Editorial: Despite awful year, there’s hope for Indian River Lagoon

By the TC Palm Editorial Board December 7, 2016 TC Palm This year has been a disaster for the Indian River Lagoon — especially the southern section, which was ravaged by massive discharges of polluted freshwater from Lake Okeechobee for much of 2016. The glass-half-empty approach views the problems confronting the lagoon as insurmountable. The glass-half-full approach sees […]

Indian River Lagoon delegation in Tallahassee under discussion

from tcpalm.com, story by Isadora Rangel Lawmakers are having talks about creating an Indian River Lagoon delegation in the Florida House to help come up with solutions to clean the polluted waterway. State Rep. Rene Plasencia, a Republican who represents Brevard and Orange counties, came up with the idea to organize other members from the […]

Trump threat to abolish EPA could affect Indian River Lagoon

By Tyler Treadway November 16, 2016 TC Palm Treasure Coast environmentalists hope campaign promise won’t become presidential action Candidate Donald Trump made statements, including a threat to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency, that could be detrimental to the Indian River Lagoon. Treasure Coast environmentalists are waiting to see if President Donald Trump will follow through. […]

The Riverkeeper: Just a Florida Man Trying to Save Waterways From Toxic Algae

By Meredith Rutland Bauer October 17, 2016 Motherboard Marty Baum jumped on a friend’s boat, his phone blowing up with frantic phone calls from fishermen. Forty square miles of catfish, mullet, redfish and most other common game were dead in the water. Thousands of fish, all belly-up. “We went out on his boat and I […]

New study calculates Indian River Lagoon’s annual economic impact at $7.64 billion

By Conrad Defiebre, Special to Treasure Coast Newspapers August 12, 2016 TC Palm The value of the Indian River Lagoon to its five Florida counties has been pegged at $7.64 billion a year, according to a new economic study, the first of its kind since 2008. The authors also say that efforts to preserve and […]

Slimy Green Beaches May Be Florida’s New Normal

By Laura Parker PUBLISHED JULY 27, 2016 National Geographic The guacamole-thick algae that fouled both coasts earlier in July will likely be a regular occurrence for the Sunshine State. Here’s why. The green slime that washed onto Florida beaches earlier this month marks the eighth time since 2004 that toxic algae have fouled the Sunshine […]

Letter Writing Campaign: Where are you, Governor?

Enough is enough with the toxic algae that has proliferated our waterways.   Fill in your information below and choose a letter to send to Governor Rick Scott.  Then click submit.  It’s that simple:

Deadly Disease Stalking Lagoon Manatees

By JIM ASH WFSU-FM July 20, 2016 Biologists say a mysterious disease is making a comeback in the northern Indian River Lagoon, where nine manatees have died since the end of May. The latest deaths bring the total to about 150 in the past four years, says Save the Manatee Club science and conservation director […]

Get involved to save the Indian River Lagoon

The Guardians of Martin County are pleased to be included in this list provided by TC Palm. By Susan Burgess TC Palm July 18, 2016 Feeling angry and helpless about our polluted waters? Do you want to get involved? In addition to signing our letter to Gov. Rick Scott or contacting your other elected officials, […]

Treasure Coast leaders: Lagoon Action Day yields same rhetoric, no algae or Lake Okeechobee discharge solution

By Isadora Rangel of TCPalm July 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — There were a lot of calls for long-term solutions and plenty of passionate pleas, but no immediate relief to the algae crisis came from Lagoon-Gulf Action Day Thursday. Dozens of Treasure Coast officials and residents who traveled to Capitol Hill heard from federal agencies that […]