New study finds polluted water from Lake Okeechobee decreases home values

New study finds polluted water from Lake Okeechobee decreases home values

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New research by Florida Realtors® of the effect of polluted water on homeowner property values shows a potential decrease of nearly $1 billion in Lee and Martin counties. This loss is attributable to polluted discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers and estuaries, according to the study, which was supported in part by Everglades Foundation. … Read More

Support the EAA Reservoir Project Coalition Announces Growing List of Supporters

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Palmetto Bay, Fla. – Today, the Support the EAA Reservoir Project Coalition, which is dedicated to helping solve Florida’s water crisis by storing more water in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA), announced its growing list of supporters. The list includes more than 50 businesses and organizations, ranging from local and statewide environmental and conservation organizations to local businesses … Read More

Statement by Everglades Foundation CEO on Tamiami Trail Project

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Palmetto Bay, Fla. — Yesterday, Gov. Scott announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued a permit to begin construction on a 2.6 mile bridge along the Tamiami Trail. Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg released the following statement today: “Yesterday’s announcement green-lighting the construction of 2.6 miles of bridging along the Tamiami Trail shows leadership … Read More

To stop polluting rivers, buy land for reservoir

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

By Eric Eikenberg   Only two months into the New Year and already the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has started to release polluted water from Lake Okeechobee, resulting in water flowing into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers, and the Indian River Lagoon, which is expected to continue over the coming weeks and months. … Read More

Analysis: How seriously will Legislature ‘consider’ U.S. Sugar land buy?

Sunday, March 8, 2015

By Tyler Treadway – TCPALM You’d think Tallahassee would be in a flurry of activity over one paragraph in the 143-page report the University of Florida Water Initiative released Monday. On page 102, UF scientists — tasked with finding ways to send excess Lake Okeechobee water south to the Everglades to stop discharges east to the St. … Read More