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Which FL governor candidate would be best for the Everglades?

With Scott wrapping up his second term, the question is: Which gubernatorial candidate will be the best advocate for the Everglades, the estuaries and Florida Bay? [...]

April 16, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Environmentalists ask Sen. Nelson to support sugar policy reform

Ninety members of Congress, from both major parties, have joined forces to fix what they see as overly generous support granted to sugar farmers via the federal Farm Bill. [...]

April 5, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Nobody ever said that saving the Everglades would be easy. Or quick.

As an extremely talented journalist and author, Carl Hiaasen has spent most of his life advocating for the protection of the Florida Everglades. [...]

March 21, 2018 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

TCPalm’s editorial on reservoir plan

We have to settle for what we can get, while the powerful groups that stood in opposition to the reservoir plan didn't sacrifice a thing. [...]

March 19, 2018 Conservation, News, 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

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: 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