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Groundbreaking of Underground Wall to Support Everglades Restoration

Groundbreaking of Underground Wall to Support Everglades Restoration Tue August 24, 2021   The South Florida Water Management District held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of an underground seepage wall in the 8.5 Square Mile Area (Las Palmas Community). The underground concrete wall will help mitigate flooding in the 8.5 Square Mile Area, keep [...]

Removal of old Tamiami Trail roadbed opens new doors for Everglades revival

Removal of old Tamiami Trail roadbed opens new doors for Everglades revival BY ARIANA ASPURU AND ADRIANA BRASILEIRO UPDATED AUGUST 06, 2021 11:55 AM   The Tamiami Trail was hailed as an engineering milestone when it opened nearly a century ago, a thin ribbon of rocky fill and asphalt connecting Florida’s two coasts. Over the [...]

Florida Python Challenge Pays to Kill Invasive Snakes

Florida Python Challenge Pays to Kill Invasive Snakes   July 9, 2021 By BRANDON BUTLER bbutler@driftwoodoutdoors.com   Florida is a diverse outdoors state. The interior is home to some of the best freshwater fishing in the country. The coast offers some of the best saltwater fishing. There are deer, turkey, alligators, bears, panthers and countless [...]

South Florida Water Management discusses Lake Okeechobee water release plans

South Florida Water Management discusses Lake Okeechobee water release plans Army Corps expected to select new LOSOM plan by early August By: Matt Sczesny , Scott Sutton Posted at 1:31 PM, Jun 29, 2021 and last updated 5:51 PM, Jun 29, 2021   WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Experts held a meeting Tuesday in West [...]

‘We love the python challenge’: Ron DeSantis kicks off Florida’s unique competition to remove an invasive species

‘We love the python challenge’: Ron DeSantis kicks off Florida’s unique competition to remove an invasive species By: Haley Brown , Florida Politics June 4, 2021 Burmese pythons are wreaking havoc on Florida's native wildlife. With cameras gathered around him in the Everglades west of Miami, Gov. Ron DeSantis kicked off Florida’s 10-day Python Challenge. [...]

Gladesmen continue long-running efforts to restore historic Everglades water flow

Gladesmen continue long-running efforts to restore historic Everglades water flow by Meteorologist Jesslyn Ferentz  10:05 AM EDT, Thu May 20, 2021   GLADES COUNTY, Fla. – For centuries, Gladesmen and women have raised their families in the Everglades. They have an emotional connection with the landscape they grew up on. Through the last century, these [...]

Underground flood wall approved for Las Palmas. Could Miami-Dade help with buyouts?

Underground flood wall approved for Las Palmas. Could Miami-Dade help with buyouts? BY ADRIANA BRASILEIRO UPDATED MARCH 12, 2021 10:35 AM Water managers are going to build a $14 million seepage wall to protect 119 properties in the west Miami-Dade community known as Las Palmas where flooding is likely to increase as more water starts [...]

Florida manatees are dying in droves this year. Experts blame poor water quality, starvation

Florida manatees are dying in droves this year. Experts blame poor water quality, starvation Chad Gillis Fort Myers News-Press February 28, 2021  FORT MYERS, Fla. – It's already been a deadly year for Florida manatees.   More sea cows deaths have been documented through the first two months of the year than were recorded during [...]

‘It’s A Little Thumb Sticking Out In The Everglades’ — And It’s Cost Taxpayers Millions in Flood Control

WLRN 91.3 FM | By Jenny Staletovich Published January 14, 2021 at 6:00 AM EST On the edge of the Everglades, less than a couple thousand feet from a backdoor entrance to the national park, the Las Palmas neighborhood teeters like a forlorn scheme to conquer the marshes. Perfectly gridded lots are filled with heavy equipment, [...]

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