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OP-ED: Reservoir critical to Everglades restoration

Friday, November 18, 2016

Naples Daily News, Eric Eikenberg Former Gov. Reuben Askew once joked that if Florida doesn’t stop wasting the precious freshwater we are flushing out to sea, it will become “the world’s first and only desert which gets 60 inches of annual rainfall.” Restoring the natural southerly flow of the freshwater we are squandering is the … Read More

NEWS: End stench and sludge. Save the Everglades: #NowOrNeverglades

Monday, November 14, 2016

Orlando Sentinel A week ago, while most Floridians were preoccupied by a certain approaching news event, a 12-day bus tour concluded in a campaign to highlight an issue whose impact — at least for Florida —could linger well beyond the results from Election Day. Read more >

OP-ED: New reservoir needed to stop algae blooms

Monday, November 14, 2016

Tampa Bay Times, Eric Eikenberg If a picture is worth a thousand words, the photographs of thick, blue-green algae on Florida’s central coasts that dominated national news coverage this summer spoke volumes. Florida likes to portray itself as a tourist’s paradise with pristine beaches, magnificent fishing and spectacular wildlife. Yet from the lower Indian River … Read More

NEWS: Florida Bay tour recruits ‘restoration army’

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

FL Keys News, Kevin Wadlow The “Road Trip to Restoration” ended Sunday in Islamorada, having collected about 7,700 petition signatures from Everglades and Florida Bay advocates. Hosted by the Everglades Foundation, the statewide bus tour traveled 1,976 miles with 22 stops to raise awareness about efforts to send more fresh water to Florida Bay through … Read More

NEWS: ‘Now or Neverglades’ tour stops on Sanibel

Friday, November 4, 2016

Cape Coral Daily Breeze, Ashley Goodman The Now or Neverglades bus made its way to Sanibel Wednesday to garner support for the construction of the proposed EAA Reservoir project. The reservoir will treat the water and send it south, thus reducing discharges that have caused the toxic blue-green algae that has appeared on both coasts, … Read More