Brian Mast dares Army Corps to swim in St. Lucie River

Brian Mast dares Army Corps to swim in St. Lucie River

Martin county, Fl- U.S. Rep. Brian Mast  has invited the Army Corps of Engineers to swim in the St. Lucie River.

He called for Lake Okeechobee discharges east to the St. Lucie River and west to the Caloosahatchee River to end immediately.

Mast wrote a letter to the Corps Commanding General Todd T Semonite.

“You are leaving our community to die,” Mast told Semonite.

“If you think this is hyperbole,” Mast continued, “then I’m extending an open invitation to the leadership team at the Army Corps to stand by your policy: Come to Stuart, Florida, for a swim in our increasingly toxic water.

“If you feel the water is acceptable for our children to play in, for us to fish in and for our endangered animals to live in, then it should be good enough for you to swim in also.”

They did not comment on the invitation, but said Lake Okeechobee discharges will continue.

The discharges are destroying the river environment, Mast said. “And when you destroy our environment, you destroy our community. You destroy us, every one of us.”

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