lake okeechobee

The declaration covers St. Lucie, Martin and Lee Counties.  You can read the declaration HERE.  The questionnaire from the Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity is HERE.

Blue-Green Algae Found in Lake Okeechobee

Apr 29, 2015

Toxic algae has been confirmed in Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie Canal near Port Mayaca. Water releases could resume later this week.

You can read the study, compiled by Florida Realtors and the Everglades Foundation by clicking here.

Voters Consider Water Issues

Oct 2, 2014

For decades, coastal residents to the east and west of Lake Okeechobee have battled ecological damage caused by an influx of fresh water released from the lake.  The releases safeguard the dike which encircles the lake. As Jill Roberts reports, many voters who live along the Indian River Lagoon on Florida’s east coast will have water issues on their mind as they cast their ballots this election season.

Jill Roberts talks with Marin County Commissioner Doug Smith about congressional hearings held in Washington D.C..

Lagoon protest follow-up

Aug 14, 2013

We check in with Clint Starling who organized the protest to see how it went.