Everglades and Florida Bay

Discussion in 'Environment' started by Blue Zone, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. fishicaltherapist

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    A positive move on Scott's part. NOW, the deal making process begins, with the hope that they start before my 100th birthday !! Just imagine the $$$ that will come into play for contracts......:) :eek: o_O :confused: I am so THANKFUL that our young & future fishing folks may have the opportunity to fish a renewed EVERGLADES when many of us have seen our last sunset !
     
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  2. Blue Zone

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    Here's another note from Sandy; well done to all who participated!:

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    A Message from Sandy Moret
    Last week, Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 10 into law, clearing the way for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to store, clean and properly convey freshwater. The historic occasion was the culmination of an extended effort by thousands of organizations, companies and individuals and was led through the Florida Legislature by Senator Joe Negron. I extend my deepest gratitude to everyone who played a part in pushing this legislation through. It marks an important step in the fight to restore the Everglades. Days later, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast introduced federal legislation to help expedite the process.

    Despite this significant progress, we must remain vigilant to ensure that this legislation is implemented in a timely manner, and that the many other planned components to restore the Everglades are also put in place. Strong forces still oppose our progress, and we must continue to fight them at every turn and present a united front as the Now or Neverglades coalition, currently 60,500 strong.

    This moment could not have been achieved without the hard work and dedication of each and every one of you. Thank you for your support of the Now or Neverglades coalition, and for your continued work to help us save the Everglades.

    Sincerely,

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    Now or Neverglades Declaration

    60,500 have signed the declaration to date.
    If you haven't signed the declaration, sign today, and if you have, share this email with your friends!

    Text 'SOUTH' to 91990' to sign a mobile-friendly NON declaration.

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    Rick Scott signs SB 10, the Lake Okeechobee restoration plan, into law


    Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation Tuesday pledging $800 million in bonds toward Senate President Joe Negron's signature project - a $1.5 billion plan to restore Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades by building a reservoir south of the lake.

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    Thumb Up: Mast bill could expedite reservoir


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    Carl Hiaasen: Help for Everglades on the way (possibly)


    Cautious praise for the compromise passage of Senate Bill 10 is deserved. Celebration would be foolish.

    The fractured Florida Legislature has agreed to fund a deep reservoir for holding polluted discharges from Lake Okeechobee, with the aim of sparing coastal communities from tourism-killing algae blooms and fish kills.

    The $1.6 billion reservoir won't be as big as the one sought by Senate President Joe Negron, but it would be big enough to make a difference. And it's way better than nothing, which is what lawmakers in the House were poised to do.

    Source: TC Palm
     

  3. fishicaltherapist

    fishicaltherapist I Love microskiff.com!

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    WE must keep contacting politicians; local,state,federal and Corp of Engineers. And please remember next year....VOTE !!! Remind the pols that you do!
     
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  4. mtoddsolomon

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    I got that one from Sandy today too. Its exciting stuff, hopefully the pressure will stay on the politicians and we will see some positive movement.
     
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  5. Blue Zone

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    The next log in the path is the release of the CERP funds by the US Congress. I understand these funds are to be used for the actual construction of the reservoir; it's supposed to be a 50/50 deal with FL providing the land.
     
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