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Action Alert: Help stop a proposed mining operation

A long-time potato farm in the Density Reduction Groundwater Resource (DGRG) area in Lee County is seeking to become a mining operation. The Troyer Brothers Mine proposal involves the construction…

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Florida Wildlife Corridor Critical to the Future of Our State – and its Imperiled Species

By Amber Crooks | Environmental Policy Manager, Conservancy of Southwest Florida Donning a hard hat and safety vest, I stepped onto the sand where bears and panthers might also leave…

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With Judge’s Order, the Fight Continues for Wetland Protection

The year 2022 brings with it the 50th anniversary of one of our nation’s foundational environmental laws – the Clean Water Act. Here in Florida, the Army Corps of Engineers…

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City of Naples Prevails In Local Fertilizer Ordinance Challenge

Congratulations to the City of Naples on successfully defending their local fertilizer ordinance!  The City of Naples has a long history of taking proactive measures to help address local water…

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One last chance to defeat SB2508

Governor DeSantis will soon be presented with SB 2508 – Environmental Resources, where he will have the opportunity to either sign it into law, allow it to become law without…

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Atrocious water bill improved but still rife with negative environmental consequences

Each Legislative Session, one bill seems to rise to the forefront of the public’s mind, to the point that you only have to say the bill number, and everyone knows…

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Three reprieves for the environment

We recently celebrated a “big” environmental win – finally seeing the environmentally sensitive lands of the once-proposed Keri Road Sand Mine being publicly acquired as part of the Florida Forever…

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Tell the Legislature to remove damaging policy language from the State budget bills

Background SB2508, while slightly improved when heard on the Senate Floor several weeks ago, is still an extremely problematic piece of legislation that is now headed into the House and…

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Don’t fall for it!

If you received the below flyer in the mail, don’t be misled!  This is propaganda at its worst and is not good water policy. Who is behind this campaign of…