13 months ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers didn’t track toxic algae in Lake Okeechobee discharges. Today, they are changing the way they manage the lake specifically to prevent harmful health effects from toxic algae. This is huge news, and we are grateful to all who have helped us keep the pressure on.
This is the biggest change that we’ve seen in the management of Lake Okeechobee waters in over a decade. Even the sugar industry seemed surprised. In response, U.S. Sugar filed a lawsuit opposing government action to protect communities from toxic algae discharges.
Now is not the time to lose momentum. We need your help to keep fighting for Floridians.