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Category: Project Lake O.
March 31st Harbor Branch Clean Water Act meeting. Invitation.
A follow-up and additional meeting regarding nutrient criteria for Florida’s Clean Water Act will be held at HBOI on March 31st.
It would be great if a member of your Group could attend, scientific or just a water fan.
During the last meeting members of:
HBOI, Surfrider, Audubon, Reef Rescue, EarthRehab, Ocean Rehab Initiaitve, Cry of the Water, PBCRRT, DERM, EPA, RSMAS, DEP, SFWMD, and Army Corps were in attendance and vocal.
The public notice is here:
https://www.flrules.org/gateway/readFil … ile=62.htm
Hope to see you there, and please forward this invite to any Water Fans, Water Biologists and Water Managers that you know.
William of EarthRehab and Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc.
We were originally reluctant to accept the offer to bring Lake Okeechobee some citizen concern and awareness, but now we are locked-in.
Residents in this area of Florida wanted to spread the wealth of proceeds to Foundations from the sale of our Green License Plate to Lake Okeechobee. Research shows that we already have Front-line foundations currently working on several issues regarding Lake O., and no new eco-programs that could receive additional donations. An opportunity to do a Coastal Clean-up emerged with the Ocean Conservancy and Keep Palm Beach Beautiful, and we took it.
Why is this so important to you? Water.
Traveling the 50 or so miles from the Atlantic Ocean on Southern Blvd. to Canal Dr. in Belle Glade will open your eyes. Everyday Lake Okeechobee and its current water levels are mentioned, low again. During your trip you can record 25 un-interrupted miles of planted and re-planted sugar cane. Sugar cane obviously requires irrigation canals, lots of irrigation canals and they appear to be unaffected by Lake O’s drought.
The other striking problem was a vine that has manifested around the Lake, where their once was water and vegetation, now only exists a vine. This vine is suffocating all other plant life in the marshland, and making its inhabitants look elsewhere.
So come on out South Florida, pack a lunch and meet us at Lake Okeechobee, October 28th, see the site’s, and learn what decisions are being made regarding Water, during your experience we will Clean up the coast.