Endangered species have ground a Port Charlotte waterway clearing project to a halt, but the contractor continues to make $5-thousand a day for doing nothing. Blue Herons nested in Port Charlotte waterways filled with algae, and as long as the wildlife stays, the crews can’t remove the algae. Contract workers can’t get within 300 feet of the birds. The company is getting paid for leaving its equipment idle on the work site. They say that’s less expensive than moving the equipment away and bringing it back.