Tomorrow, State Senators will convene at the Capitol in Tallahassee for the final meeting of the Select Committee on Indian River Lagoon and the Lake Okeechobee Basin. The goal of tomorrow’s meeting is to formalize the committee’s final recommendations.
“The report is a good starting point for major projects to reduce the flow of water into and out of Lake Okeechobee,” said Eric Draper, Audubon Florida’s executive director. “We are recommending a stronger program to reduce pollution and meet water quality standards. And we recommend that the committee give a full endorsement to the Central Everglades Plan as a way to move more water from the Lake south into the Everglades.”
In August 2013, thousands of Audubon Advocates added their name to our recommendation letter to Senator Joe Negron (R-Palm City), Chair of the Senate Select Committee. Thanks to the voices of dedicated nature-lovers like you, many of Audubon’s recommendations have been followed.
For a more comprehensive look at Audubon’s recommendations, please see the following documents:
- Crisis in the Indian River Lagoon Fact Sheet
- Miami Herald: Everglades restoration requires public pressure (op-ed from Audubon Florida Board member Lida Rodriguez-Taseff)