Tag: national estuary program

Vern Buchanan Calls for Immediate Action to Battle Red Tide

On Monday, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., hosted a roundtable with key stakeholders on water quality in Southwest Florida. The Gulf Coast is currently experiencing severe levels of red tide. Red tide is caused by...

EPA Promotes Commitment to Protect Water Quality and Coral Reef Restoration in Tampa

The Florida Aquarium tour, in coordination with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Sec. Noah Valenstein and Roger Germann, the president and CEO of the Florida Aquarium, provided an opportunity for discussions concerning the aquarium’s coral reef restoration work in South Florida. Also discussed were National Estuary Program activities that work to protect and restore water quality in the Tampa area.

Florida Delegation Helps Get Bill Increasing Funds to Help Estuaries Through the House

This week, the House overwhelmingly passed U.S. Rep. Tom Malinowski’s, D-NJ, “Protect and Restore America’s Estuaries Act” on a 355-62 vote. All of the opposition came from the Republican ranks with the exception of libertarian-minded U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich.
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