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As always, we did more than a bit of talking with the folks who have built their lives and livelihoods in the Apalachicola Bay.
Next week, the governors of Florida, Alabama, and Georgia will be meeting with federal officials to decide the future of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river ecosystem. As the southeastern U.S. continues to experience a record drought, the governors, in negotiations with federal agencies, have wrestled with setting the flow of water that will eventually reach rivers like the Apalachicola River and Apalachicola Bay, an issue which affects the entire Gulf of Mexico.
Please take a few moments and send a message directly to the governors of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia as well as U.S. Interior Secretary Dick Kempthorne. Let them know that the Gulf of Mexico matters, and that our region's future is in their hands.
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