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Irma Recovery: How You Can Help

Your help is still needed. For every person sighing in relief at a near miss, there’s another who’s lost everything to Irma. As Florida begins the long process of recovery, thousands of people still need our help.

Hurricane Irma Ft. Lauderdale

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Irma Recovery: How You Can Help

Your help is still needed. For every person sighing in relief at a near miss, there’s another who’s lost everything to Irma. As Florida begins the long process of recovery, thousands of people still need our help.

Hurricane Irma Ft. Lauderdale

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Hurricane Information Sources

Please stay safe and look after your neighbors as Hurricane Irma tracks toward Florida.

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Sugar Lobbyist Caught Rewriting SFWMD Policy

Email records prove that a U.S. Sugar lobbyist has been directing policy at a state agencyTC Palm’s Lucas Daprile uncovered a truth this week that too many people already knew: Sugar controls the South Florida Water Management District and actively blocks clean water rules and Everglades restoration.

US Sugar lobbyist Irene Quincey demanded changes in SFWMD reports on sugar industry pollution

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Sales-Tax-Funded Sailfish Splash Barely Afloat

Did Martin County taxpayers get their money's worth from the $10 million waterpark funded by a recent sales tax hike? Commissioner Ed Ciampi stood up before twenty or so attendees at last week's town hall and delivered the answer...

Sailfish Splash generated almost no profit last year

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Vote AGAINST Martin County 1% Tax on Tuesday 8/29/17

Martin County residents should VOTE AGAINST the 1 percent tax on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.

Doug Smith’s Martin County Board of County Commissioners (MCBCC) majority does not deserve a $230 million dollar blank check in the name of water quality.1  

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This is How US Sugar Will Buy Your Town

Sugar isn’t the only corrupt industry that can buy communities to silence complaints about its pollution. But it might be the only one that gets taxpayers to pick up the cost.

Martin County taxpayers are being pushed by Flint, Michigan-based US Sugar to join a long line of Floridians paying to clean up the company’s waste.

Signing the Now Or Neverglades Declaration got Doug Smith elected. He reneged immediately after winning.

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Congratulations Matt Hauck, Fly School Sweepstakes Winner

Matt Hauck started fly fishing in Florida more than 25 years ago. Today he chases redfish from Jacksonville to the Keys and heads to Flamingo to find snook as often as he can. But a recent trip to Florida Bay inspired him to do something about the declining conditions he saw more and more frequently.

Florida redfish on a fly

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Sugar is Using Our Land. We Need it Back.

The key to making the EAA reservoir work might have been under our feet all along.

Scientists have said for years that the project can’t succeed without enough land. To stop discharges to the coasts and restore the Everglades, the system needs more than storage. It needs to constantly refill and empty as fast as it can in the wet season, flowing through treatment marshes to filter out pollution before sending it south. It works like a river using a floodplain to clean water as it goes.

Map: Publicly owned STA 5/6 in use to treat sugar industry pollution

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