If you want to voice your concerns …
There is a contact form below.
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The forms are going to Rick Scott & Bill Nelson.
Gov. Rick Scott and Treasure Coast delegation,
An unprecedented crisis is unfolding in the Indian River Lagoon. Discharges of contaminated water from Lake Okeechobee have triggered widespread algae blooms, some of which has been confirmed toxic. Its appearance has forced the health department to close parts of the St. Lucie River, Indian River Lagoon and — for the first time — our oceanfront beaches. We are concerned about our health. Respiratory issues have been reported by some residents who live near the blue-green algae. Longer-term links to neurological diseases are even more alarming.
We are concerned about our economy. Some waterfront businesses have closed their doors, and Realtors are warning would-be buyers and vacationers of the hazardous conditions.
We need your help.
Stopping the discharges from Lake Okeechobee is the solution. To do that, we need more land to store, treat and move excess water south from Lake Okeechobee — instead of dumping it east to the St. Lucie River and west to the Caloosahatchee River.
Jobs are at stake. Public health hangs in the balance.
Please use the power of your position to make a bold move.
I live in Volusia County, and our economy relies on the Indian River and on tourists and clean water for water sports, including fishing and paddle boarding and boating and swimming. That’s why people come to visit and spend money at our local businesses.
Help us keep our water clean!
Contact (or fill out the form below):
Governor Rick Scott
400 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001
Phone: 850-488-7146 US
Senator Bill Nelson (FL)
The Honorable Bill Nelson
United States Senate
716 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-0905
Phone: 202-224-5274 U.S.