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Email Contact List - Mosquito Lagoon / IRL Algae Problems & Fish Kill

We need to unite and make our voices heard. It's easy to sit on the forum and argue and post ideas. I don't care what you send them but it's time to put your forum effort and time to good use. I would urge you to voice your concern, frustration, and ideas for how to fix this issue. I will personally ask that they consider pumping stations to get some of this water moving. They need to know the economic & tourism impact as well as the ripple effect on the local economies due to inaction. I would also urge you to remind them that they are all connected by this water and nobody is immune till we come to some sort of solution.

I have assembled a list of contacts below that we need to contact asap.

Must be contacted individually
Governor Rick Scott - http://www.flgov.com/contact-gov-scott/email-the-governor/
Lt. Governor Lopez Cantera - http://www.flgov.com/email-the-lt-governor
Senator Bill Nelson - https://www.billnelson.senate.gov/contact-bill
Congressman Bill Posey - http://posey.house.gov/contact/
Congressman Ron Desantis - https://desantis.house.gov/contact/email-me

Group email of local leaders list contains city and county leaders from Volusia to Indian River County
Here is a quick list to cut & paste into your email address bar.

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Everything below is in the quick list.

Brevard County -
District 1 Commissioner Robin Fisher
Ph: (321) 264-6750
Fax: (321) 264-6751
[email protected]

District 2 Commissioner Jim Barfield (Chair)
Ph: (321) 454-6601
Fax: (321) 454-6602
[email protected]

District 3 Commissioner Trudie Infantini
Ph: (321) 952-6300
Fax: (321) 952-6340
[email protected]

District 4 Commissioner Curt Smith (Vice Chair)
Ph: (321) 633-2044
Fax: (321) 633-2121
[email protected]

District 5 Commissioner Andy Anderson
Ph: (321) 253-6611
Fax: (321) 253-6620
[email protected]

Titusville
Mayor - James H Tulley Jr
[email protected]

Titusville
Vice Mayor - Walt Johnson
[email protected]

Cape Canaveral
Mayor - Bob Hoog
[email protected]

Cocoa
Mayor - Henry Parrish III
[email protected]

Cocoa Beach
Mayor - Tumulty
[email protected]

Satellite Beach
Mayor Frank Catino
[email protected]
(321) 773-4407

Rockledge
James P. “Jim” McKnight
City Manager
[email protected]



City Council:
Martha Long [email protected]
Rita Pritchett [email protected]

City Manager:
Scott Larese [email protected]

State House of Representatives, District 50
Tom Goodson (R) [email protected]

State Senator, District 24
Thad Altman (R) [email protected]

State Senator, District 13
Andy Gardiner (R) [email protected]

Wesley Davis: [email protected]

Joe Flescher: [email protected]

Tim Zorc: [email protected]

Peter O'Bryan: [email protected]

Bob Solari: [email protected]

[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

Mayor Kathy Meehan
(321) 984-7588
[email protected]

District One Council Member Mike Nowlin
(321) 254-1886
[email protected]

District Two Council Member Betty Moore
(321) 205-3389
[email protected]

Vice Mayor & District Three Council Member Dan Porsi
(321) 499-2671
[email protected]

District Four Council Member Debbie Thomas
(321) 508-7171
[email protected]

District Five Council Member Molly Tasker
(321) 259-1719
[email protected]

District Six Council Member Teresa Lopez(347) 686-4172
[email protected]
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  • GoonfanaticGoonfanatic Posts: 109 Deckhand
    Thank you Hook
  • palmbeachpetepalmbeachpete Posts: 2,620 Captain
    Thank you and well done.:USA
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,033 AG
    Stand by for your standard e-mail reply......

    You can believe this or not...but sitting in their office to speak to them = 1000 e-mails

    You also need to know who "pulls their strings"....some are already bought and paid for and are not up for resale. :wink

    a worthwile effort would be to somehow compile their environmental voting record....and put effort into voting "bums" out.
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • Captain HookCaptain Hook Posts: 107 Officer
    duckmanJR wrote: »
    Stand by for your standard e-mail reply......

    You can believe this or not...but sitting in their office to speak to them = 1000 e-mails

    You also need to know who "pulls their strings"....some are already bought and paid for and are not up for resale. :wink

    a worthwile effort would be to somehow compile their environmental voting record....and put effort into voting "bums" out.

    Duck,
    Every time I post you and Gary come on and find a way to spread your negativity and cynicism. Do me a favor and stay off my threads. Your negative view is doing absolutely nothing to help the situation. If you want to help, send an email, call, show up at their offices. I took the time to compile all the info so people could get the ball rolling Don't come on my post and tell me it's not going to work.


    For those of you that have made contact that's great post up and let me know you have done so. For those of you that haven't, take 5 minutes and do something about it instead of complaining. Share this contact info on other sitesyou guys frequent so others can get involved.
  • The lazy pirateThe lazy pirate Posts: 33 Deckhand
    Thanks for the info capn. I will most definitely be emailing as many as I can. Whether is works or not, great job!


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  • Net 30Net 30 Posts: 1,033 Officer
    Duck,
    Every time I post you and Gary come on and find a way to spread your negativity and cynicism. Do me a favor and stay off my threads. Your negative view is doing absolutely nothing to help the situation. If you want to help, send an email, call, show up at their offices. I took the time to compile all the info so people could get the ball rolling Don't come on my post and tell me it's not going to work.


    For those of you that have made contact that's great post up and let me know you have done so. For those of you that haven't, take 5 minutes and do something about it instead of complaining. Share this contact info on other sitesyou guys frequent so others can get involved.


    Every parade begins with the first step...nice work! Hopefully people take the time to make their voices heard.
  • Reel TealReel Teal Posts: 3,962 Captain
    Net 30 wrote: »
    Every parade begins with the first step...nice work! Hopefully people take the time to make their voices heard.
    But this is another step, in a really big circle. Im guessing were all going to hold hands in a park next weekend.

    Fish kills have been happening for a long time. The pollution has gotten too great. I remember a time when we used to catch lots of fish in the banana river...

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  • Captain HookCaptain Hook Posts: 107 Officer
    Reel Teal wrote: »
    But this is another step, in a really big circle. Im guessing were all going to hold hands in a park next weekend.

    Fish kills have been happening for a long time. The pollution has gotten too great. I remember a time when we used to catch lots of fish in the banana river...

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    With the time it took you to write that you should have copied the email addresses I gave you and sent an email at the very least. Instead you chose to make a useless post. Do yourself a favor and make a contribution.

    If we do nothing at all we should expect so see more of the same.
  • Reel TealReel Teal Posts: 3,962 Captain
    People need to leave, that will fix our problem. No one will leave, in fact they keep coming and the problem intensifies. What do you want the nimwit politicians to do? They aren't any smarter, in fact probably far more ignorant on this topic than many sending the emails.

    Our local politicians are mere ants compared to business executives.


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  • Reel TealReel Teal Posts: 3,962 Captain
    With the time it took you to write that you should have copied the email addresses I gave you and sent an email at the very least. Instead you chose to make a useless post. Do yourself a favor and make a contribution.

    If we do nothing at all we should expect so see more of the same.
    Ive made a "contribution" long before you thought of email blasts....and I'm not that old. Emails dont do a thing. This has come from the mouths of the people you are emailing. On other issues constant phone calls and somewhat of a report with people helps....in turn ive been kept in the loop but still no change...keep typing away. I know your heart is being pulled and you want everyone to rally but more people wanted to deport Justin beiber to canada than preserve access to the everglades lol or stop pollution down south a couple years ago. Its all comical, until to begin to realize you'll never understand. I never said don't do anything, you just have to learn where to do something

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  • Captain HookCaptain Hook Posts: 107 Officer
    I listed phone numbers and all these contacts for a reason. I suggested emails because its easy for people to participate. Feel free to make calls, show up....
    If we don't do anything at all then we have no room to complain. People leaving isn't an option so no point talking about it. In general we have 2 choices. Be part of the problem, or be part of the solution. If you chose to do nothing you are part of the problem.
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,033 AG
    Duck,
    Every time I post you and Gary come on and find a way to spread your negativity and cynicism. Do me a favor and stay off my threads. Your negative view is doing absolutely nothing to help the situation. If you want to help, send an email, call, show up at their offices. I took the time to compile all the info so people could get the ball rolling Don't come on my post and tell me it's not going to work.


    For those of you that have made contact that's great post up and let me know you have done so. For those of you that haven't, take 5 minutes and do something about it instead of complaining. Share this contact info on other sitesyou guys frequent so others can get involved.

    You don't know me...or what I have done...or who I have spoken with.

    Additionally, You are not the internet police...nor do you get to dictate what anyone says on your posts or anyone elses...so...:blowkiss
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,033 AG
    Net 30 wrote: »
    Every parade begins with the first step...nice work! Hopefully people take the time to make their voices heard.

    And when the parade is all done....there is just a bunch of litter....:wink
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • Captain HookCaptain Hook Posts: 107 Officer
    duckmanJR wrote: »
    And when the parade is all done....there is just a bunch of litter....:wink


    So what are you accomplishing by coming on this post and spreading your negativity? It sounds like you are trying to discourage any type of action from others that may read this. Not everyone has the defeated beaten horse attitude you display. In my eyes that mentality is part of the problem. We have nothing to lose by writing an email, making a call or going to talk to these people.

    Feel free to continue displaying your jaded views. It won't stop me and many others that want to see a change.
  • Gary S. ColecchioGary S. Colecchio Posts: 24,922 AG
    "If I can't win, I won't play." - Doris Colecchio.

    "Well Gary, the easiest way to look tall is to stand in a room full of short people." - Curtis Bostick

    "All these forums, with barely any activity, are like a neglected old cemetery that no one visits anymore."- anonymouse
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,033 AG
    So what are you accomplishing by coming on this post and spreading your negativity? It sounds like you are trying to discourage any type of action from others that may read this. Not everyone has the defeated beaten horse attitude you display. In my eyes that mentality is part of the problem. We have nothing to lose by writing an email, making a call or going to talk to these people.

    Feel free to continue displaying your jaded views. It won't stop me and many others that want to see a change.

    People should do whatever makes them feel better.... If you want to send an E-mail...you should.

    Some have been in the game a little.....and know the value of e-mail....The number I referenced earlier ( 1 personal sit down = 1000 e-mail)...is not one of my own...It comes from the people you are writing to. They know what each e-mail represents as far as " what will constituant X do.... "
    The numbers that drive action are how many people they must face in person....at meetings and in their office. What is the potential "blow back" in an election cycle. Politician is a "career field" ... What hinders...or helps "electability" is EVERYTHING. You can believe this or not.

    300 people holding a dead fish standing in front of a congressman or state representatives office....with press filming.....is getting a lot more attention than a full inbox.
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • Captain HookCaptain Hook Posts: 107 Officer
    I agree duck, and I hope people have the time and will to do those things. Having said that I don't think that sending emails and making calls is going to hurt. They need to hear from us in force. The more calls, emails and people showing up the better. I work in sales and I live by the philosophy that a million drops can make a flood.
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,033 AG
    Thanks Gary

    That is a nice little power point Gary....

    Do you think it is dated?......
    Incomplete?
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,033 AG
    I agree duck, and I hope people have the time and will to do those things. Having said that I don't think that sending emails and making calls is going to hurt. They need to hear from us in force. The more calls, emails and people showing up the better. I work in sales and I live by the philosophy that a million drops can make a flood.

    Hook, I'm not trying to upset you...and as I said...You have no idea where I fit in this .... and am sure not going to do internet cartwheels on here.

    I am trying to give all who read this a little deeper insight.

    The issues here are..." A riddle...shrouded in a mystery...wrapped in an enigma" :wink

    Everyone should do SOMETHING.... I just want people to not be frustrated when they receive a form letter e-mailed by an assistant.

    PS...I'm still wait from mine from Gov Scott. :grin
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,033 AG
    Another place to look...

    http://itsyourlagoon.com/index.html
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,033 AG
    Another...

    www.teamorca.org/

    check out the "kilroys"...monitoring devices.
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • Gary S. ColecchioGary S. Colecchio Posts: 24,922 AG
    duckmanJR wrote: »

    PS...I'm still wait from mine from Gov Scott. :grin



    Lagoon filtration project

    Brevard County Natural Resources Management Department Director Virginia Barker said the governor’s veto of a $700,000 allocation related to the lagoon filtration project likely will scale back the project, which involves using oyster reefs and natural vegetation to help filter nutrients and prevent erosion along the Indian River Lagoon.

    The $1.2 million project, which still is in line for $500,000 from other state funding sources, is a collaborative effort that also involves the Brevard Zoo and Florida Institute of Technology. Barker said the county will consult with its partners before deciding how to proceed.

    Specific sites for the project have not been determined.

    This was one of 60 water-related projects throughout the state that Scott said he vetoed “because they did not provide a clear return for the investment.”

    Barker said the veto of the money for the Brevard project was “very unfortunate,” and may have been the result of miscommunication about the benefits of the project.

    “There certainly is a clear return” on investment in this project, which is targeted "for a resource of national significance," Barker said. "Most of the lagoon is suffering from intense brown tide. Oysters are capable of filtering and digesting the organism that create the brown tide."

    FLORIDA TODAY
    "If I can't win, I won't play." - Doris Colecchio.

    "Well Gary, the easiest way to look tall is to stand in a room full of short people." - Curtis Bostick

    "All these forums, with barely any activity, are like a neglected old cemetery that no one visits anymore."- anonymouse
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,033 AG
    And yet another...Notice the Palm bay addy.

    http://fwlf.org/

    and while these seem "removed" from our present fish kill...all of the habitats in this area are interconnected...... think of the canals like C-54...Sottile ....melbourne-tillman....

    The good of one...effects the other.
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,033 AG


    Lagoon filtration project

    Brevard County Natural Resources Management Department Director Virginia Barker said the governor’s veto of a $700,000 allocation related to the lagoon filtration project likely will scale back the project, which involves using oyster reefs and natural vegetation to help filter nutrients and prevent erosion along the Indian River Lagoon.

    The $1.2 million project, which still is in line for $500,000 from other state funding sources, is a collaborative effort that also involves the Brevard Zoo and Florida Institute of Technology. Barker said the county will consult with its partners before deciding how to proceed.

    Specific sites for the project have not been determined.

    This was one of 60 water-related projects throughout the state that Scott said he vetoed “because they did not provide a clear return for the investment.”

    Barker said the veto of the money for the Brevard project was “very unfortunate,” and may have been the result of miscommunication about the benefits of the project.

    “There certainly is a clear return” on investment in this project, which is targeted "for a resource of national significance," Barker said. "Most of the lagoon is suffering from intense brown tide. Oysters are capable of filtering and digesting the organism that create the brown tide."

    FLORIDA TODAY

    I see...he's busy vetoing environmental projects.... :wink
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • gettinwetgettinwet Posts: 1,366 Officer
    Thank you Hook! I will be writing some emails. I also researched news tip lines/investigative reporters here in Central Florida and started emailing them about this story including links to some of these threads. What we really need is public education because I believe most people probably don't have a clue.
    There are only so many casts in life, so shut up and fish!!
  • Gary S. ColecchioGary S. Colecchio Posts: 24,922 AG
    "If I can't win, I won't play." - Doris Colecchio.

    "Well Gary, the easiest way to look tall is to stand in a room full of short people." - Curtis Bostick

    "All these forums, with barely any activity, are like a neglected old cemetery that no one visits anymore."- anonymouse
  • Net 30Net 30 Posts: 1,033 Officer

    I happened to see this presentation in person and I believe it was in the end of 2012 or early 2013? Seems to me that we are dealing with a situation today that has become exponentially worse since 2012. I think it's a safe bet that if you looked for the restored seagrass beds that were mentioned in the report, you would find sand or muck today.

    I'm not sure that the "victories" claimed in the slides have done much to prevent the 2016 conditions. I think the efforts to clean the water entering the Lagoon were commendable but have not kept pace with the perfect storm of pathogens entering the system today.
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,033 AG
    Net 30 wrote: »
    I happened to see this presentation in person and I believe it was in the end of 2012 or early 2013? Seems to me that we are dealing with a situation today that has become exponentially worse since 2012. I think it's a safe bet that if you looked for the restored seagrass beds that were mentioned in the report, you would find sand or muck today.

    I'm not sure that the "victories" claimed in the slides have done much to prevent the 2016 conditions. I think the efforts to clean the water entering the Lagoon were commendable but have not kept pace with the perfect storm of pathogens entering the system today.

    George...You are 100% correct.
    Last year when I went to the BMAP meeting in Melbourne...they were showing maps and models that were already 2 years old... I laughed out loud!
    The presenters were clueless to the level of decrease in actual seagrass coverage at present.

    As far as those "victories"....who of us has actually been out in the river....and feels victorious?
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • whole lot of lovewhole lot of love Posts: 50 Deckhand
    i agree there is no use all these politicians are bought and paid for. the lagoon is doomed. look for signs to go up near ski island no swimming.
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