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Updated Naples Stormwater Ordinance

On June 16, the Naples City Council took another meaningful step towards advancing water quality by adopting updates to the City’s stormwater ordinance.

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SB100 signed by Gov. DeSantis

On June 24, 2021, SB100 was signed by Governor DeSantis!  Thank you for all your calls and emails urging him to sign this important legislation. SB100 repeals the Multi-use Corridors…


Lake Okeechobee management up for once-in-a-decade discussion

This summer marks the homestretch of a three-year long planning process that will dictate how Lake Okeechobee is managed for the next 7-10 years.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…

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Conservancy to appeal Rivergrass ruling

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is disappointed with the Court’s ruling today. The Court declined to hear evidence that Rivergrass will cost Collier County taxpayers millions of dollars and will…

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Despite budget crisis, Florida is doubling down on costly and destructive plans

Nicole Johnson | Director of Environmental Policy, Conservancy of Southwest Florida Like so many Floridians facing the current public health crisis, the state of Florida itself is wrestling with a…

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The Latest on Lake Okeechobee Releases

Lake Okeechobee just hit the 16 foot mark last week, which triggers another section of the operations that guide how the Army Corps of Engineers manages Lake Okeechobee levels and…

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Stop the Destructive Toll Roads

Help us stop 140 miles of new toll roads that will destroy wetlands and Florida panther habitat at a cost of more than $3 billion! Please tell FDOT to not…

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Concerns over sprawl dominate public hearings for eastern Collier

The Collier County Planning Commission, on September 3, concluded day one of two scheduled public hearings to discuss amendments to the Rural Lands Stewardship Area (RLSA), a 300-square mile planning…