We need your help. The Army Corps of Engineers has formally recognized the serious public health threat posed by harmful algal blooms. As such, it is imperative that they move forward with a proposed deviation from the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS 2008) that would allow for common-sense adjustments to the current lake management plan to avoid sending toxic algae to communities.

The Corps is gathering comments from the public to help them finalize the proposed changes to current lake management. Your input can help shape the way the federal government manages South Florida’s waterways.

If you’ve seen the impacts of toxic blooms, discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee, or the collapse of Florida Bay and the health of the Everglades, the Corps needs to hear from you. Here’s how to participate:

Email your comments to the Corps directly by clicking here or clicking the button below to open a pre-formatted email window. If you’d like to add an additional comment, space has been provided. Just add your own story and click “Take Action.”

The deadline is July 30 but please don’t wait. The sooner your voice becomes part of the public response, the better our chances for a new policy that doesn’t poison our communities.