Letter: Amendment 1 Can Help Save The Indian River Lagoon

Source: TCPALM.COM

By Margaret Eubank, Port St. Lucie

Letter: Amendment 1 can help save lagoon and other endangered waters

I urge my fellow Floridians to vote “yes” on Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation Amendment on the ballot this November.

Last year our Indian River Lagoon suffered terribly from the draining of Lake Okeechobee. This polluted water killed countless fish, birds and other wildlife, and made our waters toxic to swim in. Now, we voters have the opportunity to clean up this pollution and protect the Indian River Lagoon and other precious waterways throughout Florida.

Amendment 1 is not a new tax, nor is it a tax increase. It simply sets aside a fraction of the doc stamp tax (paid when real estate is sold) for the purpose of conserving and restoring our beaches, springs, rivers, lakes and natural lands. By preserving our beaches, estuaries, and woodlands, we are safeguarding our tourism industry and ensuring a strong economy.

As Floridians, we need to protect our resources before they are gone. This November I’ll be voting yes on Amendment 1 for fellow Floridians and for future generations

Read the letter online:

http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2014/jun/20/letter-amendment-1-can-help-save-lagoon-and/

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