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Legislature Agrees to Fund Lake O Reservoir

Senator Joe Negron Legislature agrees to fund Lake Okeechobee reservoir to curb discharges By Isadora Rangel April 25, 2017 TC Palm TALLAHASSEE — The state House and Senate reached an unprecedented ...

Fishing guides arrive in Tallahassee to say ‘we need help’ to save Florida Bay

By Mary Ellen Klas April 11, 2017 Miami Herald TALLAHASSEE Fishing guides who rely on Florida Bay and other fragile waterways arrived in the capital Tuesday to plea with lawmakers ...

Florida stuck in the past when it comes to water quality

By Pete Squibb March 24, 2017 News-Press I have been coming to Southwest Florida for nearly 25 years, and my wife's family came to Sanibel in the 1940’s. We were ...

Plan that includes keeping toxic algae from waterways is now bigger and more expensive

By Mary Ellen Klas March 8, 2017 Miami Herald TALLAHASSEE A Senate plan to bond $1.2 billion in state funds to build a water storage reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee ...

Guest column: Now is the time for ‘Buy the land, send it south’

By Mark Perry February 16, 2017 TC Palm Mark Perry, Executive DirectorFlorida Oceanographic Society Lake Okeechobee discharges to the coastal estuaries result in significant economic, public health and environmental damages. ...

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

By Tyler Treadway February 14, 2017 TC Palm 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 ...

Column: A Mistake by the lake — and how we now have a second chance for our water

By Dan Burkhardt February 14, 2017 Tampa Bay Times] Think of it this way. Seventy-five years ago, your neighbor had three chickens. Over the years one thing led to another, ...

Coastal Everglades, deprived of fresh water, near unhealthy ‘tipping point’

By Jenny Staletovitch February 13, 2017 Miami Herald SHARK RIVER At the bottom of the Everglades along the mouth of the Shark River, a towering mangrove forest stands in a ...

Fix the Everglades? Don’t listen to Sugar’s lobbyists

(Uncredited) February 10, 2017 Orlando Sentinel The Florida Legislature is likely to be divided this session between North and South Florida. It shouldn’t be. South Florida needs water desperately. What used to ...