By Spence Guerin and Fred Markham
The FLORIDA TODAY article of May 5, 2013, "A lagoon in collapse? Something is happening in the Indian River Lagoon" has some serious shortcomings, to the point of obscuring the underlying causes of the problem. In particular, the article prominently and inaccurately states "nobody knows why," suggesting that the root causes of the Indian River Lagoon's environmental collapse are unknown.
|Join us in Rockledge on the banks of the once majestic Indian River Lagoon that has now become the poster child for the death and destruction that results from inadequate water quality protection.|
On December 11th the Brevard County Commissioners will be voting on the Fertilizer ordinance we (Marine Resources Council) have been working with them to pass. Nutrients from fertilizer runoff is the biggest issue we face in restoring and maintaining a healthy lagoon. Without a healthy lagoon the very base of our local economy is threatened. We need help to show the county commission that they have the support of the community in getting this ordinance passed. Please plan to attend.