Lindsay Cross: A passion for clean water grew into a quest to reach voters

Lindsay Cross, the Democrat in the House District 60 race, found politics while looking for ways to save the environment. The effort to clean up waterways requires the good will of legislators, not just to kick in funds but to support local attempts at conservation, such as a fertilizer ban during the summer months.

Cross, who directs water and land policy for Florida Conservation Voters, had argued for a seasonal ban on fertilizers known to harm water quality at certain levels, a situation aggravated by heavy rains. The ban she pushed affected residents, not businesses, and prohibited use but not sales.

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