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Cape Coral Residents are on a Mission to Clean up Bimini Basin

Contributing Journalist Tamika Cody

Citizens and The Cape Coral Police meet and discuss issues with Bimini Basin

Bimini Basin looks picture perfect, but it’s not safe to swim in. People who live near by think it’s because boaters docked in the basin have been illegally dumping human waste. But it’s been a shock to some.

“I wasn’t even quite honestly as a local citizen aware of the issue until we start churning the processes here,” said Bob Bauchat, Cape Coral.

Yolanda Olsen and a group of Cape Coral residents are on a mission to clean up Bimini Basin. Friday they met with the city manager and the CCPD about what they’re doing.

“The Cape Coral Police Department has been out there in the basin and they believe now, there are no liveaboards. Nobody is living on any of those boats,” said Olsen.

Cape Coral Police say that “everybody living in the basin with any violations has been or is being removed.

So if no one is living in the basin, there’s no one there to dump human waste overboard.

The group says it’s pleased with what they heard but this issue isn’t over.

“They are aware, and they have plans on how they’re going to attack and it’s a wait and see,” said Mike Danley,

We won’t know if the bacteria levels have gone down until the tests next month.

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