SFWMD board member attacks Mark Perry

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Brandon Tucker, Martin County representative to the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board, has attacked Mark Perry of the Florida Oceanographic Society as a liar who doesn’t really understand how water management works in South Florida … Click here to read more

Martin, St. Lucie challenge of SFWMD permit for All Aboard Florida to be heard by Admin Law Judge

On Monday, Administrative Law Judge, Bram E. Canter advised Martin and St. Lucie counties that a hearing regarding the counties’ petition to challenge the issuance of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) environmental resource permit for the All Aboard Florida (AAF a.k.a Brightline) high-speed passenger rail project has been scheduled. … Click here to read more

BCC: Army Corps and SFWMD to address water issues

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “The US Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District will make presentations at Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting this week about local water issues, including the Lake Okeechobee discharge schedule that affects the level of pollution in our rivers … Click here to read more

South Florida Water Management District addresses state of emergency

“This week Gov. Scott and Martin County Commissioners declared a state of emergency because of blue ­green algal blooms in the lakes, rivers and canals of the Treasure Coast. The South Florida Water Management District is pursuing the following action … Click here to read more

SFWMD, Martin County partner to preserve lands, improve water quality for St. Lucie River

In a funding partnership with Martin County, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board approved the purchase of land that will help improve natural lands, water storage and water quality for the C-44 canal and South Fork of the St. Lucie River. This action places in public ownership approximately 1,840 acres of land in what is known as the Palmar Complex, located in the C-44 Basin. … Click here to read more

PBPost: Politics swamps water agency chief Melissa Meeker

From The Palm Beach Post’s Sally Swartz: “Many on the Treasure Coast hoped Ms. Meeker’s knowledge and political skills would help her change things for the better once she was in a place of power. Instead, she seemed to become entangled in the system.” … Click here to read more