Several rallies are planned for today around the state to protest state legislation that would pre-empt cities from having their own bans on excessive summer fertilizing, as some 47 do.
Phosphorous and the algae it triggers are devastating to our waters, including, of course, fishing and other water life. In Stuart, a rally is at 2 pm. in the city park east of the Roosevelt bridge.
The state pre-emption, pushed by the industry, would interfere with several local laws trying to cope with excessive toxie chemicals.