Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observerhttp://www.fortmyersbeachtalk.com/page/category.detail/nav/5051/Community Newsen-usTue, 21 Nov 2017 07:01:19 EDTTue, 21 Nov 2017 07:01:19 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssFlorida's ecosystems feel the strain after Irmahttp://www.fortmyersbeachtalk.com/page/content.detail/id/632531.htmlFlorida's Everglades and connected ecosystems are fighting battles on all sides.Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDTLovers Key dreams realizedhttp://www.fortmyersbeachtalk.com/page/content.detail/id/632533.htmlAttendees were told to close their eyes and listen when Pamela Jones-Morton, Friends of Lovers Key State Park board member, began her speech. Everyone obeyed, and the quiet rush of waves on the sand filled the air.Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDTState law prohibits the prohibition of plastic bags, Styrofoamhttp://www.fortmyersbeachtalk.com/page/content.detail/id/632511.htmlFort Myers Beach has made one victory in the battle against microplastic pollution, but a next step might have to get a little more creative.Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDTFort Myers Beach Council agrees: stick to the codehttp://www.fortmyersbeachtalk.com/page/content.detail/id/632512.htmlA new ordinance on short term rental is out and an accord on council is in. During the Nov. 9 planning meeting, the five agreed they wanted to enforce the current rules on short term rental.Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDTTown council tells Tetra Tech to drill down on stormwaterhttp://www.fortmyersbeachtalk.com/page/content.detail/id/632513.htmlIf the town doesn't want to increase the stormwater utility fee, it won't be able to accomplish a street-by-street stormwater system. The town's fee is scheduled to pay off a loan of $16 million for a $20 million stormwater project by 2040.Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDT