Guest column: Feds must do part to stop algae blooms

Article Posted on May 11, 2017

By: Brian Mast

Our community has felt the social and economic consequences of environmental disaster firsthand. The water issues stemming from Lake Okeechobee exemplify why it's absolutely critical that we work together to strengthen conservation programs and improve our local infrastructure.

Our waterways are irreplaceable treasures, central to the economy and quality of life in our region. The water being discharged by Lake Okeechobee into the Treasure Coast is destroying our community, putting people out of business, killing sea life and making people sick. That’s why, even before I was elected, I strongly supported building a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee.

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