TC PALM: River of my childhood faces new round of indignities | Guest column

TC Palm: Written by John Moran. July 18, 2018.

The Great Toxic Slime Outbreak of 2018 has befouled the Caloosahatchee River, the river of my childhood.

I needed to see for myself, so I grabbed my cameras and headed south to Fort Myers and Cape Coral. A heartbreaking sight awaited.

Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in seven counties to combat the noxious green algae fed by water discharges from Lake Okeechobee.

The governor directed state health officials to warn Floridians and visitors of the dangers of toxic algae. Visit Florida, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, will assist impacted businesses. And the governor once again blamed the Army Corps of Engineers for the slow pace of Everglades restoration projects.

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