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Waterways Worth Fighting For

December 3, 2017

These are amazing places we’re fighting for.  The Caloosahatchee nourishes an estuary that supports one of the nation’s fastest growing economies. People from around the world are drawn to the water here, the beaches, the fisheries…and thousands never leave. More than…

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

November 25, 2017

Officials have persistently claimed federal regulations stop Florida from sending water south. This is an outright lie. Every time the Department of the Interior’s director of Everglades restoration initiatives, Shannon Estenoz, hears that Everglades National Park doesnt want more water,…

Extensive Public Land in the EAA: Map

November 24, 2017

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. With a cost-effective depth of…

Thank You.

November 22, 2017

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…

Joe Negron’s Legacy is in Jeopardy

November 21, 2017

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…

Rick Scott, SFWMD Is Sabotaging SB10

November 16, 2017

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:

SFWMD’s EAA Reservoir Footprint Can’t Work

November 9, 2017

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,…

Why We Failed 10 Years Ago

November 2, 2017

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…

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

October 26, 2017

SFWMD just announced that modeling for the EAA reservoir’s land needs will be released in December. Thank you to all the Bullsugar supporters, politicians, journalists, and conservationists who demanded more urgency from the district. December still leaves almost no time for independent scientists…

Is the Army Corps’ COP a Chance to Get Our Priorities Straight?

October 19, 2017

The Army Corps wants to hear from you about developing water and drainage plans. Is this a chance to start talking about where health and human safety rank in South Florida’s water management system? The Corps’ public comment request is for…