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Bring Back Our Florida Lakes

A volunteer grass roots organization dedicated to saving our fresh water lakes in Pinellas County, Florida.

The ECO HARVESTER machine can remove the weeds from above and below the water surface and can save our lakes. Currently, vegetation is dying then decaying , resulting in MUCK, a thick mud which slowly fills the bottom land. One lake has gone from 6 ½ feet deep to 24 inches in a period of three years. There has been an alarming lack of conversation  on the part of Pinellas County Government in saving our freshwater lakes.

Please read & sign both of the citizen petitions below aimed at saving our fresh water lakes!

Citizen Petition to Purchase an ECO Harvester Machine

The lead Dredge Engineer on the twenty million dollar dredging project in Eastern Lake Seminole said the best way to remove the vegetation in Pinellas County Lakes is by means of the ECO HARVESTER.

WESTERN LAKE SEMINOLE – this lake is not scheduled for treatment.

PETITION TEXT:

WEEDS ON OUR LAKES HAVE DEVASTATED RESALE PRICES OF AREA HOMES
WHEREAS Pinellas County is spending twenty million dollars for needed muck removal from Lake Seminole
WHEREAS Pinellas County’s other lakes are covered with algae and weeds with no treatment planned
WHEREAS the algae and weeds are a result of pollution from Pinellas County Government storm sewers
WHEREAS the only solution to these problems is to skim the algae and pull the weeds out by roots
I hereby place my name on a petition requesting Pinellas County Commissioners to approve the purchase
of the ECO HARVESTER MACHINE ($70,000.) which will skim the algae, pull weeds out by roots, and
BRING BACK OUR LAKES

Citizen Petition to Purchase an ECO-HARVESTER Machine

  

To whom it may concern:

WEEDS ON OUR LAKES HAVE DEVASTATED RESALE PRICES OF AREA HOMES
WHEREAS Pinellas County is spending twenty million dollars for needed muck removal from Lake Seminole
WHEREAS Pinellas County’s other lakes are covered with algae and weeds with no treatment planned
WHEREAS the algae and weeds are a result of pollution from Pinellas County Government storm sewers
WHEREAS the only solution to these problems is to skim the algae and pull the weeds out by roots
I hereby place my name on a petition requesting Pinellas County Commissioners to approve the purchase
of the ECO HARVESTER MACHINE ($70,000.) which will skim the algae, pull weeds out by roots, and
BRING BACK OUR LAKES

**your signature**

176 signatures

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Latest Signatures
176 Ms theresa t. Aug 11, 2019
175 Ms Theresa D. Apr 11, 2019
174 Mrs Lori S. Feb 26, 2019
173 Mrs Sherill D. Feb 14, 2019
172 Ms Cheryl S. Feb 13, 2019
171 Ms Linda M. Feb 13, 2019
170 Ms Marie T. Feb 09, 2019
169 Mr John L. Feb 08, 2019
168 Ms Kristin E. Jan 25, 2019
167 Ms Kelly S. Jan 17, 2019

Second Petition Below

Citizen Petition to Clean All Freshwater Lakes

PETITION TEXT: READ AND SIGN BELOW!

STATEMENT OF FACTS:  Pinellas County Watersheds have created lakes by flooding privately owned land with POLLUTED WATER.  After flooding, the State of Florida owns the water and issues permits to  Pinellas County who is responsible for maintaining high water quality.  The land owner loses all control of the bottom land property but the County still collects real estate taxes on it.  The Pinellas County official “Use Code” describes their pollution input into our lakes as including SEWAGE DISPOSAL and SOLID WASTE.   Pinellas County now  says it cannot go on the lakes to remove pollutant induced vegetation because it is privately owned bottom land.   However BRING BACK OUR LAKES has a written statement from a Pinellas  County Government Official that states: The State has authority to issue permits over sovereign submerged lands for the purpose of improving water quality.

I hereby request Pinellas County Government to fulfill their moral responsibility and utilize the ECO HARVESTER to remove the vegetation from ALL PINELLAS COUNTY LAKES.

Citizen Petition for Pinellas County Government to Clean All Freshwater Lakes

  

To whom it may concern:

STATEMENT OF FACTS: Pinellas County Watersheds have created lakes by flooding privately owned land with POLLUTED WATER. After flooding, the State of Florida owns the water and issues permits to Pinellas County who is responsible for maintaining high water quality. The land owner loses all control of the bottom land property but the County still collects real estate taxes on it. The Pinellas County official “Use Code” describes their pollution input into our lakes as including SEWAGE DISPOSAL and SOLID WASTE. Pinellas County now says it cannot go on the lakes to remove pollutant induced vegetation because it is privately owned bottom land. However BRING BACK OUR LAKES has a written statement from a Pinellas County Government Official that states: The State has authority to issue permits over sovereign submerged lands for the purpose of improving water quality.

I hereby request Pinellas County Government to fulfill their moral responsibility and utilize the ECO HARVESTER to remove the vegetation from ALL PINELLAS COUNTY LAKES.

**your signature**

119 signatures

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Latest Signatures
119 Ms Theresa D. Apr 11, 2019
118 Mrs Lori S. Feb 26, 2019
117 Mr Jose D. Feb 14, 2019
116 Ms Cheryl S. Feb 13, 2019
115 Ms Linda M. Feb 13, 2019
114 Mr John L. Feb 08, 2019
113 Ms Kristin E. Jan 25, 2019
112 Mrs Dawn R. Jan 19, 2019
111 Ms Kelly S. Jan 17, 2019
110 Ms Jim D. Jan 17, 2019


So You Don’t Think This Can Happen to Your Lake?? Neither Did These Folks!

In 2015 this lake was a “resort” atmosphere with pontoon boats, fishing, and skiing – two years later, it looked like this. The invasive weed, spatterdock, starts at shore line and spreads toward center of the lake very quickly.  Among most notable of  Pinellas County Lakes who have the beginning of  “weed spread” are Alligator, Beckett, Chautauqua, Crescent, Lansbrook Shiloh, Maggiorre, St. George, Sylvia, Boot Ranch Tarpon Canal and West Lake Seminole. The latter is pictured below. The ECO HARVESTER machine can remove surface weeds/algae  and submerged vegetation from a ten acre lake in  one day.

WESTERN LAKE SEMINOLE – this lake is not scheduled for treatment.