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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

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

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: Opposition to south-of-the-lake water plan heats up

Gov. Scott’s proposed state 2017-18 budget comes with a “FAQ” summary that rejects funding for water-storage areas in the Everglades Agricultural Area. [...]

February 6, 2017 Conservation, RECENT, Slide