Make Florida Leadership Look at This Realistic Lake Okeechobee Algae Solution

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Chris Rabkin started this petition to Governor Rick Scott and

Dear Ladies and Gentleman,

Before you go on- I do want to say that an individual from USACE has been actively speaking to me but, has a lot of work to do on her end. This science is proven, safe, and ready to go. It's used in every aquarium public, private, and hobbyist around the globe (whether they know it or not) and is completely safe for humans and the environment and Florida needs your help to push leadership to seriously look at this proposed remediation and long term solution.

I also DO NOT agree with some of the things this individual states in his video- however it was the most concise I could find in the quagmire of disinformation and hysteria. The situation is bad but... it can be solved with dedication and if people do not loose their heads.

On to the Petition Part!

I am filing this petition to show the Public of Southwest Florida and Florida at large supports this plan to reduce toxic blue green algae for both a short and long term solution. Chris Rabkin (an aquatics industry professional) is working with the Texas based company Water EnviroTech, and their product Proculture will effectively fix the Lake Okeechobee Algal issues due to massive nutrient superload and the releases down to the coastal marine estuaries where these excessive nutrients cause algal superblooms.

Below is the proposed plan formulated by Water EnviroTech and Chris Rabkin (an aquatics industry professional) to bring in and disperse the natural bacterial solution in Proculture for algal remediation by out competition for nutrients.

The scenario is this simple- treat the lakes and the runoff rivers going to Gulf and Atlantic Sides with a competitive nutrient consuming bacteria. This bacteria is naturally occurring and is used in large waste treatment applications around the world. 

Here are the numbers we ran that would effectively clean up Lake Okeechobee and reduce the incidence of blue green algae by out competing it for nutrients. 

The plan requires 8 total doses of the bacteria per year- 4 pre AG season and 4 during AG season in Lake Okeechobee. (similar scenario for future treatments in Lake Apopka). The first treatment requires the addition of the marine strain of Proculture in the brackish areas of the Chattahoochee River and other rivers that are identified as contributors to the coastal super bloom.

The Lake Okeechobee Figures:

Total surface acres for Lake O: 1,101,117,147,428
20% Treatable: 220,223,429,486

The company I work with has a viable, natural solution that will help fix the problem in both the short and long term outlooks. This also allows the USACE ample breathing room to implement any permanent fixes to remedy runoff issues and Lake Okeechobee discharges.

This plan will help Tourism, Agriculture, and the Residents of Florida Affected by Algal Superblooms from Lake Okeechobee coexist, preserving ecosystems and economy alike.

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