Lykes Project to Clean Water (Lake Okeechobee News)

   November 21, 2018    

OKEECHOBEE — A new project to clean water before it goes into Lake Okeechobee will use plants to remove excess phosphorus and nitrogen.

by Publisher/Editor Katrina Elsken (Lake Okeechobee News)

The Brighton Valley Northern Everglades Project is a public-private partnership between Lykes Brighton Valley LLC, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). The project, which broke ground Nov. 16 on Lykes Ranch in Highlands County, will treat water in the Lake Okeechobee watershed over the next decade.

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