To the editor:
River champion award! Wow, what an honor to be recognized for fighting for our local water ways.
Yet, I wanna make one thing clear -this award is shared with our entire community. I, personally, stay active for clean water in Florida and to end the Lake O discharges for us all! Not myself. I also stay active for our kids and their kids' futures.
To be selected as one of just 40 nation-wide is a tremendous honor alongside people such as President Jimmy Carter as just another selected as a river champ. However, I must again state that this award is owned by all residents of Fort Myers Beach who stand up for our community.
When I give my speech in Washington D.C., I will be sure to mention y'all on the Beach as our home that we love and stand up for together.
John G. Heim
Arts activist and river champ
Fort Myers Beach