Martin County to start removing algae from water next week


 Martin County Ecosystem Division Manager John Maehl said because the county declared a local state of emergency earlier this week, it can more quickly obtain grant funds from the Department of Environmental Protection to pay for and expedite clean up efforts. (Source: WPTV)

From WPTV: The plan is to get contracted clean up crews on the water early next week, possibly by Tuesday. 

Even before declaring the state of emergency, county officials had been interviewing and researching companies with technology they say can clean up the algae, without creating more harm to the environment.

In at least one case, they would be vacuuming the algae from the water.

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