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Clean water activists take the toxic algae problem to Washington D.C.

Posted: 12:47 PM, Jul 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-27 16:47:14Z

Clean water activists and Southwest Florida leaders continue tackling the toxic algae problem, in Washington D.C.

The group presented before The Ecosystem Restoration Task Force to store water south of Lake Okeechobee.

The United States Army Corps of Engineers set a schedule for the Everglades Restoration Projects.

Senator Marco Rubio says the timeline needs to be shortened. He also wrote a letter to The United States Army Corps of Engineers demanding the dike repairs take no more than three years.

John Heim, with The South Florida Clean Water Movement , says the group met with Representative Rooney and discussed possible aid at the federal level as opposed to the state of emergency.

John Heim, with The South Florida Clean Water Movement, plans to also meet with Senator Rubio.