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Editor of Florida Sportsman Magazine, Blair Wickstrom, spends a Sunday afternoon enjoying the St. Lucie River, to close out September.Read more
Thousands of voices stood up for our waterways during the LOSOM scoping meetings at the beginning of the year. We need your help again.Read more
The 4th Annual Dirty River Jam benefitting Friends of the Everglades is coming to Jensen Beach, Florida! Mark your calendar for October 5th 12-11pm in downtown Jensen Beach to let the good times roll and join us in the fight for clean water.
13 months ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers didn’t track toxic algae in Lake Okeechobee discharges. Today, they are changing the way they manage the lake specifically to prevent harmful health effects from toxic algae. This is huge news, and we are grateful to all who have helped us keep the pressure on.
“How toxic is too toxic?” Don’t ask.
A year ago, Congressman Brian Mast questioned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about their role in tracking toxicity and warning affected communities when cyanobacteria blooms occur. His questions highlighted what has historically been an unacceptable toleration for coastal communities’ exposure to health threats from Lake Okeechobee discharges.
No one with knowledge of the decades-long decline of South Florida’s estuaries could have been prepared for what we heard yesterday.
After years of static, after seemingly endless sidestepping and half-truths and flat-out lies from officials at every level, a stark, simple truth exploded like a thunderclap in congress. This exchange took seconds:
Any legislation that paves the way for private interests to use taxpayer resources to develop the Everglades is not in the public interest.
In this episode of Florida politics, Eye on Miami’s Alan Farago takes a closer look at the proposed C-51 reservoir. The project, now creeping its way through the legislature under the guise of preserving and protecting the natural environment, reveals a darker intention with a second, harder look.
The human health crisis blooming in Florida is becoming harder to ignore.
Last week a new study showed that dolphins are testing positive for fatal neurological disorders--similar to Alzheimer’s--after chronic exposure to toxic algae in the same waters that we swim in, fish from, and live on.
Hey, look over there! While federal and state agencies and a legion of Florida policymakers and water management experts scramble to rebuild the disastrous Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule--the operating manual that led to last summer’s toxic bloom catastrophe--the state legislature has been able to negotiate water deals without input from key overseers.