JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Communities came together across Florida today to fight for clean rivers. One of them was held along the St. Johns River this morning.
The rallies were held to launch the Floridian's Clean Water Declaration Campaign. About 40 people gathered along the river to show their support.
It involves a petition drive seeking signatures from Floridians to urge lawmakers to commit to clean water.
"Here's to clean water, here's to clean water! Here's to the St. Johns! Here's to the St. Johns!" they chanted.
Citizens and local environmental organizations are urging Floridians to join them in the fight for clean water. They want to make sure there is a strong water ethic in the state. And when decisions are made by lawmakers, they want those decisions made to help, not hurt water resources.
Their goal is to get more than 100,000 signatures. Rallies like this were held in 15 other communities around Florida today and a rally is planned in Tallahassee on February 18 to present a unified voice for clean water.