August 24, 2019


SWFWMD aims to reduce risk of wildfires by scheduling prescribed fires in eight counties

The Southwest Florida Water Management District has announced the schedule for prescribed fires in the counties of Citrus, DeSoto, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Marion, Polk and Sarasota. Read more »
Published on 7/31/2018

What's the value of a clean beach? Here's how economists do the numbers

Millions of Americans head outdoors in the summer, whether for a day at a nearby lake or a monthlong road trip. For environmental economists like me, decisions by vacationers and outdoor recreators offer clues to a challenging puzzle: estimating what environmental resources are worth. Read more »
Published on 7/30/2018

Indian River Lagoon Partnership Funds $2.4 Million Septic-to-Sewer Project

Project will help improve water quality in the Indian River Lagoon Read more »
Published on 7/26/2018

New Honeybee Lab in Florida Creating a Buzz

Florida is known for its citrus, sweet corn, beans, tomatoes, strawberries, watermelons, and much more, but its place in the world of beekeeping is often overlooked. Honeybees are big business in Florida. Every year, roughly 650,000 bee colonies make a stop in Florida in their rounds across the country, pollinating many major specialty crops. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2018

Triumph Agrees to Support $64.5M for MRO Construction in Northwest Florida

Triumph Gulf Coast today gave preliminary approval to $64.5 million in grants to expand the region's aerospace and aviation infrastructure. The Triumph board voted unanimously to support $56 million in major expansions of the Pensacola International Airport's maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities and $8.5 million for substantial expansion of Whiting Aviation Park in Santa Rosa County. Read more »
Published on 7/23/2018

Major Endowment Empowers Florida State Parks Foundation

Foundation set to expand dramatically in its 25th year Read more »
Published on 7/20/2018

Newly Discovered Shark Species Honors Female Pioneer

Florida Tech's Daly-Engel helped confirm species named for Eugenie Clark Read more »
Published on 7/18/2018

Gov. Scott Announces First Pasco County Scallop Season in More Than 20 Years

Today, Governor Scott announced that for the first time since 1994, state waters off Pasco County will be open to bay scallop harvest during a 10-day season from July 20-29. Read more »
Published on 7/16/2018

Gov. Scott Issues Emergency Order to Combat Algal Blooms in South Florida

CAPE CORAL – Governor Rick Scott today issued an emergency order in Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties to help combat algal blooms caused by Lake Okeechobee water discharges from the Army Corps of Engineers. Read more »
Published on 7/9/2018

Corps to suspend flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will suspend water releases from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries effective Monday morning. Read more »
Published on 7/9/2018

Florida Forest Service Announces Long Leaf Pine Program for Landowners

The Florida Forest Service announced that the Longleaf Pine Landowner Incentive Program is now accepting applications from eligible, non-industrial private forest landowners. Applications will be accepted now through Friday, July 13, 2018. Read more »
Published on 7/6/2018

Corps to temporarily reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will temporarily reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee over the coming days. Read more »
Published on 7/2/2018

Water Farms Helping South Florida Go With the Flow

Last month, Florida experienced its rainiest May on record. And just think, the wet season is only getting started in the Sunshine State. With the earlier-than-normal super soaking, and no let-up in the immediate offing, a public-private partnership between the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and Caulkins Citrus Co. has been working at full capacity to store local stormwater runoff and help reduce U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie Estuary. Read more »
Published on 6/26/2018

FWC offers additional BearWise funding to reduce conflicts

For a third year in a row, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is inviting local governments to apply for BearWise funding to help their communities reduce human-bear conflicts. Read more »
Published on 6/8/2018

Everglades National Park and FWC to Expand Python Removal Efforts

Everglades National Park and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are partnering together to expand efforts to remove Burmese pythons from within the park. The partnership will expand the park's Python Removal Authorized Agent Program by allowing paid FWC contractors to remove pythons in Everglades National Park. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2018

FWC investigating freshwater turtle die-off in central Florida, asks public to report sightings

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is investigating a die-off of freshwater turtles and is asking the public to assist by providing information. Dead turtles have been reported along the St. Johns River watershed including water bodies in Orange, Seminole and Putnam counties. The FWC would like to learn about any other areas of the state that may be impacted. Read more »
Published on 5/31/2018

FWC Commission shark update

After listening to public comments on and discussing the current and future management of sharks in Florida at the April meeting in Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed staff to continue to stay engaged on all shark-related issues and to pursue development of draft regulations for shore-based shark fishing. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2018

At long last, Florida Forever program can help wildlife

From the Defenders of Wildlife Read more »
Published on 3/19/2018

Groundbreaking at NSU's Tampa Bay regional campus

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and the Patel Family Foundation will be breaking ground on Wednesday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m. on the new 325,000-square-foot Tampa Bay Regional Campus in Clearwater, Fla. When construction is complete, it will replace NSU's existing Tampa Campus and its programs, and will include a new site for the university's Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. Read more »
Published on 3/7/2018

Shark migration season begins in Southeast Florida

Last year, the number of migrating sharks to South Florida greatly declined, a research scientist from FAU said. Read more »
Published on 3/2/2018

Chemical break down

A Gainesville couple's company targets oxalate overload. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Mosaic's Next Chapter

The successful Streamsong development has provided phosphate mining company Mosaic with part of the template for its future, but not a whole plan. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Report fish and wildlife sightings with FWC's new app

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites Florida residents and visitors to take an active role in conservation by reporting fish and wildlife observations with the new FWC Reporter app. Read more »
Published on 2/20/2018

Florida Dry Season Stuck in Rain Delay

Normally during the winter months, Florida lives up to its “Sunshine State” moniker as the dry season officially takes over. Apparently for this go-round, Mother Nature has not received the memo yet. Read more »
Published on 2/16/2018

Brevard County Shore Protection Project underway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced last week that the Brevard County Shore Protection Project is underway. Read more »
Published on 2/16/2018

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