Toxic Algae: County Commissioners work together in hopes of drafting a State of Emergency

Commissioners hope this will avoid lengthy permits

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. - County Commissioners on the Treasure Coast are working together to save the toxic waterways.

According to Erick Gill, Public Information Officer for St. Lucie County, Commissioners met Tuesday to discuss action to save the waterways.

During the meeting, all five Commissioners agreed to work with Martin County Commissioners to construct a State of Emergency draft on the St. Lucie River, says Gill.

If a State of Emergency is declared, Commissioners hope the government will grant the Treasure Coast emergency funding to save the river.

Gill says a State of Emergency will avoid the lengthy permits necessary to take further action.

They hope the Governor will approve such a measure.

This is a developing story.

Stay tuned to WPTV NewsChannel 5 for the latest information.

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