South Florida Water Management District http://blog.wlrn.org en How Did The Legislature Do On Water Issues This Session? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-did-legislature-do-water-issues-session <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to a panel discussion last Friday, the Florida Legislature did a fair job handling water issues this year.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Legislators gave millions of dollars for Everglades restoration projects, drinking-water issues and lake clean-ups.</span></p><p>The Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for The Everglades, the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County and Oxbridge Academy hosted the discussion.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:16:42 +0000 Lisann Ramos 33995 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Did The Legislature Do On Water Issues This Session? WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories March 9-15 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wlrns-five-most-popular-stories-march-9-15 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Venezuelan boycotters and the history of the I-95 road symbol were our top stories. Other honorable mentions include Ira Glass telling us how weird Florida is as a state, Beckham bringing soccer to Miami and -- where does our water come from? Seriously, where?</span></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:49:17 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 29357 at http://blog.wlrn.org WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories March 9-15 Got Water? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/got-water <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The good news from last summer's rains is that South Florida's water supply is running above average. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:47:50 +0000 Tom Hudson 28960 at http://blog.wlrn.org Got Water? Lawmakers Join Forces For Protection Of Florida Springs http://blog.wlrn.org/post/lawmakers-join-forces-protection-florida-springs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Attorney David Guest is not on the fence about the protection of springs.</span></p><p>“They’re acting as if this renewable resource is something you can simply mine and when it’s gone, it’s gone,” said Guest, head of the <a href="http://earthjustice.org/about/offices/florida" target="_blank">Florida office of Earthjustice</a>.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">“It’s been there for thousands of years, and only recently have we had this attitude that you just take it and the future generations just don’t get anything anymore.”</span></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:01:34 +0000 Gina Jordan 28879 at http://blog.wlrn.org Lawmakers Join Forces For Protection Of Florida Springs Future Of South Florida Conservation Lands In Limbo; Public Asked To Weigh In http://blog.wlrn.org/post/future-south-florida-conservation-lands-limbo-public-asked-weigh <p>How valuable are state-managed conservation lands? It's a question the <a href="http://www.sfwmd.gov/portal/page/portal/xweb%20protecting%20and%20restoring/land%20assessment#everglades" target="_blank">South Florida Water Management District</a> has put to the public in a multi-month assessment of fee-owned lands throughout the state.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 16379 at http://blog.wlrn.org Future Of South Florida Conservation Lands In Limbo; Public Asked To Weigh In Like Kayaking The Loxahatchee River? Public Asked To Weigh In On Future Of State Lands http://blog.wlrn.org/post/kayaking-loxahatchee-river-public-asked-weigh-future-state-lands <p>Several ecologically-significant tracts of public land in Palm Beach County will go under the microscope this month as a state agency continues its multi-region assessment of state-owned lands throughout South Florida.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:01:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 12345 at http://blog.wlrn.org Like Kayaking The Loxahatchee River? Public Asked To Weigh In On Future Of State Lands Why Everglades Restoration Really Needs To Be About Adapting To Climate Change http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-everglades-restoration-really-needs-be-about-adapting-climate-change <p>When the <a href="http://www.evergladesplan.org/about/about_cerp_brief.aspx" target="_blank">Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan</a> (CERP) was approved in 2000, it was a historic move to "restore, protect and preserve" water resources in central and south Florida. The 30-year framework was designed with the ultimate goal of restoring historic water-flows&nbsp;to a "dying ecosystem." Project leaders and scientists are now focused on incorporating climate change adaptation into the plans and acknowledging that the Everglades will likely never look the way it once did.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:02:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 11801 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why Everglades Restoration Really Needs To Be About Adapting To Climate Change State Conservation Lands That Are Home To Endangered Bird Could Be On The Chopping Block http://blog.wlrn.org/post/state-conservation-lands-are-home-endangered-bird-could-be-chopping-block <p>A state agency is considering designating large tracts of state-owned lands as "surplus," including sections that are home to a near-extinct bird endemic to Florida. Surplus lands can be made available for public sale or trade, or used in ways that differ from their original intention as conservation lands.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 10498 at http://blog.wlrn.org State Conservation Lands That Are Home To Endangered Bird Could Be On The Chopping Block A Lawsuit And Public Outcry: A Busy Week In The Everglades http://blog.wlrn.org/post/lawsuit-and-public-outcry-busy-week-everglades <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The soon-to-wrap&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/python-challenge-scoreboard-so-far-37-less-burmese-pythons-everglades" style="line-height: 1.5;">Python Challenge</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> isn't the only headline-making activity in the Everglades this month. Florida's imperiled wetlands have been the focus of several contentious issues in the past week. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 9084 at http://blog.wlrn.org A Lawsuit And Public Outcry: A Busy Week In The Everglades Got Opinions On Florida's Environmental Future? State Agencies Want To Hear From You http://blog.wlrn.org/post/got-opinions-floridas-environmental-future-state-agencies-want-hear-you-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Citizen scientists and environmental stewards take note: Two state agencies are in the process of soliciting public comment on issues that could impact Florida's overall ecological outlook.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 8954 at http://blog.wlrn.org Got Opinions On Florida's Environmental Future? State Agencies Want To Hear From You