Senator Marco Rubio recently joined NMMA member Greg Lentine, CEO of Norcross Marine Products and members of the South Florida Water Management on a boat ride along the St. Lucie River to view the devastation caused by the algae bloom and discharges from Lake Okeechobee. The current situation is the result of decades of bad public policy that has created a long history of Everglades mismanagement. Efforts to reverse the damage of these activities have now been underway in varying degrees for almost twenty years.
This is a serious access issue for boaters in the affected waterway, making it more important than ever that Congress pass the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) to get the necessary funding to this area. NMMA will continue to support the Congressional passage of WRDA and will report on this issue as new information is available. Questions? Contact Nicole Vasilaros at firstname.lastname@example.org.