We have posted several times already about the ongoing disaster caused by freshwater releases from Florida’s Lake Okeechobee, which are damaging habitat along both coasts of South Florida. Who better understands the fragility of these waters than the guides who depend on healthy habitat for their livelihoods? In this video from Colorblind Media, 17 of the top guides and fly-fishing personalities in the region speak out about the need for change and to ask all of us to sign the #NowOrNeverglades Declaration.
You can learn a lot more about the important issues involved at these websites:
Previous posts on these issues:
“Orvis Leaders Signed the “Now or Neverglades Declaration,” and So Should You”
“Video: Fix Florida!”
“Flows from Lake Okeechobee After Hurricane Matthew Threaten Coastal Habitat”
“The Road Trip to Restoration in the Everglades”
“Video: “Blackwater” Discharges Threaten Florida’s Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie Inlet”