Lawmakers act to curb “scary” trend in Everglades

Lawmakers act to curb “scary” trend in Everglades – but another danger lurks May 26, 2017 CBS News The Everglades is the largest wetland of its kind in North America, but it’s been under assault for generations by residential development, water diversion and pesticide runoff. Now, a massive proposal is one step closer to putting […]

The Reservoir Plan Will Help All of Us in Florida

Column: Protecting the Everglades with the reservoir plan will help all of us in Florida By Bob Martinez and Dominic M. Calabro April 24, 2017 Tampa Bay Times   Florida’s Everglades is an American iconic national park known and revered throughout the world for its biodiversity. Floridians, regardless where they live, must join together to […]

Help the Everglades, help the economy | Editorial

Editorial March 18. 2017 Sun Sentinel Historic legislation to protect the Everglades and waterways throughout Florida continues to gain momentum in the Legislature. Not only should Tallahassee act this year, Tallahassee must act this year. Two committees have approved Senate Bill 10, which would provide money for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee. Approval in […]

Column: Use Amendment 1 money as intended — to conserve Florida’s natural land

By Ryan Smart, Special to the Tampa Bay Times March 15, 2017 Tampa Bay Times Last week the Florida Senate betrayed the intent of Florida voters who overwhelmingly passed Amendment 1, the Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment, in 2014. Changes to Senate Bill 10, Senate President Joe Negron’s laudable effort to prevent damaging Lake […]

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 place few people outside anglers and researchers ever see: at the edge of a vast shallow bay where the salty sea and freshwater marshes conspired […]

Video: Guardians Year In Review

Check out our many public awareness campaigns during 2016 from our annual meeting, held on December 13, 2016. You can move the playhead to the following times to watch individual speakers and presentations: Opposition to All Aboard Florida/Merrill Snyder: 58 seconds How Social Media Works/Chris Adams: 10 minutes Clean Water Campaigns/Merrill Snyder: 24m 17s Florida’s Path […]

Toughen the Everglades Forever Act | Editorial

By the Sun Sentinel Editorial Board December 29, 2016 Sun Sentinel If the Legislature doesn’t update the Everglades Forever Act, it will take forever to save what remains of the Everglades. The Sun Sentinel’s Andy Reid reported recently that between 2011 and 2015, two Palm Beach County sugar farms totaling 1,200 acres discharged runoff that […]

$2 Billion for Everglades not a silver bullet for toxic algae

By Jana Eschbach WPEC CBS 12  STUART (CBS12) — The President signed off on $2 billion Everglades restoration project this week, but will the money continue to flow south from Washington with the new President-elect? The funding took on a new sense of urgency this year when a toxic algae bloom in Lake Okeechobee poured into […]