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Patrick Murphy collects Toxic Algae River Water to bring to Congress

US Congressman Patrick Murphy discusses Toxic Algae with local resident who is a nurse at one of our local hospitals. photo: cyndi Lenz

Patrick Murphy collects Toxic Algae River Water to bring to Congress.

Better watch out Congress because Patrick Murphy, with the assistance of local elected officials, River Kidz, River Warriors and other community members collected toxic algae river water to bring to congress.

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Anne Scott, Martin County Commissioner spoke and implored any person with chronic disease or the elderly to stay away from the water. She said she is very concerned about the long term health implications.

Dr Edie Widder said that the water need to be monitored at all times not just the algae but the nutrients.

Dr Edie Wider from ORCA
Dr Edie Widder from ORCA

Chris “fix the plumbing” Dzadovsky, St Lucie County Commissioner will be going to DC this week along with many of our local elected officials, River Kidz, River Warriors and other concerned citizens for Lagoon Day to bring awareness to this catastrophic event that we have going on here.

Dr Christine Maldenado and her son Jack who will be going to DC this week to advocate for our water. Photo: CyndiLenz
Dr Cristina Maldonado and her son Jack who will be going to DC this week to advocate for our water.
Photo: Cyndi Lenz

 

Chris Dzadovsky
Chris Dzadovsky, St Lucie County Commissioner who understands the water
Photo: Cyndi Lenz

Patrick Murphy spoke about how it is so important for the state to use amendment one money and buy the land to send the water south. He also spoke about water farming and other options. He talked about needing the public’s support to get this done. Our water has always been a partnership with Congressman Murphy. He has has made our water a number one priority since the first day he got into office. I know this is a fact. I know the people who educated him. I know he understands out water inside out. Lastly, I know he loves our St Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon.

Patrick has  achieved  a Congressional hearing 2013 that resulted in a WARDA bill that had not been considered for 7 years prior. That resulted in nearly 2 billion dollars in funding which included moving the C44 project forward. He also pushed for congressional action to remove the Ten Mile Creek reservoir from Federal hands to local state control to store and clean water from a previously failed project to one of action.

Then, donned with gloves, Patrick filled water bottles up with the toxic algae stew. Watch out congress! He’s a man with a mission.

Patrick Murphy collects Toxic Algae River Water to bring to Congress
Patrick Murphy collects Toxic Algae River Water to bring to Congress

 

 

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