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President Obama spending weekend in Palm City

Posted at 5:53 AM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 21:27:45-04

President Obama will be on the Treasure Coast this weekend to play golf, but some residents want him to tour the St. Lucie River and view the recent impacts of algae.

Final preparations are being made at the Treasure Coast International Airport in St. Lucie County for his arrival Friday evening.

The president is set to land around 9:30 p.m. after spending the day in Miami at a Democratic fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy’s Senate bid.

While in Palm City, he will spend the weekend playing golf at the Floridian Club.

Delays are expected on the roads as the president's motorcade makes his way through the area. Obama last visited the area in March 2015. During his visit, he played golf as well.

Some residents are hoping that during his stay, the president will make time to tour the St. Lucie River.  Blue-green algae is popping up along parts of the river and is a growing concern. So far, this is not on the president's agenda.        

Algae has been making its way through the St. Lucie Locks and into the river. The Army Corps of Engineers has said it will not be cutting back on the Lake Okeechobee releases until the lake reaches its target level.

Obama will head back to Washington, D.C. on Sunday around 4 p.m.