It's a challenging time in Florida's ongoing water crisis, but a newly introduced Florida Senate bill is a positive step in the efforts to restore the Everglades. In 2016, billions of gallons of nutrient-rich water were dumped out of Lake Okeechobee into the surrounding estuaries, leading to catastrophic algae blooms, killing marine life and endangering people and animals alike. Those challenges strengthened the movement to store, clean, and restore a more natural flow to the water coming out of Lake Okeechobee. Thousands of people have signed petitions and contacted their government representatives, and we need everyone to act NOW!
Senator Rob Bradley recently introduced SB 10, a bill intended to reduce harmful discharges from Lake Okeechobee and increase the flow of water south to the Everglades and Florida Bay via a new reservoir to be built in the EAA. Representative Thad Altman has introduced a companion bill in the Florida House, HB 761. Please contact your elected representatives today and ask for their support of these bills that are so important to the health and future of our recreational fisheries in Florida.
Appropriate freshwater flows need to be restored!
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