County commissioners ask congress to fund water clean-up efforts

By:  Britni McDonald and Erica Brown, WINK News

Lee County Board of County Commissioners signed a resolution urging the United States Congress to create a dedicated funding source for the Central Everglades Planning Project and the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan; urging the United States Army Corps of Engineers to expedite completion of Herbert Hoover Dike reconstruction and to update the Lake Okeechobee regulation schedule; urging the president of the United States to direct the United States Army Corps of Engineers to exercise maximum flexibility within current regulations to direct Lake Okeechobee water discharges away from the Caloosahatchee River Estuary.