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Sea-level rise threatens several Tampa Bay area communities: report 1/23/2018 Florida, Georgia water war reaches SCOTUS 1/19/2018 Research: Oxygen levels continue dropping In world's waters 1/19/2018 Mote, Secoora to co-host ‘Eyes on the Ocean’ forum 1/19/2018 Sewer line conflict assessment ends, dispute continues 1/17/2018 Florida Forever bill heads to state Senate floor with amendment banning overhead costs 1/16/2018 Finally, some good red tide news. But not everyone is so lucky 1/16/2018 District asks homeowners to "Skip A Week" of irrigation this winter 1/10/2018 Rick Scott and Trump administration strike deal: No drilling off Florida coast 1/10/2018 High-risk underground fuel tanks in Florida await cleanup as state spends millions on easy fixes 1/8/2018 Despite frigid Florida temperatures, water too warm to kill red tide, experts say 1/4/2018 12-foot-long white shark pinged in Gulf near Tampa on New Year's Day 1/4/2018 Approval sought for as many as 500 homes in flood-prone areas 1/3/2018 Coastal waters threaten Florida's historic resources 1/2/2018 Red tide bloom spreading out along Southwest Florida coast 1/2/2018 Manatee County Marine Rescue named Florida's 2017 Beach Patrol of the Year 1/2/2018 Springs Institute director: 2017 was a mixed year for spring health 12/22/2017 Red tide, boat strikes cause of most manatee deaths in 2017 12/22/2017 Swimming still discouraged in Palma Sola Bay, but residents can drink from the tap 12/20/2017 Broken sewer line repaired; County unsure how much sewage spilled 12/15/2017 Cortez force main break still discharging wastewater 12/14/2017 Moody’s: Unaddressed climate change will hurt Florida bond ratings 12/13/2017 Edwards, Brandes file bills to prevent wastewater discharges 12/11/2017 The 2017 hurricane season is finally over. Why was it so bad? 12/11/2017 Aqua by the Bay judge hears conflicting testimony about wetlands permit 12/7/2017 Learn about crowdsourcing water level data at Dec. 19th webinar 12/7/2017 DEP secretary rejects judge's recommendation, denies Everglades oil drilling permit 12/4/2017 Study to determine number of red snapper in Gulf of Mexico 12/4/2017 Aqua by the Bay mitigation bank proposal set to go before judge 12/1/2017 Sick birds this time of year could mean undetected algal blooms 12/1/2017 Scientists monitor red tide increase off southwest Florida 11/29/2017 Second round of repairs to begin at Lake Manatee dam 11/27/2017 EPA, Army propose to delay WOTUS implementation 11/27/2017 Green sea turtle nest numbers hit record 11/27/2017 Bradenton area could lose $25.4 billion in homes due to climate change 11/13/2017 Florida Chamber calls for science-based solutions to water issues 11/13/2017 Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun 11/13/2017 Water Off/Precautionary Boil Water Notice - 34th Ave West - 11/15/17 11/13/2017 USF, Florida welcome new research vessel R/V W. T. Hogarth 11/13/2017 Register now for Nov. 14th Southwest Florida Stormwater Ponds workshop 11/8/2017 Chris's Plumbing withdraws plans to dump human waste on farm along Little Manatee River 11/8/2017 Lawsuit filed to ‘quash’ approval of Aqua by the Bay 11/7/2017 BOCC Votes 4-3 to Allow Comp Plan Amendment for Housing Near Evers Reservoir 11/7/2017 Check your irrigation timer when you 'fall back' to Standard Time 11/7/2017 Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine visits Europe to study water issues 11/1/2017 Irma dumped 19 billion gallons of water into Peace River basin 11/1/2017 FDEP issues violation notice for Cortez fishing structure 11/1/2017 Sea turtle nesting finishes strong on Longboat Key through Venice 11/1/2017 Florida bill could require sea-level-rise studies for publicly funded buildings 10/30/2017 Rock ponds project honored by planning commission 10/30/2017 Miami can now challenge a state rule that allows more toxins in the water 10/25/2017 District will reduce risk of wildfires through prescribed fires for Hillsborough/ Manatee Counties 10/25/2017 Take look at before, after effects of sea floor following Hurricane Irma near Florida 10/23/2017 Irma devastates Florida oranges, other crops 10/23/2017 Manatee County Commissioners express interest in revisiting stormwater utility fee 10/18/2017 Blue-green algae defeated the field at prestigious triathlon 10/12/2017 What will Florida (and its water supply) look like in 2070? 10/11/2017 Public invited to Ft. Hamer Bridge ribbon cutting ceremony 10/11/2017 Mixed-use development approved in Parrish area with drainage woes 10/6/2017 Lake O hits highest level since 2005, raising concerns its dike could fail 10/6/2017 Is development draining Florida’s aquifer system beyond repair? 10/5/2017 Bayshore High gets clean bill of health on irrigation wells but questions remain 10/3/2017 Funds to battle Red Tide may be on the way 10/3/2017 Year-round water restrictions now in effect 10/2/2017 All the ways hurricanes can harm — and help — the ecosystems they hit 9/28/2017 Mote asks local anglers to help gather vital snook data 9/26/2017 Portable Red Tide Detector Debuts at NOAA Emerging Tech Workshop 9/26/2017 Florida needs to improve sewage systems, enviro group says 9/25/2017 Fight over 'flushable' wipes D.C. says are clogging sewer systems heads to federal court 9/25/2017 FEMA visits Manatee County this week to help residents register for damage assistance from Hurricane 9/25/2017 Sewage spills add to misery In hurricane-battered Florida 9/21/2017 Comment period extended for the definition of "Waters of the United States" 9/21/2017 Hurricane leaves ‘river’ of sewage in Bradenton neighborhood 9/18/2017 The Monster Surge That Wasn’t: Why Irma Caused Less Flooding Than Expected 9/18/2017 Damage to Florida’s coral reef has made the state more vulnerable to storm surges 9/18/2017 Tampa Bay Estuary Program Mini-Grant deadline extended due to Irma 9/14/2017 Snooty Memorial Open House rescheduled 9/14/2017 Irma's gone, rivers still rising 9/14/2017 Manatee County shares post-storm recovery updates, resources 9/14/2017 Tampa Bay Estuary Program seeking new executive director 9/14/2017 Long Bar Pointe mitigation bank permit petition hearing to be held next week 9/6/2017 Manatee County to distribute sandbags this week as officials urge residents to monitor news & prepar 9/5/2017 Mote to hold International Ocean Film Tour 8/30/2017 SWFWMD to Hold Public Workshop on Ranking Water Bodies 8/25/2017 Commission postpones vote on Aqua by the Bay 8/24/2017 State bill requests $125 million to help springs, St. Johns River 8/24/2017 FWC: Leave sea turtle hatchlings alone and they will make it to sea just fine 8/23/2017 Sign up now for FREE Sediment Control Inspector Course Sept. 18-19 8/23/2017 Meetings on Cortez Bridge replacement to be held Aug. 26th, 31st 8/23/2017 GE to Upgrade Lake Manatee Water Treatment Plant 8/23/2017 Florida flood risk study identifies priorities for property buyouts 8/18/2017 Tampa Bay Water, Glazer Children’s Museum partner to teach wonders of water 8/14/2017 Record year for sea turtle nests means more hatchlings on beaches 8/14/2017 The sea level did, in fact, rise faster in Florida and the southeast U.S. 8/14/2017 Be mindful of summertime algal blooms, report them to FDEP 8/10/2017 North Jetty Cleanup 8/8/2017 Businesses bucked Gov. Rick Scott's rule to notify public about pollution 8/8/2017 Record year for sea turtle nests means more hatchlings on beaches 8/8/2017 Is Tampa Bay prepared for sea-level rise? 8/8/2017 Developers, county beef up for Aqua By The Bay hearings 8/4/2017 Lakewood Ranch HOA hopes to reign in unnecessary irrigation 8/3/2017 Erosion may send homeowner to bank in Lakewood Ranch 8/3/2017 Free “Blue Carbon” wetland workshop August 24th 8/2/2017 Mote responds to Fraser's dolphin stranding 8/1/2017 Special CHNEP Citizens Advisory Committee meeting Aug. 2nd 7/31/2017 Training session prepares area scientists for seagrass surveys 7/31/2017 TBEP receives national award for nitrogen partnership 7/31/2017 President Trump's budget would eliminate Florida's Healthy Beaches bacteria monitoring 7/28/2017 State delegation asks Corps of Engineers to stay neutral in water wars 7/28/2017 More than 5,000 lionfish removed so far in Lionfish Challenge 2017 7/26/2017 Study of freshwater turtles to improve treatment of toxins in sea turtles 7/26/2017 Florida communities prepare for sea level rise, potential costs to local economy 7/25/2017 Sea level rise is accelerating in Florida, scientists warn 7/24/2017 228 derelict crab traps removed from Tampa Bay in blue crab fishery closure 7/24/2017 Attention Boaters! FWC has established new manatee protection zones for the state 7/20/2017 Boaters needed for Great Bay Scallop Search 7/20/2017 Critics of DEP water rules now are more hopeful for appeals 7/19/2017 Nitrogen Management Consortium honored by research federation 7/18/2017 Next Sarasota Bay Fisheries Forum is Aug. 3rd at Mote Marine Lab 7/14/2017 Divers protect over 1 million fish from invasive lionfish 7/14/2017 Tom Palmer: Problem of water use is not a new issue 7/11/2017 Water Atlas program, faculty, Atlas sponsors receive FLMS Awards 7/11/2017 Mote’s shelf survey could help scientists improve red tide forecasts 7/10/2017 FWC asking for public’s help in tracking fish kills 7/5/2017 Scallopers get ready, more waters open for harvest starting July 1 7/5/2017 Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule 6/28/2017 Aqua by the Bay hearings rescheduled 6/28/2017 Manatee County receives platinum certification from Florida Green Building Coalition 6/28/2017 Mid-summer cleanup is Saturday, July 8 6/22/2017 Boaters needed for Crab Trap Removal on July 15 6/22/2017 Local governments, more or less, tackling effects of climate change 6/13/2017 Some residents may have to boil their water this week 6/13/2017 Lionfish derby to be held July 7-9 off Sarasota 6/12/2017 MOTE releases loggerhead sea turtle off Lido Key 6/8/2017 Water efficiency in rural areas getting worse, despite improvements in urban centers 6/8/2017 Summer fertilizer restrictions begin June 1 6/6/2017 USGS study Finds 28 types of cyanobacteria in Florida algal bloom 6/6/2017 Scott vetoes spending for citrus canker claims, water projects 6/6/2017 Parking lot may be replaced with pond to help with flood control 6/5/2017 Instagram contest showcases Bay's seasonal beauty 6/5/2017 New research vessel to impact marine research across Florida 6/5/2017 Modified Phase III water shortage restrictions 6/5/2017 TBEP director Holly Greening to retire in early 2018 6/5/2017 Bay restoration and research grants announced 6/1/2017 Blue carbon research shows value of coastal habitats 6/1/2017 It's a wrap! Volunteer workdays take a summer vacation 6/1/2017 New construction rises in Cortez waterway 5/30/2017 Stone crab rebound continues as catch nears 3 million pounds 5/30/2017 Watering restrictions in Manatee County 5/30/2017 Pace of sea-level rise has tripled since 1990, new study shows 5/30/2017 ‘King tides’ predicted for Memorial Day weekend 5/26/2017 Water use restrictions increase for Manatee, Bradenton as drought continues 5/25/2017 Noah Valenstein is new Florida DEP chief 5/25/2017 District Tightens Water Restrictions throughout 16-County Region 5/25/2017 Governor Appoints Schleicher and Smith to the SWFWMD’s Governing Board 5/22/2017 Fire destroyed thousands of tires, leaked motor oil into stormwater system 5/22/2017 Egmont Key makes historic preservation list because it is threatened by climate change 5/22/2017 Manatee County Burn Ban Continues 5/22/2017 Tampa Bay has spent millions to keep hurricane season from turning into sewage season again 5/15/2017 Manatee County drafting public parks priorities 5/10/2017 Sea turtle nesting season underway 5/10/2017 Petition filed for administrative hearing on Aqua by the Bay lagoon permit 5/9/2017 Volunteers come out to Perico Preserve to help oyster project 5/8/2017 Manatee County preparing to spend $6.3M in BP funds 5/8/2017 Army Corp denies Beruff Long Bar mitigation bank... again 5/8/2017 Stormwater improvements may be coming to Rubonia 5/5/2017 Pollution notice bill inspired by sinkhole passes Legislature 5/4/2017 Florida drinking water ranks among nation’s worst, study finds 5/3/2017 Southwest Florida so dry that canals, wells, pumps, lawn watering are concerns 5/1/2017 Environmental budget negotiations falter in Legislature 5/1/2017 Local plumbing company asks for permit to dump human waste near Little Manatee River 4/28/2017 Manatee County Utilities: Water remains safe to drink despite unusual taste 4/28/2017 ‘Big win’: Florida beaches score $50 million in state budget 4/28/2017 Manatee County Commission wants more answers about suspected ‘cancer cluster’ 4/28/2017 SWFWMD declares Phase I Water Shortage throughout 16-county region 4/28/2017 2017 Volunteer Seagrass Survey is Saturday! 4/28/2017 New primer to “living shorelines” published 4/25/2017 Charlotte County Utilities wins regional best-tasting drinking water contest 4/24/2017 Florida Senate unanimously supports pollution notification rules change 4/24/2017 Warning from SWFWMD: Additional water restrictions are possible 4/24/2017 Desal plant, reservoir easing effects of Tampa Bay’s drought 4/24/2017 Manatee Planning Commission recommends Long Bar Pointe project, aka Aqua by the Bay 4/24/2017 New Mote app analyzes microscopic red tide data 4/24/2017 Congresswoman, Others Decry Proposed EPA Budget Cuts 4/24/2017 Wildfire emergency shuts down all SWFWMD campgrounds 4/14/2017 Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority proposes policy model 4/14/2017 Rep. Buchanan sends letter to Congressional panel asking for help in preserving estuaries 4/14/2017 New plans for Long Bar Pointe reignite debate 4/11/2017 More than 100 Florida wildfires scorch state, a sign of how dry we are 4/10/2017 Supreme Court will not pause Obama WOTUS rule 4/5/2017 Seagrasses in World Heritage Site not recovered years after heat wave 4/4/2017 Apply now for Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards 4/4/2017 Agency on Bay Management meets April 13th 3/31/2017 Public input on Long Bar mitigation plan ends April 3 3/30/2017 Mote, Eckerd scientists receive climate change/ocean acidification research grant 3/24/2017 Coastal Republicans warn GOP against climate denial 3/23/2017 Artificial mangroves could bring back vanishing habitats in Florida 3/23/2017 Scientists find seagrass protects against pathogens, climate change 3/23/2017 Manatee County tomato grower wins award for responsible fertilizer use 3/23/2017 DEP continues to scrutinize former Palmetto golf course for housing development 3/22/2017 Republicans lead fight to ban fracking in Florida 3/22/2017 Public invited to Sarasota Fisheries Forum 3/20/2017 Fix water quality or Florida tourism will suffer, fishing and boating industries warn 3/17/2017 Lawmakers grill DEP over water pollution limits 3/17/2017 DEP secretary Jon Steverson resigns after stormy 2-year tenure 3/17/2017 President Trump transition leader's goal is two-thirds cut in EPA employees 3/17/2017 Plan that includes keeping toxic algae from waterways is now bigger and more expensive 3/16/2017 Florida scientists fear hurricane forecasts, climate research will suffer under Trump 3/16/2017 Bill to strengthen pollution notification rules advances in Florida Senate 3/16/2017 Bill that would ban fracking in Florida passes Senate committee 3/16/2017 Environmental researchers warn of dangers of nitrogen fertilizer 3/16/2017 Manatee seeks money to relieve Rubonia flooding 3/15/2017 Can we get rid of red tide? Not yet, according to Mote scientist 3/14/2017 Register now for Charlotte Harbor Watershed Summit, Mar. 28-30 3/14/2017 Red tide suspected of killing Manatees in Gulf 3/10/2017 Help plan the future of Moody Branch Wildlife and Environmental Area 3/8/2017 FDEP to Issue Mitigation Bank Approval for Long Bar Pointe 3/7/2017 Lawmakers propose $50 million to restore beaches 3/7/2017 FWC continues seagrass research and conservation with new status report 3/1/2017 Trump takes aim at WOTUS rule 3/1/2017 Manatee County wins comp plan challenge from Long Bar developer 3/1/2017 Trump begins dismantling Obama’s EPA rules today. First up: the Clean Water Rule 3/1/2017 Mote developing app so beachgoers can record red tide observations 3/1/2017 Peace River Authority wants to double water storage capacity 3/1/2017 Online tool explores sea level rise and coastal marsh health scenarios 2/28/2017 2016 Water Oral History Project to debut new videos Jan. 28th 2/21/2017 Save the date for the First Annual SeagrassFest! 2/21/2017 Robinson Preserve’s environmental classroom taking nature’s shape 2/20/2017 Florida lawmakers push water agenda 2/17/2017 Florida lawmakers in DC learn there are no easy fixes for red tide plague 2/16/2017 Manatee County votes 5-2 to approve Mosaic phosphate mine 2/16/2017 A new rain gauge on Mill Creek will be the county's ninth gauge on waterways 2/16/2017 Long slog likely if Trump EPA attempts WOTUS do-over 2/16/2017 Florida has seen bad effects from Trump-like climate gag orders 2/16/2017 Palma Sola South no-swim advisory lifted 2/9/2017 Manatee water rates to increase by 8% over two years. 2/8/2017 What’s a “Splash Trash Tour”? 2/8/2017 Legislature needs educating about flood risk 2/7/2017 What would happen to Florida if the EPA really did go away? 2/7/2017 Splash Trash Tour: New Art Exhibit at Robinson Preserve 2/7/2017 Obliterating EPA would create chaos, experts say 2/3/2017 Seafood fans prepare to feast in Cortez 2/3/2017 In Florida, debate over pollution limits rages 2/3/2017 State may require licensing for kayaks, canoes, paddle boards 2/1/2017 MOTE debuts podcat: "Two Sea Fans" 1/31/2017 Changes in rainfall, temperature expected to transform coastal wetlands this century 1/31/2017 Palma Sola Beach South hit with ‘no swim’ advisory 1/31/2017 Public expresses mostly opposition to Mosaic mine expansion 1/31/2017 Deadline March 27th for Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund applications 1/30/2017 Overflow crowd attends Mosaic phosphate mine hearing 1/27/2017 Sea level rise could have water lapping at Tampa's edges in 2040, study says 1/27/2017 Court reinstates EPA rule to allow pumping dirty water unchecked 1/27/2017 Environmental groups want EPA to nix Florida’s new water standards 1/27/2017 Red tide continues to reign Bradenton beaches in January 1/25/2017 Beach erosion remains a concern on Manasota Key 1/24/2017 Forum: Collaboration needed to counter looming water shortage 1/24/2017 A new artificial reef is coming to Manatee County 1/24/2017 Wild ride awaits for water issues under Trump 1/23/2017 UF/IFAS Extension offers Water Quality Seminar Series 1/20/2017 Manatee commissioners consider options for expanding water supply 1/19/2017 Bay Mini-Grants awarded to 21 community groups 1/18/2017 Final adoption of updated Bay Management Plan set for February 1/18/2017 Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage plans, readies 35th commercial fishing festival 1/17/2017 Clean Water Network asks federal judge to force EPA’s hand 1/12/2017 F.I.S.H. signs on for Long Bar Pointe fight, mitigation appeal 1/12/2017 Annual Water Resources conference projects the future 1/12/2017 Grassy Point Project Nears Completion 1/11/2017 Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department's 3rd annual Photography Challenge! 1/9/2017 Apply now for 2017 Bay Partners Grants; deadline March 3rd 1/4/2017 Florida judge tosses pollution notification rule 1/3/2017 Environmentalists resume fight against Long Bar mitigation 1/3/2017 Environmentalists will sue if Corps permits Florida phosphate mining 12/22/2016 Registration now open for biodiversity conference 12/22/2016 Tighter requirements sought for Environmental Regulation Commission 12/21/2016 FWC “Fishbrain” app to help FWC track nonnative freshwater fish 12/21/2016 Study said no red tide this year: what went wrong, why the science is still right 12/15/2016 Soggy Longbeach Village looks for drainage solutions 12/15/2016 EPA releases final report on impacts from hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water 12/14/2016 New report to EPA highlights importance of citizen scientists 12/14/2016 Dec. 2016 issue of the Florida LAKEWATCH newsletter is available 12/14/2016 Drinking water safe but DEP faces criticism over sinkhole response 12/9/2016 Mote scientist awarded grant to study how iron influences harmful algal blooms 12/9/2016 WOTUS is ‘doomed’ under Trump, experts say  12/9/2016 Florida's water demand for development could double by 2070 12/9/2016 Rising seas could swallow Florida's tax base 12/9/2016 League forum focuses on Florida's water quality issues 12/9/2016 Pollution notification plan continues to draw objections 12/9/2016 Manatee seeks public feedback for Parks Master Plan 12/8/2016 Free climate change conference Monday Dec. 12th 12/6/2016 Residents complain Ware’s Creek project didn’t fix everything 12/5/2016 Give-A-Day for the Bay: Cockroach Bay 11/28/2016 Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable to meet Dec. 14-15 at FGCU 11/18/2016 Former Manatee County Phosphate Plant an Area of Concern 11/17/2016 Sponsors and exhibitors still needed for Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival 11/10/2016 1000 Friends of Florida hosts free "Water 2070" webinar Nov. 17th 11/10/2016 #LoveTampaBay? Check out new TBEP social sharing campaign 11/4/2016 Manatee Leases 52 Acres to Preserve Coastline 11/3/2016 Science and Society Forum Nov. 3 at Mote in Sarasota 10/27/2016 FEMA gives Floridians more time to file Hermine flood insurance claims 10/27/2016 Mote awarded $500,000 NOAA grant to electronically monitor fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico 10/27/2016 Aylesworth Foundation lures the best and brightest marine science students 10/27/2016 Give A Day for the Bay Nov. 1st at Lowry Park Zoo 10/19/2016 Red Tide Report 10.6.16 10/18/2016 Sewer spill into Ware’s Creek resolved; cause remains a mystery 10/18/2016 DEP announces Water-Quality Restoration Grant opportunities 10/14/2016 Storm reels in Longboat Key fish kills 10/13/2016 Longboat Key dredging delayed again by hurricane 10/13/2016 Mote Marine Lab among organizations monitoring red tide 10/13/2016 Judge refuses to block changes to Florida's water quality standards 10/12/2016 Army Corps defines wetland, sides with Harbor Sound developer 10/11/2016 September is Microplastics Awareness Month 10/11/2016 Fish and wildlife officers begin investigation into St. Petersburg's sewer crisis 10/10/2016 Native clams could help give muscle to patchy seagrass beds 10/3/2016 Impacts of sewer, stormwater dischargers on Tampa Bay will take time to assess 10/3/2016 Big Pass dredging may benefit Perico Preserve 10/3/2016 USDA describes $328M oil spill restoration plan for Gulf of Mexico 9/21/2016 CHNEP announces new Executive Director 9/21/2016 Public invited to community meetings on half-cent for local roads, public safety & parks 9/20/2016 Sewage dump may lead to algae blooms, fish kill, lost seagrass, experts say 9/20/2016 After sinkhole, Mosaic postpones hearing on mine expansion 9/20/2016 Water standards fight heads to appeals court 9/20/2016 Mosaic plant sinkhole dumps 215 million gallons of reprocessed water into Floridan Aquifer 9/19/2016 New method detects low-dose impacts of human-made chemicals in water 9/15/2016 Senate advances water bill with $1.9B for Everglades, Florida algae bloom projects 9/14/2016 Latest post-Hermine sewage spill total: 85.1 million gallons — and rising 9/12/2016 Florida’s losses from a big hurricane could reach a mind-blowing $200 billion 9/9/2016 Sen. Bill Nelson, South Florida leaders question Florida changing water pollution rules 9/9/2016 Longboat Key studying options for canal dredging 9/9/2016 Ex-U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff withdraws controversial wetlands request 9/9/2016 Holly Greening, Tony Janicki keynote speakers at IRL water quality conference 9/9/2016 FDEP extends deadline to issue Big Pass dredge permits 9/7/2016 Register by Sept. 27th for “Nonformal Environmental Education” workshop 9/6/2016 SWFWMD governing board votes to fund conservation easement in Manatee County 8/30/2016 SWFWMD public meeting on MFL priority list Sept. 1st 8/29/2016 New College students win archaeology grant 8/29/2016 Water Stewards Wanted for Sarasota County 8/26/2016 Legal Challenges Mount Over New Water Standards 8/26/2016 Brain-eating amoeba common in Florida; researchers race for cure 8/25/2016 Mosaic wants more mining in East Manatee County 8/17/2016 Register now for Scallopalooza — It’s Clamtastic! 8/16/2016 SWFWMD approves wetlands permit for Bradenton developer Pat Neal 8/10/2016 The latest Florida LAKEWATCH Newsletter is available online 8/10/2016 National Estuaries Day Coastal Cleanups call for Volunteers! 8/10/2016 Your one-stop spot for fishing in Manatee County 8/10/2016 The Applebutter Express to Headline Sarasota Bay Water Festival November 1 8/10/2016 Largo Cultural Center hosts Be Floridian flamingo exhibit 8/10/2016 FPL wants customers to pay to fight water rules 8/10/2016 Public Meeting to Focus on Myakka Island Conservation Corridor 8/10/2016 Little Manatee River Watershed Master Plan topic of Feb. 10th meeting 8/10/2016 Bacteria could clean Manatee County's water supply 8/10/2016 Hydrilla help needed from Florida LAKEWATCHers 8/10/2016 Bondi adds Florida to lawsuit against federal wetland protections 8/10/2016 Save the Date: 5th Annual Scallopallooza will be Oct. 3, 2015 8/10/2016 Scallop tally improved, but still modest in annual hunt 8/10/2016 UF researchers: “Little janitor” merits attention in Florida springs' health debate 8/8/2016 It’s not too late to sign up for TBEP Mini-Grant Webinars 8/8/2016 Submission deadline for TBEP Bay Mini-Grants is October 1st 8/8/2016 Sign up now for TBEP Bay Mini-Grant Writing Webinar on Wed. Aug. 20 8/8/2016 Participate in Tampa Bay's Treasure Hunt! 8/8/2016 Read about all the news at Florida LAKEWATCH 8/8/2016 Gopher tortoise training Jan 13-16 8/8/2016 Give a Day for the Bay at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve March 21st 8/8/2016 Public Invited to Series of Workshops on Surplus Lands 8/8/2016 Get the latest news from Florida LAKEWATCH! 8/8/2016 Register Now for August 6th TBEP Bay Mini-Grant Workshop 8/8/2016 Bay Mini-Grant Workshop Set for Aug. 3 8/8/2016 DEP Report: Half of Florida lakes’ surface have “elevated” algae levels 8/8/2016 Tampa Bay Mini-Grants Due September 1 8/4/2016 ERC signs off on controversial water standards 7/27/2016 Public meetings scheduled to consider Critical Wildlife Areas (CWAs) 7/21/2016 Why can’t Longboat dredge its sandbars? 7/21/2016 Study: More homes at risk of storm surge in Southwest Florida 7/19/2016 Civil Engineers: State Infrastructure Is Mediocre, But Improving 7/15/2016 Environmental groups visiting DC to press for purchase of Lake O ag lands 7/14/2016 “Living shorelines” will get fast track to combat sea level rise 7/13/2016 Design underway for bridge over Braden River 7/11/2016 Bay Mini-Grants application deadline is September 1st 7/11/2016 CHNEP receives FWF Conservation Organization of the Year award 7/8/2016 Tampa Bay Estuary Program requests your input 7/7/2016 Register now through Aug. 30th for free Conservation Lands Workshop 6/29/2016 Longboat Key reaches for federal beach money 6/27/2016 Watch for sea turtles on Tampa Bay area beaches 6/27/2016 Bradenton officials begin planning flood reduction measures 6/24/2016 Tropical Storm Colin displaces Longboat Key sand 6/23/2016 Manatee County targets nearly $1 billion for infrastructure 6/17/2016 Study highlights role of Tampa Bay coastal habitats in removing carbon from atmosphere 6/13/2016 Summer fertilizer bans in effect 6/7/2016 Longboat Key plans $1.8 million Emerald Harbor project 6/2/2016 Solving disinfection byproducts led to unintended consequences 6/1/2016 Palmetto receives EPA grant to clean brownfield along Manatee River 5/31/2016 Volunteers needed for World Oceans Day events 5/27/2016 Deal would preserve ranch near Myakka River 5/25/2016 Turtle watchers reach out, spread awareness 5/24/2016 Sarasota County to consider $500,000 in waterway grants to Longboat Key 5/23/2016 TBEP earns top “Future of the Region Awards” 5/23/2016 Bay Mini-Grants deadline moves to September 1 5/23/2016 Public blasts DEP over new water toxics limits 5/16/2016 Learn about “Florida’s Maritime Past” this summer 5/16/2016 Study: Efficient fixtures have cut U.S. indoor water use 22% since 1999 5/13/2016 The fertilizer industry insider who’s credited with helping Sarasota Bay 5/13/2016 Bradenton to pursue $6.4M loan to upgrade aging wastewater systems 5/13/2016 Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act now adopted 5/13/2016 Paradise lost, found in Southwest Florida seagrass 5/12/2016 Palmetto takes next step toward reuse water expansion 5/10/2016 USF Library announces Tampa Bay Environmental Collections & Oral History Project 4/27/2016 Sixth Circuit Will Not Rehear Venue Question in Clean Water Act Rule Dispute 4/26/2016 Retrofitting Tampa Bay for climate change: From understanding to action 4/26/2016 Grand opening of Perico Preserve May 14th at 9 a.m. 4/20/2016 Six years after Deepwater Horizon oil spill, USF Researchers see path forward 4/20/2016 Vegetables irrigated with treated wastewater expose consumers to drugs 4/19/2016 Longboat Key explores dredging inlet to Beer Can Island 4/14/2016 Sarasota Bay preservation effort becomes model for others 4/14/2016 Wetland mitigation plan questioned 4/14/2016 Longboat Key to dig into $25M beach renourishment project 4/14/2016 Tampa Bay’s largest ecosystem restoration reaches completion 4/14/2016 Climate change: Across Tampa Bay, environmental organizations mobilize around sea level rise 4/14/2016 F.I.S.H. Preserve’s salty habitat passes environmental muster 4/14/2016 High bridge replacement plan spurs Save Anna Maria opposition 4/13/2016 How Many Straws? 4/7/2016 USDA Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands 4/7/2016 New pipelines shore up region’s water supply coverage 4/7/2016 Catch nonnative freshwater fish, get the chance to win prizes 4/5/2016 USF Marine Science researchers discover ways to improve red tide predictions 3/31/2016 Perico Preserve Volunteer Workday 3/30/2016 Bay Guardians: help restore habitat at Perico Preserve on April 16th! 3/29/2016 Schedule announced for First Annual SeagrassFest Apr. 30 3/29/2016 38 Florida locations among sites military will check for water contamination 3/29/2016 UF/IFAS study: Water conservation important to many; only some take action 3/23/2016 Applications sought in Florida for Regional Conservation Partnership Program 3/23/2016 In first-of-a-kind summit, White House rallies corporate investment in water supplies 3/23/2016 Sea rise could force millions in Florida to adapt or flee, study finds 3/15/2016 House, Senate reach budget deal that includes additional $21M for water projects 3/9/2016 Tampa Bay Area scientists, policymakers plan for rising sea levels 3/8/2016 Pasco County Joins TBEP Partnership 3/7/2016 Competitive Grants Opportunity: Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund 3/1/2016 SBEP Volunteers and Partners Have Fun Tackling Invasive Vegetation at Red Bug Slough 2/29/2016 Charlotte County consents to water authority pipeline 2/25/2016 Study: Loop Current may help scientists predict red tide blooms 2/25/2016 “Give A Day for the Bay” at McKay Bay Nature Preserve on March 19th 2/22/2016 Public workshop on community land use, growth management Feb. 29th 2/19/2016 NASA: Decade of rising seas slowed by land soaking up extra water 2/19/2016 USGS: Algal toxins detected in one-third of streams assessed in 5 southeastern states 2/18/2016 Obama proposing clean-water cuts amid Flint outcry 2/17/2016 New Ungarelli Preserve will open to the public March 5th 2/17/2016 DEP announces water-quality restoration grant opportunities 2/12/2016 Southeast states win coastal resilience grant 2/12/2016 Florida Lake Management Society announces spring workshop 2/9/2016 Bill Nelson blasts proposal to allow offshore drilling near Florida coast 2/8/2016 Register now for free "Estuary Edventures" Teacher Training 2/5/2016 Save the Date: 2016 NALMS monitoring conference 2/3/2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces over $20 Million in Grants to Conserve Coastal Wetlands 2/3/2016 Register now for coastal climate adaptation workshop Feb. 23-25 2/1/2016 Save the date for 2016 Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival 1/29/2016 New water law will affect everyone who uses water in Florida 1/28/2016 NCCOS research transitions GrouperChek to commercialization 1/28/2016 Florida mayors to Rubio: We’re going under, take climate change seriously 1/28/2016 CHNEP's Mosaic Phosphate Reclamation Tour: Register now 1/28/2016 Clean Water State Revolving Fund provides more than $375M in loans to Florida communities 1/25/2016 Obama vetoes GOP attempt to block water rule 1/21/2016 Florida DEP to hold public meetings on water quality assessments 1/20/2016 Districts extend deadline to submit applications for $4 million in cost-share funding 1/20/2016 Environmental groups want Scott to veto water bill 1/20/2016 Helping fisheries in Sarasota Bay 1/19/2016 Manatee judge says 'no' to Long Bar Pointe water development, $18M suit 1/8/2016 El Niño expected to dump more rain on Southwest Florida 1/8/2016 Deadline Feb. 29th for Manatee County photo contest 1/8/2016 Register now for Jan. 16th air potato roundup at North Water Tower Park 1/8/2016 Tampa Shores community wins Golden Mangrove Award for Mini-grant project 1/6/2016 SBEP Bay Partners grant program accepting applications for 2016-17! 1/5/2016 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program announces 2016 Bay Wise Kayak Tours 1/4/2016 New water policy expected to flow in session 1/4/2016 Army Corps looks into violation allegation at Harbor Sound 12/23/2015 Congress backs bill banning microbeads in soap, body wash 12/22/2015 Happy Holidays from CHNEP! 12/18/2015 Water quality consortium targets red tide 12/18/2015 Report: Stormwater and graywater valid water sources, but guidelines for use are needed 12/18/2015 Discover the newest addition to Rye Preserve! 12/16/2015 GAO: EPA broke law when it used social media to promote WOTUS 12/15/2015 UWM scientist develops new way to find age of drinking water 12/15/2015 Red Tide plaguing nine Gulf Coast counties in Florida 12/14/2015 Red Tide bloom kills fish and leaves some Pinellas beachgoers coughing 12/10/2015 While environmentalists criticize water policy plans, they draw defender in Putnam 12/10/2015 District Reports Gains in Seagrass Coverage in Sarasota Bay 12/9/2015 Two days from mediation, Neal starts controversial construction on Perico Island 12/9/2015 Manatee set to receive even more in oil spill dollars 12/7/2015 Florida Groups Thankful for Clean Water Protections 12/7/2015 FDEP issues final, Senate-mandated report on water reuse 12/4/2015 Florida League of Cities, Stormwater Association Challenge EPA Waters of the US Rule 12/3/2015 New NOAA Guidance Promotes Living Shorelines for Improving Habitats 12/3/2015 Scott administration helped keep scathing EPA pipeline report out of legal challenge 12/3/2015 Red tide maintains presence in Manatee County as National Weather Service issues beach hazard statem 12/3/2015 Gov. Scott wants more staffing cuts in health, environment 11/25/2015 New Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment Released 11/24/2015 DEP welcomes new director of water policy 11/24/2015 Join the fun at Robinson Preserve in Bradenton 11/24/2015 Culinary conservation hunts predator lionfish for human consumption 11/18/2015 Seafood processing plant wins Gulf Coast Community Foundation incentive grant 11/18/2015 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Announces Projects 11/17/2015 Red Tide Report 11-13-15 11/17/2015 Shocking new way to get the salt out 11/17/2015 Snook shindig fishing tournament postponed until spring 2016 11/17/2015 New underwater robot “Genie” deployed to monitor harmful algae and more 11/17/2015 Damaged lake recovery slow, cause uncertain 11/17/2015 Snook tournament, "reel" science 11/12/2015 Goodbye to two distinctive dolphins 11/12/2015 New scientist doing snook-y studies 11/12/2015 102 SBEP Bay Guardian Volunteers Enhance Bioswale at Celery Fields 11/10/2015 Red Tide Report 11-6-15 11/10/2015 Microplastics: A macro threat 11/9/2015 Global warming's fingerprints are all over recent extreme weather, research shows 11/9/2015 House subcommittee chair cautions against sea level rise “speculation” 11/6/2015 Senate measure to stop water rule advances 11/5/2015 USF Biologist Discovers Secret to Highly Efficient Swimming in Certain Animals, Such as Jellyfish 11/5/2015 Anna Maria's Bridge Street to see storm water upgrade 11/5/2015 Manatee County awarded national honors for Anna Maria Island beach renourishment project 11/5/2015 TBEP Give A Day For The Bay Volunteer Workday 11/5/2015 Position available for Volunteer Oyster Habitat Monitoring Coordinator 11/3/2015 Climate Adaptation Training for Communities 11/3/2015 USF researchers develop off grid NEWgenerator to treat waste around globe 11/3/2015 SBEP provides update on tidal creek study 11/3/2015 Red tide confirmed in Florida: What you need to know 11/2/2015 Suncoast Waterkeeper sues Bradenton over Harbor Sound development 10/30/2015 SBEP Bay Guardians to complete bioswale project at Celery Fields November 7 10/30/2015 Sarasota Sportsmens Association Donates $5,000 to SBEP for Artificial Reefs 10/30/2015 Curious Kids Nominated for an Emmy! 10/28/2015 EPA objects to portions of Sabal Trail pipeline, calls for re-routing 10/27/2015 Florida Agriculture Commissioner Pushes For Water Policy 10/27/2015 UF/IFAS-developed app saves significant water and money 10/27/2015 Lake Manatee marks 50 years of quenching thirsts 10/27/2015 Manatee County not set to need another water supply for some time Read more here: http://www.braden 10/27/2015 Palmetto will seek $4.4M loan for wastewater plant improvements 10/27/2015 Participate in the 'HalloWeed' invasive plant count 10/27/2015 Florida Lake Management Society Fall 2015 Workshop 10/26/2015 NOAA Predicts Wetter, Cooler Winter driven by El Nino 10/16/2015 Critics say budget cuts, hand-picked leaders have hurt water management districts 10/16/2015 Sarasota Dolphin Research Program celebrates 45th anniversary 10/16/2015 Manatee County to mark 50 years of Lake Manatee Dam on Oct. 23rd 10/16/2015 Youth Summit Empowers the Next Generation of Ocean Conservationists 10/14/2015 Pat Neal's permit to build on Harbor Sound in Bradenton to be appealed 10/14/2015 Putnam wants water policy passed 10/13/2015 Ralph Montgomery, 1947-2015 10/9/2015 SWFWMD votes to de-fund Sarasota Bay Estuary Program 10/9/2015 Governor Scott Announces Distribution of Over $82 Million for Springs Restoration Projects Across FL 10/6/2015 New College Completes Summer Program with SBEP Bay Partners Grant Support 10/6/2015 City lets Neal break ground on disputed project despite lack of compliance 10/1/2015 Southwest Florida scientists tracking changes in Red Tide algae counts 10/1/2015 West Central Florida under weather service flood watch 10/1/2015 Ag commissioner: Florida needs water fix now before it faces crisis 10/1/2015 Environmental Education Workshop 9/30/2015 SBEP Bay Guardians to complete project at Grassy Point Preserve 9/29/2015 Conversations at The Crocker Opens 4th Season With the Story of the Myakka River 9/29/2015 Florida needs $16.5 billion for drinking water infrastructure 9/28/2015 Volunteers urgently needed Friday for workday at Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge 9/23/2015 Green sea turtle nesting breaks local record 9/23/2015 New Sunshine State Maps Add U.S. Forest Service Data 9/21/2015 EPA is designating Sept. 21-25 as “SepticSmart Week” 9/21/2015 Florida Sea Grant awarded grant to raise awareness about microplastics in Florida waters 9/18/2015 The SBEP will join with Sarasota County and other Groups to Remove Debris from Parts of Phillippi Cr 9/17/2015 SWFWMD seagrass report on Sarasota Bay to be released mid-September 9/8/2015 Celebrate National Estuaries Day! 9/3/2015 Snook Harvest Season begins September 1st 9/2/2015 EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling 9/1/2015 Sea Level Solutions Center launches 9/1/2015 SBEP, TBEP remind residents not to use fertilizers with nitrogen or phosphorus through Sept. 30th 8/28/2015 Is too much fresh water used to irrigate Florida lawns? 8/27/2015 Carlos Beruff resigns from SWFWMD board 8/27/2015 Peninsular Florida in “cone of uncertainty” for Tropical Storm Ericka 8/27/2015 Governor seeks disaster declaration for Tampa Bay flooding 8/27/2015 Prepare now for tropical storms and hurricanes 8/27/2015 New sea level-rise handbook highlights science and models for non-scientists 8/27/2015 Local research team competes for grant with innovative new water treatment system 8/26/2015 Count shows scallops rebounding in Tampa Bay 8/26/2015 Webinar on August 27 to provide more details on the Clean Water Rule 8/25/2015 Public meetings scheduled to discuss DEP water quality prioritization and assessment efforts 8/25/2015 Tampa Bay’s seagrass beds to take big hit from rain-fueled algae blooms 8/20/2015 Apply now for CHNEP Public Outreach grants and Micro-Grants 8/20/2015 DEP accepting comments on water reclamation/reuse study; meeting and webinar Aug. 20th 8/18/2015 Register now for CHNEP Retreat on Friday, Sept. 11th 8/18/2015 Do you garden like a Floridian? Take the survey! 8/17/2015 Tampa Bay Estuary Program to receive $2 million from oil spill fines 8/17/2015 New insights on hurricane intensity, pollution transport 8/7/2015 2015 Gulf Guardian Awards announced; TBEP, Bay Point Elementary among recipients 8/7/2015 DEP provides $500,000 to Longboat Key for beach renourishment 7/31/2015 Love for the lowly shellfish 7/30/2015 Register for BASIS 6 7/30/2015 District Approves Proposed Millage Rate 7/29/2015 Florida leads nation in property at risk from climate change 7/29/2015 Bay Mini-Grants Available: Deadline to apply is Oct. 1st 7/28/2015 Tampa Bay cities didn't get what they sought in oil spill claims 7/28/2015 Swiftmud backs down from move of headquarters to Tampa from Brooksville 7/27/2015 FWC Enlists Gulf Reef Fish Anglers to Provide Data 7/16/2015 Workshops set for gopher tortoise conservation 7/16/2015 Sarasota Lionfish Derby Takes Bite Out of Invasive Species 7/16/2015 Entries sought for CHNEP song contest 7/14/2015 CHNEP Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting: August 12, 2015 7/13/2015 PIER Program Provides Environmental Education to 1,266 Students 7/10/2015 Blue crab trap closure in South-S.W. Florida starts Friday 7/10/2015 FWC seeks video from Anna Maria businesses showing destruction of sea turtle nests, skimmer chicks 7/10/2015 Scott vetoes money for controversial water-farming projects 7/6/2015 DEP announces web-based map that identifies beach accesses and amenities 7/6/2015 Register now for CHNEP Behavior Change workshop 7/6/2015 Study: One-third of big groundwater basins in distress 7/6/2015 SBEP Reminds Residents to Hold the Fertilizer through September 30 6/29/2015 Be Kind to Marine Life During July 4 Weekend 6/29/2015 Lionfish Derby at Mote 6/25/2015 SBEP Bay Guardians Plant 1,200 Native Dune Plants on Siesta Key 6/25/2015 Boaters needed for Crab Trap Removal 6/25/2015 Sarasota Bay Today Announces Interviews with Fox, Tanner and Moore 6/25/2015 Skip The Fertilizer to Protect Our Fun! 6/24/2015 SBEP Awards Eight Bay Partner Grants to Local Organizations 6/23/2015 The 6th Bay Area Scientific Information Symposium 6/22/2015 FWC to meet June 23-25 in Sarasota 6/18/2015 Two "Champions of the Bay" Honored 6/12/2015 App will show level of algae in water 6/8/2015 A meeting of the full Agency on Bay Management 6/5/2015 Editorial: Tampa Bay’s environmental and economic revival 6/4/2015 Sarasota Bay Guardians Host Volunteer Event - Siesta Key Beach 6/4/2015 House Passes Posey-Murphy Bipartisan Plan to Help Estuaries with Critical Needs 6/4/2015 Experts tie hurricane changes to climate change 6/4/2015 BLUE Ocean Film Festival opens new headquarters in St. Pete 6/2/2015 Long-term prognosis for Florida manatees improves 5/21/2015 Manatee’s annual hurricane exercise set for May 21 5/8/2015 “Managing Florida’s aquifers” will be topic of fall professional conference 5/1/2015 USGS issues revised framework for hydrogeology of Floridan Aquifer 4/30/2015 House Speaker says water bills closer, advisory council could be sticking point 4/30/2015 “A Rising Tide Affects Us All”: 2015 Southwest Florida Sea Level Rise Summit 4/28/2015 2015 AWRA scholarship and educational grant applications now being accepted 4/28/2015 DOI, EPA, NOAA announce initiative to prepare natural resources for climate change 4/28/2015 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program announces two Blue Dolphin Award winners 4/28/2015 6th Bay Area Scientific Information Symposium (BASIS 6) scheduled for September 4/27/2015 Bradenton’s Robinson Preserve is about to get bigger 4/27/2015 Agency on Bay Management to honor “Champions of the Bay” 4/27/2015 The Spring 2015 issue of Bay Soundings is online! 4/20/2015 “Watery” curriculum guide available for teachers 4/15/2015 Multiple satellite eyes to track algal threat to U.S. freshwater 4/7/2015 Volunteers needed for 2015 Seagrass Survey in Sarasota Bay 4/7/2015 Lots of baby scallops found at Mote restoration site in Sarasota Bay 4/3/2015 Public celebration of the life and legacy or Dr. Eugenie Clark announced 4/1/2015 Give A Day for the Bay May 2nd at Robinson Preserve 3/26/2015 Save the date: National Monitoring Conference, May 2-6, 2016 3/26/2015 From coastlines to the Everglades, researchers tackle sea level rise 3/26/2015 ‘Low risk’ contamination sites to get fresh scrutiny under DEP plan 3/26/2015 Warner's Bayou boat ramp closed for paving, March 23 through mid-May 3/24/2015 CHNEP Subcommittee to Review Water Atlas Water Quality & Water Clarity Tools 3/23/2015 Siesta key sand sculpting event raises $20,000 for sea turtles 3/20/2015 Plan will reduce wastewater flowing into Sarasota Bay 3/20/2015 Public input sought on FWC permit request for lake restoration 3/20/2015 Submit your artwork for the CHNEP 2016 calendar 3/16/2015 Speak Up! Take A Short Opinion Poll on Tampa Bay 3/9/2015 Volunteers needed for Bay Guardians cleanup at Bowlees Creek March 28th 3/6/2015 Results of 2014 harmful algal bloom state survey released 3/4/2015 FGCU professor wins international award for career in wetland research and education 3/2/2015 UF survey: Floridians want to conserve water, but only if it doesn’t cost too much 2/26/2015 SBEP Offers Free Kayak Tour Trips in March and April 2/26/2015 Manatee County accepting applications for Environmental Land Mgmt. & Acquisition Committee 2/19/2015 FREE Family Overnight: Wilderness Survival 101 at Duette Preserve 2/11/2015 Agency on bay management meets Feb. 12th 2/10/2015 Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund grant opportunity 2/9/2015 Trash Bash and Dip Net Volunteer Workday 2/4/2015 Join SBEP Bay Guardians at air potato round-up on Feb. 7th 2/4/2015 EPA Climate Ready Water Utilities Initiative releases storm surge inundation map and scenarios 2/3/2015 CHNEP Micro-Grants are now available 1/30/2015 Deadline Feb. 28th for Manatee Preserves photo contest 1/28/2015 King tide photo exhibit opens 5-month tour 1/14/2015 What’s the Buzzzzz at Camp Bayou? Read the newsletter and find out 1/12/2015 2015 Florida Artificial Reef Summit announced by SeaGrant 1/7/2015 Give a Day for the Bay at Moccasin Lake Nature Park in Pinellas County 1/6/2015 Manatee County accepts $100,000 contribution from Mosaic for Duette Preserve 12/5/2014 Amendment 1’s passage opens floodgate of questions on water 12/3/2014 TBEP pilot project aims to track coastal habitat changes over time 12/3/2014 Coast Guard flies 193 rare sea turtles from freezing Cape Cod to Florida 12/1/2014 USF College of Marine Science Awarded $20.2M for Gulf Oil Spill Research 12/1/2014 Proposed I-75 changes will require wetlands mitigation 11/21/2014 DEP to host public meeting on three area parks Wed. Nov. 20th 11/18/2014 November Meetings of TBEP Management and Policy Boards 11/12/2014 SWFWMD to perform prescribed burns in Coker Prairie, Chance Preserve areas in Nov.-Dec. 11/12/2014 DEP’s Florida Coastal Office debuts interactive map of Aquatic Preserves 11/10/2014 Challenges to Our Local Environment, Past and Present 11/4/2014 Public invited to 15th annual Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival 11/4/2014 As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions of Gallons of Water Lost 11/3/2014 Reclaimed irrigation water coming to Lakewood Ranch from Bradenton and Sarasota 10/22/2014 Red Bug Slough to celebrate restoration 10/17/2014 Students from USF, Univ. British Columbia win 2014 water technology design competition 10/15/2014 Near-record sea turtle nesting concludes on Longboat Key through Venice beaches 10/14/2014 Charlie Hunsicker receives Local Government Award 10/14/2014 Florida-Friendly Native Landscape program Oct. 28th 10/14/2014 New Study Finds Steep Increase in East Coast High-Tide Floods 10/10/2014 Report: Worldwide mangrove destruction costs up to $42 billion in economic damages annually 10/9/2014 Photographer Clyde Butcher, local water resource experts to appear at Sarasota Bay Water Festival 10/7/2014 EPA extends comment period on contentious waterways rule 10/7/2014 Sunshine State Survey: Water is environmental issue of greatest concern to voters 10/3/2014 Floating chapel leaves St. Petersburg, anchors in historic Cortez 10/3/2014 It’s time for the annual LeBarge Historical Cruise and Tour 10/2/2014 Mote receives NOAA grant for marine animal rescue and rehabilitation 9/26/2014 Meeting on manatee protection zones 9/26/2014 District to hold public workshop on priority list 9/26/2014 UN Summit On Climate Change In New York City 9/25/2014 US Fish & Wildlife Service conservation grants include $750K for wildlife on Florida beaches 9/10/2014 DEP solicits project submissions for water quality restoration grants 9/8/2014 Conservation Partners Sign MOA for Deepwater Horizon Project Tracker 9/2/2014 State of Florida considering water-quality credit trading program 8/28/2014 Register by Sept. 2nd for Conservation Lands Workshop 8/28/2014 Plastic a serious threat to our oceans, seas, and waterways 8/27/2014 Recreational Bay Scallop Season Opening Soon 8/27/2014 Webcast on Green Infrastructure and Smart Growth 8/27/2014 See the Sea Monsters at Traveling Exhibit 8/26/2014 Restoring Florida Bay: Sponges the foundation for thriving ecosystem 8/25/2014 Sea Level Rise and Climate Change Survey 8/25/2014 Volunteer Planting for National Estuaries Day 8/25/2014 Sign up now for 2014 Water School 8/25/2014 Florida AWRA meeting focuses on Tampa Bay water quality 8/25/2014 Mote and FWC release snook into Sarasota Bay 8/18/2014 DEP approves three first-magnitude spring systems to SWIM priority list 8/18/2014 Registration open for “Water Words that Work” training 8/18/2014 Learn to be a fishing guide or charter captain Sept. 9th 8/14/2014 Port Tampa, Port Manatee meet, hoping to heal rift 8/13/2014 Clean Tampa Bay worth $22 billion to bay area, study says 8/13/2014 Be safe... Be aware of rip currents this summer! 8/13/2014 Health officials urge awareness of potential bacteria in coastal waters 8/11/2014 Public workshops scheduled for estuary NNC and water quality credit trading 8/8/2014 Mote Marine Lab robots help researchers, forecasters monitor red tide bloom 8/7/2014 80 mile-long red tide bloom still evident in northeast Gulf of Mexico 8/4/2014 Webinar will address spread of aquatic invasive species by recreational boaters 8/1/2014 Learn to Get Rid of the Bully Air Potato! 8/1/2014 USF & UF approved for grants to support climate resilience and “green infrastructure” 8/1/2014 SBEP announces press conference at the federal building August 26 7/31/2014 USGS study: Nesting Gulf sea turtles feed in waters filled with threats 7/31/2014 EPA encourages homeowners to care for their septic systems 7/30/2014 Project at Selby Gardens recognizes importance of bay health 7/30/2014 Recycling rates In Florida continue to climb 7/30/2014 Average “dead zone” predicted for Gulf of Mexico 7/30/2014 To better combat lionfish invasion, FWC has new rules 7/29/2014 Poll: 7 out of 10 Florida voters concerned about climate change, back EPA action plan 7/25/2014 "Don’t Feed The Monster!" video uses humor to educate about proper fertilizer use 7/23/2014 Manatee County’s Coquina Beach named a “superstar” for water quality 7/22/2014 Gulf Stream gold: Mining green energy from Atlantic currents 7/21/2014 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Releases Sea Level Rise Brochure 7/17/2014 Learn how to protect drinking water from HABS at July 16th webinar 7/10/2014 Tampa Bay Estuary Program funds $625K in environmental projects 7/10/2014 Residents From Across The State Create Support Organizations For Aquatic Preserves 7/8/2014 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Announces Recipients of 2014 Bay Partners Grant Program 7/8/2014 Manatee’s Coquina Beach named a ‘superstar’ for water quality 7/7/2014 Dolphin Death Is A Reminder To Protect Marine Life 7/7/2014 Congress approves funding for research on toxic algae 6/25/2014 COE Lido Beach Dredge Meeting Notice 6/25/2014 Obama Signs $12.3 Billion Water Projects Bill 6/12/2014 Take advantage of tax holiday to purchase hurricane supplies 6/12/2014 SWFWMD Schedules Summer Prescribed Fires for Manatee County 6/3/2014 New Tidal Stream Assessment Project Results 6/3/2014 FDEP's Deepwater Horizon restoration projects website updated 6/2/2014 Port serves as protector, steward of its coastal host 5/27/2014 Great white shark tracked to Florida coast 5/27/2014 New FWC Lionfish app to be unveiled May 28 5/27/2014 2014 Hurricane Expo May 31st at MOSI 5/23/2014 USGS: Study Aids Water Managers Battling Saltwater Intrusion 5/23/2014 Register now for Water School 2014 5/21/2014 Aquatic Invaders topic of May 22nd Workshop 5/21/2014 Do you know what to do if you hook a pelican? 5/19/2014 Deep well for Piney Point waste called pending 'disaster' 4/29/2014 Oil company drilling in sanctuary fined $25K for violation that could be fracking 4/29/2014 New springs bill revised to remove language objectionable to ag groups, home builders 4/22/2014 FIU Professors Win Grant For Sea-Level Rise Project 4/22/2014 Free Webinar on Water Quality 4/21/2014 Register now for "Ag Module 2014: Innovation in the Water Space" 4/18/2014 Plan to inject Piney Point water into aquifer raises concerns 4/17/2014 Parts of Kingfish Boat Ramp on Anna Maria Island to close 6 weeks for repairs 4/16/2014 Family Fun at Manatee County Preserves 4/16/2014 Lindsay Cross to speak Tuesday at USF Patel Center 4/12/2014 Manatee County Commission approves repair work on Lake Manatee dam 4/9/2014 Sharks sense prey in surprising ways during pioneering study 4/9/2014 Senate committee approves estuary reauthorization bill 4/7/2014 Beach work betters Tampa Bay estuary for fish 4/4/2014 Environmentalists fight proposed bill that reduces local control of water resources 4/3/2014 New! Learn about oyster and beach monitoring programs in Sarasota County 4/2/2014 Federal judge rules Okeechobee pumping illegal 3/31/2014 House, Senate differ sharply over agricultural water spending in their budget proposals 3/26/2014 Tampa Bay's valuable lesson 3/24/2014 Modeling study adds evidence that oil compounds traveled to West Florida Shelf 3/24/2014 Reprise of Oral History program April 7th in Laurel 3/21/2014 Grand Opening of Neal Preserve scheduled for April 9th 3/21/2014 Estuary Programs team up for volunteer planting at new Perico Preserve! 3/20/2014 FWC asks public to report horseshoe crab sightings 3/19/2014 FDEP develops restoration plan for Manatee and Alafia River basins 3/14/2014 March 14th is deadline to register for Charlotte Harbor Watershed Summit 3/13/2014 Bacteria no match for deep Floridan Aquifer 3/13/2014 President's budget request again slashes federal water infrastructure funding 3/10/2014 Environmental groups to challenge federal ruling allowing state water quality rules 3/7/2014 Florida's water woes are seen as urgent – except in the House 3/3/2014 Ex-governor, scientist, attorney look at springs’ future 2/27/2014 Teacher, Student grants available for Florida Lake Management Society conference 2/24/2014 DEP to hold public meetings for input on water restoration work plans 2/24/2014 FDEP solicits new requests for water quality restoration grants 2/24/2014 Manatee County Parks & Natural Resources "Vistas" newsletter available 2/20/2014 Development bill clears another committee stop despite counties' opposition 2/20/2014 FWC to host Gulf Offshore Recreational Fishing Permit Proposal Workshops 2/20/2014 Former Sen. Bob Graham details opposition to latest Patronis permitting bill 2/19/2014 Grant Partnership Will Boost Bay Restoration 2/19/2014 Water rally draws 200 while speakers promote issue as bipartisan 2/19/2014 Artists wanted for next Charlotte Harbor Estuary calendar 2/18/2014 "Reclaimed" water study bill causes heartburn for Audubon Florida 2/18/2014 Southwest Florida Watershed Council to Meet Feb. 20th at FGCU 2/17/2014 Legislation must provide schedules, funding for springs, scientist says 2/12/2014 Help Give Lowry Park Zoo a Face Lift on February 22 2/10/2014 House Speaker Weatherford: No big water policy this year 2/10/2014 Newest crop of Sarasota Oral Histories now available on Water Atlas 2/10/2014 Associated Industries of Florida forming coalition on water issues while Simmons seeks consensus 2/7/2014 EPA updates National Stormwater Calculator tool, factoring in climate change 2/6/2014 Three First-Magnitude Spring Systems Added to SWFWMD Priority List 2/6/2014 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Accepting Applications for Bay Partner Grants 2/6/2014 Largest restoration effort along Tampa Bay begins near Ruskin 2/6/2014 Commissioners approve $125,000 for MacDill ferry study 2/6/2014 24 groups sign letter objecting to draft springs legislation 2/6/2014 Register now for Feb. 13th "Stormwater Utilities in Florida" webinar 1/31/2014 Book explains science, politics of Florida sinkholes 1/28/2014 NASA premiers unique film about water for spherical screens 1/28/2014 SBEP Bay Guardian volunteers complete project at Arlington Park 1/28/2014 FIU professors make documentary about sea level rise 1/22/2014 Giant spending bill seeks changes in Army Corps' mitigation requirements 1/21/2014 Rising Flood Insurance Rates Sinking Property Owners: What Can Cities Do to Minimize the Impact? 1/21/2014 Hydraulic fracturing bills pass first committee stop despite Democrats' opposition 1/15/2014 Florida Senate bill takes on water utilities 1/15/2014 Bill encouraging water storage projects on farm lands is moving in Senate 1/14/2014 King Tide Photo Exhibit Moves to Robinson Preserve in Manatee County 1/14/2014 Call for Entries: Future of the Region Awards 1/13/2014 SBEP Offers Free Guided Kayak Trips of Sarasota Bay 1/10/2014 Bay-Friendly New Year's Resolutions from TBEP 1/9/2014 Judge sides with feds against environmentalists on pollution limits 1/8/2014 Register now for Charlotte Harbor Watershed Summit 1/7/2014 'The Cost Of Water Is Going To Go Up': Central Fla. Finding Alternatives To Groundwate 1/6/2014 Health officials issue advisory for four Hillsborough beaches 1/3/2014 USGS Study: Caribbean Earthquake/Tsunami Hazard Higher Than Previously Thought 1/2/2014 Troubled Water: Agencies Work to Clean Storm Water Before It Gets to Waterways 1/2/2014 Water district taking aim at wild hogs 1/2/2014 FDEP announces online water permitting portal 1/2/2014 German researchers propose using plankton to control malaria 1/2/2014 Focus on Ocean’s Health as Dolphin Deaths Soar 1/2/2014 Study: U.S. can’t keep up with loss of ecologically-sensitive wetlands 12/18/2013 Gulf Council to convene a series of Recreational Angler Participation sessions around the Gulf coast 12/18/2013 Public comments sought on Gulf Restoration plan 12/17/2013 State looks to private market as Congress adjourns without flood fix 12/16/2013 Air Potato Roundup Jan. 25th at Arlington Park 12/16/2013 New FWC buoy in Tampa Bay to aid water quality, harmful algal bloom monitoring 12/16/2013 Sustainable Communities Workshop is Wednesday 12/13/2013 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program now accepting 2014 Bay Partner grant applications 12/12/2013 Bill would exempt state review of larger developments in 6 more counties 12/11/2013 USDA, EPA Partnership Supports Water Quality Trading To Benefit Environment, Economy 12/10/2013 FWC, U.S. Power Squadrons boost boating safety efforts 12/10/2013 SBEP Offers 10 Free Guided Kayak Trips of Sarasota Bay 12/6/2013 Want to be a SCUBAnaut? Find out more at open house Dec. 9th 12/5/2013 Call for Proposals: Restore America's Estuaries Summit 12/5/2013 NFWF Announces $15.7 Million for Gulf Restoration Projects in Florida 12/2/2013 Support urged for dry cleaning contamination sites program that saw sharp budget cuts 12/2/2013 Pew/Audubon report: Florida’s coastal birds could face threat to food supply 12/2/2013 Report: 80,000 acres of coastal wetlands are being lost annually 11/27/2013 Dec. 12: Public Workshop on Economic Valuation of Tampa Bay Study 11/27/2013 SBEP Bay Guardians Win Sea Preservation Award from Keep Sarasota County Beautiful 11/20/2013 EPA Webcast on Volunteer Monitoring Nov. 19th 11/14/2013 Geoscientist says groundwater contamination via fracturing "not physically plausible" 11/8/2013 Florida DEP issues Everglades permit for stormwater storage and flow 11/8/2013 King Tide Exhibit-Sea Level Program at Weedon Island 10/31/2013 "Shored up" film examines effects of storm surge and sea level rise on coastal development 10/31/2013 Green sea turtles nest at unprecedented pace in Florida this year 10/30/2013 Draft springs legislation would reserve spring flows, require septic tank hook-ups 10/28/2013 Fall 2013 Florida Lake Management Society newsletter available online 10/24/2013 Volunteers Needed for Oyster Shell Project at MacDill AFB 10/24/2013 Firm asks to delay septic tanks study that has blocked local regulations statewide 10/23/2013 Sarasota Water Festival selects Vintage Paws Sanctuary as nonprofit partner 10/22/2013 Conservatory Park is now officially open! 10/21/2013 Regional workshop addresses National Flood Insurance Program concerns 10/18/2013 TBEP targeting freshwater wetlands for restoration 10/18/2013 Scientists wade into seagrass training to prep for fall surveys 10/18/2013 Ag Commish Putnam wants $26M for water quality, re-use programs 10/17/2013 FDEP completes statewide overhaul of surface water and wetland permit rules 10/11/2013 Above-normal rainy season means healthy water levels for bay area 10/11/2013 Amid Shutdown, Bipartisan Congressional Panel Talks Florida Water Problems 10/7/2013 Stone crab season opens Oct. 15 in state, federal waters 10/7/2013 Bay Guardians at North Water Tower Park on Sat. Oct. 19th 10/1/2013 FWC seeks public input on anchoring and mooring program (deadline Oct. 7th) 10/1/2013 Sarasota Bay Water Festival accepting final exhbitor applications 10/1/2013 Fight the bloat! Florida Sea Grant offers FREE Barotrauma webinar Sept. 11th 9/9/2013 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program "Toast the Coast" Photo Contest 9/9/2013 Tampa Bay Estuary Program "Toast the Coast" Photo Contest   9/9/2013 Piney Point tainted water threat grows 9/6/2013 Advocates say Gov. Rick Scott's $37 million pledge to fix springs not enough 9/6/2013 Guy Harvey will present tiger shark documentary at USF St Pete on Sept. 11th 9/6/2013 Hymn for Her and Come Back Alice to perform at Sarasota Bay Water Festival 9/6/2013 Florida House completes paver project with Bay Partners Grant support 9/5/2013 12th Annual Joint FNPS-SBEP Native Plant Sale Oct. 12th in Parrish 9/5/2013 "Give a Day for the Bay" on October 5th 9/3/2013 Analysis: Floridan Aquifer can only handle 6% more pumping before serious environmental harm 8/30/2013 USGS: Real-time Monitoring Tracks Nitrate Pulse in Mississippi River 8/22/2013 Legal experts: Long battle likely if Florida takes water fight to Supreme Court 8/20/2013 Registration open for annual "Water Module" symposium 8/20/2013 Adopt a Monotube! Volunteers needed 8/15/2013 Florida Wildlife Federation sues over "Outstanding Florida Waters" designation 8/13/2013 Florida Geological Survey to perform statewide sinkhole vulnerability assessment 8/9/2013 Manatee County Reclaimed Water System to be Offline Aug. 13th 8/9/2013 USGS Study gives new insights on vulnerability of public-supply wells to contamination 8/9/2013 State of Florida finalizing list of conservation lands it might sell 8/9/2013 Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council to meet on Aug. 28th, 2013 8/8/2013 Notice of Budget Hearing for Tampa Bay Estuary Program: Aug. 23rd 8/8/2013 Combat wounded & injured veterans, SCUBAnauts help Mote Marine restore reef 8/6/2013 Sarasota Bay Water Festival Welcomes More Exhibitors 8/5/2013 Follow the "Tour de Turtles" online 8/1/2013 Dolphin SMART Volunteers Needed 8/1/2013 SWFWMD allows water shortage orders to expire 7/31/2013 Study: Sea-level rise threatens 1,400 U.S. cities 7/31/2013 EPA proposes rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting 7/31/2013 SWFWMD ends funding for Florida Friendly program 7/31/2013 Sign up now for August 10th Seagrass Survey volunteer training 7/25/2013 Webcast on harmful algal blooms (HABs) July 25th 7/19/2013 Future power generation could further endanger water supplies 7/19/2013 USGS: Effective wetlands are connected wetlands 7/18/2013 Register for CHNEP Environmental Education Conference by Aug. 15th 7/15/2013 High Five seeks local teams for Sarasota Dragon Boat races this fall 7/15/2013 Swiftmud boss may take new job running South Florida water agency, overseeing Everglades 7/11/2013 Hold the fertilizer until October! 7/11/2013 Florida Keys prepare for sea level rise 7/8/2013 Citizens win in legal ruling over public access to Fisheating Creek 7/8/2013 Derelict crab trap cleanup planned for July 10-19 7/8/2013 EPA wants Supreme Court to take case dealing with timing of suits challenging regulations 7/8/2013 Water outages, boil water notices 7/8/2013 Here's your one-stop hurricane planning information source 7/8/2013 Scientists: 2013 Gulf of Mexico "Dead Zone" potentially largest ever 7/8/2013 Sarasota Bay Water Festival Seeks Vintage and Unique Boats 7/2/2013 Warner's Bayou boat ramp to open July 3rd 6/28/2013 Private property advocates win in Supreme Court 6/27/2013 Federal funding cut-off threat looms over Florida's beach water testing program 6/27/2013 Farming carbon: Study reveals potent carbon-storage potential of manmade wetlands 6/26/2013 SBEP deploys 36 habitat modules at three artificial reefs in Sarasota Bay 6/24/2013 Gulf of Mexico Alliance Invites Public to Learn About Gulf Restoration Progress, Partnerships 6/12/2013 SBEP to host urban planner Andres Duane June 18-19 6/7/2013 Environmentalists missing from state's water-management boards 6/7/2013 SBEP to deploy habitat modules at three artificial reefs in Sarasota Bay 6/5/2013 EPA: $384B needed for drinking water infrastructure by 2030 6/4/2013 Rip Current Safety Awareness Week is June 2-8, 2013 6/3/2013 SBEP announces recipients of 2013 Bay Partners Grants 5/31/2013 Endangered sea turtle feeding grounds discovered in Gulf 5/29/2013 Summer fertilizer restrictions begin Saturday in Manatee, Pinellas, Tampa 5/29/2013 Governor approves $32 million in water projects; vetoes total of $27.3 million 5/21/2013 Water projects left off Florida TaxWatch's "turkey" list this year 5/20/2013 Reservoirs language stripped from federal bill while Florida groups support alternative approach 5/20/2013 Foundation will direct $356 million from oil spill criminal cases to Florida for natural resource pr 5/20/2013 USGS Study: Deficit in nation's aquifers accelerating 5/20/2013 Ernst: In Phillippi Creek sewer project, a 'nobody' makes a splash 5/20/2013 Tampa biologist gets national award for restoration work 5/20/2013 Study: phosphate mine expansion will cause 'significant' wetlands damage 5/10/2013 Florida Geological Survey receives national grant to map in NE Florida 5/10/2013 Decades-old nitrate found to affect stream water quality 5/7/2013 Bay Guardian volunteers plant 3,500 plants at Perico Preserve 5/7/2013 Up to 375 USGS flood gauges to turn off because of fund cuts 4/29/2013 Legislators prepare for potential ‘fracking’ in Florida 4/26/2013 Abandoned orange grove now flourishing wetland 4/26/2013 Spring Issue of Bay Soundings is Now Available 4/25/2013 Coast Guard Auxiliary will demo boating safety at spring nautical expo 4/25/2013 New College invites public to free film about seal level rise 4/25/2013 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Announces 2013 Blue Dolphin Award Winners 4/24/2013 Register for May 1st webcast on "Using Social Indicators in Watershed Management Projects" 4/23/2013 EPA approves State's restoration target for Silver Springs 4/17/2013 Proposed amendment would ban new local fertilizer ordinances for three years 4/16/2013 The SBEP reminds residents to use slow-release fertilizer in spring, no fertilizer in summer 4/15/2013 Hearing officer backs DEP employee who challenged mitigation permit 4/12/2013 Three years after BP oil spill, USF research finds massive die-off 4/10/2013 How to avoid a water crisis 4/9/2013 SBEP Bay Guardian volunteers remove debris from Bowlees Creek Island 4/9/2013 Water Off/Precautionary Boil Water Notice - April 9, 2013 4/8/2013 'Water parade' in House follows vetoes of water projects in past 2 years 4/8/2013 Interior Releases Progress Report on National Water Census 4/4/2013 Save the Date! 2nd Annual Sarasota Bay Water Festival Nov. 2nd 4/1/2013 Flood Safety Awareness Week is March 18-22 4/1/2013 Read the latest issue of the LAKEWATCH newsletter 3/21/2013 Final two Bay Wise Kayak Trips are coming up in April 3/21/2013 Tampa Bay Seagrasses Closing In On Recovery Goal 3/21/2013 New Water-Quality Test May Prevent Unnecessary Beach Closures 3/19/2013 Officials urge wildfire vigilance; lack of rain increases state's wildfire risk 3/18/2013 EPA and Florida DEP sign agreement to stem degradation of state waterways 3/18/2013 Scientists puzzled by mysterious ailment killing manatees on East Coast 3/18/2013 FAU researchers to study carbon dynamics of Everglades ecosystem 3/18/2013 EPA Marks March 18-24 as 5th annual "Fix a Leak Week" 3/18/2013 Florida Gulf Coast NEPs Approve Regional Plan Projects 3/12/2013 SBEP Bay Guardians complete project at Jiggs Landing 3/12/2013 USEPA webcast on WQX water quality data entry tool rescheduled 3/11/2013 RESTORE Act meeting Wednesday in St Petersburg 3/11/2013 Deadly sinkhole is a sign of more to come in Florida 3/11/2013 Lack of rain prompts drought fears 3/11/2013 Forum at St Pete College addresses beach erosion 3/11/2013 Utilities unite to try to stop climate change from shrinking water supply 3/11/2013 Learn How to Garden Like A Floridian! 3/6/2013 Four workshops begin this Sunday on offshore fishing regs 3/6/2013 Special "Give A Day for the Bay" memorial workday to honor volunteer 3/6/2013 Group wants more spending on future water supplies; others call for conservation 3/5/2013 Red tide manatee death rate on track to break records 3/4/2013 Camp Uzita Living History: DeSoto National Memorial 2/28/2013 SBEP Bay Guardians to plant native plants March 9th at Jiggs Landing 2/28/2013 SBEP Bay Guardian Volunteers Complete Project at Baywalk Creek 2/26/2013 Nobel Prize-winning climate scientists will speak March 27-28 2/25/2013 House committee bill addresses federal concerns about 2012 permit-streamlining bill 2/20/2013 Florida Wildlife Corridor film to premier March 3rd in Tampa 2/20/2013 Senate bill would expand role of agriculture in water supply planning 2/19/2013 Company offers Florida a free state park, but state DEP says no 2/19/2013 SBEP 2013 Bay Partner Grant applications due March 1st 2/12/2013 Learn to Garden Like a Floridian! 2/12/2013 DEP moving on adopting water quality rules implementation document 2/11/2013 Estuary Programs Prepare for RESTORE Act Funding Opportunities 2/6/2013 SBEP Citizens Advisory Committee approves four new members 2/6/2013 Southwest Florida NEP Joint Management Boards Meeting Rescheduled 2/5/2013 Eleven Manatee County teachers receive SWFWMD Splash! Grants 2/4/2013 UF Survey: US water supply not as threatened as believed 2/1/2013 Report: Climate change poses serious threat to US coastal communities 2/1/2013 New College oral history project to debut latest works 1/31/2013 Bill returns that would extend permitting lengths for alternative water supply projects 1/30/2013 SBEP offers teachers and students online resources focused on environmental education 1/29/2013 'All-or-nothing' provision in state water rules causing heartburn for feds 1/28/2013 Florida's aquifer models full of holes, allowing more water permits and pollution 1/28/2013 Red tide persists on southwest Florida coast 1/25/2013 Environmental groups still opposed to DEP water-use rules 1/23/2013 Senate Committee hears about Kings Bay cleanup while environmentalists protest in Tampa 1/18/2013 "Coral: Rekindling Venus" examines environmental perils threatening reefs 1/16/2013 Attend TBEP's "Sustainable Living in an Urban Setting" Workshop 1/15/2013 U.S. Supreme Court to hear landowner's 'weird' challenge of wetlands mitigation 1/14/2013 EPA solicits public comment on proposed rules to limit nutrient pollution 1/14/2013 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program seeks Citizen Advisory Committee members 1/14/2013 Red Tide stubbornly persisting along southwest Florida 1/11/2013 Preserve taking water lessons to schools with mobile lab 1/11/2013 Authentic Florida Meets Real Florida at event to benefit Oscar Scherer State Park 1/10/2013 Read the winter issue of Bay Soundings 1/9/2013 SBEP Accepting Bay Partners Grant Applications for 2013 1/8/2013 Report on state business climate cites need for energy and environmental planning 1/3/2013 Mining Waste Byproduct Capable of Helping Clean Water 1/2/2013 Group Works to Keep Pollutants From Degrading Estuary 1/2/2013 Recent News on Bay Scallop Restoration 1/2/2013 Volunteers needed to survey of Lee, Charlotte County Shorelines 1/2/2013 US Forest Service report links urbanization to declining ecosystem services 12/21/2012 Given the option, all 19 counties vote not to inspect septic tanks 12/21/2012 EPA Updates Rule for Pathogens in Drinking Water, Sets Limit for E. Coli 12/20/2012 SBEP Bay Wise Kayak Tour program offers six free guided trips 12/19/2012 FDEP to reopen Tampa Bay Aquatic Preserves Office 12/18/2012 Warner's Bayou Boat Ramp to be closed four months beginning Jan. 7 12/18/2012 EPA releases National Water Program 2012: Strategy Response to Climate Change 12/12/2012 Florida Cabinet approves 2012-2013 conservation land purchase work plan 12/12/2012 Brian House and Justin Bloom join SBEP's Citizens Advisory Committee 12/12/2012 Report: water pollution costs Florida up to $10.5-billion annually 12/6/2012 EPA Approves Florida’s Rules to Protect Waterways from Nutrient Pollution 12/5/2012 Tampa Bay Approach Meeting Regulatory Requirements for Nutrients 12/5/2012 From the Tailpipe to Tampa Bay: Air Pollution Research Reveals Impact of Cars 12/5/2012 Golden Mangrove Award Goes To Tampa Community Group For Park Restoration 12/5/2012 Free Webinar "How’s My Waterway? and Other Water Quality Apps" Nov. 28 11/29/2012 EPA recommends new recreational water quality criteria 11/27/2012 Florida's vanishing springs 11/26/2012 USGS study: Streams degraded at earliest stages of urban development 11/15/2012 Red tide bloom still evident, but "patchy" 11/8/2012 Sarasota Bay Water Festival announces sustainability plan 11/5/2012 GAO says federal government needs to better manage energy/water tradeoffs 11/5/2012 DEP lays off 15 in Tallahassee as part of ongoing evaluation of positions 11/5/2012 Local champion of frogs is "everyday hero" 11/5/2012 Bay Guardians to be recognized at Sarasota Bay Water Festival 11/5/2012 Gulf Coast NEPs to host joint meetings Nov. 9th, Nov. 16th in Manatee County 11/5/2012 Save the Date! 13th Annual Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival on Nov. 17th 11/5/2012 Sarasota Bay Water Festival seeks volunteers 11/2/2012 Why Are Our Salt Marshes Falling Apart? 10/29/2012 New web application from EPA lets users check health of waterways 10/29/2012 Sarasota Bay Water Festival announces musical lineup 10/29/2012 Wind mitigation workshop to help residents prevent storm damage 10/29/2012 2012 was a good year for loggerhead turtles 10/19/2012 Final call for submissions! I Love Sarasota Bay Photo Contest 10/19/2012 2011 aerial imagery added to Water Atlas 10/18/2012 New Bradenton Riverwalk Revives City's Sense Of Place 10/16/2012 Read the latest issue of the Camp Bayou Buzzzzz! 10/15/2012 More details about the Sarasota Bay Water Festival 10/15/2012 Free Webcast on National Water Quality Portal, Oct 23 10/15/2012 "Smart Pot" Finalists Named 10/10/2012 Read the Fall 2012 issue of Florida LAKEWATCH newsletter online 10/10/2012 SBEP Offers 10 Free Guided Kayak Trips of Sarasota Bay 10/5/2012 SWFWMD to undergo "restructuring" 10/1/2012 Sarasota Bay Water Festival Seeks Vintage Boats to Display at the Festival Nov. 17th 10/1/2012 Drought's silver lining: Gulf "dead zone" is smaller 10/1/2012 Gravity probe shows groundwater reserves slipping away 9/27/2012 Deadline for Sarasota Bay Water Festival Exhibitor Applications is Oct. 10 9/26/2012 "I Love Sarasota Bay" photo contest winners to be showcased Nov. 17 9/24/2012 SWFWMD invites public input on water resource priority list 9/21/2012 20 former WMD board members urge governor to restore funding 9/19/2012 SBEP Bay Guardians to plant natives at Perico Presrve 9/19/2012 Florida DEP's Tampa office faces reorganization, staff cuts 9/18/2012 Veterans will soon find it easier to get commercial fishing licenses 9/17/2012 Despite revenue caps being lifted, WMDs hold line against tax increases 9/14/2012 Gulf Fisheries Symposium will bring together diverse stakeholders 9/13/2012 SBEP economic study of Sarasota Bay sets coastal property value at $3.6B 9/12/2012 US Accuses BP of ‘Gross Negligence’ in Deadly 2010 Oil Spill 9/10/2012 FWRI scientists monitoring Tampa Bay to learn more about HABs 9/4/2012 Seafood Lovers (and Haters) Wanted 8/30/2012 SBEP to provide technical expertise in effort to boost scallop population 8/30/2012 DEP Taking Steps to Prevent Piney Point Overflow from Isaac's Deluge 8/24/2012 Manatee County Commission approves Warner’s Bayou boat ramp work, renovations 8/23/2012 Piney Point sale hits hurdle 8/17/2012 Commission to consider final plans for Warner's Bayou boat ramp Aug. 21 8/17/2012 USGS: North American Fish Extinctions May Double by 2050 8/13/2012 Manatee Natural Resources hosts geocache hunt at preserves 8/9/2012 Mercury pollution must drop by 86%, DEP says 7/27/2012 Aquifer Recharge Conference to convene in Orlando on Sept. 10-11 7/25/2012 Read the latest issue of the "Marine Scene" 7/24/2012 Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez Hosts Exhibit of Local Artist 7/23/2012 Giant Bags Used to Rehabilitate Wares Creek in Bradenton 7/23/2012 County seeks public input for proposed Ft. Hamer boat ramp renovations 7/20/2012 SBEP Awarded EPA Grant to Develop Tidal Creek Water Quality Standards 7/18/2012 Bay Guardians Plant 500 Native Plants at North Lido Beach Park 7/16/2012 Study: Winds Kept BP Oil Away from South Florida 7/10/2012 Historic Sinking of the USCGC Mohawk Creates Veterans Memorial Reef 7/5/2012 Lawsuit could come from Florida Water Standards 7/5/2012 See the King Tide Photo Contest Entries 7/5/2012 Manatee Residents Encouraged to Report Property Damage from T.S. Debby 7/5/2012 Manatee Residents Encouraged to Report Property Damage from T.S. Debby 7/5/2012 Check Out the Redesigned Sarasota Water Atlas Home Page! 7/2/2012 Deadline July 2nd for "Leave No Trace" workshop registration 6/29/2012 Summer Teacher Workshop to Explore Tampa Bay History, Habitats 6/29/2012 USEPA proposing end to funding for beach water testing 6/28/2012 County seeks public input for proposed Warner's Bayou renovations 6/28/2012 June 2012 Florida LAKEWATCH Newsletter Available 6/28/2012 Supreme Court Refuses to Hear FL-GA-AL Water War Appeal 6/27/2012 FWC, Defenders of Wildlife Collaborate on Climate Change Planning 6/26/2012 As springs, rivers decline, 40-year-old law to protect them mostly goes unheeded 6/26/2012 Check out the new Seagrass Viewer for Bays! 6/18/2012 New Interactive Viewer Maps Land Use Changes in Watersheds 6/18/2012 Think You See a Mink? Tell FWC! 6/14/2012 Rain May Not Always Be a Welcome Thing to Waterbirds 6/13/2012 SBEP Supporting Macroalgae Study Led by Florida Expert 6/13/2012 New iPhone Fishing Regulations App Includes Florida 6/13/2012 Sarasota Bay Water Festival Set for Nov. 17 6/13/2012 Online Survey to support Florida Sea Grant Study of Sarasota Bay 6/12/2012 Draft USGS Water Strategy Collides With Tough Budget Situation 6/12/2012 More water concerns aired at water policy meeting 6/12/2012 Wares Creek Dredging to Resume 6/8/2012 Wetlands expert cleared by investigation, returns to DEP 6/8/2012 Registration Open for "Tampa Bay: Living Legacy" Educators' Workshop 6/8/2012 FDEP Establishes Public Web Forum on Environmental Resource Permitting 6/4/2012 Judge extends deadline for federal agency to issue new pollution limits 6/1/2012 Florida Conservation Coalition Announces Event June 23rd 5/29/2012 Wetlands Expert Suspended by DEP After She Refuses to Approve Permit 5/29/2012 Trimmed Budgets: A Forecast of Poorer Weather Predictions 5/29/2012 Read the Latest Issue of "The Marine Scene" 5/29/2012 NASA/USGS Contest Chronicles Changes in Local Landscapes 5/29/2012 Environmentalists Battle DEP, Industries on Two Fronts 5/25/2012 Hold the Fertilizer this Summer to Help Sarasota Bay 5/24/2012 Be Floridian This Summer 5/24/2012 Fort Lauderdale Company Makes Water Out of Air 5/23/2012 Critical Wildlife Corridor Protected 5/22/2012 Mote "Science Cafe" Program Focuses on Begging Dolphins 5/22/2012 Bioassessment Workshop in Gainesville on June 18th 5/21/2012 Manatee School District Breaks Guinness World Record for Recycling 5/21/2012 Tampa Bay Nitrogen Management Consortium Releases 2011 Report 5/9/2012 Impact-Based Stormwater Fee Structure Encourages Low-Impact Solutions, Funds Infrastructure 5/2/2012 UF Journalism Students Explore the "State of Water" 5/1/2012 New “Spatial Library” Puts Documents (and More) on the Map! 4/30/2012 Farming Aquarium Species to Save Them 4/30/2012 Alliance for Water Efficiency Gives Florida a C+ Grade 4/30/2012 SBEP Promotes Use of Slow-Release Fertilizers to Protect Sarasota Bay 4/25/2012 USGS Makes Historical Maps Available Online 4/23/2012 Cleanup at Ware's Creek this Saturday 4/19/2012 Hillsborough County Commission Honors TBEP 4/19/2012 Mote Marine Lab Publishes Study on Manatee Hearing 4/18/2012 Register Now for Manatee County Water School 4/18/2012 Manatee County Offers "Water School" April 26-27 4/18/2012 Concern About Florida Water Pollution Not a New Phenomenon 4/16/2012 Bottle Boat Regatta This Saturday in Palma Sola 4/12/2012 FEMA says Florida Risks Losing Flood Insurance Because of Legislation 4/10/2012 Riverview Boulevard Bridge to be Closed May 1st for Replacement 4/6/2012 EPA Now Accepting Comments on National Water/Climate Change Strategy 4/5/2012 Study Reveals New Information about Tarpon Movement 4/5/2012 Warner's Bayou Closure, Renovations Postponed 3/28/2012 Beachgoers Can help Biologists Monitor Spawning Horseshoe Crabs 3/20/2012 Sarasota LID Expo March 23 Attracting Experts From Around Florida 3/20/2012 Camp Bayou Learning Center Holds Spring Open House Mar. 24 3/19/2012 Fire Officials Urge Wildfire Vigilance; Lack of Rain Increases State’s Wildfire Risk 3/16/2012 EPA Unveils New Website on Nutrient Pollution 3/14/2012 Be Floridian This Spring! 3/13/2012 Judge Delays Implementation of NNC Rules for Lakes Until July 6th 3/8/2012 NRC Study Says EPA Underestimated Water Rules Cost in Florida 3/7/2012 Internships with Manatee County Natural Resources Department Now Available! 3/6/2012 2012 Progress Report Chronicles State of the Bay 3/5/2012 Read the Latest Issue of Bay Soundings! 3/2/2012 Sewage Spills on the Rise in Southwest Florida 2/29/2012 SBEP Receives FISH Partnership Award from Non-profit Group 2/29/2012 Federal Court Issues Mixed Ruling On Criteria for Florida Nutrient Standards 2/24/2012 Four FREE Guided Kayak Trips Available in Sarasota Bay 2/24/2012 Bay Guardian Volunteers to Rally at Quick Point Preserve Mar. 10 2/24/2012 Final Call for Bay Partners Grants for 2012 2/22/2012 Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival This Weekend! 2/14/2012 USF Collaborates with Mexican Scientists to Combat Red Tide 2/14/2012 Register Now for "Maintaining Your Florida Yard" Workshop 2/7/2012 Satellite Tracking Reveals Sea Turtle Feeding Hotspots 2/6/2012 Bill Condemned by Environmentalists as Public-land Giveaway is Likely Dead, Sponsor Says 2/3/2012 Scrub Jay Festival Means Family Fun -- Sat. Feb. 4th 2/2/2012 Red Tide Update (Jan. 27): Florida's Southwest Coast 1/30/2012 Florida Environmental Law & Policy Webinar Lectures 1/26/2012 Water Atlas Portal Site Redesigned! 1/26/2012 House takes step toward resolving water pollution feud 1/25/2012 House Panel Agrees on Bill to Extend Water Permits Despite Environmental Concerns 1/23/2012 DOI Announces New Everglades Headwaters NWR & Conservation Area 1/18/2012 Annual Manatee Death Count Shows Cold Weather an Unusually Big Factor Again 1/5/2012 Environmental Coalition Calls for End to Subsidies for High-Risk Coastal Development 1/5/2012 Eight Free Kayak Tours of Segments of Sarasota Bay 1/5/2012 Introduction to Coastal GIS Training Hosted by the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program 1/4/2012 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: 1,000 Miles in 100 Days 1/4/2012 Five Bills Introduced to Repeal Septic Tank Inspection Requirement 12/14/2011 Free Duette Wagon Tour with Karen Fraley & Russell Owens 12/5/2011 "Art of Red Tide Science" Projects to Be Unveiled Nov. 29 11/15/2011 SWFWMD, Manatee County Partner to Restore Tom Bennett Park Habitat 11/10/2011 Water Atlas Program Seeking New Faculty Member 11/10/2011 2010 Census Data Now Available on the Atlas 11/7/2011 Understanding Numeric Nutrient Criteria 11/3/2011 Southwest Florida Water Management District Extends Water Restrictions 11/1/2011 DEP Research Reserves Awarded $1.4 Million in Grants for Water Studies 11/1/2011 FWS Extends Comment Period for Everglades Headwaters NWR 11/1/2011 Southwest Florida Water Management District to Shed up to 150 Employees 10/28/2011 EPA Stormwater Outreach Webinar Oct. 27th 10/18/2011 Gulf Coast Task Force Releases Ecosystem Restoration Strategy 10/13/2011 Report Calls for Modernizing Water Quality Monitoring, Modeling Systems 10/13/2011 Record Year for Green Sea Turtle Nests on Florida Beaches 10/12/2011 Public Comment Sought on EPA BEACH Program 9/30/2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Find 374 Aquatic-dependent Species May Warrant Endangered Species Act 9/30/2011 Sierra Sues UF Institute Over Lawn-fertilizer Study 9/30/2011 Funding Available for Marine Debris Removal 9/30/2011 Blue is the New Green: Water Plays a Role in Green Construction 9/27/2011 SWFWMD Invites Public Input on Ranking Water Bodies 9/20/2011 Report: Coastal Habitat Restoration Generates American Jobs 9/16/2011 SouthShore Regional Library Hosts Photo Exhibit 9/15/2011 EPA Approves New Waterway Classification for Florida Despite Environmental Opposition 9/14/2011 2011 Great Bay Scallop Search Results 9/14/2011 USF Awarded $11 Million for Gulf Spill Research 9/14/2011 USGS Unveils New Online Nutrient Decision Support Tool 9/9/2011 For Florida, Water Quality an Increasing Challenge 9/8/2011 FDEP Announces TMDL Tracker Web App is Available for Public Access 9/8/2011 Register Now for Sustainable Communities Workshop on Oct. 6 9/8/2011 Enter the 2012 Natural Lands Calendar Contest! 9/8/2011 Dept. of Interior Unveils Plan for Everglades Headwaters Conservation Area 9/7/2011 Update on the Status of Florida Numeric Nutrient Rules 9/2/2011 SWFWMD Selects Blake Guillory as New Executive Director 8/30/2011 USGS: 20% of Nation's Wells Have Trace Elements 8/30/2011 USGS Samples Irene's Surge for Nutrients, Sediment, E. coli, and Pesticides 8/29/2011 Replacement Pier Study May Take Years to Complete 8/29/2011 New System at Mote Marine Laboratory Enhances Water Quality Monitoring 8/29/2011 Noxious Algae Bloom Returns to Tampa Bay 8/29/2011 USGS Taps Florida Sun for Energy in St. Petersburg 8/24/2011 Camp Bayou Photo Contest Deadline Nov. 5th 8/24/2011 Sarasota Bay Watch to Seed Bay with Juvenile Scallops This Fall 8/19/2011 DEP Secretary Appoints New Water Policy, Ecosystem Restoration Chiefs 8/18/2011 Caribbean Coral Catch Disease From Sewage 8/18/2011 Why Cleaned Wastewater Stays Dirty In Our Minds 8/18/2011 New Marine Rescue Facility Now Open 8/17/2011 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program & Partners Complete 1st Phase at Fish Preserve 8/12/2011 FREE Project WET Teachers' Workshop Sept 2nd 8/12/2011 Florida Congressman Seeks Limits on Clean Water Regs 8/12/2011 New Data Summary Feature Provides Quick Access to WQ & Hydrology Data 8/12/2011 Webinars Focus on Green Energy Initiatives 8/9/2011 Stormwater Management Workshop Sept. 9th in Orlando 8/9/2011 Appeals Court Turns Down Attempt to Block New Water Pollution Rules 8/8/2011 Master Naturalist Workshop Offered Sept. 14-Oct. 19 8/5/2011 Organizers Seek Additional Participants for National Estuaries Day Celebration on Sept. 24 7/29/2011 House Passes Bill That Could Undo Gains in Water Quality 7/18/2011 FWC Wildlife Chief to Lead Landscape Conservation Cooperative 7/18/2011 Gamble Creek Flood Insurance Rate Map Open House July 19th 7/18/2011 EPA Rolls Out New & Improved Nutrient Pollution Website 7/18/2011 Survey Explores Health of Fish in Gulf of Mexico 7/11/2011 FDEP Alternative Numeric Nutrient Criteria Workshop July 22nd 6/30/2011 Nonpoint Source Outreach Toolbox Upgrade Released 6/28/2011 FWC to Host Spotted Seatrout Workshop June 29 6/24/2011 DEP: Water wells near Piney Point Okay 6/24/2011 Scalloping Webinars: Regulations & Recipes! 6/23/2011 FWC asks anglers to help with red snapper research 6/20/2011 EPA Responds to Numeric Nutrient Petition by FDEP 6/20/2011 Ag Commissioner Sees Hope for Water Truce with EPA 6/10/2011 High levels of toxic cadmium dumped into Tampa Bay 6/9/2011 Tampa Bay:20/20 Photo Exhibit Visits Bradenton Museum 6/9/2011 Salt Marsh Planting Volunteer Days June 17-18 5/27/2011 On orders from Gov. Scott, SWFWMD Basin Boards Eliminated 5/26/2011 Manatee County Okays Watered-down Fertilizer Ordinance 5/25/2011 USF Researchers Examining What Fuels Deadly Rip Currents 5/17/2011 Wanted: Scrub Jay Monitors 5/13/2011 Read the Latest Issue of the Vistas Newsletter 5/12/2011 City of Palmetto Restricts Reclaimed Water Use 5/6/2011 FWC Seeks Continued Angler Participation for Tarpon Study 5/5/2011 Proposal Eases Limits on Pollution in Florida Waterways 5/4/2011 Governor Reappoints SWFWMD Board Members 4/29/2011 Obama Administration Affirms Comprehensive Commitment to Clean Water 4/27/2011 Proposals Sought for BP-Funded Gulf of Mexico Research 4/26/2011 Florida DEP Asks Feds to Back Off on Numeric Nutrient Criteria 4/25/2011 Satellite Tracking of Sea Turtles Reveals Potential Threat Posed by Manmade Chemicals 4/22/2011 "One Year After the Gulf Oil Spill" Webcast on April 19th 4/15/2011 "Ocean Resources" Lecture Series April 14-15 4/13/2011 EPA Seeks Comments on Watershed Management Document 4/12/2011 Florida Lake Management Society Annual Conference June 13-16 4/12/2011 EPA Agrees to Study New Water Standards in Florida 4/11/2011 Researchers Target Killer Amoeba Naegleria fowleri 4/8/2011 USF Researcher Aims to Change How We Look at Invasive Species 4/8/2011 New Permit-tagging Study Needs Anglers' Help 4/4/2011 FWC Biologists Discover New Species in Hillsborough County Fisherman's Catch 4/1/2011 Local Leaders Launch "" Initiative 4/1/2011 Murky Waters: Pollution and snails figure into death of Florida springs 4/1/2011 Manatee County defers water quality resolution 4/1/2011 EPA Accepting Nominations for the 2011 Gulf Guardian Awards 3/28/2011 EPA Urges Municipal Utilities to Test for Chemical in Tap Water 3/28/2011 Red Tide Study Shows Toxins, Potential Benefits 3/25/2011 Collins Center Releases Proposal for New "Water Ethic" 3/25/2011 Mapping, Wetlands Workshop for Teachers Apr. 2nd 3/25/2011 April is Water Conservation Month--Take the Pledge! 3/24/2011 Cockroach Bay Seagrass Scar Report Online 3/22/2011 Florida Springs, Rivers Featured in Festival 3/21/2011 New! Water Quality Contour Map Tool for Sarasota's Bays 3/18/2011 Webinar Focuses on Role of Microbes in Gulf Oil Spill 3/18/2011 Senators Say Septic Tank Inspections Still Needed 3/14/2011 FWC Offers Shorebird Monitoring Workshops 3/14/2011 Oil Spill a Hot Topic at Ocean Pollution Conference April 13-14 in Sarasota 3/11/2011 Sen. Marco Rubio wants to use budget resolution to stop EPA 3/7/2011 Manatee County to Benefit From Three Community Education Grants 3/4/2011 Real Estate Slump May Add Lands to Manatee County Preserves 3/4/2011 U.S. House Budget Vote Threatens Florida Clean-water Rule 2/25/2011 Judges: Sarasota County Has Best Drinking Water in the Region 2/25/2011 Fla. House Committee Passes Three Controversial Bills Affecting Water Quality 2/25/2011 USF, Dutch Experts Examine Urban Water Issues 2/24/2011 SWFWMD Launches "Florida Friendly" Fertilizer Campaign to Combat Nutrient Pollution 2/16/2011 House Water Panel Hears Differing Views on Environmental Protection 1/31/2011 Volunteers Needed for Crab Trap Removal at Terra Ceia Aquatic Preserve 1/28/2011 Q: Can I fish on Lake Parrish? 1/24/2011 House Panel May Reconsider "Local Sources First" Policy, WMDs 1/14/2011 Florida groups file suit against EPA 1/14/2011 Statewide Planning and Conservation Groups Call for Refinements to Florida's Land Planning Process 1/14/2011 EPA Climate Ready Estuaries Releases 2010 Report 1/13/2011 Watershed Academy Webcast on Nitrogen, Phosphorus, HABs 1/11/2011 Septic Tank Delay Bill Goes to Gov. Rick Scott 1/7/2011 Winter 2010 "Vistas" Newsletter Now Online 1/5/2011 USGS Undertakes Additional Studies of Reef Damage in Gulf of Mexico to Assess Cause 1/4/2011 USGS Announces Map Users Conference/Geospatial Info Science Workshop 1/3/2011 2011 Manatee County wall calendars now available 12/22/2010 EPA Completes Research on Revised Recreational Water Quality Criteria 12/21/2010 SWFWMD Awards 21 Manatee County Teachers Education Grants 12/21/2010 FWC and partners rescue cold-stunned sea turtles 12/20/2010 Deadline Feb. 14th for EPA Five Star Restoration/Education Grants 12/13/2010 Dec. 2010 edition of TBEP's "Bay PostScript" Newsletter Available 12/13/2010 Cold weather in early 2010 took toll on manatees 12/13/2010 Florida Sues EPA to Block Water Pollution Rules 12/9/2010 Florida House Creates Select Committee on Water Policy 12/9/2010 Bottled Water Tax Back on Florida Senate Menu 12/9/2010 Florida Water Disputes Won't Be Focus of New Panel, Chairman Says 12/9/2010 Coal Tar Sealant Largest Source of PAHs in Lakes 12/3/2010 EPA Offers Webcast on Low-Impact Development Dec. 9th 1-3 pm 12/3/2010 Public Invited to Myakka Ranchlands Celebration on Dec. 3rd 11/29/2010 Cleaner Water, Dirtier Dishes? 11/29/2010 Register Now for Dec. 2nd EPA Climate Change Webcast 11/23/2010 EPA Website, Webinars Provide Guidance on Florida Numeric Nutrient Standards 11/23/2010 Geography Week Keys on Water 11/19/2010 SWFWMD Declares Phase I Water Shortage Beginning Dec. 1st 11/19/2010 US EPA Finalizes Numeric Nutrient Criteria for Florida 11/17/2010 Symposium Looks to Alert Policy Makers to Impacts from Gulf Oil Disaster 11/10/2010 Rain Garden Manual Hot Off The Press 11/8/2010 USGS: Most River Flows Altered, Degraded by Land & Water Management 11/3/2010 Give A Day for the Bay on Nov. 13th at Robinson Preserve 10/21/2010 EPA Plays Catchup on Costly Florida Water Pollution 10/20/2010 Reservoir Repairs May Include Expansion 10/18/2010 GREENR Helps Atlas Team to Identify Water-related News & Research 10/15/2010 US Army Corps of Engineers Convenes Workshop on Phosphate's Future 10/13/2010 Florida DEP Launches New Online Business Portal 10/13/2010 Register Now for Oct. 13 Healthy Watersheds Initiative Webcast 10/6/2010 Florida sea turtles have productive 2010 nesting season 10/1/2010 EPA Launches New Lake Shoreland Protection Web Clearinghouse 9/29/2010 EPA Announces Short Extension for Florida Nutrients Inland Water Rule 9/29/2010 2010 Sustainable Florida Conference Oct. 13-14 9/27/2010 Backlash Brewing Against Florida Septic Tanks Requirement 9/23/2010 Sept.-Oct. WaterMatters Magazine Now Available Online 9/23/2010 Port Manatee Wins Marine Highway Grant 9/22/2010 SWFWMD Invites Public Input on Ranking Water Bodies 9/21/2010 National Ag Groups Ask EPA to Reconsider Water Strategy 9/21/2010 GreenHome Wamalama Expo Combines Recycling & Fun Oct. 2nd 9/20/2010 EPA Watershed Academy Webcast Features "A Watershed Dialogue" 9/9/2010 Lakewood Ranch Considering Carp Use to Control HABs 9/7/2010 New FLMNH Exhibit Focuses on Beauty of (and Threats to) Florida's Springs 9/3/2010 National Water Quality Monitoring Council Presentations Available Online 8/30/2010 Florida DEP Moving Forward on Waterways Nutrient Limits 8/26/2010 USF/Mote Receive $2 Million Federal Aquaculture Grant 8/23/2010 EPA Releases Draft Strategy for Clean Water 8/20/2010 Opponents Tout Survey Opposition to Federal Water Quality Standards 8/19/2010 Tampa Bay Water Receives Five Statements of Qualifications for Reservoir Renovation Project 8/16/2010 USF Geologists Find Beaches Teeming With Tiny Tar Balls 8/6/2010 SWFWMD to treat water hyacinth and water lettuce on the Braden River 8/2/2010 EPA to Hold "Listening Sessions" on Water Quality Standards 7/30/2010 USF Researchers Confirm Subsurface Oil Clouds Are From BP Well 7/26/2010 Filmmaker, Springs Advocate Wes Skiles Perishes in Diving Accident 7/23/2010 EPA Seeks Small Business Input on Proposed Stormwater Rule 7/21/2010 State Recognizes July as Florida Rivers Month 7/19/2010 USF Grad Students Propose Ideas for Riverwalk Enhancement 7/14/2010 Oil Spill Forum at St Pete College Seminole Campus July 14th 7/9/2010 Tampa Bay Estuary Program's July 2010 E-Newsletter Now Online 7/1/2010 SWFWMD Lifts One-day-per-week Water Restrictions 6/29/2010 SWFWMD to Limit Farmers' Water Use 6/25/2010 FDEP Releases Draft 2010 Water Quality Report 6/17/2010 UNESCO-IHE Hydroinformatics Program Kicks Off at USF in Tampa 6/8/2010 Q & A on Lessons Learned from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Disaster 6/7/2010 SWFWMD to treat water hyacinth and water lettuce on the Braden River 6/7/2010 EPA to Submit Coastal Nutrients Criteria to Science Advisory Board for Review 6/7/2010 Freeze Damaged Homes/Businesses Eligible for SBA Loans 6/4/2010 You Can Fish Without a Saltwater License This Weekend 6/2/2010 New Update of BASINS Software Now Available from EPA 6/2/2010 Whale Sharks Tagged Off Sarasota's Coast on May 28th 6/1/2010 Abstracts Invited for Impaired Waters Symposium 5/26/2010 "Bay-Friendly Landscaping" Featured on WTSP-TV Channel 8 5/26/2010 EPA Office of Water Launches Updated Website 5/17/2010 2008 Land-Use/Land-Cover data now available on the Atlas. 5/17/2010 Public Input Sought on Climate Change Recommendations 5/5/2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Headed Toward Coastal LA, AL, MS & FL Panhandle 4/29/2010 Public invited to tour Hurricane Hunter aircraft on April 30 4/23/2010 Signs Point to Seagrass Protection 4/23/2010 Florida DEP Jumps on Social Media Bandwagon 4/21/2010 Environmentalists win victory on fertilizer bans 4/20/2010 Spring Edition of Bay Soundings Quarterly News Journal Now Online 4/20/2010 SEA Team Seagrass Program Now Has a Virtual Home 4/20/2010 EPA Delays Florida Coastal Water Protection, Proceeds on Inland Water Rule 4/16/2010 Spring Issue of "The Volunteer Monitor" Online 4/14/2010 April is Water Conservation Month 4/6/2010 Biologists Ask Public To Report Spawning Horseshoe Crabs 4/1/2010 EPA Holds Additional Public Hearings on Proposed Water Quality Standards 3/30/2010 Manatee County to benefit from seven Community Education Grants 3/24/2010 EPA Launches Web Forum on How to Best Protect America`s Waters 3/23/2010 Presentations Available from Gulf of Mexico Sea Level Rise Conference 3/23/2010 Planning Board Okays Bradenton Reclaimed Water Sales 3/15/2010 Check your irrigation system when you 'spring forward' 3/12/2010 EPA Extends Comment Period for Florida Water Quality Standards 3/5/2010 EPA Study Reveals Widespread Contamination of Fish in U.S. 3/5/2010 YSI Foundation Offers $25K Water Quality Improvement Grant 2/26/2010 SWFWMD Board Extends Water Restrictions through June 30th 2/23/2010 Causeway Beach Closed due to Wastewater Spill 2/23/2010 "The Volunteer Monitor" Celebrates Community Service & Innovation 2/18/2010 Florida Springs Rally Planned for Feb. 16th in Tallahassee 2/17/2010 "Florida Matters" Radio Program Addresses Water Quality Regulation 2/15/2010 First public workshop on freeze set for Feb. 17 2/11/2010 Media invited to ceremony certifying water-conserving home 2/9/2010 USF Hosts Climate Change Conference 2/5/2010 Dead fish could fertilize algal blooms in Tampa Bay 2/5/2010 Florida Congressmen Request Delay of EPA Water Rule Implementation 2/5/2010 Bay Soundings Winter Edition Now Online 1/27/2010 TBEP Technical Website Redesigned 1/27/2010 Dry Wells, Sinkholes Put Swiftmud on Defensive 1/21/2010 Historical Narratives Celebrate Our Water Heritage 1/14/2010 Sarasota County, New College & Sarasota Water Atlas to Debut Four New Oral History Interviews! 1/14/2010 January 2010 Issue of FWC 4-1-1 Now Online 1/13/2010 Orlando Water Resources Conference Focuses on GIS 1/13/2010 EPA Schedules Public Meetings on Florida Water Quality Standards 1/4/2010 Water restrictions eased from Phase III to Phase II for Tampa Bay area 12/18/2009 Water District Asks Homeowners to "Skip a Week" of Irrigation this Winter 12/17/2009 Spring 2009 Bay Soundings Now Available 12/17/2009 Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful, Inc. Part-Time Executive Assistant Position Available 11/17/2009 Rate A Component Now Available 11/3/2009 Bay Soundings Fall 2009, Covering the Tampa Bay Watershed, NOW AVAILABLE!! 10/29/2009 Time change serves as a reminder to check your irrigation timer and system 10/29/2009 Announcing the Launch of the Water Quality Contour Mapping Tool 10/14/2009 Smart Growth Guide for Coastal and Waterfront Communities Released 9/28/2009 The United Nations Environment Programme Releases Climate Change Science Compendium 2009 9/28/2009 Simplified State Lands Web Site is "One Stop Shop" to Understanding Florida's State Lands Program 9/24/2009 Cross Bayou Canal & Joe's Creek Cleanup - October 3rd! 9/21/2009 Mini-Grant Applications Due October 1 9/21/2009 Estuary Academy Registration Open! 9/21/2009 2009 Partner's Meeting A Success 9/15/2009 Programming Team Adds New Water Quality and Water Levels Levels Tool! 8/24/2009 Mercury found in all fish caught in U.S.-tested streams 8/24/2009 Participate in World Water Monitoring Day! 8/17/2009 The Summer 2009 issue of Bay Soundings is available! 8/6/2009 New Law Allows Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Despite HOAs 7/20/2009 Shoreline fishing license requirement starts Aug. 1 7/20/2009 TBEP To Conduct Grant-Writing Workshop 7/20/2009 10th ANNUAL LAKES APPRECIATION MONTH POSTER CONTEST 7/6/2009 Water District Chiefs Are Getting Unwanted Power 7/6/2009 A clash of dolphins and anglers 6/28/2009 Protecting Our Water - FDEP's New Website 6/24/2009 FWC appoints Nick Wiley as executive director 6/22/2009 Florida Center's Annual Retreat 6/8/2009 Hatching a plan for tomorrow's game fish 5/8/2009 Online tools helps residents pledge to conserve water 4/7/2009 The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association Call for Presentations 4/7/2009 Living Shorelines Workshop 3/26/2009 Drought challenges 3/26/2009 Wildlife commission staff proposes ban on wild turtle harvest 3/18/2009 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Now Accepting Nominations for 2009 Gulf Guardians! 3/18/2009 Ahora aceptando nominaciones para el Premio 2009 de Guardianes del Golfo 3/18/2009 2007 Land Use/Land Cover Data Now Available 3/17/2009 Registration Open for Master Naturalist -Training/Coastal Module 2/19/2009 Registration Open for Master Naturalist Training/Coastal Module 2/19/2009 Winter 2009 Bay Soundings is now Available 2/13/2009 Loggerhead turtles may just fade away 2/13/2009 2008 Aerial Imagery Now Available 2/13/2009 Water Management District introduces new color-coded map to identify water shortage levels 2/9/2009 New Google Earth 5.0 Takes You 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 2/3/2009 The Florida Center is Pleased To Release a New Climate Change Component 2/3/2009 FWC RECORDS HIGH COUNTS DURING STATEWIDE MANATEE SURVEY 1/30/2009 E-mail list shares news about our environment 1/30/2009 UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences New Summary of TMDL Progress 1/28/2009 Website offline from 6:00 PM Friday, Jan 9th until 6:00 AM Saturday, Jan 10th 1/9/2009 2008 WaterAtlas Partners Meeting Video Now On-Line! 10/1/2008 Watering limits to continue 10/1/2008 Boaters warned to be careful over holiday 8/20/2008 Sarasota's red seaweed doesn't kill fish, just fun 1/7/2008 Boaters warned to be careful over holiday 10/29/2007 Wares Creek group honored 9/12/2007 EPA, Army Corps Issue Joint Guidance to Sustain Wetlands Protection under Supreme Court Decision 9/12/2007 Wares Creek group honored 9/12/2007 EPA, Army Corps Issue Joint Guidance to Sustain Wetlands Protection under Supreme Court Decision 9/12/2007 Lakes Awareness Month and Outreach Materials 7/24/2007 Lakes Awareness Month and Outreach Materials 7/24/2007 Ecological Impacts from the Interactions of Climate Change, Land Use Change and Invasive Species 5/29/2007 Ecological Impacts from the Interactions of Climate Change, Land Use Change and Invasive Species 5/29/2007 EPA's 2007 Report on the Environment: Science Report (SAB Review Draft) 5/14/2007 EPA's 2007 Report on the Environment: Science Report (SAB Review Draft) 5/14/2007 Near Average Rainfall in April Fails to Restore Water Levels 5/9/2007 Near Average Rainfall in April Fails to Restore Water Levels 5/9/2007 Central Florida Coordination Area Action Plan 1/25/2007 USGS News Release: First Annual Streamflow Summary Available 1/16/2007 EPA Issues Final Rule on Aquatic Pesticide Applications 11/28/2006 EPA Issues Final Rule on Aquatic Pesticide Applications 11/28/2006