Fillman's Bayou on Florida's Nature Coast.The holidays are almost upon us, and the year is soon coming to a close, but GRN’s fight to protect the health of the Gulf’s waters and wetlands continues. From working to protect Florida’s Nature Coast from a huge development project to pushing for an effective and transparent restoration process in the wake of the BP disaster, GRN’s Healthy Waters team is committed to preserving and enhancing our healthy waters and communities.
Check out the December edition of Wave Maker’s News, GRN’s quarterly update on all things water, to learn more:
In this edition:
Florida’s Nature Coast in Jeopardy
Florida’s Nature Coast is an amazing natural resource for the Gulf, but a mega-development dubbed SunWest Harbourtowne could strike a dagger into the heart of this beautiful region.
A Call for Sunshine on the Gulf Restoration
Check out this article to hear about GRN and our allies’ efforts to ensure that restoration in the wake of the BP disaster is transparent, and truly effective in ensuring the long-term health of the Gulf of Mexico.
After Fish Kill, New Protections for Pearl Uncertain
This summer, the Temple-Inland paper plant caused a massive fish kill in the Pearl River. While the dead fish may be cleaned up, there is a still a long way to go to make sure that Temple-Inland is held responsible, and the Pearl is protected.
Conservation Dollars Funding Environmental Destruction
There are a lot of worthy coastal restoration projects out there, so why are the state of Mississippi and the city of Pass Christian using precious restoration dollars for an environmentally destructive harbor expansion?
Kemper Mine Threatens Healthy Waters
Check out this update on how the dirty, expensive and unnecessary Kemper County, Mississippi coal mine could impact the health of nearby waters if it is allowed to move forward.
Florida Failing on Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution
Healthy waters are central to Florida’s economy and communities, so why is the state government proposing new rules that would fail to protect waters from harmful algal blooms and nasty green slime?