Posts Tagged ‘Everglades Foundation’

Putting the Everglades reservoir into context

By Eric Eikenberg May 15, 2017 TC Palm Now that Gov. Rick Scott has signed the bill to construct a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, it is time to put what just happened into context. The legislation was the singular priority of Senate President Joe Negron, who represents the epicenter of the toxic algae outbreaks…

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Everglades Foundation: Restoration project would have $20 billion impact

By Susan Salisbury February 28, 2017 Palm Beach Post As the controversy over a proposal to purchase land for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee continues, Tuesday the Everglades Foundation released a 20-page study on the economic benefits of two other  proposed Everglades restoration projects. Senate President Joe Negron has proposed SB 10, which calls…

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Congress approves Everglades project aimed at bringing water south

By Jenny Staletovich December 12, 2016 Miami Herald Everglades restoration scored a major victory over the weekend when Congress approved a long-awaited waterworks bill. The $10 billion bill comes at the end of a year filled with water woes that wilted Florida Bay and left Treasure Coast estuaries coated in slimy green algae, and includes…

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End stench and sludge. Save the Everglades: #NowOrNeverglades

By Orlando Sentinel Editors November 14, 2016 Orlando Sentinel A week ago, while most Floridians were preoccupied by a certain approaching news event, a 12-day bus tour concluded in a campaign to highlight an issue whose impact — at least for Florida —could linger well beyond the results from Election Day. Sponsored by the Everglades…

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We can’t afford not to build Everglades ag area reservoir

By Eric Eikenberg November 3, 2016 TC Palm Much has been made of the devastating environmental effects of toxic discharges of Lake Okeechobee water into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers, but little has been said about the importance of increased water storage to Florida’s economy. The untreated water gives rise to regular outbreaks of…

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Who’ll perform CPR on Everglades? South Florida chokes on guacamole

By Eric Eikenberg October 30, 2016 Orlando Sentinel Imagine that one of Florida’s most important flood-control structures has been ruptured, and that every day, 1.5 billion gallons of toxic water is gushing into two of Florida’s most popular sport fishing, boating and tourist areas. Soon, a dark, smelly blue-green algae bloom forms in the waterways, with…

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