Letters to the Editor

Blue green algae

On Nov. 14, 2015, I stood with dozens of other opponents of the first Florida black bear slaughter in protest of Gov. Rick Scott being honored by the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida, the civilian support organization of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, FWC.

The event was dubbed the BlueGreen Event and Scott’s recognition became known as the BlueGreen Award.

I would like to retract my protest.

Upon seeing the photo of the boats suspended in blue-green slime that accompanied Fred Grimm’s coverage of the coastal algae outbreak, my wife immediately remarked, “The BlueGreen Award.”

I now clearly understand the true symbolism behind the award and readily admit that Rick Scott was eminently qualified to receive it.

James H. Woodard,

Palmetto Bay