Tag: nature conservancy
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Coral Reef Conservation Program announced last week that it has awarded almost $21.4 million for coral reef management, including $8.5 million to help those off the coast...
Thursday’s action formally transfers permitting authority under CWA Section 404 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to the state of Florida for a broad range of water resources within the state. This action allows the state to more effectively and efficiently evaluate and issue permits under the CWA to support the health of Florida’s waters, residents, and economy.
The acquisition of this Franklin and Wakulla Counties property, also known as the Bluffs, provides a permanent means of protecting and restoring the estuaries that recreational and commercial fishers rely on for finfish and shellfish species that are the economic lifeblood of the region.
On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis was joined by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Sec. Noah Valenstein, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Executive Director Eric Sutton and other partners to kickoff “100...
Murphy was able to get her proposal for $1.75 million for the NOAA to oversee the economic impact toxic algae has on Florida and the nation. This marks the first time since 2006 that such a study has been conducted.
Sixteen of the 29 members of the Florida delegation attended the meeting which is the first the delegation has had this year. Buchanan said the good attendance showed how important water issues are in the Sunshine State.
On Friday, the two chairs of the Florida delegation--Democrat U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings and Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan--announced they would hold a meeting on “some of the most pressing water quality issues affecting the Sunshine State” which will include “red tide, harmful algal blooms, offshore drilling and other water quality issues.”
The decision won the applause of the Everglades Foundation and other environmental groups.
Last week, the U.S. House passed a proposal from U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., changing the name of the refuge. The Senate passed a similar bill from outgoing U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.