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Environmental Leaders visit Florida Bay to discuss Everglades restoration

SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Chauncey Goss, DEP Secretary Noah Valenstein and Environmental Leaders visit Florida Bay to discuss Everglades restoration

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250 million approved by Federal Gov.

Millions of federal dollars are slated for Everglades restoration in the state.

In the middle of a 5,600-page spending bill, $250 million is approve for restoration that impacts Southwest Florida.

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How Fishing Captains are Saving the Everglades

“This is what’s at risk,” Captain Chris Wittman tells me. “This is what we are fighting for.” He doesn’t need to point to what he’s referring to. Open waters and islands dense with mangroves unfurl in every direction. 

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Water quality roundtable set for today

Congressman Francis Rooney will hold a second roundtable discussion today where he, along with community partners, will gather information and discuss the effects of harmful algal blooms on human and sea life.

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SWFL organizations calling on Senate to vote on Everglades reservoir

A letter made out to Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell from the Everglades Foundation asks that America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 be the top agenda item when the US Senate returns next week.

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White House approves massive reservoir to hold Lake O overflow

A massive reservoir to hold Lake Okeechobee overflow got White House approval this week, a key step for the fast-tracked plan to spare northern estuaries from extended assaults of harmful lake water.

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Florida's algae crisis

It was standing room only Tuesday night as nearly 200 boaters and concerned residents met at the Cape Coral Yacht Club to discuss the ongoing algae problems in the Caloosahatchee River and a red tide that's lingered off the coast since November. ...

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Parley for the Oceans addresses major threats towards our oceans, the most important ecosystem of our planet. We believe the power for change lies in the hands of the consumer – given he has a choice – and the power to shape this new consumer mindset lies in the hands of the creative industries.

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Our state needs a long-term solution that will allow us to divert and clean the nutrient-laden fresh water currently killing estuaries on the East and West coasts, while not permitting high Lake Okeechobee levels to jeopardize the lives of those south of the lake.

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