That’s why Shaffer, the president of the Manatee County League of Women Voters, planned for a presentation on “Florida’s Algae Crisis” with experts from the field from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the Bradenton Woman’s Club.
“It was originally planned to be just the surface water problems because we had all these algae water outbreaks,” Shaffer said. “There’s just been a great deal of concern of how it’s affecting our environment and our tourist economy and really our quality of life in Florida.”
Florida Sierra Club’s Clean Water campaign coordinator Cris Costello, hydrogeologist Sandy Nettles and Manatee County Parks director Charles Hunsicker will be presenting and answering audience questions.
“The league is very active in natural resources issues,” Shaffer said. “Clean water is just as important as clean air.”
Anyone is invited to the event. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for lunch with a $5 donation. Reservations are not required.
“Florida’s Algae Crisis” Presentation
What: Presentation with Q&A on water pollution
Who: Cris Costello with Florida Sierra Club, hydrologist Sandy Nettles and Charlie Hunsicker with Manatee County Parks department
Where: Bradenton Woman’s Club, 1705 Manatee Ave. W.
When: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.; doors open at 11:30 a.m. for a lunch with $5 donation