People still reeling from Army Corps delay

People on the Treasure Coast are still reeling after the news that a plan to prevent toxic water from reaching the Indian River Lagoon has been delayed.

On Wednesday the Army Corps of Engineers defended itself saying progress has been made on the Central Everglades Planning Project.

But it might be too late for some businesses.

Jennie Pawlowsky has wanted to start her own business for five years. She took her two loves: water and yoga and began offering classes last year. Her business is called B@Peace yoga. It was worked well for a month and then toxic water hit the Treasure Coast. Now she worries about this year.

"I don't even feel like it's worth for me trying to start them up again because the locks are going to open once the rainy season starts," says Pawlowsky.

Like many people, she doesn't understand why approval of the Central Everglades Planning Project has been delayed.  That project would send Lake Okeechobee discharges south and not into the Indian River Lagoon. 

Pawlowsky says clients ask about the toxic water.

"You don't want to scare the tourists away either," says Pawlowsky, "You want them to come back because that's what the big Florida moneymaker is the tourists."


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