Protecting Florida's Water

Florida's 2016 Legislative Session - the Budget

Governor Scott and key state lawmakers have said that water is a budget priority. We'll hold them accountable to those statements.

Letter to Gov. Scott on Deep Injection Wells within the Lake Okeechobee Watershed are contrary to Everglades Restoration

We, the below-signed organizations and businesses committed to the restoration of America’s Everglades and the protection of all of Florida’s water resources write to express our concerns and opposition to the use of Deep Injection Wells (DIWs) within the Lake Okeechobee Watershed as part of Everglades Restoration. 

Blue Heron taking flight over a lake. Photo credit: shaferaphoto / Shutterstock

Problems with the Statewide Water Policy

In January, Lawmakers and the Governor passed a major water policy law. Though the new law is flaunted by state lawmakers as a strong policy that will protect springs and dedicate money for water, there are several weaknesses.

From We All Live Downstream

Florida Capitol Building / photo: istock, happyjones
March 21, 2016

Earlier this month, the Florida legislature adjourned for the session, and this year water did get the attention and funding it deserved. Here are some of the highlights (and lowlights) from the 2016 legislative session:

Amendment 1 Funding Passes