The floodgates from Lake Okeechobee have been opened periodically since Oct. 14, 2020, forcing polluted water into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries and posing a risk of toxic algae blooms. This government-sanctioned pollution is preventable.
Tell the Army Corps of Engineers to stop future discharges to the northern estuaries by moving more clean Lake O water to the Everglades during the dry season, when algae is not prevalent and the Everglades and Florida Bay need freshwater. This change in Lake O operations will:
Sign this petition to tell the Army Corps of Engineers, Water Management District, and your elected officials to change how they manage Lake Okeechobee to finally stop the toxic discharges that have plagued Florida for decades.