Save the date: Jan 11-14, 33rd Annual Everglades Coalition Conference to be held in Stuart

“The conference is attended by decision-makers from federal, state, local and tribal governments, agency representatives, stakeholders and a vast array of public and private interests including scientists, educators, contractors, conservationists, the media, students and the general public. … Click here to read more

Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida: December 2017 update

Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida (CARE) continues to actively pursue all appropriate legal, political and public communication channels to stop the ill-conceived All Aboard Florida (AAF)/Brightline rail project … Click here to read more

Corps continues to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

For the second time in the past two weeks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee. Starting Friday (Dec. 1), the target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be reduced to 1,800 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. … Click here to read more

FL DEP invests more than $90M in water quality improvement projects

From WaterWorld: “The Caulkins Water Farm project was funded in part by a total of $1.5 million in Environmental Protection Agency’s Section 319 nonpoint source pollution grants to the South Florida Water Management District for the original pilot project, which turned former citrus groves into a reservoir … Click here to read more

MC Commission’s annual reorganization Tuesday: New chair, vice chair should be designated

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “The Martin County Commission will hold its annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday, at which a new chair and vice chair should be designated and various committee appointments will be made.  A schedule of meetings for 2018 and revised rules of procedure will be adopted. … Click here to read more

Tickets available now: Caring Fields Felines presents Merry Meows fundraiser, December 3

From Caring Fields Felines: “The MERRY MEOWS GALA is coming up Sunday December 3 from 4-8PM. Tickets are $65 in advance, $75 at the door. ​Please come and bring your friends! Everyone is welcome. … Click here to read more

Mark your calendar: Martin County meetings scheduled for December

The following meetings are scheduled to be held at the Martin County Administrative Center, 2401 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, Florida and other locations as indicated for December 2017.  Matters affecting your personal and property rights may be heard and acted upon.  All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard.  Written comments may be sent … Click here to read more

November 22, 1963, Martin County: Looking back at JFK’s assassination

“A historical vignette by Martin County preservationists and historians, Alice and Greg Luckhardt: Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, began as a normal day in Martin County, the end of the work week for most, with pleasant weather conditions, winds around 10-15 mph and temperatures ranging from a low of about 72 to a high around 80. The primary elections for the city of Stuart … Click here to read more

Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to reduce the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee for the first time since releases were initiated following Hurricane Irma. The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be reduced to 2,800 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. … Click here to read more

Did Florida host the first Thanksgiving?

From The History Channel: “More than a half-century before the Pilgrims broke bread with the Wampanoags, Spanish colonists landing in St. Augustine, Florida, feasted with indigenous Timucua tribesmen in what some historians contend was America’s first Thanksgiving … Click here to read more

County settles Lake Point lawsuit; gains over 400 acres adjacent to C-44/Okeechobee Waterway

“The Martin County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved a legal settlement with the owners of Lake Point today, coming after the South Florida Water Management District’s settlement with Lake Point in August … Click here to read more