Guest column: Invest in reservoir now — not later

By Nathaniel P. Reed March 10, 2017 TC Palm There is nothing complicated about the need to invest in the so-called Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir. One need only understand that water flows downhill. When Florida’s rains are heavy, the water flows down from the Kissimmee River valley and into Lake Okeechobee; it has to go somewhere […]

The “willpower and commitment” behind protecting Florida’s Everglades

By CBS News / Jeff Glor December 22, 2016 CBS Morning News [The CBS News] ongoing series, “America the Beautiful,” celebrates 100 years of the National Park Service. In this installment, we take you to the Everglades. The Southern Florida swamp is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. CBS News correspondent Jeff Glor visited […]

Environmentalists push to keep federal oversight of Loxahatchee refuge

By Andy Reid December 5, 2016 Sun Sentinel State leaders’ push to evict the federal government from running the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge threatens to weaken protections for the Everglades, environmentalists warned Monday. Environmental groups and community leaders are voicing concerns about the state proposal to oust the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from overseeing […]

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 Fix to our water crisis is complicated but doable

By Roger Williams September 28, 2016 Florida Weekly IT’S THE YEAR OF WATER IN FLORIDA. Unprecedented winter floods swept into Lake Okeechobee from the north, cascading into the delicate estuaries on Florida’s east and west coasts, cooking up the worst summer algae blooms and fish kills in memory. It was international news. Vacationers stayed away. […]

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 […]

Point of view: Suit won’t alter fact: Lake Point can’t sell public water

*Nathaniel Reed serves as a Board Advisor to The Guardians of Martin County* Opinion: Why is Maggy Hurchalla being attacked through the legal system for telling the truth about Lake Point’s proposal to divert water from Lake Okeechobee and pump it into the firms’ excavations for storage? Lake Point does not have a valid […]

Nathaniel Reed: Moving sand to Miami-Dade is height of absurdity

Note: Nathaniel Reed serves as a “Board Advisor” to The Guardians of Martin County The Army Corps of Engineers’ proposal to remove millions of cubic yards of Martin and St. Lucie counties’ offshore sand to nourish 13.1 miles of badly eroded beaches in Miami-Dade County is seriously flawed. For instance, no one knows what the […]