How bad is the Lagoon?

Discussion in 'Environment' started by el9surf, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. fishicaltherapist

    fishicaltherapist I Love microskiff.com!

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    I may be wrong but, if the "bald Eagle" wants to be Senator he needs to get with Senator "flip/flop, make a deal to TRULY start on cleaning up our DYING estuaries. He could start the process NOW as Governor and pour the $$$$ that are ALREADY there into a WORKING plan. SOMEBODY has got to have the BRASS 'ones" !! Thx for listening to an old fart that has seen the fisheries being destroyed for too long for nothing but $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
     
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  2. mosquitolaGOON

    mosquitolaGOON Well-Known Member

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    Put your money where your mouth is. Here are a handful of organizations that will take your tax free donations and lobby for political help or use it to fund scientific projects.

    Marine Resource Council http://mrcirl.org/

    Volusia IRL Coalition
    http://www.volusiairlcoalition.org/

    Marine Discovery Center
    https://www.marinediscoverycenter.org/

    Project h2o
    https://www.marinediscoverycenter.org/

    Here’s a list of local legistlators if you have free time away from microskiff to send an email. They even have a draft available.

    http://www.projecth2o.net/#FLlegislators

    Go volunteer with one of these organizations. Funding shortages make your volunteer hours extremely useful.

    Or spend your time on here complaining about glassed in fuel tanks how great things used to be.
     

  3. el9surf

    el9surf Well-Known Member

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    Did you ever hear back from your scientist buddy regarding the FIT water exchange study? Seems like we are at the point of needing some sort of intervention.
     
  4. mosquitolaGOON

    mosquitolaGOON Well-Known Member

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    Opening the lagoon, specifically Mosquito lagoon to the ocean will drastically change the naturally occurring species. It’s not as easy as putting in a culvert and opening it sometimes when the water gets yucky. Not to mention it would give the green light to local municipalities to continue, if not increase the amount of pollution released into the waterways.

    Stormwater runoff culverts are miles away from the proposed inlets. If there’s nothing done legally to combat the amount of pollution entering the waterway now, then the pollution will increase. Why go out of your way when you’re not obligated to? Not to mention, do you think the pollutants are going to magically go straight from the runoff points out the little culvert? No. They’re going to get dispersed and accumulate. The cute little tanks the corps uses that show dirty water flowing out to the other side are a far cry from what will naturally happen with the dirty water.
     
  5. fishicaltherapist

    fishicaltherapist I Love microskiff.com!

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    Good info young man & kudos to you for getting involved ! There are some folks who sit on their backsides & do nothing but complain however, There are SEVERAL forum members who have been BUSTING their backsides for a long time including donating time,effort & $$$$. It is a fight that will continue as long as I'm breathing & sure others will also.
     
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