It has been 14 years since the farms were bought out and Lake Apopka was supposed to have been returned to a healthy state but this is what this group encountered last week.
Jeannie Economos from the Farmworker Association of Florida and leader of this tour states she has never seen the lake looking so bad with scum, algae and bubbling spouts of ? There is a posted sign from St. Johns Water Management advising of a pesticide application of 2, 4-D + Glyphosate (for more information on the toxicity and dangers of this pesticide/weedkiller combination, CLICK HERE).
A sad looking young alligator was spotted in the lake looking as though he wanted to be rescued!
The Environmental Ambassadors enjoyed their informative tour and meeting with Linda Lee.