Senate passes water bill authorizing southern reservoir, Congressman Mast says

From WPTV: “The U.S. Senate has approved legislation that authorizes a planned EAA Reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, according to Congressman Brian Mast. He now says it will be sent to President Trump to sign into law … Click here to read more

Hurricane Michael could rile South Florida red tide

From WPBF:  “With red tide still present off of South Florida beaches, there’s new concerns about the possibility it could grow again, creating high concentrations of the toxins. … Click here to read more

Erin Brockovich talks toxic slime and cancer in Stuart: ‘Florida has a lot of water issues’

From The Miami Herald: “On Sunday, Brockovich traveled to Stuart in Martin County to talk to a crowd in Flagler Park about harmful algae blooms in the St. Lucie River … Click here to read more

Red Tide FAQs : Residents and visitors with respiratory issues should avoid Martin beaches

As red tide blooms approach coastal areas, breaking waves can cause their toxins to become mixed with airborne sea spray. People in coastal areas can experience varying degrees of eye, nose, and throat irritation … Click here to read more

Advisory issued for Hobe Sound and Bathtub Beaches

Beach goers are reporting respiratory issues consistent with Red Tide, which may be present. … Click here to read more

October 2: Stuart Police Department celebrates National Night Out Event

Join The Stuart Police Department  on October 2nd from 5-7 pm at the Guy Davis Soccer Fields to celebrate the City’s First Responders during this year’s National Night Out Event. The event is open to everyone and free of charge. … Click here to read more

Jupiter Islander Tiger Woods seals victory with ‘love you’ and kiss for girlfriend

From The New York Post: “Tiger Woods’ victory lap included a sweet embrace with girlfriend Erica Herman. After capturing the Tour Championship title on Sunday, his first win in five years, the golfer celebrated the momentous occasion with a kiss with his lady love … Click here to read more

Maggy Reno Hurchalla on cyanobacteria health risks: Be afraid and be careful

From Maggy Reno Hurchalla, a 20-year Martin County Commissioner, an active member of numerous Governor Commissions on the Everglades, water and planning, a lifelong advocate for wetlands preservation, and a winner of national, state and local environmental and conservation awards: “State agencies are not giving us adequate warnings about the health risks of cyanobacteria exposure. … Click here to read more

Think the algae is just in the water? Think again…

” Can cyanobacteria and toxins spread through air? Surface water with harmful algal blooms (HABs, notably cyanobacteria) and their organic compounds may also affect the surrounding air … Click here to read more

Centers for Disease Control Animal Safety Alert: When in doubt, stay out of blue-green algae

“Do not let your pets or livestock graze near, drink, or swim in water where you see cyanobacteria blooms, foam, or scum on the surface. If your animal gets in water with a bloom, immediately wash it off with clean water. Do not let the animal lick cyanobacteria off of its fur. … Click here to read more

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