The River of Grass has been dammed, cutting off the historic southward flow of clean water to Florida Bay and the Everglades, forcing destructive discharges east and west to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers. Our estuaries are collapsing, toxic algae from Lake Okeechobee is putting our health and our economy at risk, the Everglades are dying of thirst, Miami's water supply is in jeopardy, and sea grass die-offs now threaten to reach the Keys. There is a solution, but Florida politics have blocked progress for too long.
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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Our historic legislative victory has forced the state of Florida to begin planning the solution -- water storage, treatment, and conveyance in the EAA. But politics are already threatening to delay and shortchange the project. We must hold our government accountable to solve this problem.
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.
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