Florida stuck in the past when it comes to water quality

By Pete Squibb March 24, 2017 News-Press I have been coming to Southwest Florida for nearly 25 years, and my wife’s family came to Sanibel in the 1940’s. We were drawn to the area for the fishing and other water-related outdoor opportunities it has to offer. In 2013, we purchased a home in Fort Myers, […]

Water managers declare Everglades nearly clean; the people who live there say not yet

By Jenny Staletovitch March 3, 2017 Miami Herald For much of the last year, the South Florida Water Management District has circulated a set of maps plotting water quality that it says proves just how clean the Everglades have become, essentially declaring victory in a critical step toward restoring the swamp. But the Miccosukee Tribe, […]

Florida, ‘show your work’ behind water changes

By Bob Palmer January 6, 2017 Florida Today Regulators won’t reveal the science or calculations behind new environmental standards. Think back to sixth grade. Remember those pesky math tests where your teacher wouldn’t give you any credit if you didn’t “show your work.”  Otherwise, he’d suspect that you’d peeked and copied from the smart girl […]

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 […]