SFWMD -- Not yet Martin County -- Settles With Lake Point to Put Estuary Benefits 'Back on Track'

Article Posted on August 24, 2017

By: Nancy Smith, Sunshine State News

The South Florida Water Management District -- caught up in a legal tangle that involved 2012 Martin County commissioners and Martin environmental activist Maggy Hurchalla who advised them -- approved a settlement Wednesday with the owners of the Lake Point Restoration project in western Martin County.  

"This settlement gets a solid environmental project back on track," said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Dan O'Keefe.

It means the SFWMD will receive full ownership of the mined property and will be able to build a storage project that could hold 3,000 to 4,000 acre-feet of Lake Okeechobee water that otherwise would be bound for the St. Lucie Estuary…

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