It's bad enough as it is with the beach "de" nourishment projects creating turbidity (cloudy water) and the increase potential for shark bites, but now we have both cloudy water and polluted dark water to surf in! Needless to say I have not been surfing lately.
Been in this fight for 5+ years. Thanks for writing down the basics, I didn't want the lead post to be about a page long. Most don't like the technical jargon. I work with 2 scientists locally and also am a team member of the Southeat Florida Coral Reef Initiative. I survey corals and fish species and abundance on our local nearshore reefs as well as restoration projects and monitoring in the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon. I do not work for an agencey I am freelance which means i'm poor but I have a big mouth that I excerise frequently.
I feel we are at a tipping point in regards to apathetic citizenry. On saturday we had 3,000 + people at the St. Lucie Locks protesting. If you would like please msg me for more info. Upcoming events:
AUG 11TH SUNDAY
PEACEFUL PROTEST AT EVERY BEACH FROM JENSEN BEACH TO STUART BEACH.
11AM EVERYONE WILL PROTEST AT THE WATERS EDGE.
AUG 22ND THURSDAY Senate committee on the Indian River Lagoon headed by Sen Negron
AT THE KANE CENTER IN STUART.
If you have any flyers, PM me a digital file, I will print some, and hand some out here in Northern Palm Beach County. Your problem is our problem too ( not as bad yet ), and I am sure there are a few activists here that would like to know and share this information.