Demonstrate to Educate Volunteers Needed
Oct 30, 2015 08:50AM
Volunteers are needed to join John G. Heim and other clean water activists that have been demonstrating non-stop on Fort Myers Beach Bridge since September 8. A rally is planned for 11 a.m., November 8, on the bridge, to show the city’s leadership that the activists are here to stay until action is taken to provide continuing education about clean water issues to the community.
“Our Southwest Florida Clean Water demonstrations are about taking a stand for clean water as a basic human right,” explains Heim. “They are also about getting the leadership in Fort Myers to agree to provide weekly updates and education material in our local newspapers for the general public so they understand the dangers of the flesh-eating bacteria in the water. Of course, the overall goal is to clean up Lake Okeechobee and stop the dirty water discharges via the Caloosahatchee River that are impacting the water in our area.”
Major rallies are also planned during the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays. These rallies and demonstrations are in response to damage that the flesh-eating bacteria in the water has caused, including one death and multiple losses of limbs.