Call to Action! All Friends of the Indian River Lagoon!
Need: Stop the John’s Island wastewater effluent pipeline from being drilled and constructed under and across the Indian River Lagoon!
Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, April 23, 9 a.m.
Location: Indian River County Administration Complex – Commission Chambers at 1801 27th Street, Building A, Vero Beach, Florida, 32960.
1. Attend public meeting Tuesday, April 23, at 9 a.m. (The Commission chambers holds 200 people. We’ll need these chambers at standing room only in opposition to this pipeline. Note: this is a lagoon health issue affecting all counties the estuary comprises.)
2. Send a letter/email to the Indian River County Commissioners telling them your concerns and asking them to reject this highly controversial easement for the misguided construction of the John’s Island wastewater effluent pipeline.
Contact Information: Susan Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org), Joe Flescher (email@example.com), Tim Zorc (firstname.lastname@example.org), Peter O’Bryan (email@example.com), and Bob Solari (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more contact information please visit http://www.ircgov.com/boards/bcc/.
3. Want to help more? Please forward this information on to your lagoon loving friends, family, work groups, government leaders, local business partners, and non-profit organizations. The more community involvement we have the louder our voice is for the well-being of the Indian River Lagoon. Together we can bring this estuary of national significance back to health! https://savetheirl.org
Many organizations are working very hard to restore the health of this estuary. There could not be a worse time or project to create additional and unnecessary risks to our Lagoon’s health. (To view the current Indian River Lagoon Health Update Report please visit https://savetheirl.org/wp-content/uploads/mrc-report-card-2018-min.pdf.)
John’s Island Water Management (a private company in operation solely for the John’s Island community and its golf courses) is pressing Indian River County for a highly controversial easement over Hole-in-the-Wall Island despite the easement having been flatly rejected by the island’s owner.
Unfortunately, the Indian River County attorney now plans to take this highly controversial easement to the Indian River Board of County Commissioners for approval during an upcoming meeting still to be determined. (The county taking an action like this for the use of a private entity is unprecedented.)
The proposal of the John’s Island wastewater effluent pipeline to be constructed under and across the Lagoon is an environmental risk to the estuary both in its construction and operation. This risk can be easily be avoided by connecting to infrastructure that is already in place.
Please Help Stop This Pipeline From Being Drilled Under & Across The Lagoon We Love & Cherish. SaveTheIRL.org!
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