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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

JMI Study: There’s Economic Hell In High Water

Opponents of Senate President Joe Negron’s call for building a massive water storage area South of Lake Okeechobee are turning up the heat. [...]

February 28, 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

News: Orvis leaders signed the “Now or Neverglades Declaration,” and so should you

The results of this water diversion are increased salinity in Florida Bay and the Keys, and decreased salinity along both coasts–spreading outward from the two estuaries. [...]

July 12, 2016 Conservation, Fly Fishing, News, RECENT, Slide

News: Finally, Gov. Rick Scott declares State of Emergency for algae blooms

Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency due to the "toxic green algae" that is invading waterways throughout St. Lucie, Martin Counties. [...]

June 30, 2016 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

BTT: Fix Our Water – Fresh water for Biscayne Bay and wetlands…NOW!

If Governor Scott and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) don’t act NOW, we will lose federal funds for Biscayne Bay restoration. [...]

May 12, 2016 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, News, Slide