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Plan floated for new south Lee County flood control effort 12/8/2017 Punta Gorda homeowners fear further erosion from Irma-damaged seawalls 12/7/2017 USGS to start monitoring water quality at Warm Mineral Springs 12/7/2017 Ponce De Leon Inlet dredging scheduled through mid-December 12/7/2017 Learn about crowdsourcing water level data at Dec. 19th webinar 12/7/2017 DEP secretary rejects judge's recommendation, denies Everglades oil drilling permit 12/4/2017 Study to determine number of red snapper in Gulf of Mexico 12/4/2017 State leader calls on national government to aid toxic sludge cleanup 12/4/2017 Clearer view of Irma's impact emerges as Lake Okeechobee water recedes 12/4/2017 Hurricane Irma's impact near Lee County's rural Bedman Creek troubles many in Alva 12/4/2017 Fort Myers sludge testing takes unexpected turn 12/1/2017 Sick birds this time of year could mean undetected algal blooms 12/1/2017 News-Press Op-Ed: Keep Lee County’s septic tank regulation in place 12/1/2017 Caloosahatchee River debris clearance project may delay Davis Boat Ramp patrons 11/29/2017 Rule change allowing Captiva mansion wins backing; lawyer says no 'backroom deal' 11/29/2017 Scientists monitor red tide increase off southwest Florida 11/29/2017 DEP invests more than $90M in water quality improvement projects 11/27/2017 Fort Myers Beach town council tells consultant to ”drill down“ on stormwater 11/27/2017 Red tide found in parts of Sanibel, Captiva Islands 11/27/2017 Drone study examines wading birds around North Port’s canals 11/27/2017 EPA, Army propose to delay WOTUS implementation 11/27/2017 Green sea turtle nest numbers hit record 11/27/2017 SCCF Panel: Florida’s ecosystems feel the strain after Irma 11/27/2017 “Coastal Keepers” to focus on water quality, ocean conservation 11/27/2017 State moving ahead with Lake O water plan, without feds 11/27/2017 Group's wish: Clean drinking water for Christmas in Charleston Park 11/27/2017 Fort Myers sludge site tests five times above EPA standard for arsenic 11/27/2017 USF, Florida welcome new research vessel R/V W. T. Hogarth 11/13/2017 Dikes, berms not answer to flooding in Bonita Springs 11/13/2017 Florida Chamber calls for science-based solutions to water issues 11/13/2017 Scientists fear red tide bloom may be lingering offshore 11/13/2017 Lee County Extension Services announces coastal planning workshop 11/13/2017 Register now for Nov. 14th Southwest Florida Stormwater Ponds workshop 11/8/2017 Check your irrigation timer when you 'fall back' to Standard Time 11/7/2017 Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine visits Europe to study water issues 11/1/2017 Irma dumped 19 billion gallons of water into Peace River basin 11/1/2017 Sea turtle nesting finishes strong on Longboat Key through Venice 11/1/2017 Florida bill could require sea-level-rise studies for publicly funded buildings 10/30/2017 Irma is long gone, but South Florida’s watery wilderness is still feeling the pain 10/30/2017 Free guided walks return to Lee County beaches and preserves in November 10/30/2017 Something in the Water: How the government failed one Lee County community 10/26/2017 Dock match program 10/25/2017 Miami can now challenge a state rule that allows more toxins in the water 10/25/2017 Take look at before, after effects of sea floor following Hurricane Irma near Florida 10/23/2017 Irma devastates Florida oranges, other crops 10/23/2017 Fluctuating blue, brown water on Fort Myers Beach the norm for coming months 10/18/2017 Conclusive testing to begin on Dunbar toxic dump site 10/18/2017 State moving forward with Caloosahatchee River pollution plan 10/16/2017 Land swap plan moves sewage plant site away from Corkscrew Road development in Lee County 10/16/2017 Placida Boat Ramp Opens Oct. 14 10/16/2017 What will Florida (and its water supply) look like in 2070? 10/11/2017 SFWMD hosts meeting on reservoir plan 10/11/2017 Erosion could affect tourism on Fort Myers Beach 10/10/2017 Help celebrate South Venice Beach waterway restoration Oct. 14th 10/9/2017 Solutions in the works to prevent future flooding in Bonita Springs 10/6/2017 Lake O hits highest level since 2005, raising concerns its dike could fail 10/6/2017 Is development draining Florida’s aquifer system beyond repair? 10/5/2017 Damaging freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee to continue 10/3/2017 Charlotte County to distribute free tarps Oct. 7 10/3/2017 Use caution when launching in Lee County waterways post-Irma 10/3/2017 Year-round water restrictions now in effect 10/2/2017 More rain could mean more flooding of Imperial River 9/29/2017 Green algae in Lemon Bay to be tested for toxicity 9/29/2017 SFWMD approves $758M water budget with no discussion 9/29/2017 Cape Coral gives nod to loan program option 9/29/2017 All the ways hurricanes can harm — and help — the ecosystems they hit 9/28/2017 Lake O water historically high; so is bacteria level 9/28/2017 How officials plan to curb flooding in Bonita Springs 9/28/2017 Mote asks local anglers to help gather vital snook data 9/26/2017 Portable Red Tide Detector Debuts at NOAA Emerging Tech Workshop 9/26/2017 Florida needs to improve sewage systems, enviro group says 9/25/2017 Fight over 'flushable' wipes D.C. says are clogging sewer systems heads to federal court 9/25/2017 Comment period extended for the definition of "Waters of the United States" 9/21/2017 Sewage spills add to misery In hurricane-battered Florida 9/21/2017 Lee County makes $42.4M deal to buy Edison Farms 9/19/2017 After Irma, slow-moving crisis headed for lake Okeechobee 9/19/2017 Seawall Failures 9/18/2017 SFWMD Working to Lower Water Levels in Areas Most Impacted by Hurricane Irma 9/18/2017 The Monster Surge That Wasn’t: Why Irma Caused Less Flooding Than Expected 9/18/2017 Damage to Florida’s coral reef has made the state more vulnerable to storm surges 9/18/2017 Irma's gone, rivers still rising 9/14/2017 Fort Myers-area residents get started on cleanup from tropical system flooding 9/5/2017 Estero Bay estuary flushed by heavy rains brings darker than normal water, but fishing is OK 9/5/2017 Fort Myers-area residents get started on cleanup from tropical system flooding 9/5/2017 SWFL residents deal with seawall damage expenses after flooding 9/5/2017 Some flooded areas dry out, others still underwater in SWFL 9/1/2017 City of Bonita Springs Flooding Update #3 8/31/2017 Cape Coral Police Department provides update on roads, water main break 8/30/2017 Flooded residents wonder about drainage time 8/30/2017 Excessive Rainfall Update 8/30/2017 Mote to hold International Ocean Film Tour 8/30/2017 Fort Myers river basin captures statewide award 8/30/2017 Cape Coral's water woes: From famine to flooding in only four months 8/28/2017 SWFWMD to Hold Public Workshop on Ranking Water Bodies 8/25/2017 Placida Boat Ramp closing for repairs Sept. 19 – Oct. 13 8/24/2017 City of Fort Myers readies sludge dump for full testing 8/24/2017 State bill requests $125 million to help springs, St. Johns River 8/24/2017 Scientists monitoring 'big blob' in Gulf waters off Sanibel 8/23/2017 Free youth outdoor program at Port Charlotte Beach Park 8/23/2017 FWC: Leave sea turtle hatchlings alone and they will make it to sea just fine 8/23/2017 Lakes Regional Park Island restoration project to begin 8/23/2017 Dredging around Punta Gorda Isles to take place during September 8/23/2017 Sign up now for FREE Sediment Control Inspector Course Sept. 18-19 8/23/2017 Florida flood risk study identifies priorities for property buyouts 8/18/2017 Captiva Erosion Prevention District receives annual beach monitoring project results 8/18/2017 Caloosahatchee River, estuary relief may have to wait until 2022 8/18/2017 Fort Myers beach City Council won’t get 30% plans before next stormwater vote 8/16/2017 Cape Coral honored for future-focused water resources initiatives 8/16/2017 Sen. Nelson to EPA: Help Fort Myers residents get the sludge out 8/16/2017 Suncoast Reef Rovers strike again! Marine debris removed from Venice North Jetty 8/16/2017 Volunteer boat captains and snorkelers needed for Pine Island Sound Scallop Search, Aug. 26th 8/16/2017 Record year for sea turtle nests means more hatchlings on beaches 8/14/2017 The sea level did, in fact, rise faster in Florida and the southeast U.S. 8/14/2017 Sanibel water quality called into question 8/14/2017 Be mindful of summertime algal blooms, report them to FDEP 8/10/2017 Businesses bucked Gov. Rick Scott's rule to notify public about pollution 8/8/2017 Controversial Haines City composting facility to stay closed 8/8/2017 Scientists blame northern inflows for current Lake O algae bloom 8/8/2017 Second toxic sludge site found in Fort Myers 8/8/2017 Port Charlotte Beach Boat Ramp Closing for Repairs Aug. 14 8/4/2017 'A ticking time bomb': Toxic algae expected to make a comeback 8/4/2017 Venice officials take issue with report that questions city water quality 8/4/2017 Activists predict water manager will rise to the occasion 8/3/2017 Cape Coral poised to OK $269M phase of utilities project 8/3/2017 Free “Blue Carbon” wetland workshop August 24th 8/2/2017 Worrisome algae bloom erupts on Lake Okeechobee 8/1/2017 Special CHNEP Citizens Advisory Committee meeting Aug. 2nd 7/31/2017 President Trump's budget would eliminate Florida's Healthy Beaches bacteria monitoring 7/28/2017 State delegation asks Corps of Engineers to stay neutral in water wars 7/28/2017 Burnt Store Isles perimeter channel dredge project update (7/25) 7/26/2017 Residents to sue Fort Myers over former toxic dump site 7/26/2017 More than 5,000 lionfish removed so far in Lionfish Challenge 2017 7/26/2017 Study of freshwater turtles to improve treatment of toxins in sea turtles 7/26/2017 Nitrogen pollution focus of DEP meeting 7/25/2017 Florida communities prepare for sea level rise, potential costs to local economy 7/25/2017 Could a byproduct of chip manufacturing be the next big thing in coastal conservation? 7/25/2017 Sea level rise is accelerating in Florida, scientists warn 7/24/2017 Venice Pier is spotless: Suncoast Reef Rovers are keeping it clean 7/24/2017 DEP rejects city plan for toxic Dunbar site 7/20/2017 Captiva Plan, wastewater, Captiva Drive still under discussion 7/20/2017 Critics of DEP water rules now are more hopeful for appeals 7/19/2017 Fort Myers promises transparency about former dump site 7/18/2017 Divers protect over 1 million fish from invasive lionfish 7/14/2017 Tom Palmer: Problem of water use is not a new issue 7/11/2017 Water Atlas program, faculty, Atlas sponsors receive FLMS Awards 7/11/2017 Mote’s shelf survey could help scientists improve red tide forecasts 7/10/2017 Public invited to review the 10-year management plan for Lee County’s Matanzas Pass Preserve 7/10/2017 FWC asking for public’s help in tracking fish kills 7/5/2017 Scallopers get ready, more waters open for harvest starting July 1 7/5/2017 Cleanup plan for Dunbar arsenic sludge pits revealed 7/3/2017 Southwest Florida gets $35.9 million in funding for local projects from state 7/3/2017 DEP awards nearly $3 million for water-quality restoration grants 7/3/2017 Caloosahatchee reservoir sprouting at last 7/3/2017 Battle for the Bay: Marco pushes back against the FDEP 7/3/2017 Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule 6/28/2017 Lee County pursues Edison Farms land for Conservation 20/20 6/28/2017 Sewers, wastewater still being discussed at Captiva Community Panel 6/22/2017 Lee County will offer $42M for Edison Farms land 6/22/2017 Council votes to begin Dunbar's sludge dump cleaning process 6/22/2017 Constant flooding in Charlotte County neighborhood prompts concern among residents 6/20/2017 Governor and cabinet approve 6,000-acre Florida Forever Acquisition 6/20/2017 City of Fort Myers dumped toxic sludge in Dunbar 6/13/2017 Local governments, more or less, tackling effects of climate change 6/13/2017 Stump Pass channel realignment 6/13/2017 Dredging of Big Carlos Pass 6/12/2017 Lionfish derby to be held July 7-9 off Sarasota 6/12/2017 Cape Coral canal levels finally see some relief 6/9/2017 Water efficiency in rural areas getting worse, despite improvements in urban centers 6/8/2017 Burnt Store Isles perimeter channel dredging project 6/8/2017 Scott vetoes spending for citrus canker claims, water projects 6/6/2017 Lee County wants more water from lake 6/6/2017 USGS study Finds 28 types of cyanobacteria in Florida algal bloom 6/6/2017 New research vessel to impact marine research across Florida 6/5/2017 Mote's tarpon tagging kicks off for 2017 in Charlotte Harbor 6/5/2017 Modified Phase III water shortage restrictions 6/5/2017 Pace of sea-level rise has tripled since 1990, new study shows 5/30/2017 ‘King tides’ predicted for Memorial Day weekend 5/26/2017 Noah Valenstein is new Florida DEP chief 5/25/2017 District Tightens Water Restrictions throughout 16-County Region 5/25/2017 Fort Myers spends $250K for drain inspections 5/23/2017 CHNEP needs your images for their 2018 calendar 5/22/2017 Cape Coral mulls end to special lawn-watering restriction 5/22/2017 Governing Board Declares Water Reuse Week May 14-20 5/15/2017 Mangrove trimming May 15-25 at Burnt Store Isles 5/12/2017 Rip-rap installation at Burnt Store Isles lock area 5/10/2017 Cape Coral reverse osmosis plant set for $1 million in repairs 5/9/2017 Bill would expedite southern reservoir to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges 5/9/2017 Pollution notice bill inspired by sinkhole passes Legislature 5/4/2017 Cape Coral water ban averages 100-plus violations a day 5/3/2017 Florida drinking water ranks among nation’s worst, study finds 5/3/2017 Cape Coral begins pumping water from reservoir to freshwater canal system 5/1/2017 Southwest Florida so dry that canals, wells, pumps, lawn watering are concerns 5/1/2017 Environmental budget negotiations falter in Legislature 5/1/2017 ‘Big win’: Florida beaches score $50 million in state budget 4/28/2017 SWFWMD declares Phase I Water Shortage throughout 16-county region 4/28/2017 Sarasota County Fire Chief issues recreational burn ban 4/28/2017 $75 million of ‘Star Trek’ technology to transform Lee drinking water 4/26/2017 New primer to “living shorelines” published 4/25/2017 Lee County Utilities customers may notice change in water 4/24/2017 Charlotte County Utilities wins regional best-tasting drinking water contest 4/24/2017 Florida Senate unanimously supports pollution notification rules change 4/24/2017 SFWMD issues water shortage warning to 8.1 million Florida residents 4/24/2017 Cape Coral issues burn ban and “Stage I Water Shortage” with mandatory one-day watering 4/24/2017 Warning from SWFWMD: Additional water restrictions are possible 4/24/2017 New Mote app analyzes microscopic red tide data 4/24/2017 Sarasota County considers Manasota Key beach renourishment 4/24/2017 Cape Coral makes deal with mine to supplement water 4/24/2017 Senate Okays Lake Okeechobee reservoir bill; what about House? 4/24/2017 Parks and piers temporarily closed for ADA upgrades 4/14/2017 Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority proposes policy model 4/14/2017 Rep. Buchanan sends letter to Congressional panel asking for help in preserving estuaries 4/14/2017 Pipeline to Nowhere? Cape Coral, Fort Myers at impasse over water pipeline 4/13/2017 DEP Awards More Than $26.6 Million for Charlotte Harbor Water Quality Initiative Projects 4/13/2017 El Jobean Fishing Pier Closed May through August for Renovation 4/12/2017 Great American Cleanup scheduled for April 22nd in North Port 4/12/2017 More than 100 Florida wildfires scorch state, a sign of how dry we are 4/10/2017 Coastal inundation fostering innovation, economic activity by necessity 4/7/2017 Manasota Key residents pushing for joint beach renourishment 4/6/2017 Private wells in Lehigh Acres drying up amid drought 4/6/2017 Big Hickory water towers in Bonita Springs might be demolished 4/6/2017 Lake Okeechobee level could bring water restrictions 4/6/2017 City to ‘test drive’ water delivery system for possible reservoir 4/6/2017 Manasota Key residents pushing for joint beach renourishment 4/6/2017 Supreme Court will not pause Obama WOTUS rule 4/5/2017 Seagrasses in World Heritage Site not recovered years after heat wave 4/4/2017 Protected Lee County land could become site of 1,300 homes 3/30/2017 Estuary goes from drowning to drought in a year 3/30/2017 Cape Coral ready to ramp up watering restrictions 3/30/2017 Cape Coral ready to ramp up watering restrictions 3/30/2017 Mote, Eckerd scientists receive climate change/ocean acidification research grant 3/24/2017 Ribbon cutting Tuesday to celebrate completion of Dona Bay watershed restoration project 3/24/2017 Coastal Republicans warn GOP against climate denial 3/23/2017 Artificial mangroves could bring back vanishing habitats in Florida 3/23/2017 Captains for Clean Water holds successful fundraising gala 3/23/2017 Scientists find seagrass protects against pathogens, climate change 3/23/2017 Republicans lead fight to ban fracking in Florida 3/22/2017 Cape Coral wants to build reservoir costing as much as $38 million 3/22/2017 Council considering purchasing property to create city reservoir 3/22/2017 Register now for Inshore Insight Fishing Series 3/21/2017 Lee County reminds residents and visitors to conserve water 3/21/2017 Watering rules extended to unincorporated Lee 3/17/2017 Fix water quality or Florida tourism will suffer, fishing and boating industries warn 3/17/2017 Lawmakers grill DEP over water pollution limits 3/17/2017 DEP secretary Jon Steverson resigns after stormy 2-year tenure 3/17/2017 President Trump transition leader's goal is two-thirds cut in EPA employees 3/17/2017 Plan that includes keeping toxic algae from waterways is now bigger and more expensive 3/16/2017 Florida scientists fear hurricane forecasts, climate research will suffer under Trump 3/16/2017 Bill to strengthen pollution notification rules advances in Florida Senate 3/16/2017 Bill that would ban fracking in Florida passes Senate committee 3/16/2017 Sanibel City Council continues conversations about water quality 3/16/2017 Fort Myers Beach to review fertilizer ordinance 3/15/2017 Register now for Charlotte Harbor Watershed Summit, Mar. 28-30 3/14/2017 Can we get rid of red tide? Not yet, according to Mote scientist 3/14/2017 Four weeks of water supply in Cape Coral canals 3/9/2017 Fort Myers Beach Town Council agrees on next stormwater steps 3/8/2017 Lawmakers propose $50 million to restore beaches 3/7/2017 FWC continues seagrass research and conservation with new status report 3/1/2017 Trump takes aim at WOTUS rule 3/1/2017 Trump begins dismantling Obama’s EPA rules today. First up: the Clean Water Rule 3/1/2017 Mote developing app so beachgoers can record red tide observations 3/1/2017 Peace River Authority wants to double water storage capacity 3/1/2017 Free sailing event at Port Charlotte Beach Park 2/28/2017 Port Charlotte community concerned over canal waste 2/28/2017 Online tool explores sea level rise and coastal marsh health scenarios 2/28/2017 Household hazardous waste collection event in Haines City 2/28/2017 Total maximum daily loads for Sanibel Slough discussed 2/23/2017 Cape Coral water levels not improving 2/23/2017 CHNEP seeks new Program Scientist 2/22/2017 Attention early birds: Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve needs you for water quality monitoring 2/22/2017 2016 Water Oral History Project to debut new videos Jan. 28th 2/21/2017 Florida lawmakers push water agenda 2/17/2017 Rainfall deficit prompts Water District advisory 2/17/2017 Cleaning up canals could help Fort Myers Beach water quality 2/16/2017 Cost-saving dredging techniques sought by Lee County 2/16/2017 Mote’s Science Café to focus on Human Impacts of Florida Red Tide 2/16/2017 Florida lawmakers in DC learn there are no easy fixes for red tide plague 2/16/2017 Long slog likely if Trump EPA attempts WOTUS do-over 2/16/2017 Florida has seen bad effects from Trump-like climate gag orders 2/16/2017 Register now for 2017 Charlotte Harbor Watershed Summit 2/14/2017 Ft. Myers Beach Council favors floodplain regulation changes 2/9/2017 Charlotte County to start dredging Manasota Key beaches 2/8/2017 Public meeting Feb. 21st to review BMAP for Caloosahatchee Estuary 2/8/2017 Water solutions still a priority, puzzle for local lawmakers 2/7/2017 Legislature needs educating about flood risk 2/7/2017 Polk County Commission won't fund Soil and Water Conservation District 2/7/2017 What would happen to Florida if the EPA really did go away? 2/7/2017 State may pump stormwater below ground to keep it out of Lake Okeechobee 2/3/2017 Obliterating EPA would create chaos, experts say 2/3/2017 North Fort Myers creek water tested after raw sewage spill 2/3/2017 SWFWMD reports gains in seagrass coverage in Sarasota Bay 2/3/2017 Seafood fans prepare to feast in Cortez 2/3/2017 In Florida, debate over pollution limits rages 2/3/2017 State may require licensing for kayaks, canoes, paddle boards 2/1/2017 MOTE debuts podcat: "Two Sea Fans" 1/31/2017 Changes in rainfall, temperature expected to transform coastal wetlands this century 1/31/2017 Public expresses mostly opposition to Mosaic mine expansion 1/31/2017 Uncollected dog waste threatens SWFL waterways 1/27/2017 Court reinstates EPA rule to allow pumping dirty water unchecked 1/27/2017 Sea level rise symposium provides insight to island residents 1/27/2017 Water rules could be tightened even more in Cape Coral 1/27/2017 Lee County signals interest in Edison Farms 1/27/2017 Environmental groups want EPA to nix Florida’s new water standards 1/27/2017 New group fighting to keep Lee County waterways clean 1/25/2017 John Cassani named Caloosahatchee Waterkeeper 1/25/2017 Neighbors gang up on Lee mine study 1/24/2017 Forum: Collaboration needed to counter looming water shortage 1/24/2017 Wild ride awaits for water issues under Trump 1/23/2017 UF/IFAS Extension offers Water Quality Seminar Series 1/20/2017 Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage plans, readies 35th commercial fishing festival 1/17/2017 Bill Belleville to be featured guest speaker at Highlands Hammock State Park 1/17/2017 Clean Water Network asks federal judge to force EPA’s hand 1/12/2017 WOW Festival: Many Family Activities Planned for Harns Marsh Event 1/12/2017 Annual Water Resources conference projects the future 1/12/2017 Prescribed fires planned throughout January in Southern CREW 1/4/2017 Changing tide on Fort Myers stormwater utility 1/3/2017 Florida judge tosses pollution notification rule 1/3/2017 Water quality a topic of interest at Captiva Community Panel 12/22/2016 Environmentalists will sue if Corps permits Florida phosphate mining 12/22/2016 Registration now open for biodiversity conference 12/22/2016 Tighter requirements sought for Environmental Regulation Commission 12/21/2016 FWC “Fishbrain” app to help FWC track nonnative freshwater fish 12/21/2016 Babcock/Webb WMA celebrates 75 years on January 21st 12/19/2016 Study said no red tide this year: what went wrong, why the science is still right 12/15/2016 Water quality speakers come together to discuss “Have we missed the boat?” 12/15/2016 EPA releases final report on impacts from hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water 12/14/2016 New report to EPA highlights importance of citizen scientists 12/14/2016 Dec. 2016 issue of the Florida LAKEWATCH newsletter is available 12/14/2016 Fort Myers Beach town staff to deliver comprehensive stormwater utility review 12/14/2016 Fort Myers explores options for use of reclaimed water 12/14/2016 Alarming amount of human waste found in Charlotte County water 12/14/2016 Congress okays bill with Everglades plan to move Lake Okeechobee discharges south 12/12/2016 Crews work to replace damaged pipeline amid sewage spill 12/12/2016 12,000 gallons of wastewater reaches Charlotte County waterway 12/9/2016 Charlotte County schedules “Wastewater Educational Tours” for 2017 12/9/2016 WOTUS is ‘doomed’ under Trump, experts say  12/9/2016 Pollution notification plan continues to draw objections 12/9/2016 Florida's water demand for development could double by 2070 12/9/2016 Rising seas could swallow Florida's tax base 12/9/2016 Drinking water safe but DEP faces criticism over sinkhole response 12/9/2016 Mote scientist awarded grant to study how iron influences harmful algal blooms 12/9/2016 Mosaic, county officials quizzed on water safety 12/8/2016 Caloosahatchee River Citizens Association may become Calusa Waterkeeper 12/6/2016 Register now for Jan. 13th Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference 12/6/2016 Free climate change conference Monday Dec. 12th 12/6/2016 Florida Cattle Ranching topic of January 10th lecture 12/5/2016 Report on “Sustainability of the Estuary” available 12/1/2016 Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable to meet Dec. 14-15 at FGCU 11/18/2016 This Saturday: 17th Annual Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival 11/16/2016 Sponsors and exhibitors still needed for Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival 11/10/2016 1000 Friends of Florida hosts free "Water 2070" webinar Nov. 17th 11/10/2016 Hecker leaving Conservancy for director position at Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program 11/10/2016 Prescribed burns planned for Deer Prairie Creek and Schewe Tract 11/4/2016 Prescribed burns planned for Prairie/Shell Creek and Deep Creek preserves 11/4/2016 Caloosahatchee River Summit Draws Hundreds to Discuss Lake Okeechobee Releases 11/3/2016 Estero Bay documentary to premiere on WGCU Dec. 15 11/2/2016 Altered, Ailing River at Center of Ecology, Economy 10/27/2016 New Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Marine Lab Construction to Begin Soon 10/27/2016 Aylesworth Foundation lures the best and brightest marine science students 10/27/2016 Science and Society Forum Nov. 3 at Mote in Sarasota 10/27/2016 FEMA gives Floridians more time to file Hermine flood insurance claims 10/27/2016 Mote awarded $500,000 NOAA grant to electronically monitor fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico 10/27/2016 Water Quality Perceptions Cost Lee County Businesses 10/25/2016 2017 CHNEP Calendar available 10/25/2016 Early-bird registration closing soon for Sustainable Communities Workshop 10/21/2016 After weather delays Charlotte County Water Expansion Pilot Project commences 10/21/2016 Sunrise Waterway Bridge Clearance reduced effective Oct. 31st 10/21/2016 Red Tide Report 10.6.16 10/18/2016 $600M project underway to improve water quality in the Caloosahatchee 10/14/2016 DEP announces Water-Quality Restoration Grant opportunities 10/14/2016 Mote Marine Lab among organizations monitoring red tide 10/13/2016 Free guided walks offered at Lee County beaches and preserves 10/13/2016 Public invited to review plan for Lee County’s Coastal Preserves 10/13/2016 Judge refuses to block changes to Florida's water quality standards 10/12/2016 Inventor’s UV treatment eliminates E. coli, fecal matter from Banana Lake sample 10/12/2016 Oct. 26th “Save Our Water” event is a sell-out 10/12/2016 Caloosahatchee/St. Lucie water releases not as bad as expected 10/11/2016 Volunteer trail guides needed at Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center 10/11/2016 September is Microplastics Awareness Month 10/11/2016 Charlotte Harbor Watershed Summit: Call for oral and poster presentations 10/3/2016 FGCU's floating classrooms return to coastal waterways 9/22/2016 Caloosahatchee Riverwatch ready for powerful change 9/21/2016 2016 already a “disaster” for Caloosahatchee watershed 9/21/2016 USDA describes $328M oil spill restoration plan for Gulf of Mexico 9/21/2016 CHNEP announces new Executive Director 9/21/2016 Water standards fight heads to appeals court 9/20/2016 New method detects low-dose impacts of human-made chemicals in water 9/15/2016 Senate advances water bill with $1.9B for Everglades, Florida algae bloom projects 9/14/2016 Florida’s losses from a big hurricane could reach a mind-blowing $200 billion 9/9/2016 Sen. Bill Nelson, South Florida leaders question Florida changing water pollution rules 9/9/2016 Coastal Cleanup Sept. 17th at Cedar Point Environmental Park 9/6/2016 Register by Sept. 27th for “Nonformal Environmental Education” workshop 9/6/2016 SWFWMD public meeting on MFL priority list Sept. 1st 8/29/2016 Lake Hollingsworth seawall construction to start Sept. 12th 8/29/2016 Mangroves in Punta Gorda canals to be trimmed Aug.29-Sep. 22 8/29/2016 New College students win archaeology grant 8/29/2016 Water Stewards Wanted for Sarasota County 8/26/2016 Legal Challenges Mount Over New Water Standards 8/26/2016 Cape Coral volunteers look to keep water quality safe 8/25/2016 Brain-eating amoeba common in Florida; researchers race for cure 8/25/2016 Public invited to review land management plan update for Lee County’s Hickory Swamp Preserve 8/24/2016 Fort Myers Beach Town Council approves stormwater facilities plan 8/24/2016 Volunteers needed in Lee County for National Public Lands Day 8/24/2016 SWFWMD schedules prescribed fires for Polk County 8/22/2016 SWFWMD to hold Aug. 23rd MFL workshop for Lake Eva in Haines City 8/22/2016 Lehigh Acres MSID projects provide water quality, storage aid 8/19/2016 Proceedings of 2014 CHNEP Watershed Summit now available online 8/19/2016 Mosaic wants more mining in East Manatee County 8/17/2016 Lee County eyes 600 acres for conservation 8/17/2016 SFWMD considers $46 million water storage proposals 8/17/2016 Work to replace Lee County’s Punta Rassa boat ramp to begin Aug. 22 8/15/2016 Register now for Feb. 23rd Mangrove Symposium 8/15/2016 Audio Tour Spotlights Local Watersheds 8/12/2016 CHNEP Micro-Grant applications due Sept. 7th 8/12/2016 Cape Coral residents, register now for Sept. 29 “Sustainability of the Estuary” workshop 8/10/2016 The Applebutter Express to Headline Sarasota Bay Water Festival November 1 8/10/2016 Public Meeting to Focus on Myakka Island Conservation Corridor 8/10/2016 Hydrilla help needed from Florida LAKEWATCHers 8/10/2016 Bondi adds Florida to lawsuit against federal wetland protections 8/10/2016 Save the Date: 5th Annual Scallopallooza will be Oct. 3, 2015 8/10/2016 The latest Florida LAKEWATCH Newsletter is available online 8/10/2016 Caloosahatchee River TMDL meeting Aug. 10th 8/9/2016 Venice well to be drilled along Intracostal Waterway 8/8/2016 DEP Report: Half of Florida lakes’ surface have “elevated” algae levels 8/8/2016 Read about all the news at Florida LAKEWATCH 8/8/2016 Get the latest news from Florida LAKEWATCH! 8/8/2016 Gopher tortoise training Jan 13-16 8/8/2016 Public Invited to Series of Workshops on Surplus Lands 8/8/2016 UF researchers: “Little janitor” merits attention in Florida springs' health debate 8/8/2016 Prescribed burns planned for Deep Creek Preserve in Desoto County 8/5/2016 Prescribed burns planned for Deer Prairie Creek Preserve and Schewe Tract 8/4/2016 Prescribed burns planned for Prairie/Shell Creek Preserve 8/4/2016 North Port, Sarasota County seeking vendors, sponsors for Myakkahatchee Creek Connector celebration 8/4/2016 Boaters, snorkelers needed for Pine Island Sound Scallop Search 8/4/2016 ERC signs off on controversial water standards 7/27/2016 SCCF to host public meeting on Caloosahatchee/IRL water quality data 7/27/2016 Cape Yacht Club beach reopens; no toxins in water 7/22/2016 Local Working Group meeting set to discuss resource concerns 7/21/2016 Public meetings scheduled to consider Critical Wildlife Areas (CWAs) 7/21/2016 Cape Coral pushes for clarity on beach closures 7/20/2016 UF/IFAS conducting Charlotte County water quality survey 7/19/2016 Study: More homes at risk of storm surge in Southwest Florida 7/19/2016 Polk stormwater projects ranked 7/19/2016 Civil Engineers: State Infrastructure Is Mediocre, But Improving 7/15/2016 Lehigh Acres MSID celebrates new name, accomplishments 7/14/2016 Environmental groups visiting DC to press for purchase of Lake O ag lands 7/14/2016 “Living shorelines” will get fast track to combat sea level rise 7/13/2016 July 15th is deadline for 2017 CHNEP calendar submissions 7/13/2016 Scores turn out for clean water on Fort Myers Beach 7/11/2016 Citizen scientists create DIY floating islands 7/11/2016 CHNEP partners asked to submit project information for annual EPA report 7/11/2016 CHNEP receives FWF Conservation Organization of the Year award 7/8/2016 Sarasota County seeks to strengthen volunteer base as hurricane season continues 7/8/2016 Turtle nesting breaks record midway through season 7/8/2016 Public workshops on Manatee Protection Plan July 12th & 14th 7/7/2016 Register now through Aug. 30th for free Conservation Lands Workshop 6/29/2016 Sanibel Island seeing negative effects from Lake Okeechobee discharges 6/29/2016 Mote Marine Lab reminds area residents to be kind to Marine Life this Independence Day 6/29/2016 State leaders meet in Fort Myers to discuss ‘Lake O’ releases 6/23/2016 Fort Myers Beach town council on board with stormwater facility plan 6/23/2016 Sarasota County hosting open houses for FEMA flood map changes 6/7/2016 Solving disinfection byproducts led to unintended consequences 6/1/2016 Winter Haven Commission approves money to treat Lake Conine, approves development on Lake Eloise 6/1/2016 Wildflower Preserve project to enhance Lemon Bay 5/27/2016 Deal would preserve ranch near Myakka River 5/25/2016 Suncoast Reef Rovers clean Venice Pier 5/24/2016 Army Corps suspends swimming activities at Franklin Recreation Area 5/23/2016 Estero endorses proposed $13.7 million state conservation project 5/23/2016 Estero River dangers to be cleared 5/17/2016 CHNEP recruiting for new director 5/16/2016 Public blasts DEP over new water toxics limits 5/16/2016 Learn about “Florida’s Maritime Past” this summer 5/16/2016 Mark your calendar for Battle on the Blueway 5/16/2016 Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act now adopted 5/13/2016 Study: Efficient fixtures have cut U.S. indoor water use 22% since 1999 5/13/2016 Cape Coral objects to North Fort Myers injection well 5/13/2016 Southwest Weirs project officially gets started 5/13/2016 Paradise lost, found in Southwest Florida seagrass 5/12/2016 Emergency Management Disaster Planning Guides Available at Libraries and Public Buildings 5/3/2016 DEP authorizes construction of Lake Hicpochee Hydrologic Enhancement Project 4/28/2016 SWFWMD reports gains in seagrass coverage in Charlotte Harbor 4/28/2016 Florida Clean Water Network files notice of intent to sue Cape Coral 4/26/2016 Sixth Circuit Will Not Rehear Venue Question in Clean Water Act Rule Dispute 4/26/2016 Lee County funds $1 million wastewater storage, recovery well study 4/25/2016 Six years after Deepwater Horizon oil spill, USF Researchers see path forward 4/20/2016 Vegetables irrigated with treated wastewater expose consumers to drugs 4/19/2016 Future of Cape Coral’s Chiquita Lock on hold 4/18/2016 Public meeting focuses on future of North Port’s Little Salt Spring 4/15/2016 Higher bills, ‘contamination’ concerns in Cape Coral water dispute 4/14/2016 $600M reservoir could hurt rather than help, scientists say 4/12/2016 How Many Straws? 4/7/2016 USDA Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands 4/7/2016 New pipelines shore up region’s water supply coverage 4/7/2016 April 12th Mote Science Cafe in Boca Grande focuses on beneficial bacteria 4/5/2016 Catch nonnative freshwater fish, get the chance to win prizes 4/5/2016 FGCU show ‘Curious Kids’ culls kudos 4/4/2016 USF Marine Science researchers discover ways to improve red tide predictions 3/31/2016 Help plan the 2017 Charlotte Harbor Watershed Summit! 3/31/2016 Public meeting Wed. on Caloosahatchee Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) 3/29/2016 Schedule announced for First Annual SeagrassFest Apr. 30 3/29/2016 38 Florida locations among sites military will check for water contamination 3/29/2016 Public Meeting Wed. on Western Everglades Basin Management Action Plan 3/28/2016 UF/IFAS study: Water conservation important to many; only some take action 3/23/2016 Applications sought in Florida for Regional Conservation Partnership Program 3/23/2016 Department of Environmental Protection will give presentation to Cape Coral on Fort Myers discharges 3/23/2016 In first-of-a-kind summit, White House rallies corporate investment in water supplies 3/23/2016 SW Audubon hosts CREW Bird Rookery Swamp hike this Saturday 3/22/2016 SWFWMD schedules prescribed fires for Sarasota, Desoto, Charlotte Counties, March–June 3/21/2016 Sea rise could force millions in Florida to adapt or flee, study finds 3/15/2016 SFWMD Starts Filling New Reservoir With Lake Okeechobee Water 3/14/2016 Online survey asks business owners to report on Lake O impacts 3/10/2016 Want to create a healthier waterfront? Attend the FREE "Living at the Lakes" workshop Mar. 30th 3/10/2016 House, Senate reach budget deal that includes additional $21M for water projects 3/9/2016 Wastewater Educational Tours Scheduled for Spring 2016 3/8/2016 Charlotte County tops list of highest water bills in 2015 3/4/2016 Mayors take water quality issue to Washington 3/1/2016 Nelson, Clawson discuss Southwest Florida water woes 3/1/2016 Charlotte County Utilities to offer educational tours 2/26/2016 Restoration project to close portions of CREW Preserve 2/26/2016 Charlotte County urges vigilance against Zika virus threat 2/25/2016 Charlotte County consents to water authority pipeline 2/25/2016 Concerned captains make Tallahassee their first step 2/25/2016 Sanibel council adopts water quality initiatives 2/25/2016 Study: Loop Current may help scientists predict red tide blooms 2/25/2016 Cape Coral: DEP needs to stop Fort Myers discharges 2/24/2016 NASA: Decade of rising seas slowed by land soaking up extra water 2/19/2016 USGS: Algal toxins detected in one-third of streams assessed in 5 southeastern states 2/18/2016 Obama proposing clean-water cuts amid Flint outcry 2/17/2016 Corps OKs plan to move more water into Everglades National Park 2/17/2016 Caloosahatchee Riverwatch joins Waterkeeper Alliance 2/15/2016 Governor propose increasing Lake O water discharge to Everglades National Park 2/12/2016 South Charlotte County manages future growth, water needs 2/12/2016 DEP announces water-quality restoration grant opportunities 2/12/2016 Southeast states win coastal resilience grant 2/12/2016 Florida Lake Management Society announces spring workshop 2/9/2016 Punta Gorda Isles canal cut-through route chosen 2/8/2016 Bill Nelson blasts proposal to allow offshore drilling near Florida coast 2/8/2016 Cape Coral City Council approves deep injection well 2/5/2016 Army Corps to double planned water discharge from Lake Okeechobee 2/5/2016 Standing water leftover from storms raises mosquito concerns 2/3/2016 Fort Myers Beach residents to pay stormwater utility fee 2/3/2016 Farm water hits SWFL, leaves coast brown, murky 2/3/2016 Save the Date: 2016 NALMS monitoring conference 2/3/2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces over $20 Million in Grants to Conserve Coastal Wetlands 2/3/2016 Register now for coastal climate adaptation workshop Feb. 23-25 2/1/2016 Emergency Lake pumping started Wednesday, polluted water coming to Fort Myers 1/29/2016 Save the date for 2016 Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival 1/29/2016 New water law will affect everyone who uses water in Florida 1/28/2016 NCCOS research transitions GrouperChek to commercialization 1/28/2016 Florida mayors to Rubio: We’re going under, take climate change seriously 1/28/2016 CHNEP's Mosaic Phosphate Reclamation Tour: Register now 1/28/2016 Water Association says new treatment facilities are in the works 1/25/2016 Clean Water State Revolving Fund provides more than $375M in loans to Florida communities 1/25/2016 Calling All Juvenile Tarpon Anglers! 1/22/2016 Obama vetoes GOP attempt to block water rule 1/21/2016 Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve awarded $250K for restoration project 1/20/2016 Florida DEP to hold public meetings on water quality assessments 1/20/2016 State says yes to Bonita water quality project 1/20/2016 Group Signs Off On New Babcock Ranch Preserve Management Plan 1/20/2016 Districts extend deadline to submit applications for $4 million in cost-share funding 1/20/2016 FGCU panelist: 'Water is the new oil' 1/20/2016 Environmental groups want Scott to veto water bill 1/20/2016 Yellow Fever Creek Preserve gets a new plan 1/20/2016 SFWMD Awards Contract for Corkscrew Ecosystem Restoration Project 1/20/2016 Donations needed for upcoming Roadways and Waterways Community Celebration in February 1/13/2016 Stormwater fee surging toward vote 1/13/2016 SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter Training Opportunity 1/11/2016 Formation of Polk water authority still underway 1/8/2016 El Niño expected to dump more rain on Southwest Florida 1/8/2016 Upcoming classes on environmentally friendly gardening 1/5/2016 Monthly Fisheries Forum Jan. 21 1/5/2016 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program announces 2016 Bay Wise Kayak Tours 1/4/2016 New water policy expected to flow in session 1/4/2016 Congress backs bill banning microbeads in soap, body wash 12/22/2015 Districts ready to fund $4 million in water conservation projects 12/22/2015 Community group to join lawsuit over southeastern Lee County development 12/21/2015 Improvements begin at Lee County’s Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve 12/21/2015 Happy Holidays from CHNEP! 12/18/2015 Public comment invited on Babcock Ranch Preserve management plans 12/18/2015 Water quality consortium targets red tide 12/18/2015 Report: Stormwater and graywater valid water sources, but guidelines for use are needed 12/18/2015 GAO: EPA broke law when it used social media to promote WOTUS 12/15/2015 UWM scientist develops new way to find age of drinking water 12/15/2015 Estero River being choked by “Florida Holly” 12/15/2015 Venice Museum exhibit highlights city planning, “New Urbanism” 12/14/2015 DIY library movement comes to southwest Florida, with help from CHNEP 12/14/2015 Water woes lurk as saltwater moves inland, upward 12/14/2015 Decision on Fort Myers Beach stormwater fees postponed 12/14/2015 Red Tide plaguing nine Gulf Coast counties in Florida 12/14/2015 Red Tide bloom kills fish and leaves some Pinellas beachgoers coughing 12/10/2015 While environmentalists criticize water policy plans, they draw defender in Putnam 12/10/2015 Florida Groups Thankful for Clean Water Protections 12/7/2015 FDEP issues final, Senate-mandated report on water reuse 12/4/2015 Corps to increase flows from Lake O to Caloosahatchee 12/4/2015 NOAA announces $4 million in funding to build coastal resilience 12/3/2015 Florida League of Cities, Stormwater Association Challenge EPA Waters of the US Rule 12/3/2015 New NOAA Guidance Promotes Living Shorelines for Improving Habitats 12/3/2015 Scott administration helped keep scathing EPA pipeline report out of legal challenge 12/3/2015 Oyster restoration important in aiding water quality 12/3/2015 Two public meetings planned for Parks Master Plan discussion 12/3/2015 The Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council is moving 11/25/2015 Gov. Scott wants more staffing cuts in health, environment 11/25/2015 New Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment Released 11/24/2015 Fish killed by red tide litter Sanibel's shores 11/24/2015 DEP welcomes new director of water policy 11/24/2015 Babcock Ranch Preserve Public Meeting 11/24/2015 New high school in Bonita Springs may be built on conservation land 11/18/2015 Free Kids Fishing Clinic - Dec. 12 in Punta Gorda 11/17/2015 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Announces Projects 11/17/2015 Red Tide Report 11-13-15 11/17/2015 Shocking new way to get the salt out 11/17/2015 Snook shindig fishing tournament postponed until spring 2016 11/17/2015 New underwater robot “Genie” deployed to monitor harmful algae and more 11/17/2015 102 SBEP Bay Guardian Volunteers Enhance Bioswale at Celery Fields 11/10/2015 Red Tide Report 11-6-15 11/10/2015 Southwest Florida Mayors join forces to Hire Water Lobbyist 11/10/2015 Microplastics: A macro threat 11/9/2015 Global warming's fingerprints are all over recent extreme weather, research shows 11/9/2015 House subcommittee chair cautions against sea level rise “speculation” 11/6/2015 Senate measure to stop water rule advances 11/5/2015 USF Biologist Discovers Secret to Highly Efficient Swimming in Certain Animals, Such as Jellyfish 11/5/2015 Lee County wants $28M from state for wastewater plant upgrades 11/5/2015 Renovations set for Lee County’s Pine Island Commercial Marina boat launching facility 11/4/2015 Position available for Volunteer Oyster Habitat Monitoring Coordinator 11/3/2015 Climate Adaptation Training for Communities 11/3/2015 USF researchers develop off grid NEWgenerator to treat waste around globe 11/3/2015 SBEP provides update on tidal creek study 11/3/2015 Red tide confirmed in Florida: What you need to know 11/2/2015 Curious Kids Nominated for an Emmy! 10/28/2015 EPA objects to portions of Sabal Trail pipeline, calls for re-routing 10/27/2015 Red tide bloom intensifies off SWFL 10/27/2015 Florida Agriculture Commissioner Pushes For Water Policy 10/27/2015 UF/IFAS-developed app saves significant water and money 10/27/2015 Participate in the 'HalloWeed' invasive plant count 10/27/2015 Florida Lake Management Society Fall 2015 Workshop 10/26/2015 Red tide reported along Gulf Coast beaches 10/16/2015 NOAA Predicts Wetter, Cooler Winter driven by El Nino 10/16/2015 Critics say budget cuts, hand-picked leaders have hurt water management districts 10/16/2015 Sarasota Dolphin Research Program celebrates 45th anniversary 10/16/2015 SWFWMD schedules prescribed fires for Sarasota County 10/16/2015 SWFWMD schedules prescribed fires for DeSoto, Charlotte Counties 10/16/2015 Storing water and restoring wetlands 10/14/2015 Youth Summit Empowers the Next Generation of Ocean Conservationists 10/14/2015 Putnam wants water policy passed 10/13/2015 CHNEP: Help guide the program's future 10/13/2015 Ralph Montgomery, 1947-2015 10/9/2015 Water watchdogs sound the alarm on nitrogen pollution 10/8/2015 Governor Scott Announces Distribution of Over $82 Million for Springs Restoration Projects Across FL 10/6/2015 Trail guide training 10/6/2015 Ag commissioner: Florida needs water fix now before it faces crisis 10/1/2015 West Central Florida under weather service flood watch 10/1/2015 Southwest Florida scientists tracking changes in Red Tide algae counts 10/1/2015 Researchers monitor seagrass in Caloosahatchee 10/1/2015 Volunteers plant thousands of mangroves in north Cape 10/1/2015 Environmental Education Workshop 9/30/2015 Bonita Springs fracking ban triggers backlash 9/29/2015 SBEP Bay Guardians to complete project at Grassy Point Preserve 9/29/2015 Conversations at The Crocker Opens 4th Season With the Story of the Myakka River 9/29/2015 Florida needs $16.5 billion for drinking water infrastructure 9/28/2015 South Florida water managers approve $750 million budget 9/23/2015 Green sea turtle nesting breaks local record 9/23/2015 New Sunshine State Maps Add U.S. Forest Service Data 9/21/2015 Executive director of St. Johns Riverkeeper criticizes Central Florida Water Supply Plan 9/21/2015 EPA is designating Sept. 21-25 as “SepticSmart Week” 9/21/2015 Florida Sea Grant awarded grant to raise awareness about microplastics in Florida waters 9/18/2015 South Florida water district chief of staff resigns 9/8/2015 Heavy rains causing problems on the Caloosahatchee River 9/8/2015 Sarasota County seeks authority of mangrove enforcement 9/8/2015 Multi-agency meeting helps identify countywide projects 9/3/2015 Snook Harvest Season begins September 1st 9/2/2015 Pine Island Scallop Count Gives Mixed Results 9/1/2015 EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling 9/1/2015 Sea Level Solutions Center launches 9/1/2015 Is too much fresh water used to irrigate Florida lawns? 8/27/2015 Carlos Beruff resigns from SWFWMD board 8/27/2015 Peninsular Florida in “cone of uncertainty” for Tropical Storm Ericka 8/27/2015 Prepare now for tropical storms and hurricanes 8/27/2015 New sea level-rise handbook highlights science and models for non-scientists 8/27/2015 Webinar on August 27 to provide more details on the Clean Water Rule 8/25/2015 Public meetings scheduled to discuss DEP water quality prioritization and assessment efforts 8/25/2015 SFWMD study shows importance of CDOM to Caloosahatchee River water quality 8/25/2015 Volunteers needed for National Public Lands Day 8/24/2015 Bonita Springs to consider bioreactor to treat runoff 8/20/2015 Apply now for CHNEP Public Outreach grants and Micro-Grants 8/20/2015 DEP accepting comments on water reclamation/reuse study; meeting and webinar Aug. 20th 8/18/2015 Public invited to give input on Pine Lake Preserve Management Plan 8/18/2015 Register now for CHNEP Retreat on Friday, Sept. 11th 8/18/2015 Flooding plagues construction on Peace River Trail 8/17/2015 Polk water summit 1st step in forming countywide municipal cooperative 8/17/2015 New insights on hurricane intensity, pollution transport 8/7/2015 SWFWMD approves plan to protect Peace River flow 7/31/2015 Tide turns for bay scallops, restoration continues in Tarpon Bay 7/31/2015 Love for the lowly shellfish 7/30/2015 District Approves Proposed Millage Rate 7/29/2015 Florida leads nation in property at risk from climate change 7/29/2015 August-September SCCF Member Update 7/29/2015 Water Supply Co-op OK'd on Busy Day for Lakeland Commission 7/27/2015 CHNEP Conservation Lands Workshop (Sept. 10): Register now! 7/17/2015 FWC Enlists Gulf Reef Fish Anglers to Provide Data 7/16/2015 Entries sought for CHNEP song contest 7/14/2015 Fort Myers company honored by EPA in Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge 7/13/2015 CHNEP Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting: August 12, 2015 7/13/2015 Blue crab trap closure in South-S.W. Florida starts Friday 7/10/2015 Rookery Bay, Estero Bay Preserves seeking volunteers 7/10/2015 Submit your artwork for the CHNEP 2016 calendar 7/9/2015 Study: One-third of big groundwater basins in distress 7/6/2015 Register now for CHNEP Behavior Change workshop 7/6/2015 Scott vetoes money for controversial water-farming projects 7/6/2015 Bonita Springs fracking ban clears hurdle 7/6/2015 DEP announces web-based map that identifies beach accesses and amenities 7/6/2015 It’s all about keeping it clean: Progress made in effort to improve Lakeland lakes 7/6/2015 Polk commissioners okay two SWFWMD agreements 6/30/2015 Lionfish Derby at Mote 6/25/2015 Bonita Springs City Council passes resolution aimed at groundwater protection and recharge 6/25/2015 Skip The Fertilizer to Protect Our Fun! 6/24/2015 Volunteers sought for July scallop search 6/22/2015 FWC to meet June 23-25 in Sarasota 6/18/2015 Volunteers needed for Lee County oyster reef construction 6/15/2015 CHEC offers summer camp for area students 6/12/2015 App will show level of algae in water 6/8/2015 Walton Ranch ribbon-cutting set for June 8 6/4/2015 Sarasota Bay Guardians Host Volunteer Event - Siesta Key Beach 6/4/2015 House Passes Posey-Murphy Bipartisan Plan to Help Estuaries with Critical Needs 6/4/2015 Experts tie hurricane changes to climate change 6/4/2015 Long-term prognosis for Florida manatees improves 5/21/2015 CFWI planning documents available for review/comment; public meetings scheduled 5/8/2015 Updated Floodplain Maps available at Open Houses throughout Polk County 5/5/2015 “Managing Florida’s aquifers” will be topic of fall professional conference 5/1/2015 USGS issues revised framework for hydrogeology of Floridan Aquifer 4/30/2015 Burnt Store Isles Inlet lock undergoing maintenance 4/30/2015 House Speaker says water bills closer, advisory council could be sticking point 4/30/2015 SWFWMD water permit data show that Gasparilla Islanders are conservation-minded 4/29/2015 DOI, EPA, NOAA announce initiative to prepare natural resources for climate change 4/28/2015 “A Rising Tide Affects Us All”: 2015 Southwest Florida Sea Level Rise Summit 4/28/2015 2015 AWRA scholarship and educational grant applications now being accepted 4/28/2015 Register for this Saturday's volunteer event at Robinson Preserve 4/28/2015 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program announces two Blue Dolphin Award winners 4/28/2015 Mural Dedication Ceremony at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve 4/24/2015 Aquatic Preserve volunteers contribute to comprehensive water monitoring of Charlotte Harbor 4/22/2015 Blackburn Point Park grand opening celebration set for April 29 4/22/2015 Volunteer for Project EAGLE Lakes Cleanup this Saturday, Apr. 25 4/21/2015 Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program is hosting three programs: Register now 4/20/2015 Multiple satellite eyes to track algal threat to U.S. freshwater 4/7/2015 Volunteers needed for 2015 Seagrass Survey in Sarasota Bay 4/7/2015 CHNEP Technical Advisory Committee to meet April 9th in North Port 4/3/2015 Lots of baby scallops found at Mote restoration site in Sarasota Bay 4/3/2015 Public celebration of the life and legacy or Dr. Eugenie Clark announced 4/1/2015 Save the date: National Monitoring Conference, May 2-6, 2016 3/26/2015 From coastlines to the Everglades, researchers tackle sea level rise 3/26/2015 ‘Low risk’ contamination sites to get fresh scrutiny under DEP plan 3/26/2015 CHNEP Subcommittee to Review Water Atlas Water Quality & Water Clarity Tools 3/23/2015 Tom Adams Bridge Maintenance 3/20/2015 Siesta key sand sculpting event raises $20,000 for sea turtles 3/20/2015 Residents and business owners urged to keep grass clippings out of roadway 3/20/2015 Public input sought on FWC permit request for lake restoration 3/20/2015 State loans $71M to Cape Coral for utility expansion 3/18/2015 Submit your artwork for the CHNEP 2016 calendar 3/16/2015 State of the Bay: Beach back waters show improvement 3/12/2015 Mark your calendar for Battle on the Blueway 3/12/2015 Sarasota County seeking nominations for naming of Walton Ranch site 3/11/2015 Volunteers needed for Bay Guardians cleanup at Bowlees Creek March 28th 3/6/2015 Results of 2014 harmful algal bloom state survey released 3/4/2015 FGCU professor wins international award for career in wetland research and education 3/2/2015 UF survey: Floridians want to conserve water, but only if it doesn’t cost too much 2/26/2015 Join the Charlotte County Great American Clean Up March 7th 2/17/2015 CHNEP Technical Advisory Committee to meet Feb. 12th in North Port 2/9/2015 DEP adopts restoration goals for four lakes in the Peace River Basin 2/6/2015 Help is available for neighborhood pond maintenance 2/5/2015 Eco-Voice looks to the future: An update 2/5/2015 Join SBEP Bay Guardians at air potato round-up on Feb. 7th 2/4/2015 EPA Climate Ready Water Utilities Initiative releases storm surge inundation map and scenarios 2/3/2015 Sunrise beach walks return Feb. 4th to Siesta and Nokomis Beaches 2/3/2015 Lee County rainfall data now available on the Water Atlas 1/30/2015 CHNEP Micro-Grants are now available 1/30/2015 Celebrate Sarasota's water oral history at annual screening Jan. 29th 1/29/2015 SFWMD Approves Reservoir Construction to Boost Caloosahatchee Water Storage 1/21/2015 FREE conservation landscaping workshop and native plant sale Feb. 21st 1/16/2015 King tide photo exhibit opens 5-month tour 1/14/2015 Prescribed burns in Deer Prairie Creek Preserve and Schewe Preserve from now through March 1/13/2015 Prescribed burns planned for Deep Creek Preserve through March 1/13/2015 Prescribed burns planned for Prairie/Shell Creek Preserve through March 1/13/2015 Searching for the ‘Heartbreak Turtle’ addresses Kemp’s Ridley turtle’s tale 1/8/2015 2015 Florida Artificial Reef Summit announced by SeaGrant 1/7/2015 6th Annual Air Potato Mega-Raid on January 24th! 1/7/2015 Conservation Forum: Moving Forward with Moving Water South 1/6/2015 Ainger Fishing Pier Will be Closed Dec.-May for Improvements 12/8/2014 Amendment 1’s passage opens floodgate of questions on water 12/3/2014 Coast Guard flies 193 rare sea turtles from freezing Cape Cod to Florida 12/1/2014 USF College of Marine Science Awarded $20.2M for Gulf Oil Spill Research 12/1/2014 SWFWMD to perform prescribed burns in Sarasota, Charlotte, Desoto Counties in Nov.-Dec. 11/12/2014 DEP’s Florida Coastal Office debuts interactive map of Aquatic Preserves 11/10/2014 FREE Green Industries BMP Class–Ft. Myers Nov. 19th 11/6/2014 Public invited to 15th annual Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival 11/4/2014 Challenges to Our Local Environment, Past and Present 11/4/2014 As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions of Gallons of Water Lost 11/3/2014 Red tide detected offshore of Sanibel Island 10/27/2014 Two WPA-era bridges get new life in Polk County 10/27/2014 Red Bug Slough to celebrate restoration 10/17/2014 Ponce De Leon Inlet dredging will continue through December 10/14/2014 Near-record sea turtle nesting concludes on Longboat Key through Venice beaches 10/14/2014 IFAS/Lee County to offer pesticide education seminar Nov. 13th 10/14/2014 DEP partners with Fort Myers on golf course stormwater treatment project 10/14/2014 Florida-Friendly Native Landscape program Oct. 28th 10/14/2014 Charlotte County Utilities Receives Grant for East and West Spring Lakes 10/10/2014 New Study Finds Steep Increase in East Coast High-Tide Floods 10/10/2014 Lee County Conservation 20/20 topic of Oct. 16th meeting 10/9/2014 DEP Provides $900,000 to Punta Gorda for water supply project 10/9/2014 Report: Worldwide mangrove destruction costs up to $42 billion in economic damages annually 10/9/2014 Register now for free "Living at the Lakes" classes 10/8/2014 EPA extends comment period on contentious waterways rule 10/7/2014 Photographer Clyde Butcher, local water resource experts to appear at Sarasota Bay Water Festival 10/7/2014 Caloosahatchee/Wetland forum on Oct. 14th 10/6/2014 Sunshine State Survey: Water is environmental issue of greatest concern to voters 10/3/2014 Floating chapel leaves St. Petersburg, anchors in historic Cortez 10/3/2014 Sanibel Island wildlife being threatened by deadly disease 10/2/2014 It’s time for the annual LeBarge Historical Cruise and Tour 10/2/2014 Mote receives NOAA grant for marine animal rescue and rehabilitation 9/26/2014 District to hold public workshop on priority list 9/26/2014 Water main repairs prompt boil water advisory in Venice 9/25/2014 UN Summit On Climate Change In New York City 9/25/2014 US Fish & Wildlife Service conservation grants include $750K for wildlife on Florida beaches 9/10/2014 DEP solicits project submissions for water quality restoration grants 9/8/2014 Conservation Partners Sign MOA for Deepwater Horizon Project Tracker 9/2/2014 State of Florida considering water-quality credit trading program 8/28/2014 Register by Sept. 2nd for Conservation Lands Workshop 8/28/2014 Plastic a serious threat to our oceans, seas, and waterways 8/27/2014 Recreational Bay Scallop Season Opening Soon 8/27/2014 FIU and SFWMD Partner to Study Nitrogen in Caloosahatchee River 8/27/2014 Webcast on Green Infrastructure and Smart Growth 8/27/2014 See the Sea Monsters at Traveling Exhibit 8/26/2014 Restoring Florida Bay: Sponges the foundation for thriving ecosystem 8/25/2014 Sea Level Rise and Climate Change Survey 8/25/2014 650 acres of conservation land approved for acquisition by ARC 8/18/2014 Mote and FWC release snook into Sarasota Bay 8/18/2014 DEP approves three first-magnitude spring systems to SWIM priority list 8/18/2014 Registration open for “Water Words that Work” training 8/18/2014 Learn to be a fishing guide or charter captain Sept. 9th 8/14/2014 Be safe... Be aware of rip currents this summer! 8/13/2014 Health officials urge awareness of potential bacteria in coastal waters 8/11/2014 Volunteer help needed for Punta Gorda oyster reef restoration project 8/8/2014 Public workshops scheduled for estuary NNC and water quality credit trading 8/8/2014 Mote Marine Lab robots help researchers, forecasters monitor red tide bloom 8/7/2014 80 mile-long red tide bloom still evident in northeast Gulf of Mexico 8/4/2014 Webinar will address spread of aquatic invasive species by recreational boaters 8/1/2014 Learn to Get Rid of the Bully Air Potato! 8/1/2014 USF & UF approved for grants to support climate resilience and “green infrastructure” 8/1/2014 SBEP announces press conference at the federal building August 26 7/31/2014 USGS study: Nesting Gulf sea turtles feed in waters filled with threats 7/31/2014 EPA encourages homeowners to care for their septic systems 7/30/2014 FGCU ArtLab Opens “Death of a River” on Aug. 14 7/30/2014 Project at Selby Gardens recognizes importance of bay health 7/30/2014 Recycling rates In Florida continue to climb 7/30/2014 Average “dead zone” predicted for Gulf of Mexico 7/30/2014 To better combat lionfish invasion, FWC has new rules 7/29/2014 Cape Coral Utilities seeks customers to volunteer for water sampling project 7/29/2014 Volunteers needed for 5th Annual Pine Island Sound Scallop Search 7/28/2014 Report: Less nitrogen ending up in Polk lakes 7/25/2014 Research team contributes to the management of South Florida coastal environments 7/25/2014 Poll: 7 out of 10 Florida voters concerned about climate change, back EPA action plan 7/25/2014 "Don’t Feed The Monster!" video uses humor to educate about proper fertilizer use 7/23/2014 "Don’t Feed The Monster!" video uses humor to educate about proper fertilizer use 7/23/2014 First SFWMD-sponsored Caloosahatchee Community Forum August 8th 7/22/2014 Gulf Stream gold: Mining green energy from Atlantic currents 7/21/2014 Lee County Conservation 20/20 program likely to change 7/21/2014 A call for environmental project ideas 7/17/2014 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Releases Sea Level Rise Brochure 7/17/2014 Learn how to protect drinking water from HABS at July 16th webinar 7/10/2014 Deadline July 15th to submit photos for 2015 CHNEP Calendar 7/8/2014 County Ordinances Prohibit Using Fertilizers with Nitrogen and Phosphorus through September 30 7/8/2014 Residents From Across The State Create Support Organizations For Aquatic Preserves 7/8/2014 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Announces Recipients of 2014 Bay Partners Grant Program 7/8/2014 Lakes Park Water Quality Restoration Project Earns Award 7/8/2014 Dolphin Death Is A Reminder To Protect Marine Life 7/7/2014 2014 Great Bay Scallop Search - Lemon Bay & Gasparilla Sound 7/2/2014 Congress approves funding for research on toxic algae 6/25/2014 Lee County fertilizer rules now in effect 6/12/2014 Obama Signs $12.3 Billion Water Projects Bill 6/12/2014 Take advantage of tax holiday to purchase hurricane supplies 6/12/2014 FDEP's Deepwater Horizon restoration projects website updated 6/2/2014 Great white shark tracked to Florida coast 5/27/2014 2014 Charlotte County Disaster Planning Guide available at libraries and public buildings 5/27/2014 New FWC Lionfish app to be unveiled May 28 5/27/2014 USGS: Study Aids Water Managers Battling Saltwater Intrusion 5/23/2014 Do you know what to do if you hook a pelican? 5/19/2014 Oil company drilling in sanctuary fined $25K for violation that could be fracking 4/29/2014 New springs bill revised to remove language objectionable to ag groups, home builders 4/22/2014 FIU Professors Win Grant For Sea-Level Rise Project 4/22/2014 Free Webinar on Water Quality 4/21/2014 Register now for "Ag Module 2014: Innovation in the Water Space" 4/18/2014 Public meeting April 22nd to discuss Sunshine Lake/Sunrise Waterway 4/15/2014 Lee County officials discuss water-quality issues in Tallahassee 4/15/2014 Manatee County Commission approves repair work on Lake Manatee dam 4/9/2014 Sarasota County & North Port issue RFP seeking operator for Warm Mineral springs 4/9/2014 Sharks sense prey in surprising ways during pioneering study 4/9/2014 Senate committee approves estuary reauthorization bill 4/7/2014 Environmentalists fight proposed bill that reduces local control of water resources 4/3/2014 New! Learn about oyster and beach monitoring programs in Sarasota County 4/2/2014 Federal judge rules Okeechobee pumping illegal 3/31/2014 House, Senate differ sharply over agricultural water spending in their budget proposals 3/26/2014 Modeling study adds evidence that oil compounds traveled to West Florida Shelf 3/24/2014 Reprise of Oral History program April 7th in Laurel 3/21/2014 FWC asks public to report horseshoe crab sightings 3/19/2014 March 14th is deadline to register for Charlotte Harbor Watershed Summit 3/13/2014 Bacteria no match for deep Floridan Aquifer 3/13/2014 President's budget request again slashes federal water infrastructure funding 3/10/2014 Environmental groups to challenge federal ruling allowing state water quality rules 3/7/2014 Expert Says Public/Private Water Storage Projects Could Ease Florida's Water Woes 3/6/2014 New Tidal Stream Assessment Project Results 3/5/2014 Florida's water woes are seen as urgent – except in the House 3/3/2014 ‘Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!’ weekend offers angling fun in Matlacha 2/27/2014 Ex-governor, scientist, attorney look at springs’ future 2/27/2014 Event focuses on Warm Mineral Springs 2/27/2014 Teacher, Student grants available for Florida Lake Management Society conference 2/24/2014 DEP to hold public meetings for input on water restoration work plans 2/24/2014 FDEP solicits new requests for water quality restoration grants 2/24/2014 Development bill clears another committee stop despite counties' opposition 2/20/2014 Lee officials ask SFWMD for more flexibility in water releases 2/20/2014 FWC to host Gulf Offshore Recreational Fishing Permit Proposal Workshops 2/20/2014 Water rally draws 200 while speakers promote issue as bipartisan 2/19/2014 SFWMD Expo and Vendor Fair Offers How-tos for Water Conservation 2/19/2014 Former Sen. Bob Graham details opposition to latest Patronis permitting bill 2/19/2014 Suite of west coast projects to benefit Caloosahatchee Basin 2/18/2014 Artists wanted for next Charlotte Harbor Estuary calendar 2/18/2014 "Reclaimed" water study bill causes heartburn for Audubon Florida 2/18/2014 Southwest Florida Watershed Council to Meet Feb. 20th at FGCU 2/17/2014 Paleo plants, alligators topic of next CREW Strolling Science seminars 2/17/2014 SWFWMD schedules winter prescribed fires for DeSoto, Charlotte Counties 2/13/2014 Legislation must provide schedules, funding for springs, scientist says 2/12/2014 Experience the historic Caloosahatchee with Oxbow & Riverlore Cruises 2/12/2014 House Speaker Weatherford: No big water policy this year 2/10/2014 Newest crop of Sarasota Oral Histories now available on Water Atlas 2/10/2014 Associated Industries of Florida forming coalition on water issues while Simmons seeks consensus 2/7/2014 EPA updates National Stormwater Calculator tool, factoring in climate change 2/6/2014 Three First-Magnitude Spring Systems Added to SWFWMD Priority List 2/6/2014 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Accepting Applications for Bay Partner Grants 2/6/2014 24 groups sign letter objecting to draft springs legislation 2/6/2014 FDEP partners with local governments to fund water projects 2/6/2014 Register now for Feb. 13th "Stormwater Utilities in Florida" webinar 1/31/2014 Landscaping at SW Florida Regional Planning Council featured in "Back Ten Feet" 1/31/2014 Regional Water Supply Plan Comment Period Extended 1/31/2014 CHNEP Director Lisa Beever to speak Feb. 4th in Pine Island 1/30/2014 EPA awards almost $9M in grants for water quality improvement research 1/30/2014 Sign Up For Environmental Spring Cleaning In Polk 1/29/2014 Book explains science, politics of Florida sinkholes 1/28/2014 NASA premiers unique film about water for spherical screens 1/28/2014 SBEP Bay Guardian volunteers complete project at Arlington Park 1/28/2014 Water issues topic of Jan. 29th program 1/23/2014 FIU professors make documentary about sea level rise 1/22/2014 Native landscapin​g at RPC building featured by Back Ten Feet 1/22/2014 Giant spending bill seeks changes in Army Corps' mitigation requirements 1/21/2014 Rising Flood Insurance Rates Sinking Property Owners: What Can Cities Do to Minimize the Impact? 1/21/2014 Kids can learn to fish at Lake County Water Authority free clinic 1/16/2014 Hydraulic fracturing bills pass first committee stop despite Democrats' opposition 1/15/2014 Florida Senate bill takes on water utilities 1/15/2014 Public meetings scheduled for SJRWMD regional water supply plan 1/14/2014 Bill encouraging water storage projects on farm lands is moving in Senate 1/14/2014 King Tide Photo Exhibit Moves to Robinson Preserve in Manatee County 1/14/2014 Public workshop Jan. 23rd on Caloosahatchee storage basin project 1/13/2014 SBEP Offers Free Guided Kayak Trips of Sarasota Bay 1/10/2014 Public Invited to Help Develop Floodplain Information for Portions of Polk County 1/10/2014 Judge sides with feds against environmentalists on pollution limits 1/8/2014 Register now for Charlotte Harbor Watershed Summit 1/7/2014 LINC unveils "Everglades Atlas" 1/6/2014 'The Cost Of Water Is Going To Go Up': Central Fla. Finding Alternatives To Groundwate 1/6/2014 Public invited to give input on Buttonwood and Heron Pond Preserves 1/3/2014 USGS Study: Caribbean Earthquake/Tsunami Hazard Higher Than Previously Thought 1/2/2014 Troubled Water: Agencies Work to Clean Storm Water Before It Gets to Waterways 1/2/2014 Water district taking aim at wild hogs 1/2/2014 FDEP announces online water permitting portal 1/2/2014 German researchers propose using plankton to control malaria 1/2/2014 Focus on Ocean’s Health as Dolphin Deaths Soar 1/2/2014 Study: U.S. can’t keep up with loss of ecologically-sensitive wetlands 12/18/2013 Gulf Council to convene a series of Recreational Angler Participation sessions around the Gulf coast 12/18/2013 Public comments sought on Gulf Restoration plan 12/17/2013 State looks to private market as Congress adjourns without flood fix 12/16/2013 Scheduled water outage for North Fort Myers on December 18th 12/16/2013 New guided walk procedures at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve 12/16/2013 Air Potato Roundup Jan. 25th at Arlington Park 12/16/2013 Polk County receives grant for stormwater improvements 12/13/2013 Sustainable Communities Workshop is Wednesday 12/13/2013 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program now accepting 2014 Bay Partner grant applications 12/12/2013 Red drift algae could pile up on SWFL beaches in 2014 12/12/2013 Bill would exempt state review of larger developments in 6 more counties 12/11/2013 Lee County offers beach parks and preserves volunteer training program 12/11/2013 USDA, EPA Partnership Supports Water Quality Trading To Benefit Environment, Economy 12/10/2013 FWC, U.S. Power Squadrons boost boating safety efforts 12/10/2013 SBEP Offers 10 Free Guided Kayak Trips of Sarasota Bay 12/6/2013 Want to be a SCUBAnaut? Find out more at open house Dec. 9th 12/5/2013 Call for Proposals: Restore America's Estuaries Summit 12/5/2013 Draft Regional Water Supply Plan available for public review 12/4/2013 Red tide blooming in Gulf, Charlotte Harbor 12/2/2013 NFWF Announces $15.7 Million for Gulf Restoration Projects in Florida 12/2/2013 Support urged for dry cleaning contamination sites program that saw sharp budget cuts 12/2/2013 Pew/Audubon report: Florida’s coastal birds could face threat to food supply 12/2/2013 Report: 80,000 acres of coastal wetlands are being lost annually 11/27/2013 Public meeting Dec. 5th on Babcock Webb WMA management plan 11/26/2013 Water Policy Committee Accomplished Much 11/25/2013 Driest October in 74 years challenges Florida water flow managers 11/22/2013 SFWMD to host 4th annual "16-County Ecosystem Summit" Dec. 6th 11/18/2013 EPA Webcast on Volunteer Monitoring Nov. 19th 11/14/2013 Learn and have fun at the Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival Nov. 23rd! 11/13/2013 Geoscientist says groundwater contamination via fracturing "not physically plausible" 11/8/2013 Florida DEP issues Everglades permit for stormwater storage and flow 11/8/2013 Fall issue of Harbor Happenings newsletter available online 11/7/2013 "Shored up" film examines effects of storm surge and sea level rise on coastal development 10/31/2013 "Shored up" film examines effects of storm surge and sea level rise on coastal development 10/31/2013 Green sea turtles nest at unprecedented pace in Florida this year 10/30/2013 Polk County to give land on creek to SWFWMD 10/28/2013 Draft springs legislation would reserve spring flows, require septic tank hook-ups 10/28/2013 Fall 2013 Florida Lake Management Society newsletter available online 10/24/2013 Sarasota Water Festival selects Vintage Paws Sanctuary as nonprofit partner 10/22/2013 Volunteer boaters can join Monofilament Madness & Environmental Expo this weekend 10/21/2013 Ag Commish Putnam wants $26M for water quality, re-use programs 10/17/2013 Beach project nears its start on Captiva and Sanibel 10/15/2013 Free Caloosahatchee Science Workshop Nov. 19-20 10/14/2013 FDEP completes statewide overhaul of surface water and wetland permit rules 10/11/2013 Amid Shutdown, Bipartisan Congressional Panel Talks Florida Water Problems 10/7/2013 Stone crab season opens Oct. 15 in state, federal waters 10/7/2013 FWC seeks public input on anchoring and mooring program (deadline Oct. 7th) 10/1/2013 Sarasota Bay Water Festival accepting final exhbitor applications 10/1/2013 Celebrity birders Don & Lillian Stokes return for private refuge birding tours 9/16/2013 Beach project nears its start on Captiva and Sanibel 9/16/2013 Locals speak out against sale of Cayo Costa parcels 9/13/2013 Sign up for Coastal Clean-up at Cedar Point Park 9/11/2013 Calusa Blueway Fishing Tournament prize: Hobie fishing kayak 9/10/2013 USACE, WMD present Lake O info at Ft. Myers town hall meeting 9/9/2013 Fight the bloat! Florida Sea Grant offers FREE Barotrauma webinar Sept. 11th 9/9/2013 Advocates say Gov. Rick Scott's $37 million pledge to fix springs not enough 9/6/2013 Scheduled water outage for North Fort Myers on September 10th 9/6/2013 Hymn for Her and Come Back Alice to perform at Sarasota Bay Water Festival 9/6/2013 Florida House completes paver project with Bay Partners Grant support 9/5/2013 Tarpon statewide snagging definition, gear rules in Boca Grande Pass to change 9/5/2013 Analysis: Floridan Aquifer can only handle 6% more pumping before serious environmental harm 8/30/2013 Lee County budget woes could bring Cooperative Extension Cuts 8/27/2013 Webinar Aug. 28th on Lake O releases and effect on St Lucie, Caloosahatchee Rivers 8/26/2013 Sarasota County launches interactive "Green Map" of sustainability features 8/23/2013 USGS: Real-time Monitoring Tracks Nitrate Pulse in Mississippi River 8/22/2013 County to host "Open House" workshop on coastal fringe flood protection 8/22/2013 Fun Days at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve 8/21/2013 Legal experts: Long battle likely if Florida takes water fight to Supreme Court 8/20/2013 Registration open for annual "Water Module" symposium 8/20/2013 New video with Jim Beever on climate change in the Punta Gorda area 8/15/2013 Central Florida Water Initiative webinar Aug. 29th 8/14/2013 Florida Wildlife Federation sues over "Outstanding Florida Waters" designation 8/13/2013 Lee County Health Department sees increase in illnesses from well water 8/12/2013 Despite Lake Okeechobee dumping, dike danger continues to rise 8/12/2013 All that released Lake Okeechobee water takes toll 8/12/2013 Two companies bid to run Warm Mineral Springs 8/12/2013 Extinction for Lee County Extension Services? 8/9/2013 Can bringing wetlands back to our coasts protect us from future megastorms? 8/9/2013 Florida Geological Survey to perform statewide sinkhole vulnerability assessment 8/9/2013 USGS Study gives new insights on vulnerability of public-supply wells to contamination 8/9/2013 State of Florida finalizing list of conservation lands it might sell 8/9/2013 Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council to meet on Aug. 28th, 2013 8/8/2013 Volunteer Interpretive Naturalist Training at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve 8/8/2013 Combat wounded & injured veterans, SCUBAnauts help Mote Marine restore reef 8/6/2013 Sarasota Bay Water Festival Welcomes More Exhibitors 8/5/2013 Red tide reduces scallop numbers in Southwest Florida 8/2/2013 Dolphin SMART Volunteers Needed 8/1/2013 SWFWMD allows water shortage orders to expire 7/31/2013 Study: Sea-level rise threatens 1,400 U.S. cities 7/31/2013 SBEP reminds residents not to dump medications into the drain 7/31/2013 EPA proposes rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting 7/31/2013 Lee County Extension offers half-day seminar on fertilizer research, water quality 7/26/2013 Port Charlotte septic advocates again resist county sewer mandate 7/26/2013 Sign up now for August 10th Seagrass Survey volunteer training 7/25/2013 Deadline extended to Aug. 16th for 2014 CHNEP Watershed Summit abstracts 7/23/2013 Webcast on harmful algal blooms (HABs) July 25th 7/19/2013 Future power generation could further endanger water supplies 7/19/2013 USGS: Effective wetlands are connected wetlands 7/18/2013 Flood insurance discount retained for unincorporated Lee County 7/15/2013 Register for CHNEP Environmental Education Conference by Aug. 15th 7/15/2013 Chili cook-off to benefit families of AZ Granite Mountain Hot Shot firefighters 7/15/2013 High Five seeks local teams for Sarasota Dragon Boat races this fall 7/15/2013 Lemon Bay needs you! 7/12/2013 Swiftmud boss may take new job running South Florida water agency, overseeing Everglades 7/11/2013 Hold the fertilizer until October! 7/11/2013 Florida Keys prepare for sea level rise 7/8/2013 Citizens win in legal ruling over public access to Fisheating Creek 7/8/2013 Derelict crab trap cleanup planned for July 10-19 7/8/2013 EPA wants Supreme Court to take case dealing with timing of suits challenging regulations 7/8/2013 Here's your one-stop hurricane planning information source 7/8/2013 Scientists: 2013 Gulf of Mexico "Dead Zone" potentially largest ever 7/8/2013 Sarasota Bay Water Festival Seeks Vintage and Unique Boats 7/2/2013 Sarasota County libraries introduce Family Sustainability Kits 7/1/2013 SWFWMD schedules prescribed burns for Sarasota County area 7/1/2013 Private property advocates win in Supreme Court 6/27/2013 Federal funding cut-off threat looms over Florida's beach water testing program 6/27/2013 Farming carbon: Study reveals potent carbon-storage potential of manmade wetlands 6/26/2013 Register now for 2013 Pine Island Sound Scallop Search! 6/24/2013 Save the date! 3rd Annual Scallopalooza Aug. 3rd 6/18/2013 USACE will increase Lake Okeechobee releases 6/17/2013 Gulf of Mexico Alliance Invites Public to Learn About Gulf Restoration Progress, Partnerships 6/12/2013 SBEP to host urban planner Andres Duane June 18-19 6/7/2013 Environmentalists missing from state's water-management boards 6/7/2013 Underwater art gallery to debut off southwest Florida coast 6/4/2013 EPA: $384B needed for drinking water infrastructure by 2030 6/4/2013 Rip Current Safety Awareness Week is June 2-8, 2013 6/3/2013 Entries sought for CHNEP Song Contest 5/31/2013 SBEP announces recipients of 2013 Bay Partners Grants 5/31/2013 Endangered sea turtle feeding grounds discovered in Gulf 5/29/2013 Florida DEP Announces TMDLs for Caloosahatchee River Basin 5/22/2013 SJRWMD: Get ready for hurricane season 5/22/2013 Governor approves $32 million in water projects; vetoes total of $27.3 million 5/21/2013 Water projects left off Florida TaxWatch's "turkey" list this year 5/20/2013 Reservoirs language stripped from federal bill while Florida groups support alternative approach 5/20/2013 Foundation will direct $356 million from oil spill criminal cases to Florida for natural resource pr 5/20/2013 USGS Study: Deficit in nation's aquifers accelerating 5/20/2013 Lee County could lose Conservation 20/20 & Extension office 5/20/2013 Marine Resources Full Scale Exercise at Peace River Bridge May 15 5/14/2013 Former Lee County Commissioner to speak on water restoration May 11th 5/10/2013 Study: phosphate mine expansion will cause 'significant' wetlands damage 5/10/2013 Florida Geological Survey receives national grant to map in NE Florida 5/10/2013 Ft. Myers downtown basin wins project of the year 5/9/2013 Charlotte County receives state funding for reclaimed water expansion project 5/9/2013 Three new beach projects starting this summer in Lee County 5/9/2013 Placida boat ramp parking lot to be closed May 13-18 5/9/2013 Public meeting May 22nd on SFWMD Conservation Land Assessment 5/9/2013 Decades-old nitrate found to affect stream water quality 5/7/2013 Temporary chlorine switch-over may affect Lee County water customers 5/2/2013 SFWMD Launches Review of West Coast Region for Land Assessment 5/2/2013 Up to 375 USGS flood gauges to turn off because of fund cuts 4/29/2013 Warm Mineral Springs' rebirth 4/26/2013 Legislators prepare for potential ‘fracking’ in Florida 4/26/2013 Register for May 1st webcast on "Using Social Indicators in Watershed Management Projects" 4/23/2013 EPA approves State's restoration target for Silver Springs 4/17/2013 Proposed amendment would ban new local fertilizer ordinances for three years 4/16/2013 Sponsors sought for next Watershed Summit 4/15/2013 Hearing officer backs DEP employee who challenged mitigation permit 4/12/2013 SWFWMD Reports Gains in Seagrass Coverage in Charlotte Harbor 4/12/2013 Three years after BP oil spill, USF research finds massive die-off 4/10/2013 How to avoid a water crisis 4/9/2013 Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve Management Plan to be presented at May 6th public meeting 4/9/2013 SBEP Bay Guardian volunteers remove debris from Bowlees Creek Island 4/9/2013 North Port water plant to open Friday 4/8/2013 Tussle Heats Up Over Warm Mineral Springs 4/8/2013 Take a Hike! Six Lee County Preserves in 24 days 4/8/2013 'Water parade' in House follows vetoes of water projects in past 2 years 4/8/2013 Submissions invited for the CHNEP 2014 calendar 4/4/2013 Interior Releases Progress Report on National Water Census 4/4/2013 Flood Safety Awareness Week is March 18-22 4/1/2013 Red tide finally dissipates 3/28/2013 Coastal Master Naturalist class to be offered at Calusa Heritage Trail 3/25/2013 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition film at Ding Darling NWR April 3rd 3/25/2013 "Heart of an Estuary" boat tours offered by CHEC 3/25/2013 Read the latest issue of the LAKEWATCH newsletter 3/21/2013 Final two Bay Wise Kayak Trips are coming up in April 3/21/2013 New Water-Quality Test May Prevent Unnecessary Beach Closures 3/19/2013 Officials urge wildfire vigilance; lack of rain increases state's wildfire risk 3/18/2013 Lee County Seeks Online Input for Prioritizing Sustainability Goals 3/18/2013 Wetland researcher to speak about financing Gulf restoration efforts 3/18/2013 EPA and Florida DEP sign agreement to stem degradation of state waterways 3/18/2013 Scientists puzzled by mysterious ailment killing manatees on East Coast 3/18/2013 FAU researchers to study carbon dynamics of Everglades ecosystem 3/18/2013 EPA Marks March 18-24 as 5th annual "Fix a Leak Week" 3/18/2013 Florida Gulf Coast NEPs Approve Regional Plan Projects 3/12/2013 Englewood community cleanup will be held March 16 3/12/2013 Bay Heights Park boat ramp public meeting 3/12/2013 USEPA webcast on WQX water quality data entry tool rescheduled 3/11/2013 RESTORE Act meeting Wednesday in St Petersburg 3/11/2013 Deadly sinkhole is a sign of more to come in Florida 3/11/2013 Lack of rain prompts drought fears 3/11/2013 PSC assumes control over Charlotte County water, wastewater services 3/11/2013 Utilities unite to try to stop climate change from shrinking water supply 3/11/2013 SFWMD to hold two public workshops on Land Assessment 3/6/2013 Four workshops begin this Sunday on offshore fishing regs 3/6/2013 Group wants more spending on future water supplies; others call for conservation 3/5/2013 SFWMD offers free DBHYDRO training 3/5/2013 Red tide manatee death rate on track to break records 3/4/2013 SBEP Bay Guardians to plant native plants March 9th at Jiggs Landing 2/28/2013 EPA to offer how-to webinar on WQX water quality data entry tool 2/27/2013 FDEP introduces Sarasota County to new district office with open houses 2/27/2013 Draft Ding Darling Environmental Assessement Avilable for Viewing and Meeting Set 2/25/2013 Nobel Prize-winning climate scientists will speak March 27-28 2/25/2013 House committee bill addresses federal concerns about 2012 permit-streamlining bill 2/20/2013 Florida Wildlife Corridor film to premier March 3rd in Tampa 2/20/2013 Senate bill would expand role of agriculture in water supply planning 2/19/2013 Company offers Florida a free state park, but state DEP says no 2/19/2013 SBEP launches study to develop water quality standards for tidal creeks 2/19/2013 Punta Gorda residents invited to public meeting on climate change adaptation 2/13/2013 Joint project helps tortoises on Conservation 20/20 preserve 2/12/2013 DEP moving on adopting water quality rules implementation document 2/11/2013 Estuary Programs Prepare for RESTORE Act Funding Opportunities 2/6/2013 Southwest Florida NEP Joint Management Boards Meeting Rescheduled 2/5/2013 Popular island park receives improvements for accessibility 2/5/2013 Eleven Manatee County teachers receive SWFWMD Splash! Grants 2/4/2013 Bonita Springs Utilities wins excellence award from FDEP 2/1/2013 UF Survey: US water supply not as threatened as believed 2/1/2013 Report: Climate change poses serious threat to US coastal communities 2/1/2013 New College oral history project to debut latest works 1/31/2013 Bill returns that would extend permitting lengths for alternative water supply projects 1/30/2013 SBEP offers teachers and students online resources focused on environmental education 1/29/2013 'All-or-nothing' provision in state water rules causing heartburn for feds 1/28/2013 Florida's aquifer models full of holes, allowing more water permits and pollution 1/28/2013 NOAA announces free nautical 'BookletCharts' for boaters 1/28/2013 Red tide persists on southwest Florida coast 1/25/2013 Charlotte County teacher receives SWFWMD Splash! Grant for rain barrel project 1/24/2013 Eight Sarasota County teachers receive SWFWMD Spash! Grants 1/24/2013 Environmental groups still opposed to DEP water-use rules 1/23/2013 Matanzas Pass Preserve on Fort Myers Beach closed for improvements 1/22/2013 Grand opening of Lakes Regional Park Water Quality Restoration Project on Feb. 7th 1/22/2013 Senate Committee hears about Kings Bay cleanup while environmentalists protest in Tampa 1/18/2013 Help the Charlotte Harbor Parrotheads clean up! 1/18/2013 Join Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve on one of its monthly wading trips 1/18/2013 Join Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve on one of its monthly wading trips 1/18/2013 "Coral: Rekindling Venus" examines environmental perils threatening reefs 1/16/2013 U.S. Supreme Court to hear landowner's 'weird' challenge of wetlands mitigation 1/14/2013 EPA solicits public comment on proposed rules to limit nutrient pollution 1/14/2013 State vows action in cleaning up Caloosahatchee 1/14/2013 Red Tide stubbornly persisting along southwest Florida 1/11/2013 Preserve taking water lessons to schools with mobile lab 1/11/2013 Gasparilla Island water challenges shared statewide 1/11/2013 Park could offer model for wetlands restoration 1/10/2013 Authentic Florida Meets Real Florida at event to benefit Oscar Scherer State Park 1/10/2013 Ancient Waters Celebration to benefit Warm Mineral Springs archaeology efforts 1/9/2013 Report on state business climate cites need for energy and environmental planning 1/3/2013 Mining Waste Byproduct Capable of Helping Clean Water 1/2/2013 Group Works to Keep Pollutants From Degrading Estuary 1/2/2013 Op-Ed: Estuary celebration about perception 1/2/2013 Juvenile tarpon tagging project focus of Jan. 17th talk 1/2/2013 Recent News on Bay Scallop Restoration 1/2/2013 Volunteers needed to survey of Lee, Charlotte County Shorelines 1/2/2013 US Forest Service report links urbanization to declining ecosystem services 12/21/2012 Given the option, all 19 counties vote not to inspect septic tanks 12/21/2012 EPA Updates Rule for Pathogens in Drinking Water, Sets Limit for E. Coli 12/20/2012 SBEP Bay Wise Kayak Tour program offers six free guided trips 12/19/2012 FDEP Announces BMAPs for Hendry Creek and Imperial River, Caloosahatchee River 12/13/2012 SFWMD seeking stakeholders to create restoration vision for Caloosahatchee 12/13/2012 EPA releases National Water Program 2012: Strategy Response to Climate Change 12/12/2012 Florida Cabinet approves 2012-2013 conservation land purchase work plan 12/12/2012 Brian House and Justin Bloom join SBEP's Citizens Advisory Committee 12/12/2012 Become a Sky Warn Severe Weather Spotter 12/12/2012 2011 aerial imagery added to Water Atlas 12/11/2012 Attend Corps' Everglades Restoration Updates This Week 12/10/2012 SFWMD to offer Lee County waterfront land for sale 12/10/2012 "Hands Across the Harbor" will benefit CHEC 12/10/2012 CREW Land & Water Trust receives CHNEP grant for "Strolling Science" seminars 12/7/2012 Report: water pollution costs Florida up to $10.5-billion annually 12/6/2012 Health of Warm Mineral Springs adds to debate 12/5/2012 Public Invited to Open House to Help Develop Polk County Flood Insurance Maps 12/5/2012 EPA Approves Florida’s Rules to Protect Waterways from Nutrient Pollution 12/5/2012 Storing more water farther north could lessen damaging Lake Okeechobee discharges 11/30/2012 Free Webinar "How’s My Waterway? and Other Water Quality Apps" Nov. 28 11/29/2012 Caloosahatchee water management topic of Jan. 2nd talk 11/27/2012 EPA recommends new recreational water quality criteria 11/27/2012 Florida's vanishing springs 11/26/2012 USGS study: Streams degraded at earliest stages of urban development 11/15/2012 Lee County officials express concern over latest Conservation 20/20 land buy request 11/9/2012 GAO says federal government needs to better manage energy/water tradeoffs 11/5/2012 DEP lays off 15 in Tallahassee as part of ongoing evaluation of positions 11/5/2012 Gulf Coast NEPs to host joint meetings Nov. 9th, Nov. 16th in Manatee County 11/5/2012 Save the Date! 13th Annual Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival on Nov. 17th 11/5/2012 Water project on track at south Fort Myers park 10/29/2012 Why Are Our Salt Marshes Falling Apart? 10/29/2012 New web application from EPA lets users check health of waterways 10/29/2012 Tippecanoe Environmental Park to be closed Nov. 5-Nov. 30 10/29/2012 Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail launches smart-phone application 10/29/2012 Calusa Blueway photo contest winners announced 10/29/2012 2012 was a good year for loggerhead turtles 10/19/2012 Final call for submissions! I Love Sarasota Bay Photo Contest 10/19/2012 FGCU ecological expert series begins Oct. 18 10/18/2012 Draft BMAP Released for Caloosahatchee Estuary 10/16/2012 Sarasota County joins Gulf Consortium in support of RESTORE Act 10/15/2012 Free Webcast on National Water Quality Portal, Oct 23 10/15/2012 Results of the 4th Annual Great Bay Scallop Search 10/12/2012 Read the Fall 2012 issue of Florida LAKEWATCH newsletter online 10/10/2012 "Smart Pot" Finalists Named 10/10/2012 SJRWMD schedules public meetings on "Surplus Lands" 10/10/2012 Red tide fish kill washes up on South County beaches 10/9/2012 SBEP Offers 10 Free Guided Kayak Trips of Sarasota Bay 10/5/2012 SWFWMD to undergo "restructuring" 10/1/2012 Drought's silver lining: Gulf "dead zone" is smaller 10/1/2012 Environmental groups say DEP permitting initiative threatens future water supplies 9/28/2012 Lee County Conservation 20/20 opens Wild Turkey Strand Preserve 9/28/2012 Gravity probe shows groundwater reserves slipping away 9/27/2012 Water management county coalition to meet Friday, Sept. 28th 9/27/2012 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announces online climate change courses 9/24/2012 SWFWMD invites public input on water resource priority list 9/21/2012 Coast to Coast Expedition Challenge to depart Nov. 4th 9/21/2012 20 former WMD board members urge governor to restore funding 9/19/2012 SBEP Bay Guardians to plant natives at Perico Presrve 9/19/2012 Veterans will soon find it easier to get commercial fishing licenses 9/17/2012 Despite revenue caps being lifted, WMDs hold line against tax increases 9/14/2012 Gulf Fisheries Symposium will bring together diverse stakeholders 9/13/2012 Lee County linear park partially closed for filter marsh installation 9/13/2012 Sarasota County commissioners express doubts about Dona Bay project 9/12/2012 SFWMD board approves plan to increase flow to Caloosahatchee River 9/11/2012 US Accuses BP of ‘Gross Negligence’ in Deadly 2010 Oil Spill 9/10/2012 Groundbreaking set for Sept. 6 for West Dearborn Street pilot stormwater project 9/4/2012 Seafood Lovers (and Haters) Wanted 8/30/2012 Sarasota Bay Water Festival Announces the I Love Sarasota Bay Photo Contest 8/29/2012 "Along the Caloosahatchee River" presentation/book signing Sept. 5th 8/22/2012 CRCA Riverwatch "The Flow" returns after four-month hiatus 8/22/2012 Volunteers Needed for Charlotte County Coastal Cleanup Sept. 15th 8/21/2012 Tensions seem to cool in Cape Coral-Lee County water war 8/17/2012 Rain barrel art contest encourages water conservation 8/17/2012 USGS: North American Fish Extinctions May Double by 2050 8/13/2012 Comment Invited on Study of Climate Change Impacts to Salt Marshes 8/7/2012 Get your feet wet during Sarasota County's winter seagrass survey 8/3/2012 Newbie Paddler Program Scheduled for Sept. 12 8/3/2012 Volunteers Needed for Clam Bayou Mangrove Restoration 8/2/2012 Mercury pollution must drop by 86%, DEP says 7/27/2012 Lee County weather stations geared toward water lovers 7/27/2012 Aquifer Recharge Conference to convene in Orlando on Sept. 10-11 7/25/2012 Read the latest issue of the "Marine Scene" 7/24/2012 Environmental Groups File Suit to Force Cleanup of Caloosahatchee 7/23/2012 SBEP Awarded EPA Grant to Develop Tidal Creek Water Quality Standards 7/18/2012 Join the Pine Island Sound Scallop Search on August 18! 7/16/2012 CHNEP calendar deadline extended to July 23rd 7/13/2012 Lee County Adds 310 Acres to Alva Scrub Preserve 7/11/2012 Study: Winds Kept BP Oil Away from South Florida 7/10/2012 Historic Sinking of the USCGC Mohawk Creates Veterans Memorial Reef 7/5/2012 Lawsuit could come from Florida Water Standards 7/5/2012 Check Out the Redesigned Sarasota Water Atlas Home Page! 7/2/2012 Pine Island group to fight addition of fluoride to water 7/2/2012 Matlacha boat ramp hours to be modified 6/29/2012 June 2012 Florida LAKEWATCH Newsletter Available 6/28/2012 USEPA proposing end to funding for beach water testing 6/28/2012 Supreme Court Refuses to Hear FL-GA-AL Water War Appeal 6/27/2012 FWC, Defenders of Wildlife Collaborate on Climate Change Planning 6/26/2012 As springs, rivers decline, 40-year-old law to protect them mostly goes unheeded 6/26/2012 Check out the new Seagrass Viewer for Bays! 6/18/2012 New Interactive Viewer Maps Land Use Changes in Watersheds 6/18/2012 Think You See a Mink? Tell FWC! 6/14/2012 Rain May Not Always Be a Welcome Thing to Waterbirds 6/13/2012 New iPhone Fishing Regulations App Includes Florida 6/13/2012 Draft USGS Water Strategy Collides With Tough Budget Situation 6/12/2012 More water concerns aired at water policy meeting 6/12/2012 Wetlands expert cleared by investigation, returns to DEP 6/8/2012 SJRWMD "Surplus Lands" Public Meetings Scheduled 6/7/2012 FDEP Establishes Public Web Forum on Environmental Resource Permitting 6/4/2012 Water Resources Advisory Commission Meets June 7 6/1/2012 Judge extends deadline for federal agency to issue new pollution limits 6/1/2012 Surviving Lee County's summer fertilizer ban 5/30/2012 Get Ready… It’s Hurricane Season! 5/30/2012 Florida Conservation Coalition Announces Event June 23rd 5/29/2012 Wetlands Expert Suspended by DEP After She Refuses to Approve Permit 5/29/2012 Trimmed Budgets: A Forecast of Poorer Weather Predictions 5/29/2012 USCG Cutter USS Mohawk to Be Part of Lee County Reef 5/29/2012 Read the Latest Issue of "The Marine Scene" 5/29/2012 NASA/USGS Contest Chronicles Changes in Local Landscapes 5/29/2012 Environmentalists Battle DEP, Industries on Two Fronts 5/25/2012 Hold the Fertilizer this Summer to Help Sarasota Bay 5/24/2012 Fort Lauderdale Company Makes Water Out of Air 5/23/2012 Critical Wildlife Corridor Protected 5/22/2012 Mote "Science Cafe" Program Focuses on Begging Dolphins 5/22/2012 Register Now for FLMS Annual Conference 5/22/2012 Bioassessment Workshop in Gainesville on June 18th 5/21/2012 CHEC Offers Kids' Ecoweek 2012 Summer Camp June 4-8 5/21/2012 Volunteers Helping Re-establish Native Plants at Circle B Bar Reserve 5/15/2012 Cape Coral Council Approves Emergency Water Restrictions 5/10/2012 Impact-Based Stormwater Fee Structure Encourages Low-Impact Solutions, Funds Infrastructure 5/2/2012 UF Journalism Students Explore the "State of Water" 5/1/2012 New “Spatial Library” Puts Documents (and More) on the Map! 4/30/2012 Farming Aquarium Species to Save Them 4/30/2012 Alliance for Water Efficiency Gives Florida a C+ Grade 4/30/2012 May-June SCCF Newsletter Now Available 4/27/2012 USGS Makes Historical Maps Available Online 4/23/2012 Mote Marine Lab Publishes Study on Manatee Hearing 4/18/2012 Register Now for Manatee County Water School 4/18/2012 Concern About Florida Water Pollution Not a New Phenomenon 4/16/2012 FEMA says Florida Risks Losing Flood Insurance Because of Legislation 4/10/2012 Florida Forever Council to Meet in Wauchula May 1st 4/9/2012 EPA Now Accepting Comments on National Water/Climate Change Strategy 4/5/2012 Study Reveals New Information about Tarpon Movement 4/5/2012 DEP, FGCU to Co-host Earth Day Economic Development Program 3/28/2012 Lee County 20/20 Program Purchases 5 Acres in CREW 3/23/2012 Proposed Cape Coral Sewer System Upgrades Would Benefit Estuary 3/23/2012 Dinner and a Show at Royal Palm Yacht Club 3/20/2012 Beachgoers Can help Biologists Monitor Spawning Horseshoe Crabs 3/20/2012 Sarasota LID Expo March 23 Attracting Experts From Around Florida 3/20/2012 SWFWMD Community Education Grants Benefit Charlotte Harbor Study Area 3/19/2012 Fire Officials Urge Wildfire Vigilance; Lack of Rain Increases State’s Wildfire Risk 3/16/2012 Garden Elementary Students Learn About Native Plants with Help from CHNEP 3/14/2012 EPA Unveils New Website on Nutrient Pollution 3/14/2012 Judge Delays Implementation of NNC Rules for Lakes Until July 6th 3/8/2012 NRC Study Says EPA Underestimated Water Rules Cost in Florida 3/7/2012 Sewage Spills on the Rise in Southwest Florida 2/29/2012 SBEP Receives FISH Partnership Award from Non-profit Group 2/29/2012 Federal Court Issues Mixed Ruling On Criteria for Florida Nutrient Standards 2/24/2012 Four FREE Guided Kayak Trips Available in Sarasota Bay 2/24/2012 Bay Guardian Volunteers to Rally at Quick Point Preserve Mar. 10 2/24/2012 Temporary Closure of Moore Haven Lock Scheduled to Begin May 14 to Install Manatee Protection System 2/20/2012 SBEP Announces Blue Dolphin Award Winners 2/14/2012 USF Collaborates with Mexican Scientists to Combat Red Tide 2/14/2012 Satellite Tracking Reveals Sea Turtle Feeding Hotspots 2/6/2012 Bill Condemned by Environmentalists as Public-land Giveaway is Likely Dead, Sponsor Says 2/3/2012 CREW Land & Water Trust Offers Strolling Science Seminars 2/1/2012 Red Tide Update (Jan. 27): Florida's Southwest Coast 1/30/2012 Conservation Landscaping Workshop & Plant Sale Feb. 11th 1/27/2012 Manatee Poisoned by Red Tide Rescued in Bonita Springs 1/26/2012 Florida Environmental Law & Policy Webinar Lectures 1/26/2012 Water Atlas Portal Site Redesigned! 1/26/2012 House takes step toward resolving water pollution feud 1/25/2012 House Panel Agrees on Bill to Extend Water Permits Despite Environmental Concerns 1/23/2012 Bonita Council Ready to Move Ahead with Imperial River Basin Plan 1/18/2012 DOI Announces New Everglades Headwaters NWR & Conservation Area 1/18/2012 Charlotte Harbor Estuaries Program Reaches Out 1/18/2012 Residents: Spreader Removal has Harmed Estuary 1/18/2012 Sarasota County's Waters Gaining Positive Attention from EPA 1/10/2012 Eight Free Kayak Tours of Segments of Sarasota Bay 1/5/2012 Annual Manatee Death Count Shows Cold Weather an Unusually Big Factor Again 1/5/2012 Environmental Coalition Calls for End to Subsidies for High-Risk Coastal Development 1/5/2012 Introduction to Coastal GIS Training Hosted by the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program 1/4/2012 PURRE Water Coalition to Cease Operations After Seven Successful Years 1/4/2012 Projects Aim to Improve Peace River 1/4/2012 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: 1,000 Miles in 100 Days 1/4/2012 Lake Okeechobee Water Releases Replenish Estuary 12/21/2011 Five Bills Introduced to Repeal Septic Tank Inspection Requirement 12/14/2011 Florida’s Ranchlands Helping to Preserve Landscapes, Protect and Improve Waters 12/14/2011 SBEP Seeks Additional Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) Members 12/14/2011 Venice Stormwater Plan May Not Address Bacterial Issues 12/9/2011 Cape Coral Weighs Benefits of Rubican-Bimini Canal Link 11/29/2011 Sanibel Vice Mayor Denham Speaks Out for Water Quality 11/28/2011 Public Invited to North Port Public Meeting to Develop FEMA Flood Maps 11/28/2011 Lee County, SFWMD Partner on Lakes Park Restoration Project 11/15/2011 "Art of Red Tide Science" Projects to Be Unveiled Nov. 29 11/15/2011 The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Launches New PIER Season for Local Students 11/10/2011 The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Offers 10 Free Guided Kayak Trips of Sarasota Bay 11/10/2011 New Social Media Connectivity! 11/7/2011 2010 Census Data Now Available on the Atlas 11/7/2011 Understanding Numeric Nutrient Criteria 11/3/2011 Southwest Florida Water Management District Extends Water Restrictions 11/1/2011 DEP Research Reserves Awarded $1.4 Million in Grants for Water Studies 11/1/2011 FWS Extends Comment Period for Everglades Headwaters NWR 11/1/2011 Southwest Florida Water Management District to Shed up to 150 Employees 10/28/2011 EPA Stormwater Outreach Webinar Oct. 27th 10/18/2011 Volunteers Needed to Plant Mangroves in Clam Bayou 10/18/2011 Gulf Coast Task Force Releases Ecosystem Restoration Strategy 10/13/2011 Report Calls for Modernizing Water Quality Monitoring, Modeling Systems 10/13/2011 Record Year for Green Sea Turtle Nests on Florida Beaches 10/12/2011 Public Comment Sought on EPA BEACH Program 9/30/2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Find 374 Aquatic-dependent Species May Warrant Endangered Species Act 9/30/2011 Sierra Sues UF Institute Over Lawn-fertilizer Study 9/30/2011 Funding Available for Marine Debris Removal 9/30/2011 Blue is the New Green: Water Plays a Role in Green Construction 9/27/2011 SWFWMD Invites Public Input on Ranking Water Bodies 9/20/2011 SWFWMD Invites Public Input on Polk County Flood Insurance Maps 9/20/2011 Report: Coastal Habitat Restoration Generates American Jobs 9/16/2011 Old-Fashioned Swales Better at Removing Stormwater Pollutants, Study Finds 9/14/2011 EPA Approves New Waterway Classification for Florida Despite Environmental Opposition 9/14/2011 USGS Unveils New Online Nutrient Decision Support Tool 9/9/2011 For Florida, Water Quality an Increasing Challenge 9/8/2011 FDEP Announces TMDL Tracker Web App is Available for Public Access 9/8/2011 Register Now for Sustainable Communities Workshop on Oct. 6 9/8/2011 Dept. of Interior Unveils Plan for Everglades Headwaters Conservation Area 9/7/2011 Update on the Status of Florida Numeric Nutrient Rules 9/2/2011 SWFWMD Selects Blake Guillory as New Executive Director 8/30/2011 USGS: 20% of Nation's Wells Have Trace Elements 8/30/2011 New System at Mote Marine Laboratory Enhances Water Quality Monitoring 8/29/2011 DEP Secretary Appoints New Water Policy, Ecosystem Restoration Chiefs 8/18/2011 Caribbean Coral Catch Disease From Sewage 8/18/2011 Why Cleaned Wastewater Stays Dirty In Our Minds 8/18/2011 New Data Summary Feature Provides Quick Access to WQ & Hydrology Data 8/12/2011 Florida Congressman Seeks Limits on Clean Water Regs 8/12/2011