Clean water activist Erin Brockovich to hold town hall in Fort Myers Wednesday
Clean water activist Erin Brockovich is getting a first hand look at our water quality crisis here in Florida.
Sunday she was in Stuart assessing algal blooms. Brockovich says, so far, it’s the worst she’s seen.
Monday, she is scheduled to tour Lake Okeechobee, followed by a stop in Fort Myers Wednesday to host a town hall event.
The environmentalist encouraged activists to keep fighting for clean water, stating many of them are already taking the right action.
Brockovich announced her support for the “Stop Harmful Discharges Act” which makes public health and safety the primary project purpose for the management of Lake Okeechobee.
The town hall is for 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Burroughs Homes and Gardens, 2505 First St. in Fort Myers.
Other panelists will represent the Calusa Water Keeper, Captains for Clean Water, and the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation. The panel discussion will serve as an opportunity for participants to educate the audience about clean water challenges in Southwest Florida.
Trust WINK News be at the event to bring you the latest in the Southwest Florida water crisis.
UPDATE [1:30 p.m.] An earlier version of this story stated the event venue had not been announced. The event will be at the Burroughs Homes and Gardens, 2505 First St. in Fort Myers.
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