Posts Tagged ‘Clean Water’

PBS Video: What’s Stopping Everglades from healing?

“What’s stopping the vulnerable Everglades from being healed?” PBS Newshour story includes video of toxic algal blooms in Stuart. Worth watching for interview with Michael Grunwald, author of “The Swamp.” However, the story doesn’t quite get the timing of the CERP EAA Reservoir project correct when the reporter says, “To prevent another toxic algae bloom,…

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Indian River muck dredging starts

By Kevin Spears February 20, 2017 Orlando Sentinel A determined and costly battle has begun against a sulfurous monster in the Indian River Lagoon, using a massive weapon of muck destruction. The 150-mile ribbon of partly salty, partly fresh water that hugs Florida’s Atlantic coast is gagging on what many call “muck.” Created by decades of…

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Guardians’ Programs featured in “The Island News”

The Guardians of Martin County’s Annual Meeting & Review is the featured story in this issue of “Island News”.  The newsletter is published by the Jupiter Island Residents Association. Read how The Guardians are advocating for clean water and efforts to stop “All Aboard Florida” from traveling through the Treasure Coast. Click here: Island News…

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Negron to sugar: Sell land to reduce Lake O discharges or state will force sale

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By Isadora Rangel January 26, 2017 TC Palm Florida Senate President Joe Negron sent an ultimatum to state water officials: buy land to reduce Lake Okeechobee discharges. A bill filed Thursday directs the South Florida Water Management District to secure willing sellers of 60,000 acres south of the lake to build a reservoir to store excess lake water. The…

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Small Wetlands, Big Protections

The Guardians of Martin County is pleased to be a sponsor in this upcoming workshop on small wetlands, and the value they serve to our community.  Please join us for the event and sign the petition to protect our small wetlands: Sign Petition Download the flyer here: Wetlands flyer

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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…

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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…

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The Guardians of Martin County Present A New Path To Clean Water

This clean water flowing through the Everglades is not only beautiful, it also holds the key to our survival as Floridians. Florida is facing a potential water crisis due to “water waste”. Hundreds of billions of gallons of fresh water from Lake Okeechobee are being “wasted to tide” every year through drainage canals that discharge…

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Sugar-cane growing on state land misses pollution-cleanup goal, records show

By Andy Reid December 11, 2016 Sun Sentinel Two sugar cane farms repeatedly failing to meet Everglades pollution-cleanup goals remain in business thanks to an accommodating landlord — the state of Florida. The two farms, leasing a combined 1,200 acres of publicly owned land in Palm Beach County, generate large spikes in water pollution, state…

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