For decades, coastal residents to the east and west of Lake Okeechobee have battled ecological damage caused by an influx of fresh water released from the lake. The releases safeguard the dike which encircles the lake. As Jill Roberts reports, many voters who live along the Indian River Lagoon on Florida’s east coast will have water issues on their mind as they cast their ballots this election season.
A three day international workshop on global estuary health concluded this week at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Ft. Pierce. Find out more about Our Global Estuary.
Harbor Branch scientists want to collect hair samples from anglers who may consume fish from the lagoon. A meeting will be held at The Lagoon House in Palm Bay July 17 from 12 p.m. till 2 p.m.. You can get more information on the study or volunteer by emailing Adam Schaefer at email@example.com.