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Algae isn't a partisan issue — but could be | TCPalm
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 09, 2018

The politician or party that finally "solves" the algae issue could upend the political narrative for a generation.... Full Article

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs emergency order on toxic algae | WTSP
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 09, 2018

Governor Rick Scott's emergency order is in effect for Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties.... Full Article

Doctors: Study needed on long-term health impacts of toxic algae blooms | WPTV
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 10, 2018

Doctors at Martin Health System say they have seen an increase in patients with symptoms believed to be related to blue-green algae. ... Full Article

A Plan To Save Estuaries By Targeting Water North Of Big O | WMFE
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 09, 2018

There's a new draft plan for more water storage north of Lake Okeechobee.... Full Article

Rooney issues statement on federal water quality efforts | Fort Myers Beach Observer
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 09, 2018

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement on efforts to restore Southwest Florida's water quality today: "It is important that all levels of government, Federal, State, and local, work together in the short term to redirect as much water as possible from Lake O... Full Article

Gov. Scott to declare state of emergency over algae bloom on west coast | Sunshine State News
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 09, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott plans to declare a state of emergency following his tour of the Caloosahatchee River algae blooms in Cape Coral on Monday morning, reports say. On Sunday, the Army Corps of Engineers temporarily suspended scheduled flows from Lake Okeechobee down the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee...... Full Article

Gov. Rick Scott to declare state of emergency after touring Caloosahatchee River algae blooms | News-Press
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 09, 2018

On Sunday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decided to suspend scheduled flows from Lake Okeechobee.... Full Article

Algae Causes U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers To Suspend Lake Okeechobee Water Discharges | CBS Miami
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 09, 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it has suspended all water releases from Lake Okeechobee starting Monday morning to allow water managers time to fully assess system conditions.... Full Article

Beach Water Advisory Issued For Part Of Jekyll Island | WJCT
Drainage/Stormwater
Published: July 10, 2018

Glynn County health officials are warning beach goers on Jekyll Island not to go in the water in the Middle Beach area at the convention center.... Full Article

Editorial: Fighting, fingerpointing no way to fix toxic algae issue | Palm Beach Post
Environmental Restoration
Published: July 11, 2018

For the third time in five years, high Lake Okeechobee levels have led to toxic algae discharges and upset residents and business owners.... Full Article