Statement from Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg Regarding the Release of Polluted Water from Lake Okeechobee

Statement from Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg Regarding the Release of Polluted Water from Lake Okeechobee

Categories: Announcements, Everglades Restoration, Press Releases

The Everglades Foundation today released the following statement, attributable to CEO Eric Eikenberg, regarding the release of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie River estuaries.

 

“Here we go again.  With the crisis of 2013 haunting us, the release of more polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie River estuaries is proof that we need additional water storage south of the lake to alleviate these discharges.  The Everglades Foundation is committed to working with Governor Scott, the South Florida Water Management District, the Florida Legislature and its partners to quickly find a solution for more storage in the Everglades Agricultural Area.”