Don’t pretend you aren’t going to click play..when I tell you we talked about the preserved poop of Pompeii.

Best.Headline.EVER. on a So Local Pasco Podcast!

Believe it or not, that was not even the most interesting thing we talked about.  Adam Dubbin, a fellow native Floridian, has embarked on a cause, a mission, a documentary adventure:

He is traveling around Florida, experiencing, at kayak level, the state of the waters of our state.  The news is not good.  It’s not all BAD, mind you…It’s just that there will be a tipping point, beyond which we won’t be able to sustain our current population.  It’s inevitable, if we don’t change.  Here we are, with enough knowledge and history to show us the way.  We have everything we need, except the will to fix it. Here, look…THIS is what we are doing.  This is what we are tolerating:

Indian River Lagoon algae bloom, this month.  We are failing ourselves, our environment, and our children.
Indian River Lagoon algae bloom, in July. We are failing ourselves, our environment, and our children.
Boats docked at Central Marine in Stuart, Fla., are surrounded by blue green algae, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Officials want federal action along the stretch of Florida's Atlantic coast where the governor has declared a state of emergency over algae blooms. The Martin County Commission is inviting the president to view deteriorating water conditions that local officials blame on freshwater being released from the lake, according to a statement released Wednesday. (Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post via AP)
Boats docked at Central Marine in Stuart, Fla., are surrounded by blue green algae, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Officials want federal action along the stretch of Florida’s Atlantic coast where the governor has declared a state of emergency over algae blooms. The Martin County Commission is inviting the president to view deteriorating water conditions that local officials blame on freshwater being released from the lake, according to a statement released Wednesday. (Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post via AP)

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The historic flow of flood waters, versus the CURRENT flow of released waters...The water now goes directly to the Atlantic AND the Gulf...And carries with it massive nutrient load from chemical fertilizers used in agriculture AND residential lawn maintenance.
The historic flow of flood waters, versus the CURRENT flow of released waters…The water now goes directly to the Atlantic AND the Gulf…And carries with it massive nutrient load from chemical fertilizers used in agriculture AND residential lawn maintenance.

 


So the question, really, is what is Adam documenting:  The dawning of change, or the sunset of a Florida that can sustain itself?  It’s a long, hard journey…And we are lucky to have sentinels like Adam to show us the path.

Damn his eyes!  Too late!!
Damn his eyes! Too late!!

Okay…His eyes aren’t really like that.  It’s a thing I do.  Nevermind.

No, really...This is more like it.
No, really…This is more like it. Adam at Rock Springs Park, near Orlando.

If you follow me on Facebook, you have no doubt already seen posts provided by Adam, via HIS page, Save Florida Waters Now…Where he is documenting the things he is learning, seeing, and experiencing.  I want to encourage you to visit Adam’s page on Facebook, like, and follow him.  He shares a ton of great information, and links to some amazing stories and images.

That’s also a good way to keep abreast of his documentary progress…He intends to do some video casts, very soon.  The best way to contact Adam is to visit his FB page, via email at [email protected], or via Twitter at @SaveFLWatersNow.  In the podcast, he also mentions another great activist group, called Bullsugar…Please check them out.  Click the green text, above, to use the links.

Thanks again, Adam, and we look forward to showing you one of OUR rivers, here in Pasco County.

The Pithlachascotee River, at Grey Preserve Park, near Rowan Road.
The Pithlachascotee River, at Grey Preserve Park, near Rowan Road.

~Greg

 

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