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Palm Beach council to lawmakers: Speed up plan for Lake O reservoirs

Specifically, the resolution urges lawmakers to speed up planning for water storage reservoirs south of the lake in the Everglades Agricultural Area, to speed up repair of the Herbert Hoover Dike and to eliminate septic tanks in the region.

August 2016

Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Enhance Funding for Fish and Wildlife

Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) recently introduced the bipartisan Recovering America's Wildlife Act (H.R. 5650) calling for $1.3 billion in existing revenue from the development of energy and mineral resources on federal lands and waters be dedicated to the Wildlife Conservation Restoration Program to conserve a full array of fish and wildlife.

August 2016

Environmental groups sue to protect coral in Port Everglades expansion

"A similar project at PortMiami damaged a much larger area than anticipated, and the groups said they fear the same thing could happen at Port Everglades."

August 2016

Great article by former FWF Board Chair, Bob Reid, on Longleaf Pine Restoration.

Restoring Longleaf at Little Creek Woods

August 2016

Scorching temperatures made July the hottest month on record

It was the 10th straight month to set a record for that month of the year.

August 2016

Martin County leaders worry new algae bloom could be as bad as the first one this summer

Just when it looked like the Treasure Coast was getting some relief, county leaders say rainfall increased, raising water levels and contributing to the new algal blooms.

August 2016

Phosphorus loading into lake unchanged for 30 years

As the debate on how to control the flow and clean the water rages among Florida legislators, water managers, farmers and communities, one thing is clear: What we’ve been doing for the past 30 years isn’t working.

August 2016

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