Historic southern flow of water into the Everglades was disrupted and has been alternatively discharged east and west into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers for decades. Due to the unwillingness of current politicians to implement an agreed upon solution, this has resulted in the long term collapse of 3 major estuaries. Associated consequences include significant sea grass die offs, dangerous algal blooms as well as threats to South Florida real estate, the tourism industry, and drinking water supply.
The key missing piece: Acquisition of enough land in the Everglades Agricultural Area to store, CLEAN and move water south
207 Everglades scientists agree that land in the EAA is essential to stop damaging discharges and restore the flow of fresh water south where it is needed!
The money to buy the land is available thanks to 75% of Florida voters who, in 2014, passed Amendment 1. Only political will stands in the way.
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The state of Florida is delaying critical planning needed to identify and acquire land in the EAA until 2021. This is unacceptable, even criminal, given the disaster unfolding across South Florida over the past year. Coincidently, there is a deal to purchase 153,000 acres of US Sugar land that expires in 2020.
You have the power. The time to fix the problem is now!
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It’s time to take back our government and take back our water.