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South reservoir essential to Florida Bay’s health and the Keys economy

Florida Bay now gets just one-third of the fresh water that once naturally flowed south from Lake Okeechobee through the River of Grass, past the mangrove forests and into the bay. [...]

March 22, 2017 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

U.S. Sugar says it will honor land contract — if reservoir approved

Environmental groups say the position represents a shift for the company. Eric Eikenberg of the Everglades Foundation says it’s good news. [...]

March 16, 2017 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

Captains for Clean Water’s science-based solutions to save the Everglades.

Captains for Clean Water works to unite to fight for clean water and to promote long-term, science-based solutions to the South Florida water crisis. [...]

March 15, 2017 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

Martin Commission backs Negron’s plan to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges

By a 4-1 vote Tuesday, Martin County commissioners supported state legislation to buy land south of Lake Okeechobee for a reservoir to help curtail discharges to the St. Lucie River. [...]

February 15, 2017 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Opinion: As true conservative, Gaetz should cut Big Sugar

"a federal cut Gaetz could fight for that would eliminate an obscene... theft of taxpayer money... Gaetz should abolish the federal subsidy to Big Sugar." [...]

February 13, 2017 Conservation, Opinion, RECENT, Slide

Sugar growers to state: No sale on our farmland south of Lake Okeechobee

The owners said to the Legislature on Tuesday that they “do not support any governmental acquisition of additional farm lands south of Lake Okeechobee" [...]

February 7, 2017 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Buy the land south of Lake Okeechobee — don’t buy the excuses

Independent scientists, including leaders at the University of Florida's Water Institute, agree more land is needed to curtail pollution of the estuaries. [...]

January 18, 2017 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

News: FL Senator Joe Negron addresses Okeechobee overflow

Negron aims to spend $2.4 billion to buy 60,000 acres of land south of the lake to store excess water and ease the effects of discharging polluted runoff [...]

December 21, 2016 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Breaking News: Politicians Bent On Destroying Florida

Pollution in Florida is not new nor is how it gets polluted or who protects the polluters. Florida's look the other way politicians and bloated, incompetent agencies and big sugar OWN FLORIDA [...]

December 8, 2016 Breaking News, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Florida: Are they finally going to save the Everglades? Nah

It is the strangest thing; everyone in the world knows that Lake Okeechobee's water has to be sent south. If it continues to be sent east and west, it's game over for Florida [...]

August 11, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Florida, Slide