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Algal blooms in Florida waters

Read UF public perception survey shows high level of concern over algal blooms in Florida waters – “Recently released polling data from the University of Florida’s Bureau for Economic and Business Research, in partnership with the Howard T. Odum Center for Wetlands and the Bob Graham Center, suggests that a vast majority of Florida residents are concerned about algal blooms in Florida waters regardless…

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Protect Florida’s waters statewide – Commentary

“Protecting and restoring Florida’s waters are a cornerstone of our public service”. The Orlando Sentinel news outlet published this article regarding Former Florida governor and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, and Seminole County commissioner Lee Constantine highlighting the Florida Conservation Coalition’s water policy initiatives for Florida.  Click here for the entire article.  

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Tourist Development Council approves grants for 8 projects to help the Indian River Lagoon

Development Council approves grants to help the Indian River Lagoon Eight projects designed to help the Indian River Lagoon will receive grants through a new Space Coast Office of Tourism program, under a plan approved this week. The grants will be funded by Brevard County’s 5 percent Tourist Development Tax on hotel rooms and other short-term…

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IRL Waterways in Trouble – USA Today series of stories

The Indian River Lagoon is one of many waterways in trouble throughout Florida. A statewide effort is needed, involving citizens, government officials, businesses and advocates to address this. USA Today launched the first of a series of stories to encourage us to act together, swiftly and effectively.  Click here for the story.

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Red Tide Blooms in Brevard County

As red tide blooms approach coastal areas, breaking waves can cause their toxins to become mixed with airborne sea spray. People in coastal areas can experience varying degrees of eye, nose, and throat irritation. When a person leaves an area with a red tide, symptoms usually go away. People with severe or chronic respiratory conditions…

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