In the Jan. 12 and 13 letters to the editor section were two very important letters about Manatee County Natural Resources. Both expressed disappointment in the action of the Manatee County commissioners allowing the Mosaic company to destroy some large amount of wetlands, wildlife habitat, etc. in east Manatee County.
Our water supply, the Florida aquifer, is also being diminished on a daily basis. Both of these natural resources are vital to the humans who occupy this county, also. Everything in nature works together and where one or two areas are destroyed or changed, it upsets every other system.
Is anyone concerned about this other than environmentalists and conservationists? Is no one thinking about what our grandchildren will have to deal with (or without) 20-30 years down the road, or maybe even sooner?
I don't know if these actions can be reversed, but if it was up to me, they would be. I know fertilizer is important, but to the extent of ruining the places we live in? If our habitat is destroyed, what good is any of this?
It really gets old that big companies can come to Manatee County and entice abuse of our natural resources for money. It is true that money, the bottom line, is the root of all evil.
Does anyone else out there care about any of this? Just one taxpayer's opinion.