Florida’s harmful algal blooms are dangerous to humans | Opinion

An opinion piece posted in Florida Today news discusses the political actions needed to combat Florida’s harmful algal blooms to humans.  Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Blue-Green Algae Task Force has made several recommendations but there is concern about available funding to prevent future blooms.  This opinion piece details the causes of algal blooms, the health risks,…

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Brevard County Commission rejects loosening rules designed to protect wetlands

“County commissioners have decided against moving forward with proposed changes in wetlands protection regulations” according to a recent article in Florida Today news. While a group of development interests sought modifications in the wetlands rules, other speakers asked the commissioners to reject the proposed changes.  Fifteen residents who addressed the County Commission during public comment…

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Florida lawmakers vow to crack down on pollution that contributes to algae problems

According to the Jan 18, 2020 article in Tallahassee.com, “Republican leaders in the Legislature are vowing this year will be different when it comes to improving water quality.” “New regulations on polluters are being proposed, and they have some prominent GOP backers. If approved, they would represent a significant departure for a GOP-controlled Legislature that…

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Advocates say it’s time to see how well tax to clean Indian River Lagoon is doing

The Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition will hold a public forum, called “Lagoon Straight Talk,” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Satellite High School auditorium. The Jan. 22 lagoon forum at SHS includes progress reports from Virginia Barker, director of Brevard County’s Natural Resource Management Department; and Duane De Freese, executive director of the Indian River…

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Do You Love Oysters?

Oysters are being used to help clean the Indian River Lagoon. Brevard Zoo’s Olivia Escandell, Conservation Coordinator, talks about the process and how oysters help on Space Coast Daily TV. Watch the segment here. Please follow and like us:

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Lagoon Coalition has a new president

NEWS RELEASE Date 1/16/2020 Contact: Fred Mays 972-838-5163 fredmays44@gmail.com NEW PRESIDENT OF LAGOON COALITION Vince Lamb, 75, of Merritt Island, has been elected President of the Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition. He replaces Marilyn (MJ) Waters, who steps down after three years as Coalition President. Mr. Lamb has lived in Brevard County for over 40…

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