Medical researchers’ outlook on toxic algae risks and precautions

From Bullsugar.org: “Don’t panic. Don’t swim in it. Don’t eat anything that does. Medical researchers who study cyanobacteria and its human health impacts delivered clear, candid advice to a live audience this week in Stuart. But that advice contradicted much of what the public is being told about Florida’s toxic algae blooms … Click here to read more

Sea lice reported along Florida beaches — everything you need to know

From ABC News: “A trip to the beach may leave you with an itchy rash as people are reporting cases of “sea lice” after a dip in Florida’s waters. Those affected experience an itchy, irritated rash — often with bumps and welts … Click here to read more

Elliott Museum ‘s unique automated storage system enables visitors to view vehicles close up

From The Journal.ClassicCars.com: “If you’d like to spend a day looking over cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and things Americana, like baseball, model trains and kites, we have a suggestion for you: Elliott Museum in Stuart. The museum has a feature like no other: One entire side of the building is taken up by a three-story automated conveyor system that houses more than 50 vehicles … Click here to read more

Godspeed Nat Reed

From Bullsugar: “We lost Nathaniel Reed this week, on the heels of losing Karl Wickstrom. Two legendary figures who changed our world and gave future generations the chance to experience American wilderness. They inspired and encouraged us to fight … Click here to read more

BREAKING: Nat Reed, environmental icon, dies at 84

From The Palm Beach Post: “Nathaniel Pryor Reed came from old money, but his love was the land. Part of the Reed dynasty of southern Martin County’s Hobe Sound and Jupiter Island, he hobnobbed with the Bushes and members of FDR’s cabinet … Click here to read more

Hate nasty political ads? Well, in Florida, your tax dollars fund them

From The Orlando Sentinel: “For the next four months, turning on your TV will be like a lot like beating yourself over the head with a frying pan. But here’s something even more annoying: You help pay for many of the ads. … Click here to read more

Corps to suspend flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will suspend water releases from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries effective Monday morning, July 9. … Click here to read more

Sen. Bill Nelson hears concerns on algae

From WPTV: “At a packed house at Stuart City Hall, many hammered the Senator on this issue. ‘Rashes, irritation,’ said Robert Lord Jr. at Martin Health System. ‘Getting worse all the time,’ said Mark Perry with Florida’s Oceanographic Society … Click here to read more

Jupiter Island Public Safety exercise a home invasion in Greg Norman’s house

From Greg Norman: “A privilege to let this great team from Jupiter Island Public Safety exercise a home invasion in my house before demolition next week. This crew does everything from active shooter, fire and fire rescue and paramedics … Click here to read more

105 new Florida laws kick in on Sunday

From The Sun-Sentinel: “More than 100 bills that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law from the 2018 legislative session will take effect Sunday, including a new state budget that tops $88 billion. Among the measures slated to take effect Sunday: … Click here to read more

Florida Sportsman founder Karl Wickstrom, 82, advocate for recreational angling, dies in Stuart

From Sport Fishing: “’In his long history as a writer, editor and conservationist,’ said Mark D. Perry, Executive Director, Florida Oceanographic Society, ‘Karl Wickstrom was a champion for Florida’s waters through several campaigns. Karl fought for our northern estuaries to stop the destructive discharges … Click here to read more