Proteste in Florida contro l’eutrofizzazione

Posted: 08/03/2013 By: Jamel Laneé
STUART, Fla. – Protestors rallying against algae polluted waters in the Treasure Coast, turned out in hundreds at Phipps park Saturday morning. Many held signs and were dressed in costumes, trying to raise awareness about the ever growing problem. Linda Spisak was one of hundreds chanting, cheering and rallying with others who are outraged about the toxic algae growing in the St. Lucie river since water was released from Lake Okeechobee. “It’s important that we get people aware of the problem and get them motivated enough to do something about it,” said Spisak. She moved from Miami to Stuart nearly a decade ago when protestors were fighting the same issue back then. She said now is the time to take a stand.  Spisak said, “We have to take care of the future for our children’s children’s children.  Children like 11 year old Veronica Dalton. She hopes to one day be a Marine Biologists. She came to the rally with a message. “Do you care more about the river or the sugar cane or an entire Eco system. Listen we may be kids but we have a voice,” said Veronica. And voices are reaching Washington. Senator Joe Negron attended Saturday’s rally. He said it was good to see the community come together and hopefully lawmakers will do their part to help.  Negron said, “Are there places we could store the water south of the lake? Are there ranches where the water could go do it doesn’t reach the emergency condition that we’re in today.”  Organizers with the River Coalition, We the People and Change.org have started petitions.

WPTV algae protesters phipps park

Protestors rallying against algae polluted waters in the Treasure Coast, turned out in hundreds at Phipps park Saturday morning.

Photographer: Jamel Lanee/WPTV

Read more: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_martin_county/stuart/Rally-protests-algae-blooms-pollution-of-St-Lucie-River-after-water-from-Lake-Okeechobee-has-been-released#ixzz2azkmcxhC

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