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Disappointments and small wins: the 2020 FL Legislature

Disappointments and small wins: the 2020 FL Legislature

This was the year. The one in which the Florida legislature was going to get serious about fixing the state’s toxic algae crisis. Actually, I said that last year, when Florida’s elected officials convened on the heels of a devastating 15 months of blue green algae and red tide fouling waterways on both the Gulf …

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USFWS 2020 Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act Report on Pearl River One Lake Project

Pearl River One Lake Sponsors Keep Information Tight as Final Project Review Begins

A recently released document from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service goes into detail about why a lake dredging alternative for flood control on the Pearl River in Jackson Mississippi is the most environmentally damaging alternative the project sponsor could choose. Yet it is pushing this plan forward for approval by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Help protect people and wildlife from toxic algae blooms

Help protect people and wildlife from toxic algae blooms

Toxic algae is getting worse in Florida’s waterways, putting people, pets, and wildlife at risk. Now there’s a chance to protect public health and the environment from these dangerous outbreaks. Join with fellow Floridians in demanding that Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) protect environmental and human health by including limits on blue green algae …

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Andrew presents to a gathering of community members in Hammond La.

Floodplain Resilience Presentation Debut in Hammond, La.

The first of two community meetings on wetlands and floodplain resiliency was held in Hammond at the old train depot. Wetland fill permit data from the past 5 years for St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Livingston, East Baton Rouge, St. John and St. James Parishes was presented in a series of maps showing where impacts have been most intense. We also looked at available mitigation banks to offset those fill permits. Possible restoration of sand and gravel mines was also presented as a way to stabilize river floodplains and restore riverine wetlands above population centers along the Interstate 12 Corridor along the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain.

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