Help protect the manatees' habitat

Dear Gov. DeSantis,

The Indian River Lagoon should be a sanctuary for Florida's manatees. Normally, they go there and graze on its plentiful seagrass to sustain themselves.

But a series of algae blooms in recent years has caused the lagoon's seagrass to drop by up to 90 percent, leaving no food for manatees. And these algae blooms are happening all around Florida.

That's why we need you to limit fertilizer use during the summer and support investment in Florida's wastewater treatment infrastructure.