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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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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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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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Publication: TCpalm.com Date: August 12th, 2020 Journalist: Max Chesnes STUART — On a hot summer morning, as the St. Lucie River flowed and an egret quietly waded in the background, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast stationed himself behind a podium. Beside him Wednesday stood local environmental champions from the nonprofits Friends of the Everglades and Captains for Clean Water. Mast announced his proposed...