In 2016, Kait Parker with The Weather Channel produced a phenomenal documentary, spelling out the problem as well as we could. We encourage you to watch it and share it.
For 242 days in 2016, Florida was under a state of emergency due to toxic, blue-green algae impacting four coastal counties and devastating the local economy and environment. The current algae outbreak is also a direct threat to human health as various local beaches and recreational sites have been temporary closed by health departments.
Toxic algae at a local marina in Stuart, Florida
Why is Florida experiencing a water crisis that has gained national attention? Lake Okeechobee, one of the nation’s largest freshwater bodies, is polluted by a legacy of nutrient pollution, primarily phosphorus and nitrogen.
The Weather Channel spells it out
Kait Parker and her team have put together a very comprehensive look at the sugar industry in Florida – and the problems associated with them for Florida’s water, waterways and Everglades.
Read more here
Everglades restoration is now 18 years in the making. The clock is ticking faster and faster. The urgency for this work cannot be overstated.
It remains, Now Or Neverglades.