North Florida Rivers Get Boost in Senate Bill

Dan Environment, Florida, Lake Okeechobee

(NSF) — Some additional money would be shifted to help three North Florida rivers under a Senate proposal designed to carry out Gov. Ron DeSantis’ request to spend $625 million annually on Everglades and other water projects over the next three years. Bill sponsor Rob Bradley, a Fleming Island Republican who chairs the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, revised his proposal …


DeSantis Likely to Get Environmental Money in Session

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release, Lake Okeechobee, Legislative

(NSF) — Gov. Ron DeSantis appears poised for a victory as he seeks environmental money to combat water-quality problems that plague the state. DeSantis’ $625 million request for the upcoming legislative session includes money for Everglades restoration, fighting toxic algae outbreaks and boosting the Florida Forever land-preservation program, all issues popular among lawmakers and environmentalists. The proposal is the second …

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Northern Everglades Rules to Change

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Lake Okeechobee

Article by Katrina Elsken Cattle ranches have been in the Lake Okeechobee watershed since pioneers first settled the area, but before the Central and South Florida Project for Flood Control, the nutrient loads entering Lake Okeechobee were not a problem, Gary Ritter of Florida Farm Bureau told South Florida Water Management District representatives at the Nov. 5 workshop in Okeechobee. “The …


DeSantis Unveils Website on Water Quality

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Lake Okeechobee, Water

(NSF) — Gov. Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis on Tuesday rolled out a new multi-agency website that will provide water-quality updates, initially focused on waterways in South Florida. A joint effort of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Department of Health, the website — — is touted …

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SFWMD Starts Public Process to Revise Rules for Northern Everglades and Coastal Estuaries Water Quality

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release, Lake Okeechobee, Water

Schedule of public workshops and interactive website announced where public can participate and provide input as District works to amend a Northern Everglades and Estuaries Protection Program rule (SFWMD) — The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) initiates a public rule-making process to support water quality improvements in the Northern Everglades, which includes the Lake Okeechobee Watershed and the St. Lucie …


U.S. Sugar Applauds Governor DeSantis’ Support of C-43 Reservoir Project

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Lake Okeechobee, Sugar, Water

(U.S. Sugar) — “We applaud Governor Ron DeSantis for his commitment to completing Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) projects that are critical to stopping the damaging freshwater discharges and advancing restoration. As a partner in Everglades Restoration for nearly 25 years, the people of U.S. Sugar share Governor DeSantis’ strong desire to complete all projects that will increase storage and …