With a deadline to secure congressional authorization fast running out, environmentalists on Thursday pressed water managers to endorse a $2.2 billion suite of projects that is a key to finally restoring natural water flow through the heart of the River of Grass. “We can’t miss this opportunity,” said Eric Eikenberg, chief executive officer of the… Read the Rest»
On today’s Everglades story, WLRN is factually incorrect … by gimleteye NOTE: I posted the following before realizing the WLRN report was generated by a news feed/ service. I do not know the source of the report, but it would be interesting to know. Listening to WLRN public radio’s factually incorrect news report this morning,… Read the Rest»
The public is invited to attend Friends of the Everglades’ 44th annual meeting, April 14, 2013, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, in the Historic Entrance Building at Pinecrest Gardens,11000 Red Road. Before and after the meeting you can enjoy the Garden’s Earth Day. Admission to the Garden is free. Dr. Hal Wanless, Chairman of the Department… Read the Rest»
Big Sugar money keeps flowing to Everglades restoration under the Florida Legislature’s compromise measure that Friday drew support from environmental groups and agriculture alike. The state House of Representatives unanimously approved changes to the Everglades Forever Act that extend taxes on sugar cane growers and other agriculture to help pay for cleaning up water pollution… Read the Rest»
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Everglades Pollution Bill (HB 7065) gives the sugar industry a free ride. The House Appropriations Committee will vote on this bill at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 14. Call your state Representative now! The Sierra Club opposes HB 7065, a bill that seeks to drastically weaken Everglades cleanup standards to benefit the sugar industry. The ailing Everglades… Read the Rest»