OKEECHOBEE — Why are ‘environmentalists’ ignoring the importance of storage and treatment north of Lake Okeechobee? I have been writing about Kissimmee River, Lake Okeechobee and Everglades water quality issues for 30 years. For at least that many years, scientists have known the phosphorus levels going into the lake are too high. Unfortunately, in the […]
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is planning to conduct a prescribed burn on 2,500 acres along the shoreline of Lake Okeechobee between the Kissimmee River and Buckhead Ridge Canal. The prescribed burn to improve fish and wildlife habitat is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15, weather permitting. To help protect public health and […]
Sunshine Grove is a magical place.
These photos were taken at the Top of the Lake Art Festival on Saturday, Feb. 11 and Sunday, Feb. 12 in downtown Okeechobee.
OKEECHOBEE — Environmentalists face a difficult choice in the Everglades. Proposed restoration efforts — which would increase flow to the Everglades — could threaten more than one endangered species. Preserving the habitat for the endangered birds could slow or restrict some restoration efforts. The Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress report from […]
OKEECHOBEE — The plans for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project (LOWP) are taking shape, as the project team evaluates possible sites for water storage and treatment. LOWP is part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), which deals with the entire Everglades system, and includes 68 components. CERP was authorized by Congress in 2000 as […]
OKEECHOBEE — The manmade system of canals and channelized waterway tell the history of the State of Florida. While some early Florida settlers sought to “drain the swamp” — with the encourage of the federal government — waterways were also dug, straightened or deepened for navigation, transportation and most critically, for flood control. Those man-made […]