Ten million dollars to solve algae crisis

Posted at 8:17 AM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-12 08:19:50-04

Ten million dollars could find the answer to the algae crisis.

The Everglades Foundation's CEO Eric Eikenberg toured some of the hardest hit areas in Martin County. 

Eikenberg hopes he has an incentive that will help us get rid of the toxic algae and it starts a week and a half from now.

The foundation will launch a worldwide contest on July 21. 

A 10 million dollar prize goes to the winner.

The foundation is calling on scientists, engineers and anyone who is interested to come up with breakthrough technology.

The technology must remove phosphorus from fresh water.

If the technique can be done in a cost effective way both in Florida and in Canada, ten million dollars is going to be awarded to the winner.

The Everglades Foundation hopes the contest will lead to real answers to end the algae problem.