If you're interested in Indian Rvier/Mosquito Lagoon fishing (and we think most of you are), take a few minutes to support the city of Rockledge's excess-fertilizer ordinance which is to be voted on Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Lots of cities are taking action against polluting levels of phosphorous/nitrogen even though the state legislature is deep in the pockets of the fertilizer industry. Irresponsible over-fertilizing has been deadly to waters in countless areas. The "eutrophication" triggers algae blooms, fish kills and wipes out all sorts of aquatic and marine life.
Here's a message from Indian River Keeper Marty Baum:
Hello all, Marty here, your Indian Riverkeeper,
We need help.
Just got a heads up from Jim Moir and Chris Costello that Rockledge is going to vote on an urban fertilizer ordinance on Wednesday the 6th of February. I know this is last minute, I did not know until tonight either. Sooo, please help as you can, Chris will be forwarding things as will others so please check in with any thoughts or ideas as to how we can have a presence on such short notice. I cannot be there, I have a prior commitment that cannot be broken.
We need a friendly Commissioner, and a list of questions for them to consider using on both sides of the issue. If you can give me a name quickly, I could try to get an appointment, run up and speak to them personally. Or perhaps one of you know one personally, and could help.
Hitch, any ideas here? Could you post your position paper again for everyone to read please.
The creation of a question list was on "my" list and I had intended to pose this to some scientists and others for suggestions. There are some very smart folks on our lists and I think collectively we could generate a list of "suggested" questions that could cut to the quick and seek Truth, Justice and the Indian River Way.
There will be some new folks on this list so those who have information and comments that may help bring them up to speed so they may discover a place that allows them to help too please post it up for perusal.
Please get this out on your Facebook pages, and show support between us.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Indian...1933016?ref=hl Indian Riverkeeper
More to come, folks to call, letters to write. Please help as you can.