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February 17, 2015
Moving Lake Okeechobee Water South

A new online interactive map tracks the weekly amount and movement of water south out of Lake Okeechobee as well as updates on the storage capacity of major storage areas. To help reduce freshwater releases to South Florida's estuaries during the 2014 wet season, South Florida Water Management District operations moved approximately 339 billion gallons […]

February 2, 2015
Catch the bus and speak out to protect Florida’s water and public lands!

  On February 18, Floridians' Clean Water Declaration and Amendment 1 activists will join forces for a "Floridians for Clean Water & Amendment 1 Rally" on the front steps of the historic Old Capitol in Tallahassee. After the rally, we'll spread out over the Capitol for the unique opportunity to take our water stories directly to […]

October 2, 2014
Activists turn out to protest Big Sugar

Kevin Lollar, [email protected] 10:08 p.m. EDT October 1, 2014 Twelve environmentalists rallied Wednesday at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection office in Fort Myers to ask the agency to reject the sugar industry’s plan for a massive development in eastern Hendry County. Under the Sugar Hill Sector Plan, U.S. Sugar and Hilliard Brothers would create […]

September 30, 2014
Stop Sugar Hill/Buy the Land Press Conferences

Wednesday, October 1 5-5:30 pm at both locations: In Ft. Myers:  FDEP South District Office, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Ft. Myers, FL 33902 Reef Relief's Vice-President, Dave Kirwin will be speaking for Reef Relief at this event.   In Ft. Pierce:  FDEP Branch Office, 337 N. U.S. Hwy 1, Ft. Pierce, FL 3495 This Friday, Oct. 3, is the deadline […]

August 11, 2014
A Restored Kissimmee River in Sight

Audubon Florida Restore: August 2014   Also, a new fact sheet from Audubon explains the danger of too many nutrients in the Lake Okeechobee Ecosystem. A restored section of the Kissimmee River.   The remarkable Kissimmee River Restoration Project is approaching completion after decades of construction. Agencies are preparing to operate the finished project in the […]

August 11, 2014
Corps releases Central Everglades report for public, state and agency review

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has released the revised final report for the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) for public, state and agency review today. A notification has been published in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the report for its required 30-day review.  View the notice here: […]

April 21, 2014
Lawmakers aim cash at Everglades cleanup

By Aaron Deslatte and Tonya Alanez, Staff Writers 5:27 a.m. EDT, April 21, 2014   TALLAHASSEE— While paying for a cleanup, the Florida Legislature is poised to adjourn May 2 without addressing some of the most persistent polluters of Florida's lakes, rivers and springs. – Flush with cash in state coffers, Florida lawmakers are pouring […]

November 13, 2013
Harmful algae invades the Florida Keys

There's no better trip south than the one that takes you into Florida's playground. It's a place where the wake from vessels can take your mind into paradise and noone knows that better than Captain Karl Hamp. For 30 years he's had the best view from the office but has seen the worst of what […]

August 15, 2013
Miami Herald | EDITORIAL: No time to lose

  Urgent need to complete Everglades clean-up plan By Miami Herald Editorial. Monday, 08.05.13 It’s happening again, and it’s bad. Billions of gallons of foul brown water are being flushed into two South Florida rivers to lower Lake Okeechobee and protect the Herbert Hoover Dike during hurricane season. Two lovely estuary systems, the Caloosahatchee River […]