When I think about Florida, I can’t separate it from its water.
Florida is about clean sandy beaches with blue waves breaking on shore and families enjoying time together; it is not about beaches closed due to toxic algae blooms.
Florida is about the Everglades, teaming with fish, wildlife and lush flora; it is not about dried up mud beds and struggling endangered species.
Florida is about recreation, fishing and boating on pristine waterways full of fish; it is not about rivers too poisonous for fish to survive in.
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All of these depend on clean water for the quality of life we expect and the healthy economy we need.
Right now, there’s something you can do to protect our waters here in Florida. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers want to clarify which streams, wetlands and other waters are protected under the Clean Water Act.
Please support the proposed rule by sending a message to the EPA at www.protectcleanwater.org
Sarah de Flesco, Boca Raton