The political system has failed and Lake Okeechobee is dying.
Runoff has killed all of the sea grass south of the St Lucie to Miami, and is killing the Caloosahatche, Charlotte Harbour and feeding red tide.
The only solution is a bottom up wave of all 12,000,000 voters demanding our leaders support a clean water agenda. If we fail Florida, our water, our sea life, our way of life – they all die.
Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change.
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HELP SAVE FLORIDA
Florida has experienced two straight months of red tide. Hundreds of thousands of animals killed. Turtles, manatees, porpoises, and a whale shark, all dead from the red and green algae poisoning the water. Become a clean water voter. Demand that your candidate support clean water settings.
THE ECOLOGICAL INTERVENTION
So what can be done? Lower Lake Okeechobee to 9ft. The lake then will become a wetland, grasses will grow and she will begin to heal. The lake will be capable of handling big rain events. Stop spraying Roundup on the lake! Tell your candidate you’re a clean water voter.
The River of grass
We need your help to spread the word. It’s easy to feel outmanned by corporations and special interests. PLEASE share the video and ask your friends to do the same. WE HAVE A PLAN. We need a river of grass to run south to the Everglades, cleaning the water of the nutrients feeding the red tide and algae blooms poisoning our state.
BOLD NEW PLAN
We have a bold new plan and it means WORKING TOGETHER to create change, to make our voices heard. PLEASE share the video and ask your friends to do the same. The elections are over, Florida’s voters have a new Senator, Governor, and Commissioner of Agriculture. Can they reverse the course of history and return our River of Grass to the Everglades
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ARE YOU A CLEAN WATER VOTER?
CLEAN WATER VOTERS …
✓ Believe in the natural slow flow of water to the sea.
✓ Want to restore Lake Okeechobee to a shallow wetland.
✓ Will not stand for contaminated water from industrial mining and toxic waste dumping.
✓ Are fed up with water districts throughout the state as they pass the issue downstream with an “It’s not our problem” attitude.
✓Advocate for frequent water testing, accurate and timely water reports, and aggressive action to identify and prevent contamination.
Florida’s plumbing is broken. We need to stop dumping runoff into our rivers. The resulting red tide and green algae blooms are suffocating our coastline, destroying livelihoods, and killing marine life by the thousands.
Click on the link for more information.
- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission interactive map of red tide state wide. Updated daily.
- Lake Apopka
- Lake Okeechobee Discharges: Current flow and news
- Draining the Everglades: Historic and current flow of the everglade region.
- South Florida District Waterfall Regions
- Plan 6: Restore the River of Grass
- Captains For Clean Water
- Everglades Foundation
- Everglades Trust
- Study: Long-term increase in Karenia brevis abundance along the Southwest Florida Coast.