Bullsugar weekly update: Now it’s up to congress… and you

“It’s official: Congress has the legislation needed to cut off the flow of nutrient pollution and toxic blooms to our coasts. With your help, it can become law. Here’s what you need to know: What the legislation is and does: Called the Stop Harmful Discharges Act, HR 6700 … Click here to read more

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast hopes new legislation will stop Lake Okeechobee discharges

From WPTV: “Speaking in Stuart Tuesday Congressman Brian Mast said he will introduce new legislation to address the algae issues on the Treasure Coast. It’s called the Stop Harmful Discharges Act … Click here to read more

Namaste: ‘Hurchalla is a real living American hero’

From The Shakti Journal: “Maggy Hurchalla is a real living American hero. Her quest to protect the environment started with her intention to save the Florida wetlands in the 70’s … for over 45 years she has been a pioneer of preservation for the treasure coast of Florida. Hurchalla went on to serve 5 terms as Martin County Commissioner, spanning 20 years time. She is well loved by the people … Click here to read more

Suspect in occupied home burglary may be responsible for multiple burglaries in our area

From MCSO: “The suspect who broke into an occupied home Saturday morning has been identified as 35-year old Moises Sanchez. Following a Code Red Alert, residents began to call in and send external home surveillance videos, showing Sanchez at their doors. … Click here to read more

FL Department of Environmental Protection encourages residents to report algal blooms

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection collects and analyzes algal bloom samples. To report a bloom, call the toll-free hotline at 855-305-3903 or report online … Click here to read more

Toxicity levels of blue-green algae more than 50 times higher than what is considered hazardous

From WPTV:  “People living along the St. Lucie River are desperate for answers after a new report released by the Department of Environmental Protection shows toxicity levels of blue-green algae more than 50 times higher than what is considered hazardous. … Click here to read more

100% of precincts report Martin’s unofficial primary results, vote counts and percentages

MARTIN COUNTY, FLORIDA

August 28, 2018 Primary Election Unofficial … Click here to read more

Brightline invites Treasure Coast cities to select, request location for a possible train station

From WPTV: “Brightline could be just months away from preparing to expand its services north through the Treasure Coast and to Orlando, but is now offering a change in their plan that could make some opponents change their mind … Click here to read more

Primary Election, Tuesday August 28, 2018: Ballot, endorsements, recommendations

Primary Election, Tuesday August 28, 2018: Ballot, endorsements, recommendations … Click here to read more

ALERT: Jensen Beach, Stuart Beach and Bathtub Beach are closed to swimming due to algae

As of 2:30 p.m. Friday, August 24, Jensen Beach, Stuart Beach and Bathtub Beach are closed to swimming due to the presence of blue-green algae in the water. … Click here to read more

UPDATE: BCC kicks environmental cans down the road

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Commissioners Ciampi, Smith and Jenkins joined forces today to delay — if not kill — a request by Commissioner Sarah Heard to seek federal endangered species designations for wildlife in the Indian River Lagoon. Support for Doug Smith and Ed Ciampi’s opposition to Commissioner Heard’s request was provided by County Purchasing Manager Nicole Carey, wife of one of Commissioner Heard’s opponents in the District 4 Commission primary (Harold Markey) … Click here to read more