Miami Herald: Tally fails to rally to protect our water

MIAMI HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD The Miami Herald July 3, 2016 Just in time for the July 4 weekend, a massive algae bloom sprouted on Florida’s Treasure Coast last week, fouling the waters, estuaries and beaches and posing the threat of further damage to the entire ecosystem around Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. These are the […]

Lost in translation: whatever happened to Amendment 1?

BY ROGER WILLIAMS Nathaniel Reed, a born-and-raised Florida boy, stepped out of his home on the southern terminus of the Indian Riverlagoon one early morning last week, looked up the river where he can see five miles on a clear day, and spotted a pod of dolphins. “They weren’t feeding on snook,” he says. “They […]

Editorial: Florida lawmakers poised to make historic mistake

The editorial by The Miami Herald urges lawmakers to purchase over 46,000 acres of land from U.S. Sugar in an effort to help save the Everglades. The Miami Herald Florida lawmakers may be on the verge of making a mistake of historic proportions by letting a splendid opportunity to aid Everglades restoration and clean up […]

TC PALM: Florida Lottery is a Lesson for Amendment 1

Months after voters approved the Florida Lottery in 1986, Treasure Coast educators pleaded with lawmakers to use money generated from the program as intended: To enhance education. “It is imperative that all funds … be used to supplement — not supplant — existing education funding programs,” then-St. Lucie County Schools Superintendent George Hill told local […]

Miami Herald: The Pain Continues for Amendment 1 Support

Environmental groups hoping the Florida Senate would do better than the House in respecting the intent of Amendment 1 were disappointed on Thursday. The Senate’s appropriations subcommittee on general government, which is chaired by Sen. Al Hays, R-Umatilla, released its $4 billion spending plan for next year. It includes the Senate’s plan on following the […]

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Vote Yes on 1! On November 4th, you have an opportunity to protect our drinking water for generations to come! The Water and Land Conservation Amendment will: *Protect our drinking water. *Preserve our rivers and streams. *Save our lands. *All with NO new taxes. Amendment 1 is our best opportunity to keep pollution out of […]

Stuart News: Vote Yes on Amendment 1

Stuart News Editorial Endorsement for Amendment 1, Florida Water and Land Legacy Florida’s natural resources are at risk. Pressure from development continually threatens wetlands and wildlife habitat, rural landscapes, wildlife corridors, drinking water and a host of other natural resources in the Sunshine State. This assault is certain to continue as Florida’s population increases — […]

Letter: Amendment 1 Can Help Save The Indian River Lagoon

Source: TCPALM.COM By Margaret Eubank, Port St. Lucie Letter: Amendment 1 can help save lagoon and other endangered waters I urge my fellow Floridians to vote “yes” on Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation Amendment on the ballot this November. Last year our Indian River Lagoon suffered terribly from the draining of Lake Okeechobee. […]

The Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment

The Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment: Water and Land Conservation – Dedicates funds to acquire and restore Florida conservation and recreation lands What it does: Funds the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to acquire, restore, improve, and manage conservation lands including wetlands and forests; fish and wildlife habitat; lands protecting water resources and drinking water […]