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Florida is facing difficult times, but there is hope.

Florida is facing difficult times, but there is hope.

Red tide, deadly to sea life and a turnoff for tourists, has been found Floridas Gulf and Atlantic coasts.
Red tide, deadly to sea life and a turnoff for tourists, has been found Floridas Gulf and Atlantic coasts.

These are difficult times for Florida’s precious environment.

We lost more than 1000 manatees in one year, a record that no one wants. Tens of thousands of acres have been lost in seagrass. Red Tide has caused the death of thousands of fish. Red Tide also fuelled the Piney Point disaster which saw more than 400,000,000 gallons toxic, nutrient rich water leaking into Tampa Bay.

Florida is the only state that is not at risk from sea level rising, with more homes than any other place in the country.

There is good news. The Florida Legislature has a huge opportunity to address these challenges during its 2022 session and continue to work towards healthy oceans and coasts for future generations.

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