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Dozens march in West Palm Beach demanding clean water

Posted at 11:30 PM, Jul 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-08 05:33:54-04

Calls for clean water in downtown West Palm Beach. Dozens marching the streets in response to an algae crisis plaguing our waterways.

Citizens for Clean Water shared their message to "send the water South." They marched from Clematis St. all the way to the Intracoastal.

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There's just one result they're looking for.

"Clean water," says Monet O'Hara of Palm Beach Gardens.

Their solution of sending the water South of Lake Okeechobee was heard loud and clear in downtown West Palm Beach.

"Nobody can tell if and when it's going to stop until we get the political will to buy the land," says Jo Neeson of Jensen Beach.

It's a response to an algae crisis not just affecting the Treasure Coast, but in Palm Beach County as well.

"If they get to this point here off Clematis Street where they can smell what we're smelling in Rio, there won't be anybody that can't understand the problem," says Neeson.

Citizens for Clean Water are organizing another rally at the end of the month at the St. Lucie Lock, where they will spread the same message.

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