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South Florida Everglades Bass Fishing, the L-67A Canal, Falls Victim to Environmentalists

June 4th, 2009|Categories: Florida Fishing Reports, Florida Freshwater Conservation|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on South Florida Everglades Bass Fishing, the L-67A Canal, Falls Victim to Environmentalists

By Tim Elfrink , published: June 04, 2009
Rick Persson founded a group to save the canals.
Rick Persson founded a group to save the canals.

Iron wires dangle from a boat in a cool brown river deep in the Everglades. On this breezy April morning, a few […]

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State Lawmakers Plan Sugar Land Hearing

December 10th, 2008|Categories: Florida Freshwater Conservation|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on State Lawmakers Plan Sugar Land Hearing

State lawmakers in Miami-Dade County are questioning the wisdom of the state’s planned $1.34 billion buyout of U.S. Sugar Corp.

A press release from state Rep. Juan Zapata, R-Miami, chairman of the Miami-Dade legislative delegation, said the delegation of lawmakers has serious concerns about the expense […]

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Canal weir may help return Alligator Alley drylands to wetlands

July 12th, 2008|Categories: Florida Freshwater Conservation|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Canal weir may help return Alligator Alley drylands to wetlands

Water modification to improve Everglades and Miccosukee tribal lands

By Daily News staff

— Thousands of acres of wetlands will be returned to a more natural […]

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Everglades budget, scaled-back construction because of U.S. Sugar deal

July 11th, 2008|Categories: Florida Freshwater Conservation|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Everglades budget, scaled-back construction because of U.S. Sugar deal

By Andy Reid |South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Doubling the budget for South Florida water managers and potentially shelving some Everglades restoration projects are among the ways proposed to pay for the state’s bid to buyout U.S. Sugar.

The South Florida Water Management District […]

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Water managers get priorities straight, but what about the St. Johns River?

July 8th, 2008|Categories: Central Florida Fishing, Florida Fishing Reports, Florida Freshwater Conservation, Largemouth Bass|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Water managers get priorities straight, but what about the St. Johns River?

Years from now, historians may look back upon the month recently concluded as the pivotal moment in the preservation and restoration of the Everglades.

Gov. Charlie Crist rocked the environmental world in late June when he announced a tentative deal with U.S. Sugar to purchase […]

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Political pluck, power dovetailed in state-U.S. Sugar deal

June 28th, 2008|Categories: Florida Freshwater Conservation|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Political pluck, power dovetailed in state-U.S. Sugar deal

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Standing on his skiff, hedge fund billionaire Paul Tudor Jones II grew more confident with each cast into the salty shallows of Florida Bay – snook or no snook.His goal was more […]

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Rivers Coalition signals backing for U.S. Sugar buyout

June 26th, 2008|Categories: Florida Freshwater Conservation|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Rivers Coalition signals backing for U.S. Sugar buyout

The Rivers Coalition, a Treasure Coast environmental group that has sued the federal government to stop discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie Estuary, unanimously approved a resolution Thursday supporting a deal between the state and U.S. Sugar Corp. designed to move the […]

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Florida to pay U.S. Sugar $1.75-billion for 187,000 acres in Everglades

June 24th, 2008|Categories: Florida Freshwater Conservation, South Florida Fishing|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Florida to pay U.S. Sugar $1.75-billion for 187,000 acres in Everglades

In a surprise move environmentalists call “breathtaking,” U.S. Sugar Corp. plans to announce today a deal to sell the state 187,000 acres in the Everglades for $1.75-billion.

If approved, it would be the largest conservation purchase the state has ever made, helping restore the ecosystem’s natural flow and providing […]

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