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UF Hosts Meeting of Blue-Green Algae Task Force

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release, Water

GAINESVILLE, FL (UF/IFAS) — The University of Florida will host the next meeting of Florida’s Blue-Green Algae Task Force on August 30 at 9 a.m. at the UF Levin College of Law. The meeting is open to the public and will be streamed live on the Florida Channel. Two UF/IFAS researchers are members of the six-person task force. Tom Frazer, …

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DeSantis: Keep Up ‘Momentum’ on Water Issues

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

TALLAHASSEE, FL (NSF) — During an appearance in Bonita Springs Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis encouraged advocates for clean water to keep pressing lawmakers to pass conservation measures in the upcoming 2020 legislative session. DeSantis, proudly noting that legislators this year exceeded his environmental funding request of $625 million by $55 million, said local voices are needed to maintain the “momentum” …

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South Florida Water Board Discusses Water Storage Options

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Lake Okeechobee, Water

South Florida ag news colleague Katrina Elskin at Lake Okeechobee News follows up with more from last week’s South Florida Water Management meetings in West Palm Beach. Discussion topics included water storage options north of Lake Okeechobee, a topic of keen concern to farmers and ranchers alike in that region of the state. SFWMD considers use of ASR wells WEST …