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We Need Joe Negron's Help Now

On Tuesday, the SFWMD presented 4 "alternatives" for the EAA Reservoir that have one thing in common: they won't work.

Call Senator Negron NOW

We're not suggesting that the district staff assigned to this project are incompetent or impolite. They seem to be working hard on a compressed schedule, within the parameters they've been given. They've just been given the wrong parameters. 

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Waterways Worth Fighting For

These are amazing places we’re fighting for. 

The Caloosahatchee estuary sustains one of the Florida's most important economies

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True or False: Everglades National Park Won't Accept Untreated Water Sent South

Officials have persistently claimed federal regulations stop Florida from sending water south. This is an outright lie.

Everglades National Park wants more freshwater sent south. End of story.

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Extensive Public Land in the EAA: Map

The public land available in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) is more than sufficient to site a reservoir big enough to cut discharges to the coasts and restore flows of clean water to the Everglades.

Map of public land in the EAA

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Thank You.

For people who care about clean water, few years have given us more to be thankful for. A host of lawmakers and experts stepped up in 2017 to give Florida its best shot in a long, long time to make real progress toward getting our water right. We finally see a way forward to give future generations a chance to experience what makes this place special.

Sunrise on the Caloosahatchee

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Joe Negron's Legacy is in Jeopardy

Ironically, even as the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie are being crushed once again by discharges, we are closer than we’ve ever been to a real solution, thanks largely to Senate President Joe Negron's championing SB10 this year. But the devil is in the details, and as gratifying as progress is, we’re watching it slip away through a flawed planning process.

Defying Joe Negron and SB10, water managers designed a reservoir that won't reduce toxic discharges

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Rick Scott, SFWMD Is Sabotaging SB10

We're running out of time. SFWMD is promoting a reservoir plan it knows won't work, and only Rick Scott can order the district to produce a realistic design before next week's deadline. This is the letter we're sending to the governor:

Click here to send this letter to Rick Scott

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SFWMD's EAA Reservoir Footprint Can't Work

The South Florida Water Management District did what we asked: they ran the model to find out how much land we need to store, treat, and send clean water south to the Everglades instead of to our rivers. So why, after the district delivered its presentation on scoping this week, do we still not have a realistic answer?

An EAA reservoir would need hundred-foot banks in one version of the SFWMD plan

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Why We Failed 10 Years Ago

We’ve been here before: on the verge of building a dynamic reservoir in the EAA to cut discharges to the coasts by taking water from Lake Okeechobee, cleaning it, and sending it south to Florida Bay and the parched Everglades. That was the plan a decade ago. Today it’s the elephant in the room. What happened then, and why won’t it happen again?

How close did the sugar industry get to stealing the rest of the Talisman purchase? (far right)

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Guest Column: Time for a Winning Goal, by Karl Wickstrom

SFWMD just announced that modeling for the EAA reservoir's land needs will be released in December.

Someday soon clean water will flow naturally under the Caloosahatchee River Bridge

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