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Stop the flow from Lake O

June 22, 2016
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

To the editor:

Recently Lee County Blueway put on a paddling race on Fort Myers Beach. This year it attracted international competitors. This event is attracting large crowds in the summer time when businesses can most use them. I commend SWFL Sup Club, Lee County and the Blueway for putting on this great event. Top rated Ryan Helms won the overall race.

So many people enjoyed the day but the only negative comment was related to the water. The comments we heard from many of them was that it was such a beautiful venue the only thing was the water smelled and looked bad and dead things were on the beach.

With the summer rain the Lake Okeechobee releases have increased again and no progress to date has been done to actually stop it! Another dead manatee washed up on shore at the Sanibel Causeway and what is being done? Many of the competitors and spectators alike would not swim in the water.

Why isn't the destruction of the SW Florida Ecosystem (Everglades) and the Eco economy that depends on it, a priority? How long before some kind actual step is taken to stop the destruction of SW Florida?

I urge all Floridians to tell the governor to "Stop the flow from Lake O!"

I urge all Americans to write to their congressmen and senators and tell them to make saving SW Florida Ever Glades a priority! "Stop the flow from Lake O!"

John Paeno,

Concerned Eco businessman

Bonita Springs



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