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Without SFWMD Model, EAA Reservoir is on Track to Fail

Right now billions of gallons of fertilizer, sewage, and legacy pollution from Lake Okeechobee are spewing into the St. Lucie River, carrying a new threat of toxic algae. Water managers may say Irma left them no choice, but of course that’s a half-truth, at best.

Public land is available for the EAA reservoir project, but today it's used to filter sugarcane runoff

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Without SFWMD Model, EAA Reservoir is on Track to Fail

Right now billions of gallons of fertilizer, sewage, and legacy pollution from Lake Okeechobee are spewing into the St. Lucie River, carrying a new threat of toxic algae. Water managers may say Irma left them no choice, but of course that’s a half-truth, at best.

Public land is available for the EAA reservoir project, but today it's used to filter sugarcane runoff

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Guides' Guide to Available Assistance

Irma’s next victims will be the fishing, hospitality, artist, and service communities in South Florida.  The next urgent task is to help supplement those without sufficient financial buffers against unexpected catastrophe of this scale. As recovery begins, we should be providing two functions: grants and information. We should be using social media to help on the sourcing of information.

The Florida Keys fishing economy faces a long recovery

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Sugar Back-Pumping Increases Dike Failure Risk

With weeks left in the 2017 hurricane season, and open speculation about how long the Herbert Hoover dike can hold back a rising Lake Okeechobee, how can the sugar industry possibly justify adding to the danger by back-pumping billions of gallons of water off their fields?

Dry Fields in the EAA, September 16. Photo by Adam Dubbin/Save Florida Waters Now.

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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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