If you thought the water crisis in Florida was over, think again!
Florida's water crisis is as bad as ever before, and severe action must be taken soon in order to secure the future of one of the most treasured ecosystems on the planet.
This video below was put together by Orvis in order to help raise awareness of the crisis and what people can do to help!
Here are a few things you can do to help. First, sharing this post to your fly fishing or saltwater fishing groups will help get this video out and generate awareness to the fact that this crisis is still very much ongoing.
Next, Orvis is urging everyone to text WATER to 52886, and tell Florida's leaders to support SB10 and HB761 and to build the EAA Reservoir, which would restore the flow of fresh, clean water to the River of Grass.
Orvis had this to say about the issue and the solution that is being suggested:
"The EAA reservoir would capture and store Lake Okeechobee overflow to be redistributed to the south and the Everglades, after being cleaned via filtering through the ground. This would stop the damaging discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers and the choking drought occurring in the Everglades."
"65% of Florida voters approved the purchase and the U.S. Congress reaffirmed their commitment to the project in 2016. Orvis and the outdoor industry want everyone to know how precious the Everglades is and how political will can restore the Everglades, Florida Bay, and Florida's major estuaries."
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