Green Toxic Algae is poised and ready to be sent down our water ways that will result in the horrible destruction of our Estuary, our sea grass, our oysters, our health and the health of all life that lives in the St Lucie River and the Indian RIver Lagoon.
You can go back and read this blog especially here.
I brought the issue up to date and included the video from the Sugarland Rally when we went to Clewiston with open hearts and the Sugar Rulers instead of seeing that one day we would need a solution to this issue basically blackballed our good efforts. Maybe if back then the people would have come and thought for themselves we could have come up with a solution.
and you can go here and read our documentation of this issue for the past 2 1/2 years
and you can go here and read Jacqui’s blog
and you can go here and get some incredible insight into why this is happening. I think between these three blogs you can read all you need to know.
We have truly done everything possible. We have confronted the ACOE, Rick Scott, the South Florida Water Management District, our legislators. All have fallen on deaf ears.
On a positive note we have educated thousands of people to this issue.
We have documented these issues so no one can say this never happened.
We could write a book. ( and then leave town lol)
We, not being one or two individuals but an entire community of the most dedicated people I have ever met. We are all part of one big puzzle. No one greater than the other. Without the pieces we are incomplete. We all have our jobs. Organically. Not manipulated. And hopefully we’ll stay that way.
We all sit here today and worry about what’s going to happen on Monday when the locks open up.
I come back to my original question when this happened in 2013. How can the intentional destruction of the most diverse estuary in North America be legal? How is the intentional poisoning of our St Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon allowed in the United States of America?
This has got to stop.
We have two events. One on Sunday and one on Monday.
Sunday 2 pm Phipps Park
Say No to the Toxic Flow 7 am 2175 SW Locks Rd, Stuart, Florida 34997
Thank goodness for Orca and the Killroys and Edie Widder.
“Lead scientist Edith “Edie” Widder noted that high concentrations of algae are being found in canals that stretch into agricultural areas of western St. Lucie County but not in the creeks that run from suburban areas into the river and lagoon.”
Lake O May 1 facts:
1) 581 million gallons a day released to the St Lucie River.
2) 1.3 billion gallons a day released to the Caloosahatcee river
3) The discharges waste water that would replenish the Everglades.
4) The discharges strips our basic human right to clean drinking water.
5) The discharges will destroy water quality by moving a toxic into our homes resulting in massive fish kills and making the water unsafe for human contact.
Other things that you can do. Thank goodness for our wonderful Maggy!
Every one of us here needs to:
1. Call YOUR legislator. They mostly don’t care if you don’t vote in their district. Other than grabbing them and shaking them, nothing is more effective than a phone call. You can get the phone number of your representatives and senators from several websites – Audubon, cleanwater.com, the Everglades Foundation. The message is simple. Use Amendment 1 money to buy land. Exercise the US Sugar option.
2. Get two other people to do the same thing.
3 Send emails to your legislators. That’s not “instead of.” Call them AND send them emails. Get two other people to do the same thing.
4. Get the Dade County Commission and the Dade legislative delegation to take a strong public stand.
4. Email and call the governor, the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House.
5. Sign every online petition you can find that says, “Buy the land. Send the water south.” Get two other people to do likewise.
6. Go to rallies and wave signs.
7. Write letters to the editor.
8. Take names. Most legislators care only about their home district. Those running for higher office are aware that the rest of us matter. They think we are forgetful.
and sign these petitions:
If you haven’t signed all these petitions, sign ’em and pass them on to others.