Governor DeSantis makes SFWMD announcement at the Coastal Center
On February 21, Governor Ron DeSantis stopped by the Coastal Center to announce that he appointed Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch to the South Water Management Governing Board!
Help Save Our Waters!
We need your help to provide community input on the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM)!
Share your voice with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers!
"At this point in the process, it is critical we hear about concerns and priorities from the public," said Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds, Deputy Commander for South Florida.
Water Resources Development Act Updates
On October 23, President Trump signed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, also known as the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2018.
Can mangroves keep up with rising sea levels?
Check out this recent paper by Dr. Glenn A. Coldren and researchers from Villanova University and Smithsonian Environment Research Center on work at Kennedy Space Center.
State officials must strengthen environmental policies to solve algae crisis
"The water quality of the lake is at an all-time crisis level and human health, the environment and the regional economy are suffering as polluted lake water is discharged to the estuaries."
Flawed water-delivery system continues to imperil estuaries
"The water management system in South Florida is designed, engineered and operated to provide flood protection and water supply, but it obviously is being controlled to support the profit-driven agricultural industry around Lake Okeechobee."
Be heard with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a series of public meetings. On Thursday, June 28 2018 a meeting will be held at the Blake Library in Stuart, Florida. Seating will be limited.
Shouldn't state lands be used for state waters?
"Discharges of water from Lake Okeechobee totaled 832 billion gallons in 2017." Read the editorial by Florida Oceanographic Society's executive director, Mark Perry.