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WPTV: Residents opposed to plan for Lake O discharge

State Senator Joe Negron’s plan for reducing Lake Okeechobee discharges is not sitting well with some Glades residents. They say they’re tired of getting shut out of major decisions involving the communities they live in.

WPTV: Sugar farmers respond to accusations that the blue-green algae crisis is their fault

Keith Wedgeworth is standing up for his fellow farmers in the Glades against the people pointing fingers at them for the algae crisis.

EAA Best Management Practices (BMP) Results presented by SFWMD

Pam Wade, P.E., Bureau Chief of the Everglades Restoration presents the annual update of the Southern Everglades Best Management Practices Program to the South Florida Water Management at a meeting held on August 11th. Best Management Practices by Everglades Agricultural Area farmers are part of the successful partnership with the State that has achieved unprecedented results for Everglades water quality.

Hendry County Commissioner Speaks Against the “Buy the Land” Movement

Hendry County Commissioner Janet Taylor speaks to the South Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board about the misinformation of the “buy the land” movement.

PB County Commissioner on Foundation Resolution

Palm Beach County Commissioners discuss the importance of agriculture to the county and address misinformation surrounding the algae and water crisis at the July 12, 2016 meeting.

Solving the Everglades Riddle: Addressing Water Quality and Quantity to Restore a Florida Legacy

Today, government owns nearly 50 percent of South Florida — that’s 5.5 million acres. Why does this matter to you? Every time government goes land shopping they take private property off the tax rolls, leaving the rest of us with higher taxes. Sure, some land should be publicly owned, but before government spends more money on more land, it should use the money and land it already owns to finish Everglades restoration and other projects to address the releases damaging our estuaries.

WPBF: Sugar industry responds to accusations of role in algae bloom Local News WPBF Home

John Scott Hundley and Karson Turner respond to the misinformation in the algae crisis and the detrimental effects of taking more Palm Beach County farmland out of production.

Algae Story on the Today Show

The Today Show covers the algae bloom happening in Martin County due to local pollution and highlights similar blooms around the country.

Glades Community Leader Speaks About Flood Protection

Tammy Jackson of Belle Glades speaks to the South Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board about the flood protection needed from Lake Okeechobee.

Florida Bay flows and conditions explained

Terri Bates, South Florida Water Management District’s Water Resources Division Director, explains the flow to Florida Bay and the conditions of the Bay.

Martin County’s St. Lucie River Issues Explained

The governing board discusses the local issues that can be fixed to aid the St. Lucie River and Estuary in Martin County.