Maggy Reno Hurchalla on cyanobacteria health risks: Be afraid and be careful

From Maggy Reno Hurchalla, a 20-year Martin County Commissioner, an active member of numerous Governor Commissions on the Everglades, water and planning, a lifelong advocate for wetlands preservation, and a winner of national, state and local environmental and conservation awards: “State agencies are not giving us adequate warnings about the health risks of cyanobacteria exposure. … Click here to read more

Florida Department of Health in Martin County: Dangers of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria)

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County reminds residents to avoid contact with visible blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) in any waterbody. Test results today and in recent weeks from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have confirmed the presence of the toxin, microcystin … Click here to read more

Maggy Hurchalla: Don’t dismiss dangers of green slime in our waterways

From Maggy Hurchalla, a 20-year Martin County Commissioner, an active member of numerous Governor Commissions on the Everglades, water and planning, a lifelong advocate for wetlands preservation, a winner of national, state and local environmental and conservation awards regarding wetlands, land planning, water studies. She is a resident of Rocky Point … Click here to read more

Tests confirm toxic blue-green algae in Martin County

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County is urging residents to avoid contact with visible algae in waters near the Port Mayaca Lock and Dam. Exposure to water containing algae toxins may cause nausea and vomiting if ingested and rash or hay fever symptoms if touched or inhaled. … Click here to read more

Health advisory and video: Residents urged to avoid contact with cyanobacteria in river waters

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County has urged residents to avoid contact with cyanobacteria in the St. Lucie River from the Okeechobee Canal to the St. Lucie Inlet, after test results detected bloom concentrations of Microcystis aeruginosa, a type of toxic blue-green algae. … Click here to read more