Friends, One of the biggest issues facing Everglades restoration in 2015 is the State’s decision whether or not to buy 46,800 acres of land south of Lake Okeechobee from U.S. Sugar Corp. before the option expires this October. Phosphorus and sulfur runoff from the sugar industry are polluting the Everglades, leading to ecosystem collapse and… Read the Rest»
Dear Friends of the Everglades, This is the time of year to ask for your continued financial support of Friends of the Everglades (http://everglades.org). Your contributions allow us to continue our twin missions: to educate school-age students in Miami-Dade and to compel government to follow its own laws protecting the Everglades. By… Read the Rest»
From the Tampa Bay Times – “Under Scott, Department of Environmental Protection undergoes drastic change”
In January, Gov. Rick Scott stood in front of a room full of Department of Environmental Protection employees and praised their hard work. One accomplishment Scott singled out: making it easier than ever to obtain a permit for filling in wetlands, pumping water out of the aquifer or pouring pollutants into the water and air.… Read the Rest»
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