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A little help here, please

August 7, 2013
Pine Island Eagle

To the editor:

Those of us that live in St. James City have noticed the inordinate amount of sea grass and debris that has been drifting with the tides and winds into our canals due to releases from Lake Okeechobee down the Caloosahatchee River. This is an unavoidable part of nature and policies and a consequence of living here in paradise. BUT ... what is avoidable is our lawn services here on the island intentionally blowing grass clippings, cuttings and leaves into our canals rather than sweeping or vacuuming up the debris, adding to the overabundance of sea grasses already present. Not to even mention the fertilizers and insecticides!

I believe all of us that live on the water take great care of our environment and are careful not to put anything into our waters that shouldn't be there. Lawn services aren't as conscientious. They are always in a hurry to get the job done and get on to the next job. Time is money, ya know!

This may all sound trivial to some with all the problems we have in the world right now, but we still have to be conscientious and courteous toward each other and just do the right thing. So, come on lawn guys, how about a little help here? Just do the right thing!

Ron Savine

St. James City



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