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Lee County officials working to reduce plants clogging Cape Coral canals 9/17/2021 Fighting red tide with nature: Could clams be the key to fighting red tide? 9/17/2021 Cape Haze fishery conservation program wins NOAA grant 9/17/2021 SFWMD stays with alum, sand treatment for Caloosahatchee reservoir, or C-43 9/14/2021 How a Partnership with Ducks Unlimited is Helping to Restore 11,000-acres of Floodplain in the Kissi 9/14/2021 Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier reopens 9/10/2021 Lee Commissioners vote to acquire 22 acres in Cape Coral for Conservation 20/20 9/9/2021 There are ways to help protect manatees in SWFL 9/8/2021 Warm Mineral Springs Park has reopened 9/7/2021 Court vacates NWPR, is still weighing WOTUS restoration 9/1/2021 Sugar growers sue to stop Army Corps from using Everglades reservoir 8/30/2021 Thick, green algae mats Rubicon Canal in Cape Coral 8/27/2021 A reservoir the size of Naples is coming to Hendry County to help Florida’s water woes 8/26/2021 Blue-Green Algae Task Force talks stormwater at virtual meeting 8/25/2021 Water quality concerns stir up citrus BMP and phosphorus questions 8/25/2021 Sarasota County Red Tide Update, Aug. 24 8/25/2021 Warm Mineral Springs Park closed due to COVID-19 impacts 8/25/2021 Corps considers raising Lake O levels, sending water south, east to protect Caloosahatchee 8/23/2021 Massive red tide bloom lingering in Sarasota County could be ‘every bit as bad as 2018’ 8/20/2021 Sustainable Communities Workshop video contest for children and teens announced 8/19/2021 Polk County to focus on infrastructure with $140 million COVID-19 relief money 8/19/2021 Lee Commissioners approve contract to design water quality project in North Fort Myers 8/18/2021 Public meeting Oct. 5th to discuss update to City of Venice Floodplain Management Plan 8/18/2021 Study: Florida tourism industry lost out on more than $184 million after 2018 red tide outbreak 8/18/2021 Florida spent $1 million removing toxic algae from Pahokee Marina, Caloosahatchee River 8/17/2021 Climate change: Researchers concerned for SWFL, managing infrastructure 8/17/2021 Blue-Green Algae Task Force to meet on August 23rd 8/16/2021 Here’s how climate change could make future red tide blooms worse 8/12/2021 SFWMD seeks public input on draft Strategic Plan 8/12/2021 New device to help FGCU better study red tide, blue-green algae 8/11/2021 Army Corps talks Lake O release plan changes that could help spare the Caloosahatchee 8/10/2021 Registration open for 16th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop 8/10/2021 Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier to close temporarily for maintenance 8/10/2021 Florida coral reef restoration projects receive NOAA funding 8/9/2021 Bonita Springs co-sponsors ‘River Rally for Clean Water’ event 8/9/2021 ‘No Swim’ advisory issued for 8 Sarasota County beaches 8/6/2021 Lee County Commissioners award contracts for flood-mitigation projects 8/5/2021 Drones, money pitched To bolster Florida’s red tide efforts 8/5/2021 Southwest Florida lawmakers demand changes to Lake O discharge plan 8/5/2021 Mote Marine Lab opens first-of-its-kind red tide mitigation technologies testing facility 8/5/2021 Sarasota County Red Tide update, Aug. 4 8/5/2021 Nikki Fried, Michele Rayner-Goolsby roll out clean water initiative 8/4/2021 Lee County commissioners vote to sue feds over planned Lake O water releases 8/4/2021 Capt. Planet brings artificial reefs to waterfront businesses in Sarasota County 8/3/2021 Ag Commissioner tours SWFL to address water quality, launch initiative 8/3/2021 Army Corps: Kissimmee restoration will help curb harmful flows, pollution to Caloosahatchee 7/30/2021 Experts concerned Lake O water releases would worsen Caloosahatchee estuary 7/30/2021 URGENT: Public input needed on proposed LOSOM 7/30/2021 What is the proposed Florida Wetlands Protection ballot amendment? 7/29/2021 Caloosahatchee Regional Park shoreline stabilization project to begin 7/29/2021 Here’s how you can improve local water quality during red tide 7/29/2021 How severe flooding is affecting one Cape Coral neighborhood 7/28/2021 Health Alert for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins at Jaycee Park 7/26/2021 Cape Coral breaks ground on new Southwest Water Reclamation Facility building 7/23/2021 Cape Coral installing more bubble curtains to keep toxic blue-green algae at bay 7/22/2021 Lee County students take field trip with FSW to study water quality 7/22/2021 Mote scientists use drones to study red tide 7/21/2021 SWFL clean water advocates hear new LOSOM proposal 7/20/2021 Researchers testing new strategy to battle red tide in Sarasota 7/19/2021 Snail Kites move north as health of Everglades, Lake O wane 7/19/2021 Florida DEP launches ‘One Water Florida’ campaign promoting recycled water 7/19/2021 Higel Park boat ramp closures planned for August 7/19/2021 New Lake O release plans: One would be bad for the Caloosahatchee River 7/16/2021 FWC and DEP host Red Tide roundtable 7/15/2021 Punta Rassa Boat Ramp parking lot to close temporarily for repaving 7/15/2021 Sarasota County continues commitment to protecting water quality 7/15/2021 ‘Sunny day’ high-tide flooding may soon affect much of Florida’s coast 7/15/2021 Millions spent to protect Manasota Key from erosion 7/14/2021 Calusa Waterkeeper testing new device to measure air toxins from blue-green algae, red tide 7/14/2021 NASA: Moon ‘wobble’ will cause dramatic increases in coastal flooding 7/14/2021 Low levels of toxins found in samples from Lake O 7/12/2021 Large plume of brown water from Elsa seen moving into the Gulf of Mexico 7/9/2021 Elsa’s trail leaves several SWFL neighborhoods underwater 7/8/2021 Elsa flow to Caloosahatchee is local basin runoff 7/7/2021 Post-Elsa, avoid these flooded Punta Gorda streets 7/7/2021 Tropical Storm Elsa could worsen the blue-green algae situation in SWFL 7/6/2021 EPA revokes use of phosphate waste products in road beds 7/6/2021 Video of June 23rd Blue-Green Algae Task Force meeting available 7/2/2021 FDOH issues blue-green algae alert for Orange River at Manatee Park 7/2/2021 DEP launches online grant portal for FY2021-22; Deadline July 15th 7/1/2021 Experts remain concerned about algae in Matlacha water 6/30/2021 FSU researchers find most nitrogen in Gulf of Mexico comes from coastal waters 6/30/2021 Officials work to prevent future flooding in Lee County 6/29/2021 FGCU group studying the impact of Lake Okeechobee water releases on oysters 6/28/2021 Charlotte Harbor seagrass lost 3 decades of recovery in 2 years 6/28/2021 Independence Day event to close Cape Coral Bridge 6/28/2021 SFWMD releases 2021 Aquifer Storage and Recovery Well Science Plan 6/28/2021 Rising sea levels, high tides will lead to more floods, researchers warn 6/28/2021 SFWMD to host Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual workshop 6/24/2021 Blue-Green Algae Task Force meets for first time since November 6/24/2021 Charlotte County drainage unit advisory boards seek new members 6/24/2021 SWFWMD scheduling prescribed fires to reduce wildfire risk, maintain habitat 6/24/2021 Fishing and aquaculture affected by Piney Point spill 6/24/2021 Phosphate mining proposal on hold due to Charlotte County water concerns 6/23/2021 How coastal communities are teaming up to fight climate change 6/23/2021 Want to be on Flip My Florida Yard? 6/23/2021 Researchers working on new test to detect cyanobacteria in humans 6/21/2021 Surge in nitrogen has turned Sargassum into the world’s largest harmful algal bloom 6/21/2021 Tests, research ongoing at $37M water district Boma site in Glades County 6/18/2021 Saharan dust moves toward Florida, may fuel red tide 6/18/2021 Lee Commission awards contract to respond as needed to harmful algae blooms 6/17/2021 Macroalgae cover Matlacha waterways, killing fish 6/15/2021 Ponce Inlet to be dredged June 16-30 6/14/2021 Proposed Florida constitutional amendment aims to give waterways legal rights 6/11/2021 Cape Coral to spend up to $1M to prevent blue-green algae in canals 6/10/2021 Fertilizer ingredients contribute to SWFL’s algae crisis 6/10/2021 Algae blooms found in Matlacha Pass 6/10/2021 Biden administration initiates legal action to repeal WOTUS 6/10/2021 Cape Coral residents asked to voluntarily reduce water use for irrigation 6/10/2021 City of Punta Gorda receives $1M state budget appropriation 6/10/2021 Blue-green algae bloom detected in Orange River, two Lee County boat ramps 6/9/2021 Cape Coral considering consequences if homeowners don’t follow watering schedule 6/9/2021 Poll: Floridians want federal infrastructure plan to deal with climate change 6/9/2021 Venice to prioritize projects for stormwater quality improvement 6/9/2021 Blue-green algae alert issued for Caloosahatchee River – Franklin Locks 6/8/2021 Punta Gorda council secures funding for flood prevention plan 6/7/2021 Updates in the works for Bonita Springs water conservation and irrigation rules 6/7/2021 North Port approves master plan for Warm Mineral Springs construction 6/7/2021 As toxic algae looms, Sarasota County calls to reduce use of fertilizer 6/4/2021 Restoring urban streams benefits habitat, water quality 6/3/2021 Governor vetoes funding for local water-related projects 6/3/2021 State tightens rules for sewage sludge used as fertilizer but leaves a loophole in place 6/3/2021 Gov. DeSantis nixes Southwest Florida projects, but will environmental trust bring some back? 6/3/2021 Groups push for reduction of harmful discharges from Lake O 6/2/2021 Charlotte County fertilizer ban begins June 1st 6/1/2021 Lee Commissioners approve design contract for Able Canal shared-use pathway 6/1/2021 Lee Commissioners approve design contract for water quality project at Lakes Regional Park 6/1/2021 Hurricane season begins June 1st. Be flood-ready. 6/1/2021 Mat algae covers bottom of Matlacha Pass 5/28/2021 Cape Coral leaders brainstorm blue-green algae mitigation tactics 5/28/2021 Sarasota County issues state of emergency due to water shortage 5/27/2021 FGCU study: Imperial River has fecal bacteria indicators 5/27/2021 Water Service Interruption June 1 – Heritage Landing in the Burnt Store Service Area 5/27/2021 North Port brings home first placein the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation 5/27/2021 Bass and Snook Inlets in Punta Gorda to be dredged June 3-18 5/27/2021 Sarasota County emergency order on lawn irrigation does not affect Venice residents 5/27/2021 Rules prohibit fertilizer use in summer in parts of Southwest Florida 5/27/2021 Venice Council will discuss weighing in on Ocean Era aquaculture permit 5/24/2021 Cape Coral pumping water from reservoir to rehydrate canals 5/24/2021 Early algal blooms in Lake O could mean fewer blooms later in summer 5/24/2021 CDC looking for study participants on blue-green algae health effects 5/24/2021 FGCU creating artificial reef off Wiggins Pass near Bonita field station 5/20/2021 Lee Commissioners approve agreement with FGCU for water quality and treatment research 5/20/2021 Free admission for Sarasota County residents on ‘Discover Warm Mineral Springs Park Day’ 5/20/2021 North Port commission takes initial steps towards citywide sewer 5/19/2021 Lee County commissioners share Lake O management concerns in letter to Corps 5/19/2021 Water quality activists push state for toxin-measuring standards 5/18/2021 EPA website restores climate change data 5/17/2021 Corps lowers Lake O releases to Caloosahatchee to 1,500cfs 5/17/2021 Bonita Springs City Council approves funding for pumps to alleviate flooding 5/14/2021 ‘One Charlotte, One Water’ calendar photo submissions sought 5/14/2021 Snook, redfish, spotted seatrout harvest changes begin June 1st 5/14/2021 FWC developing rule for limited goliath grouper harvest 5/14/2021 North Port City Commission addresses water and wastewater expansion project 5/14/2021 SFWMD approves large-scale water quality improvement project north of Lake Okeechobee 5/14/2021 Governor signs sea-level rise bill into law 5/13/2021 Concerns rise over sea turtle deaths as red tide spikes in Bonita, North Naples 5/13/2021 FWC takes step toward opening goliath grouper fishery 5/13/2021 FGCU researcher: Masks can also protect us from Red Tide 5/12/2021 EPA announces additional $9.6 million for beach water monitoring, notifications 5/12/2021 Red tide, blue-green algae prompt environmental groups to ask governor for state of emergency 5/11/2021 Wary of summer discharges, governor pushes Corps to better manage Lake O water levels 5/11/2021 Lake Okeechobee releases to Caloosahatchee stay at 2,000 cfs. 5/10/2021 Red Tide has now reached Hillsborough as blooms persist in southwest Florida 5/10/2021 ‘We are ground zero’: How sea level rise could impact SWFL roads 5/10/2021 FWC launches new statewide Fishing Pier Finder 5/6/2021 Governor announces $148M in local resilience funding 5/6/2021 Larger Lake O releases could be on the way if rainy season starts soon 5/6/2021 RESTORE Council approves Florida funding 5/5/2021 Research shows long-term recovery possible for areas impacted by seagrass die-off 5/5/2021 Estero tackles septic systems to reduce fecal indicators in Estero River 5/4/2021 DOH-Lee lifts health alert for blue-green algae at Alva Boat Ramp 5/3/2021 Red tide blooms continue causing fish kills and respiratory irritations in SW Florida 5/3/2021 Senate passes bipartisan $35B water infrastructure bill 5/3/2021 North Port Utilities awarded three Florida Water Environment Association honors 5/3/2021 Get a preview of the 2021 Southwest Florida Climate Summit 4/28/2021 $3 million budgeted for environmental improvements in SWFL 4/28/2021 Corps to double Lake O releases to Caloosahatchee River 4/26/2021 UPDATE: Blue-green algae causes DOH to close recreational area in Caloosahatchee River 4/26/2021 Red tide blooms causing fish kills In Sarasota, Charlotte Counties 4/26/2021 Guidelines for 2021 sea turtle nesting season 4/26/2021 Polk Board approves agreements for future water supply 4/26/2021 Blue-green algae causes health officials to close recreational area in Caloosahatchee River 4/22/2021 Port Charlotte Beach Park boat ramp closures expected Apr.-Jul. 4/21/2021 Lee County approves Able Canal linear park 4/21/2021 State water managers oppose expanding Big Cypress basin into Lee County 4/16/2021 Peace River channel markers to be inspected 4/14/2021 SFWMD asks lower west coast water users to conserve water amid dry conditions 4/13/2021 Lake O releases slowed to help protected species during nesting season 4/8/2021 Regional water authority talks cyber security 4/7/2021 Regional water authority plans ahead for huge capital costs 4/6/2021 Grant accepted for water quality and treatment research 4/6/2021 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program helps us to ‘Sort Through the Green Stuff’ 4/6/2021 North Port releases “ Scoop Scoop Baby” music video 4/5/2021 Cape residents claim new construction caused damage to well water systems 4/2/2021 Red tide develops in Sarasota County 4/1/2021 10 tips to save water for “Water Conservation Month” 4/1/2021 LA-MSID celebrates completion of West Marsh 3/31/2021 SWFL to feds: Don’t make us bear brunt of dirty Lake O releases, now or in the future 3/30/2021 Environmental restoration at home: Sanibel volunteers grow mangroves 3/29/2021 Gulf Coast fish farm permit will get second look under Biden Administration 3/29/2021 Lake Okeechobee discharges continue to estuaries 3/26/2021 Lehigh Acres water quality work may result in ‘Lakes Park East’ recreation area 3/25/2021 Citizen Scientists needed to survey seagrass, seaweed in Charlotte Harbor 3/24/2021 Legacy phosphorous adds nutrient load to water flowing into Lake O 3/23/2021 Army Corps working toward new release schedule for Lake O 3/22/2021 UF scientists to probe downstream ecological impacts of stormwater ponds 3/19/2021 FWC and partners work on restoring the Peace River 3/19/2021 Lee Commissioners approve management plan for GS-10 Preserve 3/19/2021 Lee Commissioners vote to pursue Conservation 20/20 land purchases 3/19/2021 Adrienne Street Pier closed through mid-April 3/19/2021 Submit photos now for 2022 CHNEP Nature Calendar Photography Contest 3/19/2021 Army Corps: No end in sight for Lake O discharges 3/17/2021 SCCF scientist predicts algae & red tide for SWFL this summer 3/17/2021 FWC completes Peace River restoration project with USFWS 3/17/2021 Some water managers concerned over proposal to move south Lee into Big Cypress Basin 3/17/2021 Environmental nonprofits join forces to hire 'science geek' to help fix water woes 3/17/2021 Fort Myers Beach embarks on clean water campaign after deadly winter of red tide 3/17/2021 EPA to revisit offshore fish farm permit 3/17/2021 C-43 Reservoir construction begins near LaBelle, project will store water from Caloosahatchee River 3/17/2021 CHNEP executive director addresses GPICA 3/11/2021 New flood hazard determinations published for Charlotte County 3/11/2021 Coastal changes worsen nuisance flooding on many US shorelines, study finds 3/10/2021 Apply now for CHNEP research and restoration funding 3/9/2021 FWC announces public meeting: Next steps for the Lake Okeechobee Management Plan 3/8/2021 SFWMD Responds to Increased Releases from Lake Okeechobee 3/8/2021 Punta Gorda’s Riverside Park boat ramp closed to motorized vessels 3/5/2021 SBEP study confirms economically important fish use new artificial reef designs 3/5/2021 One million gallons of untreated wastewater spilled in Charlotte County 3/3/2021 It’s swan nesting season at Lake Morton 3/2/2021 Red tide health alerts issued for beaches in Bonita Springs and Captiva 3/1/2021 Warm Mineral Springs Park closed temporarily 3/1/2021 City of Cape Coral fights to keep water levels stable as dry season approaches 2/25/2021 Waters releases continue to Caloosahatchee due to Lake O levels high for this time of year 2/25/2021 How water projects north of Lake Okeechobee can help SWFL 2/23/2021 Lake O flows adjusted to support sediment study 2/23/2021 FBI issues cybersecurity outline for water treatment plants 2/22/2021 Bonita Springs to apply for WCIND marine safety grant 2/22/2021 Florida celebrates sea level rise planning tool after years ‘behind the curve’ 2/19/2021 South Florida political leaders tour Caloosahatchee, discuss water quality 2/18/2021 Amazonian ‘river monster’ discovered in the Caloosahatchee River 2/18/2021 Lakeland awarded SWFWMD grant for Crystal Lake water quality improvement study 2/18/2021 Mayor wants independent investigation of Fort Myers’ wastewater management 2/17/2021 Venice Feb. 24th public workshop to focus on coastal flooding 2/17/2021 Red Tide is present in southwest Florida again 2/17/2021 Lee County approves cooperative water quality project with Fort Myers 2/16/2021 Corps increases flow from lake to Caloosahatchee 2/15/2021 Southwest Florida water authorities say their systems won’t be hacked 2/15/2021 Higel Marine Park partial closure 2/16 2/12/2021 Governor pushing $100M for matching septic projects to improve water quality 2/11/2021 Florida DEP to communities: Please assess your sea-level rise risk 2/10/2021 Venice water main replacement to cause planned outages 2/9/2021 Army Corps reduces water releases toward SWFL and sends water south 2/9/2021 SFWMD requests public comment on final draft of 2021 Aquifer Storage and Recovery Science Plan 2/8/2021 Lee County completes acquisition of 427 acres in Alva 2/8/2021 Englewood’s 62-year-old water plant earns recognition 2/8/2021 SWFWMD scheduling prescribed fires in Sarasota County 2/4/2021 Venice’s Snake Island once again available for boaters 2/3/2021 Lee County’s Pine Lake Preserve to close temporarily for re-hydration project 2/3/2021 Lake O releases being sent to Caloosahatchee now to avoid wet season problems 2/2/2021 Lee County’s Matlacha Park fishing pier has reopened 2/1/2021 Congress moves to invest in the nation’s estuaries 2/1/2021 Brohard Paw Park named top dog beach in Florida 2/1/2021 Governor proposes $1 billion for local resilience programs 1/29/2021 Corps to increase lake releases to the Caloosahatchee River 1/29/2021 2020 CFWI Regional Water Supply Plan approved 1/26/2021 Communities impacted by Hurricane Irma awarded nearly $100 million 1/25/2021 Red tide kills manatee, closes shellfish harvest area & continues to sicken wildlife 1/22/2021 Florida unveils new statewide sea rise mapping tool 1/20/2021 Save the date for Florida macroalgae virtual workshops 1/20/2021 Public meeting scheduled to discuss Lake Hancock Trail System 1/19/2021 Red Tide respiratory forecast is expanding with federal grants 1/15/2021 Environmental groups ask judge to throw out EPA decision to let Florida oversee wetlands permitting 1/15/2021 Public invited to help identify flood-prone areas in the Haines City watershed 1/15/2021 How red tide is impacting estuaries in southwest Florida 1/14/2021 Scientist says cutbacks on Lake O releases will improve Caloosahatchee ecosystem 1/14/2021 Why are so many Florida manatees dying? 1/11/2021 Bonita Springs to receive funds for flood reduction projects 1/11/2021 Commercial fishing permits available for Saddle Creek Park 1/11/2021 Red tide found in Lee, Collier & Charlotte counties 1/8/2021 Fried asks new EPA head to reconsider wetlands move 1/4/2021 2021 CHNEP Calendars are available now 1/4/2021 Venice residents asked to take resilience survey on flood risk 1/4/2021 Lee County votes to expand Sanibel Causeway shoreline stabilization project 12/21/2020 EPA gives Florida wider authority over wetland development 12/18/2020 Contract awarded for Pine Lake Preserve hydrologic restoration project 12/17/2020 Punta Gorda to perform annual seawall assessment 12/17/2020 Red tide off SWFL coast, but Lake O releases to decrease 12/14/2020 FWC announces Lake Okeechobee Management Plan survey 12/14/2020 Focus of new “Drained” podcast is Everglades restoration 12/11/2020 Proposal would scrap EAA reservoir plan 12/11/2020 EPA considering “extremely hazardous” pesticide for Florida citrus 12/11/2020 2021 Sarasota County NEST calendar now available 12/11/2020 Cape Coral Waterway Advisory Board applications being accepted 12/10/2020 Lynn Hall Beach dune renourishment project set to begin 12/10/2020 North Port City Commission moves toward expansion of sewer 12/8/2020 Charlotte County Commissioners to discuss Lake Okeechobee water quality project 12/8/2020 Lee County completes acquisition of property near Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve in Cape Coral 12/7/2020 Corps of Engineers to start reducing flows from Lake Okeechobee 12/4/2020 Public meeting to review LOWRP Aquifer Storage and Recovery Science Plan 12/4/2020 New batch of Florida red tide offers research opportunities 12/4/2020 Ponce De Leon boat ramp and fishing pier closure 12/4/2020 Patchy Florida red tide detected in three Southwest Florida counties 12/2/2020 Venice citywide reclaimed water shutdown 12/2 12/2/2020 Living shorelines: Natural defense to storms 12/1/2020 Coral reef restoration and other resilience projects win national funding 12/1/2020 Lee Commissioners approve agreement with Bonita Springs for water management 12/1/2020 Cape Coral grapples with fertilizer rules to prevent water pollution 11/30/2020 SWFWMD to hold virtual public workshop to update land use and management rules and processes 11/30/2020 LA-MSID picks up stormwater project award 11/25/2020 Computer models seek the best plan for Lake O management 11/23/2020 Over $500M in utility improvements are coming to Sarasota County 11/23/2020 Blue-Green Algae Task Force questions Army Corps plan for predicting HABs 11/20/2020 Lake Okeechobee water releases will continue to come to Southwest Florida 11/20/2020 Bonita Springs awards contract for Logan Boulevard Regional Floodway drainage project 11/20/2020 Punta Gorda Harborwalk fishing pier closed indefinitely 11/20/2020 Sanibel, Captiva experiencing erosion after Eta 11/18/2020 Boca Grande Fishing pier closed 11/18/2020 Lee County approves purchase of three parcels for Conservation 20/20 11/18/2020 Humphris Park/South Jetty is closed 11/18/2020 Mote announces 2nd round of red tide projects 11/16/2020 Ponce Inlet to be dredged in mid-November 11/13/2020 SCCF receives EPA grant to research HABs related to Lake O releases 11/12/2020 SFWMD to seek $64M to complete its part of project to cut Lake O discharges 11/12/2020 DEP to host online Blue-Green Algae Task Force meeting 11/12/2020 Fort Myers to spend $300M on sewage treatment, storm defense 11/10/2020 Experts brainstorm ways to meet growth demands while protecting water supplies 11/10/2020 Lee County, Bonita Springs sign new interlocal agreement for surface water services 11/10/2020 Lee Commissioners approve contract with firm for water quality project 11/10/2020 Cape Coral to create Water Advisory Board to combat blue-green algae 11/4/2020 Environmentally significant lands referendum passes in Manatee County 11/4/2020 Dark water surrounds Sanibel Causeway after Lake Okeechobee water releases 11/2/2020 Corps working on new schedule for managing Lake Okeechobee 11/2/2020 Pier at Oyster Creek Environmental Park closed for repairs 11/2/2020 Check your irrigation timer as we ‘fall back’ to standard time 11/2/2020 Emails lost, Army Corps extends fish farm public comment period 11/2/2020 USGS unveils National Water Dashboard (NWD) 11/2/2020 FGCU named Florida’s top ‘green’ school 10/30/2020 Charlotte Harbor Water association to start replacing 58-year-old pipes 10/30/2020 Federal judge orders Army Corps to study toxic algae in Lake O releases 10/30/2020 Florida to receive $73M for Gulf restoration from BP oil spill settlement 10/30/2020 Dr. David Tomasko to Join SBEP as Executive Director 10/30/2020 SWFWMD performing prescribed burns in Charlotte and DeSoto Counties 10/30/2020 Myakka River headwaters watershed purchased for conservation 10/22/2020 Florida wants to control wetlands permitting. Critics say it isn’t equipped to do the job 10/21/2020 District to hold virtual workshop on Lower Peace River flows in Charlotte and DeSoto 10/21/2020 Mangrove trimming at Ponce Inlet and Sancho Panza Point 10/21/2020 FWC soliciting feedback on Lake O environmental issues 10/21/2020 Lee County approves contracts for design of flood mitigation projects 10/21/2020 FDEP amends consent order to Charlotte County in wake of wastewater issues 10/21/2020 Governor announces prep for HAB mitigation in response to Lake O discharges 10/16/2020 Bonita Springs and Lee County apply for waterway law enforcement funding 10/16/2020 Butterford Waterway Park boat ramp closed Oct. 12-26 10/13/2020 Expert not too concerned about Lake O releases to Caloosahatchee 10/12/2020 Study will address how climate disasters impact GOM restoration projects 10/9/2020 17th Annual Calusa Blueway Fishing Tournament set for Nov. 14 10/9/2020 Lee County votes to eliminate mining opportunity in southeast Lee 10/7/2020 Opposition mounts against proposed fish farm off Sarasota coast 10/1/2020 Bioreactor helps with water quality in Bonita Springs 9/30/2020 Exploring the widespread impacts of ongoing nitrogen pollution 9/28/2020 Charlotte County seeks public input on Placida West boat ramp 9/28/2020 Lee County to host public meeting about flood-mitigation efforts 9/28/2020 North Port claims 1st place as most “water wise” city in the nation 9/28/2020 Lake Hatchineha canals to receive spray treatment 9/28/2020 Rapidly rising Lake O increases likelihood of releases to coastal estuaries 9/24/2020 Ultrasonic buoys latest weapon in fight against blue-green algae 9/24/2020 Brown water begins to plague water off Sanibel Lighthouse 9/23/2020 Bioreactor that removes Imperial River pollutants earns statewide award 9/23/2020 More than $1 million approved for Cape Coral reclaimed water project 9/22/2020 Governor announces $50M in springs funding 9/21/2020 Charlotte County launches next mass septic removal project 9/21/2020 SFWMD completes water quality improvement project north of Lake O 9/21/2020 EPA allocates $1M to help USF study harmful algal blooms 9/18/2020 Health advisory released after algae found in Cape Coral canal 9/17/2020 City may have solution to Bonita Springs flooding 9/17/2020 Alico completes sale of conservation land to Florida for $28.5 million 9/17/2020 Lee County approves purchase of 14 acres along Caloosahatchee River 9/17/2020 Lee County makes infrastructure improvements following Hurricane Irma 9/11/2020 Work stopped at two Fort Myers projects after runoff pollutes Caloosahatchee 9/10/2020 FWC funds grant to study airborne red tide toxins 9/10/2020 Ft. Myers, Waterkeeper differ on city record on Caloosahatchee pollution 9/9/2020 Venice City Council approves new fee to pay for water quality improvements 9/9/2020 Sanibel Sea School brings waves of learning to children 9/9/2020 UCF Researchers Developing Models to Predict Storm Surges 9/9/2020 Sarasota city leaders want review of botched Lift Station 87 sewer project 9/9/2020 UF/IFAS wants to hear from those impacted by the red tide of 2017-2019 9/8/2020 Filter material installed in Cape Coral could protect water quality 9/8/2020 Cape Coral canals are helping researchers find what works 9/8/2020 Water Steward grant funding approved 9/8/2020 Bonita Springs approves Logan Boulevard Regional Floodway drainage project 9/8/2020 FDACS launches “Florida Wastewater Treatment Plant Energy Program” 9/3/2020 Cape Coral makes plans to mitigate blue-green algae 9/2/2020 Become an “Energy Coach” volunteer 9/2/2020 Snake Island to close 9/15 for dredging project 9/2/2020 Free admission to Warm Mineral Springs Park for Sarasota County residents Sept. 19th 8/31/2020 Bass and Snook Inlet dredging to take place in September 8/31/2020 Lee County residents reminded to know their flood zones 8/27/2020 FDOH issues advisory on Cape Coral canal after blue-green algae spotted 8/27/2020 SWFWMD funding two wellfields in Polk County 8/26/2020 Blue-green algae staying out of Caloosahatchee with red tide season two months away 8/26/2020 Lee County finalizes purchase of Four Mile Cove property 8/26/2020 Toxic blue-green algae found in Cape Coral’s Makai canal, source unknown 8/25/2020 FDEP continues to monitor algae in Lake Okeechobee 8/25/2020 Project at Harns Marsh in Lehigh Acres set to improve habitat and water quality 8/25/2020 FAU awarded $2.2 million to monitor HABs in Lake Okeechobee 8/19/2020 Repairs begin on small bridge into Matlacha Community Park 8/19/2020 Fecal contamination level is high in Billy Creek 8/18/2020 Registration open for annual sustainability workshop 8/14/2020 Scientists decry new WOTUS rule 8/14/2020 Bill prevents Lake O toxins from heading east, but what about the west coast? 8/13/2020 City of North Port seeking public feedback on water control structure 8/10/2020 EPA agreement brings Florida a step closer to issuing certain Clean Water Act permits 8/10/2020 FGCU Water School: Floating chunks in Caloosahatchee are ‘normal’ 8/7/2020 Proposed fish farm remains unfazed by federal court’s NOAA opinion 8/6/2020 Sanibel official, area journalist to join SCCF team 8/6/2020 Water service to be interrupted Aug. 12th in Burnt Store Service Area 8/5/2020 Bimini Basin Mooring Field open house set for August 11th 8/5/2020 Lee Commissioners approve conservation land purchase 8/5/2020 North Port again participating in water conservation challenge 8/3/2020 Blue-Green Algae Task Force: Alert public when algal toxins detected 7/30/2020 $5M in state grants to help monitor, prevent Lake O algae blooms 7/30/2020 How was Charlotte Harbor formed? 7/30/2020 Lake Mirror circulation study to use solar technology 7/27/2020 SJRWMD offers continuing education credits to community association managers 7/27/2020 Study: Florida HABs produce multiple toxins detrimental to human health 7/23/2020 FGCU researching human effects on mangroves 7/23/2020 Bonita Springs receives $11M from state for stormwater projects 7/21/2020 Bonita Springs moves forward on buyout program for flood-prone homes 7/21/2020 Bonita Springs bioreactor receives key funding 7/21/2020 Army Corps warns of potentially harmful Lake Okeechobee algae bloom 7/20/2020 Learn how to collect rainwater with Sarasota County’s virtual workshops 7/20/2020 Curbside rain barrel sale July 24th in Charlotte County 7/16/2020 Charlotte County may team up to fight climate change locally 7/15/2020 EPA limits states’ power to review projects that affect water quality 7/15/2020 Environmental groups say latest water bill bad for Florida 7/14/2020 Kayak launch closed at Bayshore Live Oak Park until Aug. 9th 7/13/2020 FWC seeks assistance in developing lake management plans 7/10/2020 Foundation awards grant for on-island garden 7/10/2020 Laishley Park boat ramp construction update 7/10/2020 $40M available for alternative water supply and water conservation projects 7/10/2020 Research sheds light on Lake Okeechobee issues 7/10/2020 FGCU planning to use ultrasonic buoy devices to help control algal blooms 7/10/2020 Florida’s new environmental laws: A breakdown 7/7/2020 New technology delivers fast, easy results on water quality 7/7/2020 Scientists sound early alarm on stringy algae 7/7/2020 CFWI rulemaking workshop scheduled for July 9th 7/6/2020 Strong public interest shown in draft CFWI 2020 Regional Water Supply plan 7/6/2020 Florida researchers are studying metals in the Gulf of Mexico 7/6/2020 A new sculpture celebrates Southwest Florida’s watershed 7/6/2020 Laishley Park boat ramp construction begins July 6th 7/6/2020 Ft. Myers water quality initiatives, Centennial Park projects receive state funds 7/2/2020 Lake Rochelle hydrilla being treated 7/2/2020 City of Punta Gorda earns APWA 2020 Public Works Project of the Year Award 7/2/2020 New law gives Florida DEP gets new duties, including septic systems oversight 7/2/2020 Algae bloom along Florida’s west coast is not red tide. So what is it? 7/2/2020 Governor vetoes more than $21 million for Sarasota-Manatee projects 6/30/2020 Researchers investigating water flows on oyster reef restoration 6/30/2020 Corps: Discharges more likely if Lake O keeps rising so quickly 6/29/2020 Study: Saharan dust may help fuel red tide in the Gulf of Mexico 6/29/2020 Manatee Commission to deny ‘Concession’ development plan 6/29/2020 Fort Myers Beach capital plan includes mooring field expansion 6/29/2020 DOH issues advisory for Davis Boat Ramp due to blue-green algae 6/29/2020 Study: Florida has thousands more high-risk properties than FEMA says 6/29/2020 SCCF Marine Lab finds sea slugs may restore seagrass beds 6/25/2020 Bonita Springs will renew beach renourishment agreement with Lee County 6/22/2020 SFWMD rescinds Lee County irrigation restrictions 6/19/2020 Fort Myers Beach set to raise stormwater, water rates 6/19/2020 Caloosahatchee pipeline project gets under way 6/19/2020 Lake Winterset Hydrilla Treatment, 6/18 6/19/2020 SWFWMD draft 2020 Regional Water Supply Plan available 6/18/2020 C-44 backflow feeds algae bloom in Lake O 6/18/2020 Cristobal brings harmless red drift algae to local beaches 6/18/2020 FGCU releases preliminary findings on Estero River water quality 6/18/2020 CCP covers sea-level rise report, sewer study and no wake signs 6/17/2020 Deadline approaching for 2021 CHNEP calendar photo contest 6/17/2020 SWFWMD schedules prescribed fires in Charlotte County 6/17/2020 2020 CHNEP Watershed Summit videos available 6/15/2020 SWFWMD schedules prescribed fires in Sarasota County 6/15/2020 SFWMD approves $6M increase for Caloosahatchee reservoir 6/15/2020 Algae monitored in Okeechobee Waterway 6/11/2020 Calusa Waterkeeper tests for source of Billy's Creek contamination 6/11/2020 FWC holding virtual workshops on future management of the stone crab fishery 6/11/2020 Summer storms mean runoff, but you can help reduce its negative impacts 6/8/2020 State targeting pollution in northern Everglades, Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers 6/8/2020 Southwest Florida fertilizer ordinances aim to curb nutrient pollution, stop algae blooms 6/8/2020 Maintaining drainage systems one of most important steps for hurricane season 6/5/2020 Runoff from construction sites enter Caloosahatchee River 6/5/2020 Lee County fertilizer restrictions in effect June1–Sept. 30 6/4/2020 Bonita and FGCU partner for improved water quality 6/4/2020 New Englewood Water District will have 1,100+ customers 6/2/2020 North Port Utilities receives awards for water treatment 6/1/2020 Commission approves $1M for Florida Gulf Coast wetland projects 6/1/2020 Report: Tampa Bay, Sarasota-Bradenton metros most at risk for storm surge 5/29/2020 SWFWMD “Splash! Grants” bring water education to students 5/29/2020 Lee County Utilities customers may notice a temporary change in their water 5/28/2020 Captiva Community Panel to request bridge restrictions 5/26/2020 Charlotte Harbor SWIM Plan public comment period ends May 29th 5/22/2020 Bonita Springs applies for state money for stormwater projects 5/22/2020 Coral Pointe Canal restoration work to begin May 26th 5/22/2020 State of Florida approves Sarasota County conservation deal 5/18/2020 Sanibel City Council directs staff on beach renourishment, water restrictions 5/18/2020 Smelly Sarasota County tap water linked to algae bloom 5/18/2020 Lake releases designed to help Caloosahatchee River 5/18/2020 Study eyes red tide’s effects on humans 5/12/2020 Sargassum seaweed could return to Florida’s beaches in coming weeks 5/11/2020 Chiquita Lock to be closed May 13th 5/4/2020 SWFWMD declares Phase I Water Shortage in central and southern regions 4/29/2020 Lee County to open beaches and Parks & Recreation sites 4/29/2020 Bipartisan senators announce $19.5B water infrastructure proposal 4/27/2020 Cape Coral to pump water from reservoir for irrigation 4/27/2020 South Gulf Cove lock open through Apr. 27th 4/27/2020 State Resilience Officer: Florida’s climate change efforts ‘Disjointed’ 4/24/2020 Sea Turtle nesting season starts May 1st 4/24/2020 Dissolved Oxygen and pH Policy Leave Fisheries at Risk 4/24/2020 Lee County approves water quality education campaign 4/24/2020 Lee Commissioners award contract for Matlacha Fishing Pier replacement 4/24/2020 SFWMD issues emergency irrigation restrictions 4/24/2020 Sarasota County installs 10 WaterGoats to corral garbage 4/22/2020 Lawsuit: Endangered species harmed by Lake O discharges 4/21/2020 Governor gives some Florida beaches green light to reopen 4/21/2020 FGCU, Mote Marine Lab project studies if dead fish are feeding red tide 4/21/2020 Army Corps issues permit for Lake O reservoir 4/21/2020 Pandemic could nix new environmental funding 4/21/2020 Herbicide Application on Lake Crescent, 4/22 4/21/2020 Captiva Community Panel poll shows support for septic-to-sewer conversion 4/16/2020 Lee County approves North Ft. Myers water quality project 4/16/2020 SFWMD water managers ponder loss of wetlands 4/16/2020 Lee County reminds residents to conserve water now for dry season 4/16/2020 SFWMD tightens watering restrictions amid dry conditions 4/13/2020 Abnormally warm Gulf of Mexico could intensify tornado, hurricane seasons 4/7/2020 Water associations reassure public on tap water safety 4/7/2020 Corps reduces releases to Caloosahatchee estuary 4/7/2020 Charlotte County boat ramps, parks to remain open 3/25/2020 Lee County Government expands closures to help mitigate virus’ spread 3/25/2020 Sarasota County-operated beaches will close March 21st 3/20/2020 Manatee County public beaches closed 3/20/2020 Lee County beaches closed 3/20/2020 Charlotte County beaches to close March 22nd 3/20/2020 El Niño may skip hurricane season: what it means for Florida 3/20/2020 Don’t flush disinfectant wipes! 3/18/2020 UPDATED: Lake Alert issued for Orlando's Lake Concord 3/16/2020 Legislature approves bill creating new Aquatic Preserve 3/13/2020 Heading to an event? Verify its status first! 3/13/2020 Bill aimed at battling algae blooms heads to governor 3/12/2020 Public construction in Florida could require sea level study 3/12/2020 Managing Lake Okeechobee water levels important for estuaries 3/11/2020 New research shows mangrove conservation can pay for itself in flood protection 3/10/2020 Herbicide Application on Lake Pearl East, 3/10 3/9/2020 City of Sanibel, FGCU Water School team up to pinpoint sea-level rise vulnerabilities 3/6/2020 A preview of a playbook for healthy water in Sarasota 3/5/2020 Lee County approves contract to remove invasive plants at Six Mile Slough 3/5/2020 Bonefish Bayou in Punta Gorda to be dredged 3/5/2020 CHEVWQMN training March 28th 3/3/2020 North Port city commission approves Phase II of Warm Mineral Springs park plan 3/3/2020 ‘Shark Spotting’ public art installation debuts in downtown Venice 3/5 3/2/2020 Manatee Commissioners say ‘yes’ to more funding for Mote 2/27/2020 Thursday: “Mythbusting Marine Aquaculture” webinar 2/26/2020 City of Bonita Springs identified for $25M in grant funding 2/25/2020 Fixing 100 years of Florida’s development barriers could improve water quality 2/21/2020 Red Tide toll prompts state to limit some fishing to catch-and-release 2/20/2020 Florida moving ahead to take over federal wetlands permitting 2/20/2020 Cape Coral fined thousands for ripping up mangroves 2/20/2020 Florida's chief science officer says we need to reduce carbon emissions 2/7/2020 FGCU researchers install filtration devices to collect air particles from HABs 2/7/2020 Lee County accepts Powell Creek grant 2/7/2020 Small-acre preserves provide wildlife habitat, water treatment areas within communities 2/7/2020 Researchers release playbook for combating red tide, other deadly algae 2/7/2020 Florida DEP brings stormwater discussion to Naples Botanical Garden 2/7/2020 SBEP study contributes to regional understanding of tidal creeks 2/5/2020 Lee County to receive $7.1 million grant for Flood Resiliency Projects 2/4/2020 Will experimental fish farm pave the way for privatizing federal waters? 2/3/2020 What impact will relaxing of federal water regulations have on SWFL waterways? 2/3/2020 City of Sarasota considers opposing proposed fish farm 1/31/2020 CHNEP seeking volunteers to coordinate horseshoe crab monitoring 1/30/2020 Residents weigh in on proposed fish farm off Sarasota coast 1/30/2020 Manasota Key beach renourishment begins Feb. 1st 1/24/2020 Breathe easy despite red tide with HABscope 1/24/2020 Lee County accepts $774K for North Ft. Myers water quality project 1/22/2020 Lee County steps in with $1.4M to slow, repair Sanibel beach erosion 1/22/2020 Jan. 28th public hearing will consider proposed offshore aquaculture site 1/16/2020 Three Lee County properties move closer to conservation 1/16/2020 Senate budget head seeks $2.5 billion water quality package 1/14/2020 Federal judge dismisses suit against Fort Myers for dumping toxic sludge 1/13/2020 FEMA preliminary flood maps for Charlotte County available 1/13/2020 Governor likely to get environmental money in upcoming session 1/10/2020 Concerned citizens discuss clean water at CHNEP CAC meeting 1/9/2020 Blue-green algae makes unusual winter appearance in Caloosahatchee 1/9/2020 Ponce Inlet to be dredged Jan. 13-31 1/9/2020 Red tide to be explored at public forum 1/8/2020 Southwest Florida ends the year free of red tide 1/2/2020 Diseases and algae blooms: Florida researchers to make connections 12/20/2019 As seas rise, Florida Republicans examine ways to adapt to climate change 12/20/2019 Lee commissioners OK wetlands plan, new shops on Corkscrew 12/20/2019 Captiva Community Panel works on packed agenda at monthly meeting 12/20/2019 Mast tries to delay storage north of lake 12/20/2019 New maps show Charlotte County over a foot lower, greater flood risks 12/20/2019 Lock removal fails legal challenge 12/20/2019 An urbanized Florida means more stormwater ponds, invasive plants 12/20/2019 Scientists: Caloosahatchee River estuary needs more freshwater 12/20/2019 FWC seeking innovative ideas for aquatic plant management 12/17/2019 Dune walkovers to be replaced in Fort Myers Beach 12/12/2019 Cape Coral committee to review potential Conservation 20/20 site 12/12/2019 CHNEP awarded $500K for Deepwater Horizon NRDA project 12/12/2019 NASA-funded collaborative project to study South Florida blue-green algae 12/11/2019 FGCU gets state grant to study harmful algae blooms 12/11/2019 Public invited to Dec. 18th screening of “Troubled Waters” 12/10/2019 Lee County, Bonita Springs and Estero renew push to join Big Cypress Basin 12/9/2019 Charlotte County water & wastewater facility tours scheduled for 2020 12/9/2019 2020 CHNEP Nature Calendars are here! 12/9/2019 Surfing group gives Florida a ‘D’ for coastal management 12/5/2019 Neighbors, organization install mini reefs to clean water on Fort Myers Beach 12/5/2019 Small business owners reflect on 2018 water quality crisis, see hope for future 12/5/2019 Bonita Springs get $5M for voluntary home buyout program 12/4/2019 What you need to know about Florida red tide 12/4/2019 With red tide lurking, lawmakers talk water quality at Manatee Chamber event 12/4/2019 Non-native fish are found throughout Florida’s freshwaters 12/3/2019 Noah Valenstein highlights ‘huge issue’ of sea level rise during Florida Taxwatch talk 12/3/2019 Florida red tide lurks south of Venice, but it’s dwindling 12/3/2019 Red tide continues to plague gulf coast 11/25/2019 Toilet-to-tap proposal sent back to Florida House for reconsideration 11/25/2019 FGCU, FAU get $200,000 grant for HAB research 11/25/2019 Friends of the Arts delivers seafood, water quality education 11/25/2019 ‘Ding’ Darling gets $5.3K grant for habitat restoration 11/25/2019 FGCU to break ground on new water school building 11/25/2019 PRWC may charge miners, farmers for water 11/25/2019 City of Bonita Springs Stormwater Assessment Fee takes effect 11/20/2019 Lee County accepts state stormwater mitigation grants 11/20/2019 Florida senators want federal help on their red tide problem 11/18/2019 Clean Water Act: Economic analysis could undermine Trump rule repeal 11/18/2019 Mangroves reduce flood damages during hurricanes, saving $billions 11/18/2019 High concentrations of red tide causing fish kills in Sarasota County 11/18/2019 Red tide and human health: Researchers study ‘Chronic Exposure’ 11/18/2019 SWFWMD meeting at FGCU focuses on Caloosahatchee River, estuary projects 11/18/2019 Lake Okeechobee’s low water levels cause concern 11/18/2019 SFWMD starts public process to revise water quality rules for Everglades & estuaries 11/18/2019 Sanibel golf courses graded on water quality efforts 11/18/2019 2019-2020 Bay Wise Kayak Tour Schedule Announced 11/8/2019 MOTE-FWC red tide initiative announces new applied research grant opportunity 11/8/2019 Lake Okeechobee's Low Water Levels Cause Concern 11/8/2019 Neighborhood initiative grants now available 11/7/2019 Appeals court ruling okays Mosaic mining expansion in Central Florida 11/7/2019 DeSantis rolls out water quality website 11/7/2019 Red Tide back but not as bad -- so far 11/7/2019 Ainger Creek Boat Ramp closed Nov. 12-26 11/7/2019 Maintenance dredging of the Gulf ICW in Venice-closures 11/4 11/7/2019 How Southwest Florida' s business community got woke about water 11/7/2019 Lee Commissioners approve renovation for Alva Boat Ramp 11/7/2019 New tool detects red tide concentrations in the air 11/7/2019 Mote launches stone crab research, education project with new grant 11/5/2019 Scallopalooza early-bird pricing available until Dec. 20th 11/5/2019 SWFWMD seeking volunteers for seagrass/water clarity observations 10/25/2019 Bonita Springs bioreactor key to nitrogen reduction 10/25/2019 Charlotte County has costly mandatory septic system switch 10/25/2019 Public comment sought on CDC plan to study Lake O algae exposure 10/25/2019 SCCF Laboratory finds red tide bloom 10/25/2019 Army Corps dredging Venice ICW 10/25/2019 CCP gets updates on wastewater, iguanas and more 10/16/2019 Blue-Green Algae Task Force approves 1st recommendations 10/14/2019 Completed coastal vulnerability study presented to Sanibel City Council 10/14/2019 Counties discuss potential partnership to protect SWFL’s coast 10/8/2019 Climate-focused initiative appoints regional director to address climate issues 10/8/2019 North Port Joins Fifth Annual “Imagine a Day Without Water” 10/4/2019 Red tide, fish kills return to Southwest Florida 10/2/2019 Seasonal ban ends, scientists still warn against fertilizer use 10/1/2019 Report: Florida’s water supplies under extreme pressure 9/30/2019 Congressional committee presses EPA over WOTUS rollback 9/30/2019 Septic tanks eyed in efforts to combat algae 9/27/2019 Water Management District board vacancies concern some conservationists 9/27/2019 EPA considering first fish farm in Gulf of Mexico 9/27/2019 Questions remain over long-term health effects of blue-green algae 9/25/2019 Florida's Blue-Green Algae Task Force focuses on DOH response, future actions 9/25/2019 DEP announces opportunities to expand water quality restoration efforts 9/25/2019 Satellite image shows red tide offshore near Bonita Springs 9/24/2019 Public meeting scheduled on Mosaic renewal permit for pollutant discharge 9/24/2019 Lee County renews water quality agreement with USGS 9/20/2019 Winter Haven staff introduce One Water Master Plan 9/19/2019 Sanibel City Council starts red drift algae pilot program 9/19/2019 North Port financial dilemma: Aging water control infrastructure 9/18/2019 Florida Gov. DeSantis rolls out environmental proposals 9/17/2019 Small harvest leaves Florida stone crabbers in a pinch 9/17/2019 Mote launching stone crab research and education project in Tampa Bay with new grant 9/17/2019 Trump administration rolls back landmark water protections 9/13/2019 Lee County Conservation 20/20 completes purchase of 43 acres on Pine Island 9/13/2019 Movement grows in Florida to grant legal rights to rivers 9/13/2019 Water quality top concern at Sarasota legislative delegation meeting 9/13/2019 New flood map launched for City of Venice 9/11/2019 Estero explores extending water, sewer lines to areas with septic tanks 9/11/2019 Bonita Springs City Council narrowly approves new fee for flood risk mitigation 9/11/2019 Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier to close temporarily for multiple improvements 9/10/2019 Foundation helps FGCU program build reefs to restore oyster habitats 9/10/2019 Lee County FEMA flood maps ready for viewing 9/6/2019 Dorian brings red drift algae to area beaches 9/6/2019 Deadline extended for Bonita Springs voluntary home buyout program 9/5/2019 Sign of the times: Drone found underwater during Jetty cleanup 9/4/2019 Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier to close temporarily for multiple improvements 9/4/2019 Panel committee presents updated document 9/4/2019 ‘No Swim’ advisory issued for Brohard Beach 8/30/2019 Brown water: natural tannins or sign of looming red tide? 8/30/2019 Army Corps monitoring Lake Okeechobee water quality ahead of Dorian 8/28/2019 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers visits refuge 8/28/2019 Court rules Obama EPA violated law on WOTUS 8/27/2019 Nonprofit’s test kits allows SWFL fishermen to measure water quality 8/27/2019 Captiva Community Panel hears wastewater research completed 8/27/2019 Manatee Park, Davis boat ramp parking lots to close temporarily 8/27/2019 Latest update for the reclaimed water pipeline from Fort Myers to Cape Coral 8/26/2019 Everglades expert: Lake O reservoir plan insufficient 8/26/2019 Before and after images show devastation, recovery from toxic algae in Southwest Florida 8/26/2019 500 fish released to clean water in Cape Coral lake 8/26/2019 Save Our Water: Gov. DeSantis says state, feds must complete restoration projects 8/26/2019 Lingering red tide impacts likely to blame for scarcity of scallops in Pine Island Sound 8/26/2019 Research try to pinpoint disease-spreading bacteria in the Estero River 8/20/2019 Army Corp, other agencies to meet about future Okeechobee releases 8/20/2019 How to keep your dog safe from deadly blue-green algae 8/20/2019 Why the Jordan Marsh Water Quality Treatment Park is so cool 8/20/2019 Sea-Level Rise Resiliency Committee continues to gather input for Captiva panel 8/20/2019 SFWMD votes to expand water quality monitoring in northern Everglades watersheds and Lake Okeechobee 8/16/2019 Almost half of Florida water bodies have algal blooms, and climate change is worsening the problem 8/16/2019 Lee County postpones wastewater treatment plant application approval 8/16/2019 Update: Comment period on proposed LORS deviation extended 8/16/2019 Rising seas could speed up loss of Florida mangroves, study finds 8/16/2019 USF's poop-powered generator could have worldwide impact 8/16/2019 Floods frustrate Lehigh Acres neighbors amid FDOT drainage project 8/12/2019 DEP hosts 2019 resilient Florida: planning, policy and practice workshop 8/12/2019 Have you ever seen a seagrass flower? 8/12/2019 Nokomis Area Civic Association water symposium well attended 8/12/2019 Calusa Waterkeeper premieres ‘Troubled Waters’ film 8/7/2019 Speakers offer insight on improving Sarasota’s water quality 8/7/2019 South Florida Water Management District: Extra sampling can track, prevent algae blooms 8/7/2019 Venice considers fines for sewage spills 8/6/2019 Researchers deploy new tech to explore depths of Gulf of Mexico 8/6/2019 What can we do about our water? 8/6/2019 Algae task force meeting to focus on septic tanks in SWFL water crisis 8/6/2019 Army corps of engineers posts algae warning signs on Caloosahatchee 8/6/2019 A new old way to combat toxic algae: float it up, then skim it off 8/6/2019 Peace River water authority extending pipelines and raising rates 8/6/2019 Registration is open for 2019 CHNEP Nature Festival 8/2/2019 Lee County residents dispute proposed location for wastewater treatment facilities 8/2/2019 Corps may alter lake release schedule ‘asap’ 7/25/2019 Sarasota researchers conducting red tide/human health research 7/25/2019 Bonita Springs might buy homes in neighborhoods flooded by Hurricane Irma 7/25/2019 Register now for 2019 Pine Island Sound Scallop Search 7/25/2019 SWFL pulling together to confront climate concerns 7/25/2019 Lee County Conservation 20/20 Program completes acquisition of 92 acres on Pine Island 7/25/2019 These maps show where urban sprawl is making big storms more deadly 7/25/2019 As seas rise, Florida will likely lose more coastal property value than any other state 7/21/2019 Water district officials tour Cape’s Ecological Laboratories 7/21/2019 Researchers working on spray that could help combat red tide 7/21/2019 FGCU professor speaks about water at chamber luncheon 7/21/2019 Sandy soil and rising seas spell septic tank disaster in Florida 7/21/2019 Army Corps wants ‘immediate’ changes to Lake Okeechobee management 7/21/2019 Water managers consider health of estuaries 7/21/2019 Treating nutrients with algae blooms 7/14/2019 Report: Red tide and aftermath killed 174 dolphins 7/14/2019 Black & Veatch/Brown and Caldwell team up to map out Winter Haven’s water future 7/14/2019 Bonita Springs makes flood reduction top priority amid heavy rain 7/14/2019 Proposed FGCU research project would monitor bacteria in the Estero River 7/14/2019 Army Corps concedes Lake O discharge toxicity 7/12/2019 Gulf Coast states see similarities to Southwest Florida blue-green algae 7/10/2019 Scientists go microscopic to find answer to prevent blue-green algae 7/10/2019 Inland flooding passes storm surge as #1 killer during hurricanes 7/10/2019 Florida may adopt limits on amount of toxins from blue-green algae blooms allowed in waterways 7/10/2019 Warm temperatures bring cyanobacteria blooms to Sarasota Bay 7/8/2019 SFWMD governing board encourages public to attend workshop on St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries 7/8/2019 Black out on nitrogen, phosphorous fertilizers in effect 7/8/2019 What is next for the Dunbar community? 7/8/2019 Four green sea turtles tagged amid nesting increase in southwest Florida 7/8/2019 Southwest Florida blue crab trap closure starts July 10, followed by Big Bend trap closure 7/8/2019 DEP announces support to help communities prepare for sea level rise 7/8/2019 All aspects of Florida water quality discussed at task force meeting 7/3/2019 SCCF and partners succeed in getting DEP to set state cyanobacteria standards 7/3/2019 Florida governor Ron DeSantis signs bill to change environmental enforcement 7/3/2019 Great Bay Scallop & Hard Clam Search scheduled for August 10th 7/3/2019 What is next for the Dunbar community? 7/3/2019 Black out on nitrogen, phosphorous fertilizers in effect 7/3/2019 No warning signs or action plan for dangerously dirty Estero River, but help may be on the way 6/30/2019 DEP working to get Caloosahatchee River pollution plan to feds by 2022 6/30/2019 Florida oceans and coasts strategic plan to be developed 6/30/2019 FGCU summer camp teaching kids about water quality 6/30/2019 Port Charlotte Beach Park boat ramp closure July 7-24 6/27/2019 Report: Rising seas could cost Florida $75 billion over 20 years 6/27/2019 State budget includes $3M for Cape Coral reclaimed water River Crossing project 6/26/2019 Venice ban on shark fishing will be coming 6/26/2019 Second meeting of Blue-Green Algae Task Force scheduled 6/26/2019 NASA helps warn of harmful algal blooms in lakes, reservoirs 6/25/2019 Beach re-nourishment scheduled for this fall in Englewood 6/23/2019 Save the date: Save Our Water summit is Aug. 21 in Bonita Springs 6/23/2019 Cape explores seawall assessment 6/23/2019 Gov. DeSantis signs bill giving Sarasota’s Mote $18 million to fight red tide 6/21/2019 Water quality campaign kicks off June 24th 6/21/2019 June 23-29 is Mosquito Awareness Week 6/21/2019 ‘No Swim’ advisory issued for Sarasota County Beach 6/20/2019 Lawsuit launched to stop toxic algae bloom releases from Lake Okeechobee 6/17/2019 Lower Lake Okeechobee discharges could be bad for Caloosahatchee if rains don't arrive soon 6/17/2019 Green space or detention ponds: Fort Myers asks which would you like near your home? 6/17/2019 Big mission awaits Florida's new Blue Green Algae Task Force 6/17/2019 This year's Gulf of Mexico dead zone could be one of the biggest ever, NOAA says 6/17/2019 Estuary program gets new name, new funding 6/17/2019 Southwest Florida experts spotlight water quality, red tide research 6/13/2019 Group working on feasibility study on water quality for Caloosahatchee reservoir 6/6/2019 During hurricane season, a storm surges could cause most devastation 6/6/2019 Go green: Don’t fertilize this summer 6/6/2019 Coastal estuaries are no longer what nature designed 6/6/2019 Beach erosion continues to plague Caspersen Beach 6/6/2019 With biosolids bills failing in Florida Legislature, DEP to develop own rules 6/3/2019 FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Parker 6/3/2019 “Swale reclamation" project underway in Fort Myers Beach 6/3/2019 In Sarasota-Manatee, the storm surge threat grows 6/3/2019 Controversial Roundup chemical, glyphosate, to be banned as herbicide on Fort Myers Beach 6/3/2019 Fertilizer ban impedes harmful nutrient runoff, takes effect in Cape Coral 6/3/2019 Cape Coral fertilizer restrictions begin June 1st 5/29/2019 CDC to study how inhaled algae toxins affect Lake Okeechobee fishing guides 5/28/2019 Warm Mineral Springs Park nomination moves forward 5/28/2019 South Venice residents focus on water quality at Alligator Creek Nature Festival 5/24/2019 Stone crab larvae perish from red tide, but bloom intensity matters 5/24/2019 W.P. Franklin Lock beach on the Caloosahatchee River quietly closed — this time, for good 5/24/2019 New technology to help remove toxic algae in Southwest Florida 5/24/2019 First samples collected in water project 5/23/2019 Lee board advances plan to allow business, commercial structures in wetlands 5/23/2019 Florida's dirty water tops list of woes for new chief science officer 5/23/2019 Hearing on Chiquita Lock removal wraps up 5/20/2019 Rooney holds second water quality roundtable 5/20/2019 North Port works on plan to expand city sewer 5/20/2019 Battle on the Blueway event set for Crescent Beach Family Park 5/20/2019 Nurdle Patrol looks for plastic pellets on Florida's beaches 5/20/2019 Shark fishing under scrutiny for Venice City Pier 5/16/2019 Could global warming lead to quieter hurricane seasons? Experts say yes, with a caveat 5/15/2019 Trump to ease drilling rules sparked by 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill 5/15/2019 Lawmakers introduce bill forcing EPA to set legal limit for all PFAS in drinking water 5/15/2019 New EPA document tells communities to brace for climate change impacts 5/15/2019 Has a Longboat Key retiree solved the puzzle of the red tide? 5/15/2019 Multi-university effort to investigate Glades water quality 5/15/2019 FGUA to launch senior water pilot program 5/15/2019 Hockey sticks getting second life as oyster reefs in Southwest Florida 5/15/2019 Rooney gathers governor, officials behind closed doors to tackle harmful algal blooms 5/15/2019 Sarasota County reminds beach-goers to keep light out of sight 5/15/2019 Local summer camp creates Clean Water Ambassadors 5/15/2019 Water quality targeted by Lee 20/20 land buys and fertilizer education campaign 5/15/2019 Watershed Restoration funding will ‘bring life back to Lake Okeechobee’ 5/15/2019 ‘You can call him our water czar’: Nikki Fried names Florida’s new water policy director 5/15/2019 NASA grant lets utilities and partners use space agency data in planning 5/14/2019 What are Stormwater Treatment Areas and why should you care? 5/14/2019 Water quality targeted by Lee 20/20 land buys and fertilizer education campaign 5/14/2019 New SFWMD board hints at regulating water polluters, criticizes BMPs honor system 5/14/2019 Scientists identify the mysterious muck floating in Cape Coral canals 5/14/2019 Del Prado Boulevard Bridge work set to begin in June 5/14/2019 Florida's new chief science officer started off as a surfer dude 5/5/2019 New EPA document tells communities to brace for climate change impacts 5/5/2019 Turn out the lights, it's nesting season for Florida sea turtles 5/5/2019 Study demonstrates seagrass' strong potential for curbing erosion 5/5/2019 It’s all at sea: new clues to coastal erosion 5/5/2019 Stormwater storage and water quality project complete in Lehigh Acres 5/5/2019 Independent scientific study to consider lake schedule 5/5/2019 Conditions are ripe for blue-green algae to reemerge 5/5/2019 Estero looks to expand monitoring of Estero River 5/5/2019 Climate change is a community issue 5/5/2019 Wildlife Advisory 5/5/2019 Lee County Commission holds water quality work session 5/2/2019 Public, media excluded from upcoming Rooney roundtable on toxic algae blooms at FGCU 4/30/2019 Ron DeSantis announces newly-formed Blue-Green Algae Task Force 4/30/2019 Projects take proactive step on HAB 4/30/2019 'Mini reefs' installed to bring area waters back to life while helping reduce harmful algae 4/30/2019 Last Straw looks to eliminate single-use plastics 4/29/2019 Beach erosion project in design phase 4/22/2019 Florida disasters command huge share of state spending 4/22/2019 Court orders EPA to reevaluate Obama-era power plant wastewater rule 4/22/2019 As oceans rapidly warm, an urgent need to improve hurricane forecasts 4/22/2019 Applying for a Neighborhood Initiative Grant? Attend a seminar by April 30th. 4/22/2019 Routine bridge inspection slated for Sanibel Causeway 4/22/2019 North Port to celebrate Warm Mineral Springs’ birthday with free admission 4/22/2019 Cape Coral Yacht Club beach tests high for bacteria 4/19/2019 Lee County city leaders react to proposed changes to mining rules 4/18/2019 Lee County eyes stronger Mullock Creek flood control 4/18/2019 USF study: Ocean circulation likely to blame for severity of 2018 red tide 4/18/2019 Volunteers being sought for water quality testing 4/18/2019 Bayfront Park seawall project delayed, still planned 4/18/2019 Lee County commission approves boardwalk replacement 4/17/2019 Blue-green algae creeps back into the Caloosahatchee River 4/17/2019 Sarasota County hosting Water Quality Summit 4/17/2019 DEP blasts Fort Myers for using ‘alternative’ methods to assure toxic sludge cleanup 4/16/2019 Water quality monitor volunteers needed 4/15/2019 Giant storms, aging infrastructure pushing Florida’s sewer systems to breaking point 4/15/2019 Chiquita Lock dispute hearing gets under way 4/15/2019 Sarasota County greenlights joint Manasota Key beach renourishment project with Charlotte County 4/15/2019 Sample from Cape Coral canal tests positive for blue-green algae 4/15/2019 Council approves Future Land Use Map changes 4/9/2019 Army Corps provides update on Lake Okeechobee projects 4/9/2019 Florida DOH emails show agency struggled to manage algae crisis 4/8/2019 Punta Gorda takes steps to prepare for future sea level rise 4/8/2019 Red tide life cycle hits four stages 4/5/2019 Mote and FGCU partner on red tide research 4/5/2019 Lee County launches mining amendment landing page 4/3/2019 Senate outlines $1.7 billion environmental spending plan 4/2/2019 Eutrophication of lakes will significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions 4/2/2019 Natural cure to water quality crisis comes with uphill battle 4/2/2019 Notice of hearing Buckley's pass dredging assessment area 4/2/2019 Notice of hearing Buckley’s pass dredging assessment area 4/2/2019 Sarasota County considers joint beach rebuild for Manasota Key 4/2/2019 Derby Day…A first for the Englewood Area 4/2/2019 New for Florida: Gov. Ron DeSantis names chief science officer 4/2/2019 ‘Red Tide Summit’ on Indian Rocks Beach addresses public concerns 4/1/2019 Dolphins with brain disease also test positive for algae toxin: study 3/26/2019 Meeting gets rowdy as Matlacha residents, others battle removal of the Chiquita Lock 3/26/2019 FGCU launches ‘Water School’ to provide the tools to combat blue-green algae, dead fish 3/25/2019 As coastal flooding surges, ‘living shorelines’ seen as the answer 3/25/2019 FGCU Study: Airborne toxic cyanobacteria can travel more than a mile inland 3/25/2019 Lee Board of County Commissioners awards contract to create artificial reef 3/22/2019 After years of inaction, septic tanks once again focus in Florida 3/21/2019 Trump budget falls short on Everglades work, omits new reservoir plan 3/18/2019 Officials to discuss water management March 26 in Cape Coral 3/15/2019 May 23rd hearing date set for Warm Mineral Springs nomination to National Register 3/15/2019 Ponce De Leon Inlet dredging to take place Mar. 18-22 3/14/2019 Check Your Irrigation Timer When You ‘Spring Forward’ for Daylight Savings Time 3/11/2019 Lake Parker aquatic vegetation harvesting project will remove invasive plants 3/11/2019 Many unaware of the Lee County fertilizer regulations 3/8/2019 Experts testify on algae solutions at Florida Congressional delegation meeting 3/8/2019 Septic leaks, fertilizer run-off targets of Lee water clean-up efforts 3/8/2019 Opinion: 5 things Florida must do to protect our waterways 3/8/2019 Stormwater fee in Bonita Springs closer to approval 3/8/2019 America uses 322 billion gallons of water each day. Here’s where it goes. 3/5/2019 Wildlife officials want more mechanical harvesting, fewer chemicals applied to lakes, rivers 3/5/2019 Florida’s legislators expected to focus heavily on water this session 3/5/2019 Army Corps resumes water releases from Lake Okeechobee 3/5/2019 Can we address climate change without sacrificing water quality? 3/5/2019 Florida delegation focuses on water quality issues 3/5/2019 Volunteers needed for Weed Wrangle at south Lee County Conservation 20/20 preserve 3/5/2019 Mark your calendar for Calusa Blueway speaker series 3/5/2019 Who owns your beach? Four lines in the sand 3/5/2019 Erosion near Blind Pass under review 3/5/2019 Climate change is shifting productivity of fisheries worldwide 3/5/2019 Florida delegation focuses on water quality issues 3/5/2019 District to hold workshop on North Winter Haven chain of lakes operational guidelines 2/26/2019 FWC Commissioners direct staff to move forward with improvements to Aquatic Plant Management Program 2/26/2019 DeSantis names environmentalists to powerful South Florida water board 2/26/2019 Army Corps to temporarily increase Lake Okeechobee water releases 2/26/2019 FGCU plans to use off-campus building for water research, hire six water experts 2/26/2019 City to mark opening of new Jordan Marsh park 2/26/2019 LOSOM is an important tool for near-term relief to coastal estuaries 2/26/2019 Why the state of the Caloosahatchee matters to the refuge 2/26/2019 Survey: 71 percent of Southwest Florida residents concerned about climate change 2/26/2019 Hurricanes are strengthening faster in the Atlantic, and climate change is a big reason why 2/21/2019 UF researchers say people are moving away from lakes and rivers 2/21/2019 Kids sue state of Florida for action on climate change. DeSantis wants suit dismissed 2/21/2019 FGCU professor says Caloosahatchee River blue-green algae sample tests positive 2/21/2019 Water quality remains concern despite improvement 2/21/2019 Natural solution to fighting pollution? 2/20/2019 SWFWMD to hold workshop on North Winter Haven Chain of Lakes operational guidelines 2/20/2019 Red tide recovery continues with redfish release in Manatee County 2/20/2019 Lee County, Cape Coral approve water management plan for Yellow Fever Creek Preserve 2/20/2019 Public workshop planned to discuss coastal vulnerability project 2/20/2019 CHNEP gets $75K grant from Florida DEP 2/15/2019 Calusa Waterkeeper discusses causes, possible solutions for water woes 2/15/2019 Venice receives $100K for urban forest along Intracoastal Waterway 2/15/2019 LA-MSID to file for state appropriations on flood mitigation projects 2/12/2019 2/12/2019 Water district presses ahead for end of federal oversight of Everglades water quality 2/12/2019 Port Charlotte beach renourishment 2/12/2019 Florida red tide levels are the lowest in more than a year 2/7/2019 More than 16K fish to be released in Florida after red tide devastates marine life 2/5/2019 Red tide: Sarasota County considers water quality summit 2/1/2019 Florida red tide levels are the lowest in more than a year 2/1/2019 Sewage Spills: Hurricane Irma highlighted deficiencies in wastewater treatment 2/1/2019 Water Quality: Cape Coral residents want voices to be heard 2/1/2019 Ft. Myers Beach Council votes yes on improvements to stormwater ordinance, sidewalks 1/31/2019 Gov. DeSantis unveils environmental budget proposal, SFWMD appointments 1/30/2019 Army Corp of Engineers scheduling public meetings on Lake Okeechobee 1/30/2019 Nearly a third of state's waters are polluted, experts say 1/28/2019 Water shutdowns set for water main replacement on the island of Venice 1/28/2019 Researchers, students meet to promote solutions to Florida water quality problems 1/28/2019 Red tide blamed for worst Sarasota tourism decline since 9/11 1/28/2019 FWC to pause aquatic plant herbicide treatment while collecting public comment 1/25/2019 Dredging project may ease flooding concerns but won't help Billy's Creek water quality 1/25/2019 Jordan Marsh Water Quality Treatment Park project close to completion 1/25/2019 Venice City Council favors statewide stormwater rule 1/24/2019 Florida Gulf Coast University trying to secure more than $9 million to study red tide 1/24/2019 Algal blooms cost Florida $17.3 million in emergency funding last year 1/24/2019 One option for disposal of biosolids: recycling them to make sustainable bricks 1/22/2019 Fertilize wisely to help improve water quality 1/22/2019 TKW to present wastewater alternatives study at public meeting 1/22/2019 Lee Health to discuss water quality at its next board meeting 1/18/2019 Cape Coral, Fort Myers seek funds in the name of saving our water 1/17/2019 Gov. DeSantis announces sweeping fixes meant to clean up Florida's water woes 1/11/2019 Lee County announces flood-mitigation meetings 1/10/2019 Wetland or fire station? City of Fort Myers proposes to change Six Mile Cypress slough area land use 1/10/2019 Hurricane preparedness casualty of federal government shutdown 1/10/2019 Federal government spending $100 million to study desalination 1/10/2019 Senate panel briefed on septic tanks’ contribution to algae outbreak 1/10/2019 CHEC seeking volunteer trail guides in Charlotte County 1/4/2019 Charlotte County's South Gulf Cove boat lock closed to traffic Jan. 7-10 1/4/2019 Charlotte County's South Gulf Cove boat lock closed to traffic Jan. 7-10 1/4/2019 Historic, decade-old Everglades deal dies quietly 12/17/2018 CEPD okays tentative plan for beach renourishment assessments 12/17/2018 Trade industry group bringing ‘2019 Algae Biomass Summit’ to Orlando 12/17/2018 Proposed legislation looks to restore septic inspections 12/14/2018 Estuary partners choose their battles coast to coast 12/14/2018 Venice considering underground reclaimed water storage 12/14/2018 Trump wetlands rule rollback makes about 6 million acres in Florida unprotected 12/14/2018 Fort Myers sludge from Dunbar site is headed to Polk County 12/10/2018 Mote Marine-led initiative will restore resilient corals across 130 acres 12/10/2018 Reservoirs won't help algae problem, commissioner, scientist agree 12/6/2018 USGS study: Salinity important for managing Lake O's algal toxins 12/6/2018 It's known as ‘The ABC Plan’. Can it solve red tide? 12/6/2018 New national report says climate change threatens U.S. water security 12/6/2018 CHNEP seagrass restoration project In the Caloosahatchee River makes progress 12/3/2018 Snook and redfish harvest closed until March due to red tide 12/3/2018 15th Annual Calusa Blueway Fishing Tournament set for Dec. 8 12/3/2018 Lee County officials vow water quality diligence 11/29/2018 Calusa Blueway speaker series begins Dec. 4th 11/26/2018 Flood insurance rate maps to be revised 11/19/2018 Mote hires experienced red tide researcher for new institute 11/16/2018 Treatment rids Cabot Canal in Cape Coral of blue-green algae 11/16/2018 Peace River Water Authority may avert litigation 11/16/2018 City of Venice wants Sarasota County to monitor Gulf for pollution, too 11/15/2018 South Florida company addressing algal blooms with plastic beads 11/14/2018 Sarasota County BMPs to be employed proactively 11/14/2018 Algae once again streaks Caloosahatchee's upper reaches, new aerial photos show 11/13/2018 Cape Coral leaders, residents, environmental watchdogs at odds over Chiquita Lock removal 11/13/2018 Ponce De Leon Inlet to be dredged 11/9/2018 SWFWMD aims to reduce risk of wildfires by performing prescribed fires 11/9/2018 Battle won, fight goes on 11/8/2018 Marine task force pushes for fertilizer ban 11/8/2018 Nov. 16: Free red tide forum in Boca Grande 11/8/2018 Blue-green algae makes an unwelcome return in SWFL 11/6/2018 FGCU researchers warn of ciguatera, a dangerous toxin found in reef fish 11/6/2018 Palmer: Several issues in Polk-Swiftmud legal showdown 11/5/2018 Red tide, warm water slowing stone crab harvest 11/5/2018 Coastal development, sea rise sent Hurricane Irma storm surge to more homes, study shows 11/5/2018 ‘Bubble Curtain’ is latest attempt to prevent algae from entering canals in Cape Coral 10/30/2018 Lee Board of County Commissioners amends grant agreement for water project 10/30/2018 New Lee County water treatment plant open, supplies clean water 10/30/2018 Lee mayors battle water managers over Caloosahatchee river rule 10/30/2018 Watershed groups have a positive impact on local water quality, study finds 10/30/2018 Cooler weather won't help with red tide, but season change could 10/26/2018 North Port encouraging the voluntary non-use of fertilizer year-around 10/26/2018 ‘Bubble Curtain’ is latest attempt to prevent algae from entering canals in Cape Coral 10/26/2018 Lee County Commission amends grant agreement for water project 10/26/2018 Prevent red tide? Start with more wetlands, experts say 10/18/2018 Canal Watch Group launched in North Port 10/17/2018 Lee Board of County Commissioners amends grant agreement for water project 10/17/2018 New SCCF Stranding Map documents mass mortality of sea turtles 10/17/2018 With red tide absent, people return to Fort Myers Beach 10/15/2018 Governing Board Approves Waterway Maintenance Agreement with Lee Co. 10/15/2018 In a step forward for Everglades restoration, U.S. Senate approves reservoir plan 10/11/2018 Higher tides associated with Michael spark erosion concerns in Southwest Florida 10/11/2018 The hurricanes and climate-change questions keep coming. Yes, they’re linked. 10/11/2018 Plans gel for first Florida Economic Water Summit 10/11/2018 Blue-green algae focus of Cape Coral water meeting 10/10/2018 Punta Gorda's Harbor Heights pier to be demolished, reconstructed beginning Oct. 15 10/9/2018 Red tide and fertilizer impact the topic of Venice City Council discussions 10/8/2018 Mote leader shares red tide science at Capitol Hill briefing 10/5/2018 North Port to replace docks at Dallas White Park 10/5/2018 Lee County gets help from SFWMD keeping up flood-prone canals 10/4/2018 Assessment process proposed for Captiva beach renourishment 10/4/2018 Fort Myers to join Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral to petition for more water releases 10/2/2018 Blue-green algal blooms found in Estero Bay 10/2/2018 Cape Coral passes motion to request air quality testing for toxins 10/2/2018 What's turning Southwest Florida's shores brown? It's not red tide 10/2/2018 Volunteer with Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center 10/1/2018 Media statement: FWC Commission expands fishery management measures in response to red tide 9/27/2018 Scientists, resource managers share major updates on tackling Florida red tide 9/27/2018 Archaeology lecture series: a prehistoric cemetery in the Gulf of Mexico 9/27/2018 Measures that would help address Florida's harmful algal blooms remain stalled In Congress 9/27/2018 Deal proposed in Peace River water feud 9/27/2018 Is spraying weeds in Central Florida lakes, contributing to Southwest Florida’s water crisis? 9/25/2018 State directs $2.2 million to Mote for red tide research 9/25/2018 How your lawn's fertilizers can contribute to the red tide; counties combat their use 9/25/2018 FGCU researchers install air quality pump to test blue-green algae toxins 9/24/2018 Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain 9/24/2018 Water service to be interrupted on Sept. 27 in Port Charlotte Service Area 9/21/2018 SFWMD proposes to revise Minimum Flows and Levels for Caloosahatchee River 9/21/2018 Lee Board of County Commissioners hires firm to design water project 9/19/2018 Tiny bubbles part of new strategy to strangle Lee County's blue-green algae problem 9/19/2018 Scientists want to try possible solution to help combat algae on larger scale 9/19/2018 Cape Coral waives bid procedures for algae cleanup efforts, approves Fort Myers pipeline 9/18/2018 Billy's Creek dredging approved, impact on pollution unclear 9/18/2018 Army Corps to slow Okeechobee releases even as Lake O rises 9/17/2018 Pine Island organization discusses water quality 9/13/2018 Venice Council resolution urges residents to curb fertilizer use 9/12/2018 Charlotte Harbor Estuary Program to propose cyanobacteria rapid response program 9/11/2018 Experts point to red tide, blue-green algae for some problems in SWFL's bee population 9/11/2018 ‘Dead zone’ identified off Sanibel 9/11/2018 New treatment being developed for manatees poisoned by red tide 9/7/2018 Volunteers needed for microplastics sampling, local events 9/7/2018 State and local partners working together to relieve flooding issues 9/7/2018 Venice vice mayor to seek citywide ban of fertilizer 9/5/2018 Eaglewood Beach Waterfest 9/5/2018 We learn about an experimental approach to remove blue-green algae from the water 8/30/2018 Caloosahatchee cyanobacteria demo results announced 8/30/2018 Now you can take your boater safety exam online 8/29/2018 Red tide status report from FWC 8/24 8/27/2018 Third species of algae, fueled by decomposing fish, found in SW Florida 8/27/2018 Ten Mile Canal one-year update: Much work done; much more to do, residents say 8/27/2018 Water projects get priority for Lee County’s future Conservation 20/20 land buys 8/23/2018 SWFWMD to hold public workshop on ranking water bodies for minimum level/flow rules 8/21/2018 New technique being tested to remove algae and excess nutrients from Caloosahatchee 8/20/2018 Nelson, Rubio call for passage of WRDA bill to address algae crisis 8/17/2018 Florida Sea Grant’s Karl Havens on the causes of red tide 8/16/2018 Report outlines Florida’s major environmental concerns 8/16/2018 Polk case to move forward: Judge denies motion to dismiss Peace River water fight hearing 8/16/2018 Burnt Store Isles seawall replacement project informational meeting scheduled 8/14/2018 FGCU's ”Gulf Coast Live“ to air live call-in on red tide and algae 8/13/2018 Blue-green algae cleanup under way in Cape Coral 8/13/2018 Algae monitor sponsored by NASA installed in Lake Okeechobee 8/13/2018 Mote Marine researchers racing against clock to study red tide 8/13/2018 A hurricane may be only way to get rid of red tide, expert says 8/13/2018 Mote scientists to test new method to mitigate red tide 8/10/2018 FGCU researchers to investigate Lake O-red tide connection 8/10/2018 Fort Myers toxic sludge neighbors have their first day in court 8/9/2018 SWFWMD performing prescribed burns in August and September in DeSoto County 8/9/2018 Mote Marine Laboratory is working to solve red tide riddles 8/8/2018 SWFWMD performing prescribed burns in August and September in Sarasota County 8/3/2018 Toxic algae hospitalized at least 15 people in Florida 8/2/2018 Lee County secures Florida DEP grant to proceed with test project to cleanup blue-green algae 8/2/2018 Lee County provides dumpsters for dead fish 8/2/2018 Lee County directs contractor to assist with effort to clean county beaches 8/2/2018 Check out this online tool to see how sea level-rise will impact your flood risk 8/1/2018 Register now for Tidally United Summit, Aug. 9-11 7/30/2018 Palmer: Keep an eye on local water issues 7/30/2018 Captiva Community Panel reviews Wastewater Alternative Study report 7/30/2018 Lee County approves test project to ‘vacuum’ blue-green algae from waterways 7/30/2018 Cape Coral to conduct sanitary sewer system smoke test starting July 30th 7/30/2018 DeSoto County Commission denies Mosaic's rezoning request for phosphate mining 7/30/2018 Fort Myers Beach struck with sea grass, fish kill 7/27/2018 Red tide likely killed whale shark that washed up on Sanibel 7/27/2018 Regional water authority hopes to get litigation dismissed 7/26/2018 Sea turtles dying in ‘unprecedented numbers’ 7/26/2018 Boat captains, snorkelers needed for annual Pine Island scallop search 7/25/2018 Cape Coral Council talks water quality, assessments 7/25/2018 Army Corps announces public meetings for Lake Okeechobee Watershed study 7/25/2018 Bonita Springs officials want to improve city's water quality 7/24/2018 Charlotte County experts look to use seagrass as natural solution to alage problem 7/24/2018 State grants to help with algae blooms 7/24/2018 When Cape Coral drained the swamp it spurred environmental changes 7/23/2018 Haines City re-implements fire, stormwater fees 7/20/2018 Submerged Caloosahatchee River gardens could help aquatic life bounce back 7/20/2018 Cape Coral water quality forum draws vocal residents 7/19/2018 Volunteer water quality monitors needed in Lemon Bay 7/17/2018 Newly discovered shark species named for Mote Marine founder Eugenie Clark 7/17/2018 Save the date for the 2018 Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival 7/17/2018 Lake O water discharges to resume on Friday, July 13th 7/16/2018 Sarasota and Charlotte counties teaming up to combat beach erosion 7/16/2018 CFWI calls for projects to help meet Florida’s water demands 7/11/2018 Mote Scientists tag two whale sharks off southwest Florida Coast 7/9/2018 Matlacha Fishing Pier closed due to unsafe conditions 7/9/2018 Funding for repairs to Hoover Dike fast-tracked, work to be completed 3 years sooner 7/9/2018 Algal bloom prompts riverfront park advisories in Cape Coral 7/9/2018 Dead sea turtles washing up on area beaches 7/9/2018 Post-BP map of Gulf Of Mexico fisheries prepares for future disasters 7/9/2018 Administrative judge to hear Polk and Manasota regional water dispute 7/9/2018 To protect water quality, abandon lush lawns 7/9/2018 Lake Okeechobee discharges to St. Lucie River likely to restart this week 7/9/2018 Lee County legislators ask Gov. Rick Scott to declare state of emergency because of algae problem 7/9/2018 Will sargassum be the next algae problem in Florida? 7/6/2018 Flood Warning issued for Horse Creek near Arcadia 7/6/2018 When toxic algae blooms, who warns people to stay out of the water? 7/3/2018 Fourth of July event to close Cape Coral Bridge 7/3/2018 Florida DEP partners with regional land trust to conserve 56-Acre Peninsula 7/3/2018 Some beaches near Fort Myers and Naples in fine shape with no algae 7/2/2018 Poisonous algae bloom spreading in Caloosahatchee 7/2/2018 Public can weigh in on reservoir below Lake Okeechobee 7/2/2018 Fertilizer and Lake O releases contribute to algae in the Caloosahatchee 7/2/2018 Placida fishing pier repairs in progress 6/28/2018 Red tide bloom killing fish, sea turtles in Fort Myers area 6/28/2018 Algae outbreak leads Florida Department of Health to issue swim “reminders” 6/28/2018 Mote scientists studying possible remedy for red tide 6/28/2018 The fate of Florida's wetlands could be decided behind closed doors, groups say 6/22/2018 Harmful discharges from Lake Okeechobee to be reduced 6/22/2018 North Port repairs bridge at Warm Mineral Springs Park 6/22/2018 Free admission for Sarasota County residents at Warm Mineral Springs Park on Aug. 11 6/22/2018 Red tide largely spares Manatee County, but plagues beaches to the south 6/20/2018 Volunteers plant seagrass in Caloosahatchee River 6/20/2018 Mote to host fifth Sarasota Lionfish Derby 6/19/2018 Groups working together to replant seagrasses in the Caloosahatchee 6/15/2018 Trump's move to redefine water rule threatens wetlands banks 6/15/2018 Study: Anatartica's ice is rapidly melting, threatening coastal communities worldwide 6/14/2018 See a whale shark in the Gulf? Call Mote Marine Lab immediately! 6/8/2018 Portions of Venice Myakka River Park closed for safety 6/5/2018 Battle on the Blueway event set for Crescent Beach Family Park 6/5/2018 Discharges begin with an unhealthy Lake Okeechobee 6/4/2018 Water Authority expects $550,000 bill in fight over future water withdrawals 6/1/2018 Fort Myers prepares for potential flooding from weekend rain 5/25/2018 FGCU team testing for micro-plastics in SWFL waters 5/25/2018 Temporary closures in Charlotte County 5/24/2018 Scientists: Please report horseshoe crabs on Florida's west coast 5/24/2018 Suncoast Reef Rovers brush aside schooling snook to clean North Jetty 5/24/2018 Polk County interests want potential impacts of Peace River utility project studied 5/23/2018 Majorities see government efforts to protect the environment as insufficient 5/21/2018 Archaeologist hopes to prompt discussion on solutions to problem of rising sea levels 5/21/2018 Project to restore natural water flow on 1,000 acres in Lee County finished 5/21/2018 Researchers test water samples for red tide in SWFL 5/15/2018 EPA releases 5-year review of Recreational Water Quality Criteria 5/14/2018 Billy Creek test results point to birds and dogs as sources of bacteria 5/11/2018 $4 million purchase will help protect Myakka River State Park 5/10/2018 Bonita Springs wetlands restored to prevent flooding 5/10/2018 Why Cape Coral is turning down the water pressure 5/7/2018 SFWMD Completes Restoration of Southern CREW 5/7/2018 City of Fort Myers releases cleanup plans for Dunbar sludge site 5/4/2018 Lee County bed tax may be used to fund shoreline restoration 5/4/2018 Calusa Waterkeeper annual membership meeting May 19th 5/4/2018 Proposed Lehigh Conservation 20/20 purchase could reduce threat of a repeat of Irma flooding 5/2/2018 Southwest Florida sees bone dry conditions with little relief in sight 5/2/2018 Fort Myers locals lobby for Everglades funding in DC 5/2/2018 Public invited to review land management plan update for Estero Marsh Preserve 5/2/2018 Senator Bill Nelson files bill to provide loans to coastal communities impacted by climate change 4/30/2018 Red Tide affecting SW Florida businesses that rely on good water conditions 4/30/2018 State/city partnership addresses water woes 4/30/2018 In red tide blooms, peril for stone crabs 4/30/2018 Sea turtle nesting season begins May 1st 4/30/2018 Irma report: Devastation – and a huge warning sign 4/30/2018 Pulitzer winner paints optimistic picture of Gulf of Mexico 4/26/2018 Lee County Dept. of Health lifts Yacht Club Beach bacteria advisory 4/25/2018 Mote Marine Lab studying Florida mullet fishery 4/25/2018 Mosaic seeks revisions to approved phosphate mining plans 4/24/2018 Rangers needed for Calusa Waterkeeper program 4/23/2018 State/city partnership addresses water woes 4/20/2018 Advisory issued for Yacht Club Beach 4/20/2018 Group fights to warn public of polluted Billy's Creek's health dangers 4/18/2018 Climate change consequences are catastrophic, speakers at Sarasota event warn 4/18/2018 HUD sending additional $791 million to Florida for hurricane recovery 4/16/2018 Cape Coral is cracking down on water restriction violators 4/16/2018 Local freshwater fishing competition to round up non-native species 4/16/2018 City of North Port joins in the Wyland Foundation's Mayor's Water Conservation Challenge 4/12/2018 Jordan Marsh projects gets its green light 4/12/2018 Green algae bloom affecting city's water supply 4/11/2018 FSU Research: Urban growth leads to shorter, more intense wet seasons in Florida peninsula 4/11/2018 2018 hurricane season expected to be an active one 4/9/2018 Cape Coral considers leaving regional planning council 4/9/2018 Sanibel hosts annual Hurricane Seminar for community 4/9/2018 Opinion: It’s time to reconsider cisterns 4/9/2018 Florida Aquarium tries to jump-start coral growth in Apollo Beach test 4/9/2018 Matlacha Community Center, park and boat ramp to close temporarily for parking lot maintenance 4/9/2018 Public meeting scheduled for Blind Pass Inlet Management Study 4/9/2018 Lee County Emergency Management announces additional Hurricane Preparedness Seminars 4/9/2018 Lee County Emergency Management announces additional Hurricane Preparedness Seminars 4/9/2018 Polluters are dumping into Florida waterways 4/6/2018 New law Gov. Scott signed makes public access to beaches harder to establish 4/6/2018 Erosion on Sanibel beaches posing dangers to visitors 4/5/2018 Florida waters continue to be hit with red tide. Millions added to combat blooms 4/5/2018 Sick sea turtles showing up on Sanibel 4/2/2018 April CHNEP Volunteer event to focus on horseshoe crabs 4/2/2018 Budget bill includes money for red tide 4/2/2018 “Data is king”: Analysis confirms projections of sea level rise models 4/2/2018 Lawsuit filed against Fort Myers over toxic sludge site 3/28/2018 Charlotte County implements burn ban amid drought, fire danger 3/28/2018 Salmon farming in Florida? It's a possibility. 3/28/2018 LWV speaker discusses greenhouse gases, rising sea levels and more 3/23/2018 Florida receives $26.5M in funding for conservation and sportsmen access 3/23/2018 Third annual Calusa Palooza canoe, kayak, and SUP race April 7th 3/23/2018 Fish kills reported at Bonita, Marco Island beaches afflicted by red tide 3/22/2018 City of Sanibel provides update on beach erosion monitoring along Gulf 3/21/2018 Wetland protection poised to shift from Corps of Engineers to Florida DEP 3/20/2018 Fort Myers owes $22K in fines for dumping untreated water in Caloosahatchee River 3/20/2018 State budget includes funds for Cape Coral reservoir pipeline, mobile command center 3/19/2018 Legislature passes bill to boost aquifers with treated sewage: Environmental groups cringe 3/16/2018 Annual SCCF Conservation Forum is March 20th 3/12/2018 More manatees died from cold stress this winter 3/12/2018 Sarasota County adds evening, weekend flood zone workshops 3/12/2018 High-res mapping of U.S. flood risk triples the population in harm's way 3/9/2018 Court rulings may result in groundwater discharges requiring NPDES permits 3/9/2018 Cape Coral to shut off water in some Del Prado area neighborhoods on March 10th 3/8/2018 ‘Ding’ Darling reports on three projects planned for new year 3/7/2018 Lake Okeechobee reservoir to curb discharges gets DEP approval; SFWMD board votes Mar. 8th 3/7/2018 UF Study: To prevent harmful algal blooms, limit nitrogen and phosphorus 3/7/2018 America's flood insurance chief has a message for all Floridians: You're at risk 3/6/2018 Lake Hollingsworth restoration project recognized by APWA 3/5/2018 Trump directs EPA to begin dismantling clean water rule 3/5/2018 Help nesting sea turtles: keep beaches dark and obstacle-free at night 3/5/2018 Daylight Savings Time starts Mar. 11th - Check your sprinkler timer 3/5/2018 Military on front line of battle with sea level rise 3/2/2018 Stone crab fishery could be challenged by ocean acidification, study suggests 3/1/2018 Boca Grande Fishing Pier closed March 2-30 3/1/2018 Red tide taking out larger fish, lingering in Lee 3/1/2018 Septic systems, fertilizer use top water quality concerns at workshop 3/1/2018 Archaeologists discover 7,000-year-old burial site in the Gulf of Mexico 3/1/2018 Mystery disease killing Florida's only coral reef 2/28/2018 U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to EPA water regulation 2/28/2018 Federal wetlands protections threatened by bill advancing in Florida legislature 2/27/2018 2018 Environmental Summit announces agenda for Day 1 2/27/2018 Free Event-Charlotte Harbor Kids Fest Feb. 24 at Port Charlotte Beach Park 2/20/2018 FGCU student-scientists get to use USF's new Research Vessel Hogarth 2/19/2018 Southwest Florida citizens showing leadership in climate change issues 2/19/2018 DEP supports Fort Myers toxic sludge clean-up, still requires testing 2/16/2018 City of Cape Coral says residents’ conservation efforts are keeping canal levels stable 2/15/2018 DEP to drop controversial water pollution regulations and start over 2/14/2018 Charlotte County to hire new utilities director 2/14/2018 SFWMD unveils optimized EAA storage reservoir plan 2/14/2018 Mark your calendar for this year’s Southwest Florida Birding Seminar 2/13/2018 New satellite data confirm accelerated sea level rise 2/13/2018 Floods are getting worse, and 2,500 chemical sites lie in the water’s path 2/12/2018 35 manatee deaths in January blamed on cold weather 2/8/2018 Mote announces plan to move HQ to Nathan Benderson Park 2/8/2018 Save the date for 2018 Environmental Summit 2/7/2018 Everglades restoration: Water storage, political will key to success 2/7/2018 Senate committee approves statewide fracking ban 2/7/2018 Billy's Creek in Fort Myers: Good news, bad news 2/5/2018 SWFWMD workshop Feb. 8th on North Winter Haven Chain of Lakes operational guidelines 2/5/2018 New Critical Wildlife Area in-water markers to be installed in Lee County 2/5/2018 Fort Myers to offer lifeguard course 1/31/2018 Punta Gorda to replace water meters 1/31/2018 Peace River water authority eyes long-term improvement plans 1/31/2018 Miami state senator introduces bill requiring sea level studies on coastal development projects 1/30/2018 DEP wants to take over issuing federal wetland permits 1/30/2018 Supreme Court rules that challenges to WOTUS should be filed in district courts 1/29/2018 Research finds discrepancies between satellite, global model estimates of land water storage 1/29/2018 Army Corps may close popular Franklin Lock beach on the Caloosahatchee upriver from Fort Myers 1/29/2018 Everglades reservoir project could take years, official says 1/29/2018 LAMSID holds its annual WOW Festival 1/25/2018 Cape Coral seeks state funding for reservoir pipeline 1/24/2018 Lee, Collier Counties led state last year in Vibrio infections 1/19/2018 Bonita Springs considers ways to pay for flood prevention 1/19/2018 Scientists: Fort Myers, Naples on par with global sea level rise 1/19/2018 New tests reveal arsenic in Ft. Myers did not come from toxic sludge 1/19/2018 Mote, Secoora to co-host ‘Eyes on the Ocean’ forum 1/19/2018 Florida, Georgia water war reaches SCOTUS 1/19/2018 Research: Oxygen levels continue dropping In world's waters 1/19/2018 Neighbors pitch in to help clean Imperial River 1/18/2018 Captiva Community Panel committee provides update on wastewater study 1/18/2018 Cape Coral seeks state funding for Reservoir Pipeline Project 1/17/2018 Finally, some good red tide news. But not everyone is so lucky 1/16/2018 Fort Myers will host meeting to address toxic sludge concerns 1/16/2018 Lee County community planning visioning workshop for San Carlos Island scheduled 1/16/2018 Florida Forever bill heads to state Senate floor with amendment banning overhead costs 1/16/2018 Mote celebrates five years of outreach in Boca Grande 1/11/2018 Cape Coral urges residents to follow watering regulations 1/10/2018 Rick Scott and Trump administration strike deal: No drilling off Florida coast 1/10/2018 JAN. 25: youth making ripples marine science film festival 1/9/2018 High levels of bacteria discovered at Tarpon Bay Beach 1/8/2018 Cape Coral refinances sewer bonds to save tax payers almost $27M 1/8/2018 High-risk underground fuel tanks in Florida await cleanup as state spends millions on easy fixes 1/8/2018 Learn about Florida history, environment at Highlands Hammock SP 1/5/2018 12-foot-long white shark pinged in Gulf near Tampa on New Year's Day 1/4/2018 Despite frigid Florida temperatures, water too warm to kill red tide, experts say 1/4/2018 Fort Myers will test residents’ wells in a 20-block area 1/2/2018 Major cleanup of Imperial River's fallen trees, flood debris begins in Bonita 1/2/2018 Coastal waters threaten Florida's historic resources 1/2/2018 Red tide bloom spreading out along Southwest Florida coast 1/2/2018 Springs Institute director: 2017 was a mixed year for spring health 12/22/2017 Red tide, boat strikes cause of most manatee deaths in 2017 12/22/2017 FGCU students join movement to clean Florida waters 12/22/2017 New from CHNEP: Water quality fact sheets 12/22/2017 Caloosahatchee Relief: SFWMD Board Awards Major Contract for C-43 Pump Station 12/15/2017 Giant ‘socks’ used to repair Lake Morton shore 12/15/2017 A 21-year wait for clean water comes to an end for Charleston Park family 12/15/2017 Moody’s: Unaddressed climate change will hurt Florida bond ratings 12/13/2017 Lee County commissioners cut developer a break over N. Ft. Myers septic tanks 12/12/2017 Edwards, Brandes file bills to prevent wastewater discharges 12/11/2017 The 2017 hurricane season is finally over. Why was it so bad? 12/11/2017 Charlotte Harbor commercial crabbing featured in new TV episode 12/11/2017 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 Lake O water historically high; so is bacteria level 9/28/2017 How officials plan to curb flooding in Bonita Springs 9/28/2017 All the ways hurricanes can harm — and help — the ecosystems they hit 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 Sewage spills add to misery In hurricane-battered Florida 9/21/2017 Comment period extended for the definition of "Waters of the United States" 9/21/2017 After Irma, slow-moving crisis headed for lake Okeechobee 9/19/2017 Lee County makes $42.4M deal to buy Edison Farms 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 Venice officials take issue with report that questions city water quality 8/4/2017 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 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 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 Burnt Store Isles perimeter channel dredge project update (7/25) 7/26/2017 Could a byproduct of chip manufacturing be the next big thing in coastal conservation? 7/25/2017 Nitrogen pollution focus of DEP meeting 7/25/2017 Florida communities prepare for sea level rise, potential costs to local economy 7/25/2017 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 Senate Okays Lake Okeechobee reservoir bill; what about House? 4/24/2017 Cape Coral makes deal with mine to supplement water 4/24/2017 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 Parks and piers temporarily closed for ADA upgrades 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 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 Lawmakers grill DEP over water pollution limits 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 Household hazardous waste collection event in Haines City 2/28/2017 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 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 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 Uncollected dog waste threatens SWFL waterways 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 WOTUS is ‘doomed’ under Trump, experts say  12/9/2016 12,000 gallons of wastewater reaches Charlotte County waterway 12/9/2016 Charlotte County schedules “Wastewater Educational Tours” for 2017 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 Pollution notification plan continues to draw objections 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 Legal Challenges Mount Over New Water Standards 8/26/2016 Water Stewards Wanted for Sarasota County 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 Bondi adds Florida to lawsuit against federal wetland protections 8/10/2016 Hydrilla help needed from Florida LAKEWATCHers 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 Gopher tortoise training Jan 13-16 8/8/2016 Get the latest news from Florida LAKEWATCH! 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 Sarasota County seeks to strengthen volunteer base as hurricane season continues 7/8/2016 Turtle nesting breaks record midway through season 7/8/2016 CHNEP receives FWF Conservation Organization of the Year award 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 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 Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act now adopted 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 Sixth Circuit Will Not Rehear Venue Question in Clean Water Act Rule Dispute 4/26/2016 Florida Clean Water Network files notice of intent to sue Cape Coral 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 Catch nonnative freshwater fish, get the chance to win prizes 4/5/2016 April 12th Mote Science Cafe in Boca Grande focuses on beneficial bacteria 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 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 Caloosahatchee Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) 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 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 New water law will affect everyone who uses water in Florida 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 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 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 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 It’s all about keeping it clean: Progress made in effort to improve Lakeland lakes 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 Study: One-third of big groundwater basins in distress 7/6/2015 Register now for CHNEP Behavior Change workshop 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 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 USGS issues revised framework for hydrogeology of Floridan Aquifer 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 Sunrise beach walks return Feb. 4th to Siesta and Nokomis Beaches 2/3/2015 EPA Climate Ready Water Utilities Initiative releases storm surge inundation map and scenarios 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 Challenges to Our Local Environment, Past and Present 11/4/2014 Public invited to 15th annual Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival 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 Florida-Friendly Native Landscape program Oct. 28th 10/14/2014 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 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 UN Summit On Climate Change In New York City 9/25/2014 Water main repairs prompt boil water advisory in Venice 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 FGCU ArtLab Opens “Death of a River” on Aug. 14 7/30/2014 EPA encourages homeowners to care for their septic systems 7/30/2014 Recycling rates In Florida continue to climb 7/30/2014 Average “dead zone” predicted for Gulf of Mexico 7/30/2014 Project at Selby Gardens recognizes importance of bay health 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 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 Report: Less nitrogen ending up in Polk lakes 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 Take advantage of tax holiday to purchase hurricane supplies 6/12/2014 Lee County fertilizer rules now in effect 6/12/2014 Obama Signs $12.3 Billion Water Projects Bill 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 Former Sen. Bob Graham details opposition to latest Patronis permitting bill 2/19/2014 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 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 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 Register now for Feb. 13th "Stormwater Utilities in Florida" webinar 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 Gulf Council to convene a series of Recreational Angler Participation sessions around the Gulf coast 12/18/2013 Study: U.S. can’t keep up with loss of ecologically-sensitive wetlands 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 Red drift algae could pile up on SWFL beaches in 2014 12/12/2013 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program now accepting 2014 Bay Partner grant applications 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 Hymn for Her and Come Back Alice to perform at Sarasota Bay Water Festival 9/6/2013 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 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 Scientists: 2013 Gulf of Mexico "Dead Zone" potentially largest ever 7/8/2013 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 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 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 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 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 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 USEPA webcast on WQX water quality data entry tool rescheduled 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 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 Water project on track at south Fort Myers park 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