Port St. Lucie seeks $8 million for McCarty Ranch water farm

By Tyler Treadway January 3, 2017 TC Palm PORT ST. LUCIE — City officials see acres and acres of overgrown citrus groves as a way of helping save the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon while slaking the thirst of future residents. And all the city needs to make the vision a reality, they say, is […]

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 […]

Business Recovery Center opens to help businesses hurt by algae

By Andrew Ruiz WPTV July 14, 2016 MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. – Help is coming to businesses hurt by the algae crisis in Florida. The U.S. Small Business Administration opened a Business Recovery Center to help with low interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Businesses in Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Indian River, Lee, […]