Originally published on the Sanibel Captiva Island Reporter, Islander & Current on April 2, 2024

Lee County voters who signed a petition to qualify a proposed “Right to Clean and Healthy Waters” Constitutional Amendment for the 2024 ballot will soon receive a 2026 petition in the mail, according to FloridaRightToCleanWater.org — the organization behind the statewide effort.

Officials noted that credit goes to Lee volunteers who are piloting the targeted mail campaign for statewide application.

“With massive water releases from Lake Okeechobee putting Southwest Floridians on edge, and with Earth Day just weeks away, finding these petitions in their home mailboxes could not be timelier for citizens,” Mary Kay Kralapp, who leads the Lee County team, said.

FloridaRightToCleanWater.org reported that over 200 organizations and businesses support the amendment, including Calusa Waterkeeper, Friends of the Everglades, the League of Women Voters, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and VoterWater.

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