WPTV video: Gov. Scott to visit on Tuesday; SFWMD acts on CEPP; Sen. Nelson views area

Governor Rick Scott will tour the St. Lucie Estuary on Tuesday, as concerns over toxic algae and high levels of bacteria continue to grow. The announcement came hours after the governing board of the South Florida Water Management District tentatively approved the Central Everglades Planning Project.

On Thursday, during a Treasure Coast meeting with researchers and scientists, U.S. Senator Bill  Nelson (D-Florida) said the $1.8 billion project would have far-reaching  implications on the health of the Everglades, the welfare of wildlife and the  livelihood of thousands of people. The concerns, Nelson said, stretched from Hobe Sound, north of West Palm Beach,  to Merritt Island, near the Kennedy Space Center, where the unexplained deaths  of dolphins, manatees and pelicans had been reported.

Governor Scott and State Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart) will tour the St. Lucie Lock and Dam, 2120 Canal Street, Phipps Park, Stuart, 2:15 PM Tuesday (map below). Concerns about the Army Corps of Engineers’ maintenance of the Lake Okeechobee Dike System and the Indian River Lagoon will be discussed.

2120 Canal Street, Phipps Park, Stuart (Source: Google Maps)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more on this WPTV story: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_martin_county/stuart/scott-plans-visit-to-ailing-st-lucie-estuary-as-sfwmd-takes-action-on-everglades-plan

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