The Guardians of Martin County is pleased to be one of the 45 organizations & businesses supporting the Clean Water Rule.
The Guardians join with the other organizations in support of the proposed rule for the clear protections it restores to headwaters, intermittent and ephemeral streams, and to wetlands and other waters located near or within the floodplain of these tributaries. We urge the Agencies to strengthen the final rule by further clarifying that important wetlands and other waters located beyond flood plains are also categorically protected under the Clean Water Act.
The goal is to implement a strong Definition of Waters of the U.S. under the Clean Water Act. It is particularly critical for Floridians that the Agencies implement a strong rule to protect our economy and environment. With a strong tourism-based economy, Florida depends on healthy streams and wetlands in order to sustain fish and wildlife for its vibrant recreational industry.
Read the letter below:
Florida Letter on Clean Water Rule