A passing cold front will bring rain on Tuesday, March 19 followed by a sunny and cooler week with temps in the mid-70's (F).
Click on the webcam links to view beaches, rivers and other great spaces.
Beach Re-Grade Project on Marco Island
A project to re-grade and distrubute sand on Marco Island's beach is underway between Sand Dollar Island and the Madeira Beach Public Access point near the JW Marriott. Crews will work in 1,500-foot sections along the beach. Beachgoers will see temporary orange fending around the active construction zone. Work will take place Monday through Saturday from dusk to dawn for two months. The project is expected to be complete in mid-April.
Red Tide Report
The latest red tide tests show the organism that causes red tide, Karenia brevis, is not present at Naples and Marco Island area beaches. For detailed reports on beaches, check the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission's new interactive Red Tide Status Map with daily sampling results; or the Mote Marine red tide status maps at VisitBeaches.org.
Facts About Red Tide
Want to know more about Florida Red Tide? Red Tide is a naturally-occurring organism and blooms begin offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Winds and tides can move red tide closer to beaches and inlets. When red tide blooms the Karenia brevis organism releases a toxic substance into the water and the air that can cause respiratory irritation in humans and can kill fish and sea life. Review the MOTE Marine Laboratory & Aquarium's informative Red Tide FAQ.
You can find red tide updates for Naples and Marco Island beaches here, or by calling the Collier County Red Tide Hotline, 239-252-2591.
Still have questions? Click here to watch a presentation about red tide by Collier County Pollution Control.
The water quality in the Florida's Paradise Coast region including Naples, Marco Island and the beaches in the wilderness sections of the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge and the Gulf Coast portion of Everglades National Park were never impacted by outbreaks of blue-green algae. News reports about this type of algae outbreak were focused on other areas.