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Treasure Coast residents escaping algae problems by heading to Palm Beach County

Posted at 9:47 PM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 04:07:08-04

At the Jupiter Outdoor Center, you'll find a man who is ready to work. 

Robert Hofmann says business at his outdoor water sports rental shop is booming.

"Right now we are the safe spot," he said.

He says he's gained new clients from the Treasure Coast, many trading in green for clean.

"We don't have blue-green algae in Jupiter area," Hofmann said. 

Down the waterway, you'll find the Canastraro family of St. Lucie County. 

"It seems like it's coming every year so they need to do something about it," Canastraro said.

They arrived at Dubois Park in Jupiter at 5 a.m. hoping to get a good spot to enjoy the day.

"Being out here with my mother-in-law, my daughter and grandchildren it's just beautiful today," he said. 

But they're well aware when they go home it will be a different story.

"I think it's just horrible that it's happening to all the areas like Stuart area, Martin County, and St.Lucie County."

As for Hofmann he's happy to accommodate new customers, but he wants to see change.

"I would call it a horrible situation that we need to do something about," he said.