the myriad imminent dangers to our water quality.

We all need to understand the impact of phosphate to take informed protective actions that will guide remedial legislation. Join the Charlotte County Democratic Environmental caucus as we welcome:

Andy Mele on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00pm
Charlotte County Democrats HQ
3596 Tamiami Trail, Suite 202
Port Charlotte FL 33952

Andy Mele will discuss the issues surrounding phosphate mining, water pollution, and the impacts on the biological cycle of red tide specifically focused on the West Coast of Florida. Bring neighbors, relatives, and friends to hear this important and informative forum to learn more about water pollution issues that will impact us.

Information is the power for the people. Ignorance is the power for polluters.

“Suncoast Waterkeeper follows the functional model established by the Waterkeeper Alliance, and its staff has a long association with the original Hudson Riverkeeper, as well as founder Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. It is a watchdog model, in which either staff or a member of the public will report a possible violation of the Clean Water Act or other environmental statutes. (Source:

This event is sponsored by the Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida, Charlotte County. Visit them on on

For more information, contact Mary Lundeberg –