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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 20, 2020 CONTACT: DEP Press Office: 850.245.2112; DEPNews@dep.state.fl.us HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Under the leadership of Governor DeSantis, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has prioritized the preservation of Florida’s natural landscapes, enabling native ecosystems and the species they harbor to thrive. These historic and ongoing efforts are especially evident in the restoration and protection of America’s Everglades. Together with partners at the...

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What one conservation group and the Mercury Pro Team are doing to help rescue and protect the Florida Everglades Oct. 28, 2020 MercuryMarine.com   Editor’s note: This is the first article in a series about the efforts of Capt. Benny Blanco, Captains For Clean Water and other conservationists to save the Florida Everglades. By their...

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Winknews.com Reporter: Andrea Guerrero Journalist: Drew Hill October 11th, 2020 Crews are making room for more water ahead of the Lake Okeechobee releases scheduled to start this week. Many in Southwest Florida are preparing as the water could arrive as early as Tuesday. “They have the tunnel locks open probably in attempt to lower the...

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Washington, DC–On September 24th the U.S. Congressional Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment held a hearing addressing water management in Florida. The hearing included testimony from water and industry experts and members of Congress fighting for Everglades restoration projects and lower water levels on Lake Okeechobee during the dry season. Included in the testimony was...

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It was singer/songwriter Neil Young that popularized the phrase, “Rust never sleeps,” a metaphor for the concept that rust is constantly working to break down metal. That same philosophy applies to Everglades restoration and the need to keep chipping away at the components of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), the framework for restoring, protecting...

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Reporter: Stephanie Byrne Journalist: Drew Hill September 23rd, 2020 Dark water has been spotted around Sanibel after recent heavy rain into the Caloosahatchee River. The Army Corps said Lake Okeechobee releases could also occur soon. The question now: If the water looks like this after local runoff, what would it look like after the possible...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Sept 1 2020 Organization growing team to strategically strengthen the fight for clean water. Fort Myers, Fla. – Captains For Clean Water has been instrumental in advancing meaningful progress toward Everglades restoration since their founding in 2016, effectively rallying the outdoor industry and business communities to the frontlines of Florida’s fight for...