Harmful algal blooms are impacting coastal and Great Lakes states across the country this summer. Dead sea turtles and manatees are washing up on Florida beaches, blue-green algae is smothering the Lake Superior shoreline, and harmful toxins from algal blooms are impacting drinking water sources in Oregon and air quality in Florida.
In the midst of this water quality crisis, the national algal bloom research and prevention program is set to expire on September 30th. The House of Representatives must take action to reauthorize this important bill and provide funding to assess, mitigate and control hypoxia and harmful algal blooms for the next five years.
Now, more than ever, we need Congress to take action! Click the link below to ask your Representative to pass S. 1057- The Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2017.
For our ocean, waves and beaches,
Clean Water Manager