Everglades Restoration

Deep Dive: Here’s what Big Sugar can do to fix flooding in the Everglades

October 27, 2023

All is not well in the central Everglades. High water levels in the water conservation areas south of Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades Agricultural Area are flooding tree islands, and those dependent upon them — people, and creatures like deer…

With billions needed for water projects, Florida needs to get better organized

October 20, 2023

Did you know that for all the money being spent on water quality projects in Florida, the state has no comprehensive, well-vetted list of which projects should get priority in terms of funding and start date? And wouldn’t it be…

Why we fight

July 5, 2023

It doesn’t get more American than this. Leading up to the Fourth of July, Florida beaches and waterways were packed. Families in the sand, music and cold beverages on the boat, some fishing, some swimming — that’s why we live…

Will the EAA reservoir work as advertised? It had better

March 3, 2023

They came from all over Florida: Public officials, political appointees from both the state and federal government, even Big Sugar sent an emissary. The goal: To proclaim a new day dawning, one marked by clean water and prosperity as far…

DeSantis’ executive order on water: The good, the unclear and the political

January 17, 2023

Gov. Ron DeSantis’s Executive Order 23-06, issued Jan. 11, was a watershed moment in the history of Florida water politics — no pun intended. It laid out what DeSantis characterized as a sweeping agenda to clean up Florida’s troubled waters,…

Everglades restoration could fall short – here’s what to do about it

December 20, 2022

We hate to say, “We told you so.” But we told you so. For years, first as Bullsugar.org and now as VoteWater, we’ve advocated for two key points: We need more land south of Lake Okeechobee to store water and…