When we invested in Florida’s Lake Point Restoration we had two goals: aggregate mining and
water. We spent years gaining the approvals, moving through the public hearings and
processes, establishing partnerships with Martin County and the South Florida Water District,
completing research required by the various agencies while crossing all i’s and dotting the t’s.
When a news article suggested that water from the mine could go to West Palm Beach, one
reader said to herself, “No. Not that water.” Why does one person get to undermine a public
private partnership models? Why can’t the private sector invest for a public benefit? I gave a
presentation on the Lake Point project to the National Water Resources Association
conference. This has sound recorded.