Trust Everglades Trust

For decades, pollution has been pouring into Lake Okeechobee from multiple directions, including the south. We have to stop it from heading east and west. The Everglades and Florida Bay (The Keys) desperately need this water - cleansed and plentiful - heading south.

There is a solution. Buy the land in the EAA. Build the reservoir. Stop the discharges east and west. Restore the flow of clean, fresh water into the Everglades and get it down to a starving Florida Bay. That is the undisputed environmental science of the Everglades.

There is the political science of the Everglades, too. This is what Everglades Trust is all about. We inform you when trust is broken by politicians not focused on the critical issues of the collapsing Everglades. We hold them accountable. We won't stop. We won't back down. Message to our elected officials: No more excuses. Just fix it.

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    MIAMI HERALD: Lawmakers in Florida House shouldn't squander best chance yet to help the Everglades

    Miami Herald: Written by Miami Herald Editorial Board. April 22, 2017. The Florida Senate gets it. As a result, Senate lawmakers have passed one of the most carefully crafted bills yet to ensure the health of the Everglades. As environmentalists, water-dependent businesses, economists and tourists know, so much depends upon the health of the River of Grass, including South Floridians’ access to clean water, the state’s economic vitality, indeed, the well-being of the state itself. This is not an overstatement. Florida desperately needs a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee. For too long, the state has blithely allowed water released from the lake to flow to the coasts, and out to sea, an unconscionable waste of this precious resource. Just as bad, pollutants in that water have created massive algae blooms that, literally, have raised a stink in estuaries and along beaches, threatening to ruin the entire ecosystem around Lake O and the Everglades. Continue reading "Lawmakers in Florida House shouldn't squander best chance yet to help the Everglades"  
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    TCPALM: Our view: Get off the dike, Governor

    TCPalm: Written by Treasure Coast Newspapers Editorial Board. April 21, 2017. At first glance, Gov. Rick Scott's decision to support plans to build a deep-water reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee seems like a major step forward for Senate President Joe Negron's proposal to curb discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries. Scott on Monday endorsed Negron's idea to store and treat water on up to 31,000 acres of state land, though the governor stopped short of saying he supports the current version of Senate Bill 10. The governor's support also seems to come with a catch: He wants the Legislature to spend $200 million next year to expedite repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike bordering Lake Okeechobee. That, coupled with a supposed verbal guarantee from President Donald Trump that the federal government will boost spending on the dike, means repairs could be completed a few years ahead of schedule. And that, Scott seems to think, could solve the discharge problem in and of itself. Continue reading "Our view: Get off the dike, Governor"
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