Senator Negron Keeps Up The Good Fight

Senator Negron said he’s an “optimist” and expects the reservoir to get built in three to four years. Before that happens, the South Florida Water Management District has to meet several deadlines and Congress needs to act.

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 […]

Reservoir Bill: Thank you to Legislators

Our latest newspaper ad in “The Stuart News” praising Senate President Negron and the other supporting legislators for getting Senate Bill 10 passed. It’s a good first step in reducing the toxic algae.

Gov. Rick Scott signs bill for reservoir

Gov. Rick Scott signs bill for reservoir to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges By Tyler Treadway May 9, 2017 TC Palm It’s the law: Build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb disastrous discharges to the St. Lucie River. Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed  Senate Bill 10, the legislation authorizing a significant increase in water stored south of […]

Gov. Rick Scott will approve reservoir

Gov. Rick Scott will approve reservoir to reduce Lake Okeechobee discharges By Isadora Rangel May 3, 2017 TC Palm TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott will sign a bill to fund a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb harmful discharges to coastal estuaries, his office said Wednesday. His signature will make Senate Bill 10 final after […]

Florida Legislature approves reservoir

Florida Legislature approves reservoir to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges By Isadora Rangel May 2, 2017 TC Palm TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Joe Negron seemed overly optimistic earlier this year when he gave himself a 70 percent chance of getting legislative approval for his proposal to build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb discharges. After much […]

Legislature Agrees to Fund Lake O Reservoir

Legislature agrees to fund Lake Okeechobee reservoir to curb discharges By Isadora Rangel April 25, 2017 TC Palm TALLAHASSEE — The state House and Senate reached an unprecedented agreement to pay for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb discharges Tuesday — clearing the first of many hurdles before the proposal can come to fruition. […]

The Reservoir Plan Will Help All of Us in Florida

Column: Protecting the Everglades with the reservoir plan will help all of us in Florida By Bob Martinez and Dominic M. Calabro April 24, 2017 Tampa Bay Times   Florida’s Everglades is an American iconic national park known and revered throughout the world for its biodiversity. Floridians, regardless where they live, must join together to […]

House shouldn’t squander chance to help the Everglades

Lawmakers in Florida House shouldn’t squander best chance yet to help the Everglades By Miami Herald Editorial Board April 22, 2017 The Florida Senate gets it. As a result, Senate lawmakers have passed one of the most carefully crafted bills yet to ensure the health of the Everglades. As environmentalists, water-dependent businesses, economists and tourists […]

EAA Reservoir paper

*Update: April 24, 2017* This position paper is written by our Board member Jay O’Laughlin, Ph.D., a policy scientist with extensive experience in studying ways to protect the natural environment and our clean water supply. The paper was updated following the amendments to Senate Bill 10 on April 12th. Summary: A reservoir in the Everglades […]