Making Good on the Promise of the Florida Wildlife Corridor

Florida Wildlife Corridor

The Florida Wildlife Corridor Act, passed in 2021, represents a rare instance of bipartisanship. Spanning from the Panhandle to the Everglades, it conserves millions of acres, supporting nearly 2,000 species. Recent studies highlight its role in flood prevention, wildfire risk reduction, and climate resilience.

Court Cases, Federal Definitions Create Continued WOTUS Confusion

WOTUS Confusion

The definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) has been a contentious issue for over two decades, with each White House attempting to redefine it. The 2023 Rule faced legal challenges, leading to a patchwork of regulations across states. The Supreme Court’s decision in Sackett v. EPA and the recent White v. EPA case further complicate the situation, raising fundamental questions about federalism and state authority over water resources.

EPA Creates New PFAS Drinking Water Regulation


Discover the latest updates on drinking water regulation for PFAS contaminants in the Florida Notes section. With the EPA setting new Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for PFAS compounds, public water systems face stringent monitoring and compliance requirements. Delve into the implications of these regulations for Florida’s environmental management and public health initiatives.

What Do PFAS Regulations Mean for Florida?

Delve into the complexities of PFAS regulations and their implications for drinking water safety. Discover how the EPA’s final NPDWR for PFAS sets Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for PFOA, PFOS, and other PFAS compounds, and learn about the challenges and strategies involved in compliance for public water systems.

Non-Profits, State Partner to Build Florida Wildlife Corridor

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Explore The Nature Conservancy’s pivotal role in safeguarding the Florida Wildlife Corridor, ensuring habitat connectivity and resilience for native species amidst climate change. Through strategic partnerships and conservation initiatives, TNC in Florida is preserving critical ecosystems like the Lake Wales Ridge and Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve, securing a sustainable future for Florida’s biodiversity.

Recycling Right Means Some Things Belong in the Garbage

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Navigating recycling can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn the basics of recycling right, from understanding what materials are accepted in your local program to identifying common recyclable plastics like PET and HDPE. With simple tips on sorting and avoiding contamination, you’ll be on your way to becoming a recycling pro in no time. Let’s Recycle Right!

Farmers, District Team Up on Land Stewardship

Land Stewardship

Discover how the Suwannee River Water Management District in North Florida prioritizes land stewardship while balancing agricultural and environmental needs. Through innovative practices and strategic initiatives, they strive to protect water resources and preserve the region’s natural ecosystems. Learn more about their commitment to sustainable land management and conservation efforts.

Orange County Unveils the Largest Floating Solar Array in Southeast U.S.

Floating Solar Array

Orange County pioneers sustainable energy with the Southeast’s largest floating solar array. Mayor Jerry Demings emphasizes the county’s dedication to sustainability, while Chief Sustainability Officer Carrie Black highlights the environmental benefits. Explore how this innovative project propels Orange County towards its clean energy goals.

DeSantis Signs Gaming Revenue Legislation

gaming revenue

On April 4, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law allocating $750 million from gaming revenue to environmental projects. The legislation funds initiatives like the Florida wildlife corridor, invasive species removal, and resilience against flooding and sea level rise.

Florida, Gulf States Differ on Wind Energy

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In 2023, global wind power capacity surged by 50 percent, yet states like Florida are restricting offshore wind energy. Florida’s new bill makes offshore wind installations illegal, contrasting with Texas and Louisiana’s ambitious wind energy projects. Explore how these states’ policies shape the future of renewable energy in the Gulf region.

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