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Register now for June 11th TBEP Mini-Grant webinar and Q&A 5/17/2024 Caloosahatchee River discharges and the duration of red tide events 5/17/2024 Annual Update of Pinellas County Local Mitigation Strategy plan complete 5/14/2024 Pinellas County opens new self-serve sandbag site at Solid Waste Complex 5/14/2024 Florida's outdated urban drainage systems cause more flooding, but there' a natural solution 5/14/2024 2025 Bay Mini-Grant applications now being accepted 5/8/2024 Governor announces investments in Wildlife Corridor, red tide mitigation 4/29/2024 Register NOW for Saturday’s Cross Bayou/Joe’s Creek Cleanup 4/29/2024 PFAS Regulation Update: Tampa Bay Water Addresses EPA’s New Standards 4/29/2024 First-of-its-kind study shows Florida Wildlife Corridor eases worst impacts of climate change 4/19/2024 Switch to green wastewater infrastructure could reduce emissions and provide huge savings, new resea 4/16/2024 UF/IFAS launches landscape water use survey 4/16/2024 U.S. District judge nails down decision in wetlands case 4/15/2024 Pinellas County is starting an oyster shell recycling program 4/11/2024 Pinellas County recognized by FEMA administrator for flood rating 4/11/2024 Florida Legislature lets local governments make their own fertilizer rules, bans again 4/4/2024 Pinellas County to celebrate Lakes & Ponds Education Day and Arbor Day on April 13th 4/3/2024 Cost of watering lawns in Florida? Not so bad compared to other states 4/3/2024 Finding ways to anchor dunes, Naples Botanical Garden looks at how different plants grow and survive 4/3/2024 Judge: PACE home resilience loans must be included on tax rolls statewide 4/3/2024 U.S. losing valuable wetlands at alarming rate 4/1/2024 Here’s a look at Tampa Bay’s reclaimed water, and the future of reuse 3/29/2024 Lake Okeechobee water is heading to Florida’s coasts. What that means for red tide. 3/28/2024 A small leak is contained at the Piney Point phosphate plant 3/25/2024 St. Pete City Council gives green light for flood relief in Shore Acres 3/22/2024 FDEP invites public input on new water quality credit program 3/21/2024 Free film screening recounts the Tampa Bay ‘water wars’ of the 1990s 3/15/2024 Pinellas County Utilities to host free Water Conservation Expo March 16 3/13/2024 State seeks to speed up decision in wetlands permitting case 3/13/2024 Florida Waters Stewardship to be offered in fully online version 3/12/2024 Environmental groups oppose a stay in the fight over wetlands permitting in Florida 3/11/2024 Seagrasses in the Gulf of Mexico could be overgrazed by migrating herbivores due to warming waters 3/11/2024 SWFWMD launches “Water 101” campaign 3/8/2024 Residents in low-lying Pinellas mobile home park told to elevate houses or leave 3/8/2024 Spring break beachgoers should know about the dangers of rip currents 3/8/2024 Tampa Bay Water asks residents to curb water use by 5% during dry spring months 3/8/2024 TBEP releases “State of the Bay” report 3/8/2024 Registration now open for 2024 Lakes & Ponds Education Day 3/1/2024 The Atlantic is hotter, earlier. That’s a bad sign for hurricane season, Florida corals 3/1/2024 NOAA rolls out new tool to predict river levels 2/29/2024 Florida DEP seeks stay on judicial ruling that removes its authority over wetland permits 2/29/2024 SWFWMD extends watering restrictions for Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties 2/29/2024 Climate change is throwing the water cycle into chaos across the U.S. 2/29/2024 Univ. Miami developing artificial reef modules to reduce coastal flooding 2/29/2024 UF Study: About half of Floridians not aware of local water restrictions 2/29/2024 Photographer: Inland development is destroying Florida’s coastal freshwater wetlands 2/23/2024 USF’s ‘Flood Hub’ is helping the state look into resiliency needs 2/21/2024 Judge rejects handing over wetland permitting duties to the State of Florida 2/19/2024 Report: Florida received D– in coastal management and sea level rise preparations 2/15/2024 Crucial system of ocean currents is heading for a collapse due to climate change 2/12/2024 City of St. Petersburg to hold Resilience Listening Session on February 13th 2/12/2024 Tampa Bay Water: More conservation is needed as spring dry-season approaches 2/7/2024 New NASA mission could help Lake Okeechobee, red tide in Florida 2/7/2024 UCF researchers estimate cost to tourism of 2018 red tide at $2.7 billion 1/30/2024 Study: White House rule dramatically deregulates wetlands, streams and drinking water 1/26/2024 Flooding, groundwater rise can have impact on septic systems 1/25/2024 Saltwater intrusion, an emerging water quality issue below our feet 1/25/2024 UF/IFAS: Timing of fertilizer ordinances impacts water quality 1/24/2024 Tampa Bay Water funds three community programs to protect drinking water sources 1/24/2024 A controversial report says there is not enough evidence proving fertilizer bans help water quality 1/24/2024 City of Treasure Island considering plan to elevate land to protect it from rising sea levels 1/23/2024 TBEP soliciting proposals for Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund (TBERF) projects 1/17/2024 Pinellas County Utilities implements reclaimed water grace period 1/17/2024 Property access battle slows down beach renourishment in Pinellas County 1/16/2024 Thousands of Florida homes flood repeatedly. You’re not allowed to know which ones. 1/16/2024 New UF report says it’s unclear if fertilizer bans stop pollution. Not everyone agrees. 1/12/2024 Despite recent showers, Tampa Bay region remains in rainfall deficit 1/5/2024 Applications now being accepted for Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund Grant Program 1/4/2024 Registration open for Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Summit 1/2/2024 Fertilizer legislation likely to be included in 2024 Florida Legislative session 1/2/2024 A quest to get an amendment guaranteeing a right to clean water pushed back 1/2/2024 New study identifies Florida’s potential invasive species threats 12/19/2023 Weekend storm causes ‘significant damage’ at Pinellas beaches 12/19/2023 City of St. Petersburg coastal flooding update (Sun., Dec. 17) 12/18/2023 USF scientists lead a grant to better forecast sargassum blooms for coastal communities 12/18/2023 Drought vs deluge: Rainfall totals either too little or too much on each of Florida’s coasts 12/11/2023 Gulfport’s rain gardens reduce contaminated stormwater 12/8/2023 Project to pinpoint sewage sources in Old Tampa Bay 12/6/2023 Pinellas County asks people to stay off sand dunes during Emergency Beach Erosion Control Project 12/5/2023 MarineQuest School Daze registration opens Dec. 6th 12/5/2023 EPA proposes revising certain water quality standards for Florida’s waters 12/5/2023 Florida discontinues manatee winter feeding program after seagrass conditions improve 12/5/2023 Applications accepted through Feb. 1st for Oceanography Camp for Girls 12/4/2023 Timetable to replace lead water pipes could be accelerated 12/1/2023 Gulf Stream weakening now 99% certain, and ramifications will be global 12/1/2023 USF survey finds that many homeowners don't realize they're unprotected from flooding risks 11/30/2023 Sea turtle nests break records on US beaches, but global warming threatens their survival 11/27/2023 What does an El Niño winter mean for Florida red tide? 11/27/2023 TBRPC secures $1M EPA grant to launch Clean Air Tampa Bay Climate Action Program 11/27/2023 Many Floridians with private wells don’t know how to take care of them 11/27/2023 Hurricane Idalia washed sea turtle nests in Pinellas away, but the season was a success 11/27/2023 Go slow, look out below when on the water this Manatee Awareness Month 11/16/2023 SWFWMD declares Modified Phase I Water Shortage, limits some counties to once a week irrigation 11/14/2023 One stack capped, three to go after $75 million spent following Piney Point disaster 11/13/2023 Keeping Florida coastlines and oceans a key part of the economy is threatened by climate change 11/13/2023 Tampa Bay Water issues plea for conservation, citing drought, Stage 1 water shortage 11/6/2023 Pinellas County’s focus on green infrastructure to increase sustainability and resilience 11/2/2023 Seagrass die-off could impact how you enjoy Old Tampa Bay 10/31/2023 Parts of Indian Rocks Beach will close for beach renourishment 10/31/2023 Marine heat waves are becoming more severe, scientists said at a recent Gulf of Mexico meeting 10/31/2023 Vacancies announced on the Pinellas Park Water Management District Board 10/31/2023 Seasonal reclaimed water restrictions in effect in Pinellas County through Nov. 30 10/27/2023 Florida scientists are mapping red tide fish kills to help regulate fishing afterward 10/24/2023 State multi-year plan sought for water-related projects 10/24/2023 New study projects sea level rise to drain Florida’s financial future 10/16/2023 Will Florida manatees be listed as an endangered species again? Feds to review data. 10/13/2023 Stage 1 water shortage calls for conservation measures 10/2/2023 Pinellas County opens new, improved Bay Pier at Fort De Soto Park 9/29/2023 SJRWMD, SWFWMD propose new groundwater model, solicit public comment 9/28/2023 Skyway Fishing Pier online educational course, certificate required beginning Oct. 1 9/27/2023 Native Florida plants could be part of the solution to state's flooding, water quality problems 9/26/2023 Florida looks to increase number of wetland mitigation banks, credits available to developers 9/20/2023 Treasure Island to close Sunset Beach for emergency dune restoration project 9/20/2023 Pinellas County to hold public meeting about Anchoring Limitation Areas 9/18/2023 Where is the water that was in Taylor Lake? 9/18/2023 Treasure Island to undergo emergency beach dune restoration following Hurricane Idalia 9/18/2023 Pinellas County is working on an emergency beach restoration project 9/15/2023 Biden administration restores the power of states and tribes to review projects to protect waterways 9/15/2023 Researchers: Coastal ecosystems will drown if world warms above 2°C 9/15/2023 A USF professor’s photos show Idalia’s devastating effects on Pinellas beaches 9/14/2023 Mote Marine Lab hosts workshop on red tide mitigation tools 9/14/2023 Tampa Bay Estuary Program solicits proposals for new, innovative ways to assess Old Tampa Bay 9/12/2023 Red tide sets manatee deaths along Florida’s west coast apart, experts say 9/12/2023 Beachfront property owners and Army Corps remain at impasse over beach renourishment 9/11/2023 “Decline of Seagrasses in Tampa Bay” Story Map released by TBRPC 9/11/2023 Hurricane Idalia caused widespread pollution in Florida’s waterways 9/11/2023 Flesh-eating bacteria lurk in post-hurricane floodwaters. Here’s how to stay safe. 9/11/2023 NASA scientists test new tool for tracking algal blooms 9/11/2023 Pinellas beach officials asking feds to jumpstart beach renourishment after Idalia 9/5/2023 Pinellas County Health Dept. RESCINDS precautionary swim advisory 9/2/2023 Eroded Pinellas County beaches further damaged by Hurricane Idalia 9/1/2023 St. Pete reclaimed water service temporarily unavailable due to Hurricane Idalia 9/1/2023 The EPA removes federal protections for most of the country’s wetlands 8/31/2023 What’s the connection between climate change and hurricanes? 8/31/2023 Tampa Bay Water invites residents to town hall on future water needs 8/31/2023 USACE Jacksonville to brief public on Pinellas County Shore Protection Project Sept. 8th 8/31/2023 Riviera Bay water quality update from the City of St. Petersburg 8/24/2023 Florida researchers are developing a new app in Pinellas County to determine localized climate risks 8/23/2023 Repairs are made to a wastewater breach near Weedon Island Preserve 8/23/2023 Tampa Bay region’s drinking water could come from familiar source 8/22/2023 City of St. Pete fast tracks pipe replacement plans after 10,000-gallon wastewater spill into Rivier 8/22/2023 UF study promotes reducing outdoor water usage 8/22/2023 Update on Riviera Bay wastewater spill from the City of St. Petersburg 8/22/2023 10,000 gallons of wastewater spills into Riviera Bay while crews fix sewer line 8/21/2023 Scientist: An ‘alarming level’ of PFAS compounds found in some Florida drinking water 8/21/2023 Register NOW for Aug. 23rd TBEP Bay Mini-Grant webinar! 8/18/2023 A Florida journalist reflects on his reporting of seagrass losses in estuaries across the state 8/17/2023 A new study aims to pinpoint pollution feeding algae blooms in Tampa Bay 8/16/2023 Gulf of Mexico hit highest sea surface temperature in recorded history 8/16/2023 SWFWMD to hold virtual public workshop on ranking Minimum Flows and Levels for water bodies 8/16/2023 Could a slowing Gulf Stream bring Florida more flooding? UMiami study will find out 8/14/2023 Registration is now open for Nov. 4th Tampa Bay Debris Derby 8/9/2023 Climate change giving extra fuel to storms during hurricane season 8/7/2023 Port Tampa Bay seeks to widen its shipping channels at a cost of $1.11 billion 8/7/2023 3 Pinellas County beach renourishment projects on hold 8/7/2023 As water reuse expands, proponents battle the ‘yuck’ factor 8/7/2023 Tampa Bay Estuary Program now accepting applications for Bay Mini-Grants 8/4/2023 Northwest Florida WMD officials are testing new technology that turns algae into fertilizer 8/3/2023 FWC invites public input on burrowing owl conservation and permitting guidelines 8/3/2023 Toxic algae suspected cause of panther disease 8/2/2023 Florida schools can register now for FWC’s School Fishing Club program 8/2/2023 City of St. Petersburg to be Awarded $20.4M from Florida DEP for infrastructure improvements 8/1/2023 Study: Ocean currents vital for distributing heat could collapse by midcentury 7/31/2023 Mote Marine’s new laboratory will feature the Gulf of Mexico—but miles from saltwater 7/31/2023 What the Supreme Court’s Clean Water Act decision means for Tampa Bay 7/28/2023 Progress is made on closing the troubled Piney Point phosphate plant stacks 7/26/2023 Mosaic wants to test ‘radioactive road’ with 337 tons of phosphogypsum, records show 7/26/2023 How scientists are saving Florida’s endangered coral reefs from extreme heat 7/25/2023 USACE publishes draft Tampa Harbor Navigation Improvement Study for public review 7/25/2023 Scientists planting seagrass hope to slow down Florida’s alarming loss 7/25/2023 Rising saltwater is threatening marine ecosystems 7/24/2023 Great Bay Scallop Search scheduled for August 19th 7/24/2023 Tampa Bay Water teams up with Florida Botanical Gardens 7/21/2023 Fishing restrictions to protect pelicans are enacted at the Sunshine Skyway south fishing pier 7/21/2023 NOAA launches new hurricane forecast model as Atlantic season starts strong 7/20/2023 Ghost traps and a river of plastic: How our trash is slowly killing Tampa Bay 7/20/2023 EPA recommends water filters to purge most forever chemicals from Florida’s drinking water 7/20/2023 Extreme heat may show effects in Florida’s oceans, lakes, coral reefs 7/17/2023 Pinellas County earns improved Class 2 rating from National Flood Insurance Program 7/14/2023 Pinellas County places second in the state in manatee deaths 7/14/2023 USF welcomes its most technologically advanced ship into the Florida Institute of Oceanography 7/13/2023 FWC to meet July 19 and 20 in St. Petersburg 7/11/2023 FWC releases new red tide video on seafood safety 7/10/2023 Researchers tag two endangered smalltooth sawfish inside Tampa Bay 7/10/2023 Jungle Terrace volunteers are making a difference 7/7/2023 Anclote River dredging is just the beginning of fixes to Tarpon Springs waterway 7/6/2023 DEP Launches Water Quality Protection Grant Portal for Fiscal Year 2023-24 7/6/2023 How old oyster shells from restaurants are being used to clean Tampa Bay 7/6/2023 USGS estimates potential spread of invasive species carried by hurricane-induced flooding 7/3/2023 Top Florida Ports official seeks petition to protect whales tossed 7/3/2023 Florida DEP Launches the Resilient Florida Grant Application Portal 7/3/2023 Join the Reduce Your Use Tampa Bay Team for the Plastic-Free Ecochallenge 2023 6/28/2023 Retro-fit program offers conversion to turtle-friendly lighting 6/28/2023 Florida Department of Health issues statewide Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Advisory 6/27/2023 Pinellas County launches new Resilient Pinellas Action Plan 6/22/2023 DeSantis to pause bans on fertilizer. Advocates worry it’ll worsen water woes 6/20/2023 SWFWMD to hold virtual public meeting on Tampa Bay SWIM plan 6/16/2023 Local clean water advocates want bed tax money to fund water quality projects 6/15/2023 Pinellas County Dept. of Health issues Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Seminole Boat Ramp 6/14/2023 Hundreds of lakes and wetlands have rebounded since Tampa Bay Water was formed 25 years ago 6/14/2023 Do you know where your water comes from? 6/14/2023 Contamination from Piney Point spill detected as far away as Tarpon Springs 6/14/2023 TBRPC now accepting applications for FY2024 Stormwater Outreach & Education grants 6/14/2023 WUSF ”The Price of Plenty“ series focuses on phosphates in Florida 6/6/2023 Good news: The Sargassum belt has shrunk 6/6/2023 SCOTUS wetlands decision could spell more construction, major impact on Florida 6/5/2023 Tampa Bay gets EPA grant money to help environment 6/1/2023 How the Supreme Court’s wetlands ruling could impact pollution, flooding 5/31/2023 A perfect ‘pathogen’ storm: Vibrio bacteria, Sargassum and plastic marine debris 5/31/2023 SCOTUS sinks Clean Water Act protection for 51% of U.S. waters 5/26/2023 Legislature passes funding bills for two Tampa Bay Water projects 5/26/2023 Water management districts want visitors to enjoy Florida’s springs and rivers responsibly 5/26/2023 Pinellas County fertilizer restrictions begin June 1st 5/26/2023 Pinellas County Health Dept. lifts Health Alert at Lake Seminole boat ramp 5/26/2023 How big an area was impacted by Piney Point? 5/26/2023 Red tide appears to be gone from area beaches 5/25/2023 St. Pete is ‘banking’ on seagrass efforts 5/24/2023 Red tide? Seaweed blob? Nope, scientists are watching a different algae 5/24/2023 Sign up now for the 2023 Florida Waters Stewardship Program 5/23/2023 Blue-Green algae discolors water at Pinellas beaches 5/22/2023 Tampa Bay fertilizer bans go into effect June 1st 5/22/2023 Bathroom to Bay: How old toilets are being transformed into a sea life habitat in Tampa Bay 5/17/2023 Florida environment groups, businesses urge DeSantis to veto ‘attack’ on fertilizer bans 5/17/2023 TBRPC now accepting applications for FY24 Stormwater Education Funding 5/15/2023 Half a million gallons of raw sewage spilled from a Clearwater treatment plant 5/11/2023 Tampa Bay leaders talk resiliency strategies as hurricane season approaches 5/9/2023 A Tampa-area resiliency summit explores ways for cities to deal with climate change 5/8/2023 As Pinellas hears another no on beach-erosion fix, what’s next? 5/8/2023 Lawmakers give green light to seagrass technology innovation bill 5/8/2023 Florida Legislature moves to block fertilizer bans 5/4/2023 St. Petersburg issues low pressure advisory on reclaimed water 5/3/2023 Drones offer more efficient way to survey vital oyster reefs 5/3/2023 University of Tampa researcher says algae in Tampa Bay could guide seagrass restoration 5/1/2023 Sea turtle nesting season starts May 1; Property owners urged to make sure lighting is ready 5/1/2023 South St. Pete youth become ‘Guardians of the Gulf’ with USF College of Marine Science 4/26/2023 Duke Energy contractor hits pipe, causing 45,000-gallon wastewater spill into Boca Ciega Bay 4/26/2023 DOH-Pinellas issues Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Seminole Boat Ramp 4/26/2023 Pinellas County to receive $2.2M NOAA grant to remove old tires from Tampa Bay 4/24/2023 Winter Haven resiliency efforts to be featured at May 3rd Resilient Florida Forum 4/24/2023 Tampa Bay area counties in extreme drought conditions 4/21/2023 Pinellas County Utilities implements additional water restrictions in North County 4/21/2023 A deep well injection could herald the end of spills from the Piney Point phosphate plant 4/20/2023 How will the Great Atlantic Sargassum Blob affect Florida’s west coast? 4/20/2023 U.S. House fails to override Biden’s veto of resolution to overturn EPA water rule 4/20/2023 Pinellas County water system maintenance to begin in May 4/17/2023 City of Largo sold contaminated fertilizer for months, records show 4/13/2023 Official says ‘hack’ of Oldsmar city water treatment plant in 2021 didn’t happen 4/13/2023 Red tide is increasing along Pinellas and southern Sarasota County beaches 4/13/2023 Manatee County begins wastewater transfer at Piney Point 4/12/2023 Wildfire threat grows as Florida drought gets steadily worse 4/7/2023 Florida has the most lead pipes in the U.S. and is getting $376 million for drinking water upgrades 4/6/2023 Human drugs are found in popular Florida fish, including in Tampa Bay 4/6/2023 Florida cities wary of bill that would cap transfers from municipal utilities to general revenue 4/3/2023 Piney Point 2 years later: How close is it to shutting down for good? 4/3/2023 Senate votes to roll back Biden administration clean water rule 4/3/2023 Pinellas county seasonal reclaimed water restrictions go into effect April 1 4/3/2023 Tampa Bay area upgraded to a severe drought 3/31/2023 UPDATE: Water protections removed from fertilizer bill 3/31/2023 City of St. Petersburg asks for public input on Stormwater Master Plan 3/30/2023 Red tide is back in Manatee and Sarasota counties 3/30/2023 Piney Point injection well ready 3/29/2023 Army Corps seeks public input for proposed dredging of Gulf Intracoastal Waterway 3/29/2023 Pinellas County invites public feedback on potential changes to stormwater manual 3/29/2023 Pinellas County Utilities offers private sewer lateral rebates 3/23/2023 Seagrass loss threatens environment on Florida Gulf Coast 3/22/2023 What is the answer to Florida’s red tide problem? Local experts say it won’t be cheap 3/20/2023 Pinellas County courts new ally in beach erosion battle: the White House 3/20/2023 FWC, DEP visit SW Florida to survey red tide conditions, ensure local needs are being met 3/20/2023 University of Central Florida uses 6-foot ‘test tubes’ to study red tide 3/16/2023 New plan aims to protect the Gulf of Mexico’s largest seagrass bed 3/16/2023 EPA to limit toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water 3/15/2023 Seaweed blob visible from space takes aim at Florida Gulf coast 3/13/2023 How red tide is impacting Pinellas beaches 3/13/2023 St. Petersburg water treatment facilities to host open houses 3/13/2023 Volunteers, sponsors sought for Cross Bayou/Joe’s Creek Cleanup 3/13/2023 Reef installation to fight algae and red tide 3/10/2023 Florida’s love-hate relationship with phosphorus 3/10/2023 Florida impacts kick federal beach renourishment policy back to panel 3/10/2023 Was Florida red tide made worse by Hurricane Ian? Here’s what we know 3/2/2023 Red tide is getting worse along the Gulf beaches 3/2/2023 Researchers looking into toxins that Blue-Green Algae release into the air 2/28/2023 Red tide is back in Pinellas County — and worse in Sarasota, Manatee 2/24/2023 Testing underway after sanitary sewer overflow in John’s Pass area 2/24/2023 Tampa Bay Water now accepting applications for Community Water-Wise Awards 2/21/2023 No debate anymore: Climate change makes extreme weather worse, federal scientists say 2/17/2023 Red tide is still being found at the mouth of Tampa Bay and Sarasota beaches 2/17/2023 Experts: reducing plastic use is the only way to cut down on microplastics in Tampa Bay area waters 2/17/2023 Seagrasses have been in decline in Tampa Bay for three years in a row. Here’s why 2/16/2023 Scientists working on compounds to combat red tide 2/15/2023 Webinar for Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund on February 15th 2/14/2023 Hillsborough and Pinellas counties net $28M for septic-to-sewer conversions 2/14/2023 Tampa Bay seagrass declines for the third consecutive mapping assessment 2/13/2023 Study: Gulf of Mexico has warmed at twice rate of global oceans 2/9/2023 Pinellas County 2023 Recycle Guide now available 1/27/2023 No red tide is reported along Pinellas beaches and Sarasota Bay for first time in months 1/27/2023 FWC conducts workshop to explore ways to help pelicans at Sunshine Skyway fishing pier 1/27/2023 St. Pete’s free Sprinkler System Checkup and Rain Sensor Installation Program returns 1/27/2023 New Watergoat installed at St. Pete Pier 1/26/2023 The next meeting of the Blue-Green Algae Task Force will be on Feb 1st 1/26/2023 In Tampa Bay, community members help local governments with environmental stewardship 1/24/2023 USF engineering-led team awarded $2.5M federal grant for coastal harmful algal bloom research 1/24/2023 Tampa Bay Water awards 5 local organizations Source Water Protection Mini-grants 1/24/2023 Recent cold fronts were good news for Tampa Bay’s red tide situation. At least for now. 1/19/2023 Tampa Bay Water approves ‘blue route&rsquo for southern pipeline segment 1/18/2023 Learn, collect, create! at two-part macroalgae workshop 1/17/2023 No debate anymore: Climate change makes extreme weather worse, federal scientists say 1/13/2023 Florida’s emergency chief seeks changes in disaster response 1/11/2023 Researchers look at ways to control Red Tide 1/10/2023 Key Florida lawmaker focuses on shifting from septic tanks to sewer systems 1/9/2023 Florida is fighting to feed starving manatees this winter 1/6/2023 New year, same goal: A debris-free Florida 1/6/2023 Plan to inject Piney Point waste underground to become reality in 2023 1/4/2023 Pinellas County Utilities offers rebates to homeowners for sewer pipe inspections, replacements 12/14/2022 After Ian and Nicole, experts warn of health risks from blue-green algae 12/14/2022 Pinellas health officials issue warning about Red Tide in the Gulf 12/12/2022 Respiratory problems from Red Tide possible at some Pinellas beaches, officials warn 12/9/2022 In Tampa Bay, boat propellers have killed seagrass. A new mapping project may help. 12/8/2022 Flesh-eating bacteria cases at a 15-year high in Florida 12/8/2022 EPA: Florida must change water quality standards to protect citizens’ health 12/6/2022 Some red tide detected near mouth of Tampa Bay 12/6/2022 Scientists from the U.S., Mexico, and Cuba met to start combating acidification in the Gulf of Mexic 12/6/2022 Tampa Council pushes off decision on what to do with wastewater 12/2/2022 Red tide has been found at Fort De Soto and Anna Maria Island 12/2/2022 FWC commissioners vote to deny captive breeding of diamondback terrapins 12/2/2022 Florida wildlife officials approve protections for endangered manatees 12/1/2022 Effects of ocean acidification on stone crabs subject of TBEP-funded research paper 11/30/2022 FWC now accepting applications for newly created Vessel Turn-In Program 11/29/2022 Expedition retraces a legendary explorer’s travels through the once-pristine Everglades 11/28/2022 How floating wetlands are helping to clean up urban waters 11/23/2022 Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council releases comprehensive climate change plan 11/23/2022 FWC Harmful Algal Bloom Grant Program funds three projects 11/22/2022 Sea turtle hatchlings were disoriented by artificial light during Pinellas' 2022 nesting season 11/22/2022 Petition urges USFWS to protect Florida manatees as endangered 11/22/2022 Red tide is drifting north and is now at the mouth of Tampa Bay 11/21/2022 Public invited to participate in review of Pinellas County All-Hazards Preparedness Guide 11/15/2022 Photos show contaminated water plaguing southwest Florida 11/15/2022 New website dedicated to tracking Piney Point’s progress now available 11/14/2022 State could fine Pinellas County Utilities $10,000 for 300,000-gallon raw sewage spill 11/14/2022 FWC reminds owners unable to salvage their storm-damaged vessels that waivers are still available 11/14/2022 Red tide conditions return to Southwest Florida 11/9/2022 SWFWMD recognizes 35th anniversary of SWIM program 10/31/2022 FWC assessing thousands of ‘displaced’ vessels in the wake of Ian 10/31/2022 SWFWMD: Check your irrigation timer when you ‘fall back’ to standard time 10/31/2022 Participatory scientists needed to help seagrass 10/27/2022 How Hurricane Ian swamped Florida rivers: Before-and-after photos show record floods 10/27/2022 Red tide algae is back in Southwest Florida waters. Here’s what experts predict 10/27/2022 Apply now for Florida Lake Management Society’s ‘Love Your Lake’ grants 10/26/2022 Update: FWC responds to red tide in Southwest Florida 10/24/2022 SWFWMD awards Splash! Grants to Pinellas and Pasco schools/teachers 10/24/2022 Researchers look into Hurricane Ian’s impact after reverse storm surge in Tampa Bay 10/20/2022 The Cross-Bay Ferry will once again shuttle passengers between Tampa and St. Petersburg 10/18/2022 FWC creates hotline to address thousands of vessels displaced by Hurricane Ian 10/17/2022 Gulf of Mexico rose 15 feet in southwest Florida during Ian 10/17/2022 SWFWMD sharply curtails funding for stormwater projects 10/17/2022 Hurricane Ian left millions of gallons of spilled wastewater, dirty runoff in its wake 10/17/2022 Shorelines model ordinance template released by TBRPC 10/13/2022 Could red tide become a problem after Hurricane Ian? 10/12/2022 Your questions answered about SWFWMD water control structures 10/11/2022 Dying seagrasses, algae blooms found in Tampa Bay could be lingering effects of Piney Point releases 10/10/2022 What we know (and don’t) about how climate change impacts hurricanes like Ian 10/10/2022 FWC reminds boaters: Use caution after Hurricane Ian 10/10/2022 Pollution from Florida’s phosphate mining industry a concern with Hurricane Ian 10/5/2022 Florida DOH to private well owners in flood areas: Use caution, get wells tested immediately 10/5/2022 Reclaimed water restrictions in effect until Nov. 30 10/4/2022 Ian could bring storm surge to Tampa Bay. Here’s what to know. 9/26/2022 Do you know the main hazards caused by hurricanes and tropical weather? 9/26/2022 Watch Pinellas County’s Sept. 26th hurricane briefing 9/26/2022 Researchers will study how to best support Florida mangrove and coral reef ecosystems 9/23/2022 Pinellas County water system maintenance to start Sept. 25 9/22/2022 St. Pete to host public meeting on Northeast Water Reclamation Facility Improvements Project 9/21/2022 Business owners happy to hear about plans to dredge John’s Pass 9/16/2022 Florida scientists will study how homeowners affect the water quality of stormwater ponds 9/13/2022 Report: Sea level rise will affect the property lines of Florida’s coastal counties 9/13/2022 Study shows fertilizer ordinances improve water quality (but timing matters) 9/8/2022 TBRPC awards $90,000 in Stormwater Outreach and Education Grants 9/8/2022 Human link to Red Tide highlights need for better water monitoring 9/6/2022 Oyster shells used to create more than two miles of reefs in Tampa Bay 9/6/2022 Red tide projections indicate no toxic blooms in the near future, but that could change 9/2/2022 Seagrass meadows in Tampa Bay see ‘significant’ decline over last four years 8/31/2022 USF study: Oyster reefs threatened by changes to Florida’s climate 8/30/2022 FWC releases new red tide video to educate visitors and residents 8/30/2022 Mote hosts workshop to guide implementation of mitigation tools for Florida red tide 8/26/2022 Health alert connected to blue-green algal toxins lifted from Maximo Park 8/24/2022 TBEP releases its 2022 State of the Bay Progress Report 8/22/2022 Sarasota researchers find evidence that airborne exposure to red tide could have neurological impact 8/22/2022 Pinellas County water system maintenance to start Sept. 25 8/22/2022 FIT Researchers: Biochar may help fight against harmful algal blooms 8/22/2022 Pinellas County updates local hazard mitigation strategy plan 8/18/2022 More river water tapped to meet Tampa Bay’s future thirst 8/16/2022 Rainwater from Piney Point released into Tampa Bay 8/16/2022 Can citizen scientists turn the tide against America’s toxic algal blooms? 8/15/2022 SWFWMD seeks public input on annual MFL prioritization 8/15/2022 Pinellas County incentivizes development through stormwater facilities 8/13/2022 Public input sought on Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Action Plan 8/11/2022 Tampa Bay Estuary Program now accepting 2022 Bay Mini-Grant applications 8/10/2022 Roundtable event invites public to help solve pressing issues in Florida’s waters 8/10/2022 Charlie Crist calls on Joe Biden to intervene in jeopardized beach renourishment project 8/10/2022 Resilient Ready initiatives take innovative approach to sea-level rise 8/9/2022 FSU researcher leads team to study conditions for plant survival in ocean desert 8/9/2022 NOAA and Saildrone launch seven hurricane-tracking surface drones 8/9/2022 Florida’s Blue-Green Algae Task Force meets after half-year hiatus 8/8/2022 Florida’s algae bloom response called too limited, too slow 8/5/2022 Study: Most rainwater on Earth contains PFAS exceeding safe levels 8/4/2022 NOAA High Tide forecast predicts an increase in coastal flooding 8/3/2022 Shining example: Tampa Bay’s water quality is declining after a half-century of gains 8/2/2022 Another research study implicates nutrient pollution in exacerbating red tides 8/1/2022 Millions of gallons of Piney Point stormwater will be released into Tampa Bay 7/28/2022 EPA Announces $132 Million for National Estuary Programs from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law 7/27/2022 New law requires the state to hit certain cleanup levels of toxic ‘forever chemicals’ 7/27/2022 Florida’s fertilizer use is affecting beach water quality 7/22/2022 You can help track Tampa Bay terrapins – with your phone 7/21/2022 Sign up now for the Great Bay Scallop Search 7/21/2022 FAU study assesses climate warming, water management impacts on West Florida's continental shelf 7/21/2022 Florida’s vanishing beaches: The fight against coastal erosion 7/19/2022 Brown patches along Gulf beaches are likely algae, scientist says 7/19/2022 Florida restaurants now facing stronger regulations for grease disposal 7/19/2022 How to clean up Tampa Bay and keep it that way 7/18/2022 New hurricane sirens ready to alert Pinellas County Coastline when it’s time to evacuate 7/18/2022 FWC approves derelict Vessel Turn-In Program 7/15/2022 UF research: Norms, not knowledge, drive irrigation habits 7/14/2022 TBEP now accepting 2022 Bay Mini-Grant applications 7/14/2022 Is more algae mucking up Tampa Bay? Scientists need to track it first 7/13/2022 DOH-Pinellas issues blue-green algae bloom alert for Maximo Park 7/11/2022 Splash! School Grants now open! 7/11/2022 Contaminated oysters found as far north as Tampa Bay could pose health risks 7/7/2022 Tampa Bay Water to conduct “Telephone Town Halls” to gather feedback on new projects 7/7/2022 Regional Planning Council reveals proposed solutions for Tampa Bay area flooding 7/6/2022 “Protecting Florida Together” water quality grants portal is now open 7/6/2022 Pinellas County announces updated Ready Pinellas emergency planning app 7/6/2022 New Piney Point discharges: Should we be concerned? 7/6/2022 New St. Pete Childs Park wastewater lift station is operational for rainy season 7/5/2022 New NOAA sea level rise guide will help Pinellas County make resiliency plans 7/5/2022 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Director: What a difference a year makes 7/5/2022 Florida Sea Grant, GCOOS and FWRI collaborate on new red tide messaging poster 6/30/2022 A new study looks at parks and natural areas to absorb impact of storm surge and flooding 6/27/2022 New law directs DEP to set up PFAS cleanup rules, as feds issue advisory 6/23/2022 Are humans making toxic algae blooms worse and more frequent? A new study aims to finds out 6/23/2022 At John’s Pass, where sand buildup poses danger, a dredging project is near 6/21/2022 EPA grants permit for Ocean Era aquaculture demonstration project off of Sarasota County 6/21/2022 Governor signs bill putting all soil and water board seats on the ballot days before qualifying 6/21/2022 NOAA proposes sites for fish farms in the Gulf of Mexico 6/9/2022 Lifeguards needed for Pinellas County beaches 6/6/2022 Symposium will showcase the Resilient Ready Tampa Bay Project 6/3/2022 Fish license-free two weekends in June 6/2/2022 USFWS agrees to update critical habitat for Florida manatees 6/2/2022 Rainy season fertilizer restrictions are now in effect in Pinellas County 6/2/2022 TBEP Policy Board supports federal legislation to re-list West Indian Manatee as endangered 6/1/2022 Online ‘Florida Friendly Angler’ course is now available 5/31/2022 Tampa Bay area student researchers return from studying the Gulf of Mexico’s health 5/27/2022 Gulf Coast commercial fishermen file lawsuit over new red grouper quotas 5/23/2022 Hustle and flow: USF studies how water moves in Tampa Bay 5/23/2022 Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council to offer flood planning webinar May 26th 5/19/2022 TBEP awards Gulfport rain garden Golden Mangrove Award 5/17/2022 Tampa Bay’s future water supply likely to be river to tap 5/17/2022 SWFWMD to hold peer review of wetland-based criteria for minimum wetland and lake levels 5/17/2022 United Nations offers free online freshwater water quality courses 5/16/2022 Snook and redfish remain catch-and-release only through August 5/16/2022 St. Pete invites public to open house at Northeast Water Reclamation Facility 5/16/2022 Parks & Conservation Resources Advisory Board vacancies announced 5/13/2022 What you need to know ahead of the seasonal fertilizer bans 5/11/2022 Water-related issues dominate Pinellas County’s 2022 federal legislative priorities 5/11/2022 St. Pete’s fertilizer ban starts June 1st 5/10/2022 Deadline approaching for Tampa Bay Community Water Wise Awards entry 5/9/2022 Pinellas County awarded $700,000 grant to continue vulnerability assessment efforts 5/6/2022 FDEP invites stakeholders to participate in public meeting on TMDL prioritization 5/6/2022 A new study shows the Piney Point spill likely made red tide worse 5/3/2022 Tarpon Springs’ Leepa Rattner Museum opens two exhibitions focused on water 5/3/2022 UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas launches Adopt-A-Drain pilot program 5/3/2022 Water managers in ever-growing Southwest Florida work to ensure the drinking water supply is safe 5/2/2022 Concerned by sea level rise, Tarpon Springs looks to fix area plagued by tidal flooding 4/28/2022 Experts: Tampa Bay can be a leader in flood mitigation strategies 4/28/2022 Fishermen and scientists probe phosphate's connection to Florida red tides 4/28/2022 Living shoreline near completion at St. Petersburg’s Lassing Park 4/26/2022 Report details climate change’s impact to Tampa Bay, says cost of doing nothing is dire 4/20/2022 Climate change fueled extreme rainfall during the record 2020 hurricane reason 4/20/2022 Sarasota researcher predicts 22 named storms, 5 major hurricanes in 2022 4/20/2022 Tampa Bay Watch protects area shorelines one project at a time 4/19/2022 Pinellas County water treatment method temporarily changing in May to improve quality 4/19/2022 Tampa Bay Partnership releases report offering a clear economic case for investing in resilience 4/18/2022 Green infrastructure helps cities with climate change. So why isn’t there more of it? 4/18/2022 St. Petersburg water facilities open to the public during open houses this May 4/13/2022 Registration now open for annual Lakes & Ponds Education Day 4/12/2022 What we know about Piney Point’s impact on Tampa Bay 4/11/2022 New study: Human activity intensifies red tide 4/11/2022 Belleair’s drinking water is below U.S. standards, but a fix is taking time 4/8/2022 Pinellas County Parks prepares black skimmer nesting area at Sand Key Park 4/8/2022 Tampa Bay leaders discuss resiliency at regional conference 4/7/2022 Business leaders make billion-dollar case to address climate change across the Tampa Bay area 4/6/2022 Heading for the water in St. Pete? Check before you go. 4/6/2022 Piney Point closure plan: Injection well could be pumping in 2022, facility capped by 2024 4/4/2022 Seasonal reclaimed water restrictions now in effect in Pinellas County until June 30 4/4/2022 TBRPC now accepting applications for FY2023 Stormwater Education funding 4/4/2022 Inside the effort to close Piney Point and keep Tampa Bay safe 4/1/2022 USF professor documents the stories of nature and people in an urban watershed 4/1/2022 State takes milestone step toward final closure of Piney Point Facility 3/31/2022 Federal judge puts environmentalists’ lawsuit against Piney Point on hold 3/29/2022 “Take Me to the Water” artists examine St. Pete’s Salt Creek 3/28/2022 Conservation advocates praise death of bill they say would have hurt seagrass – and manatees 3/28/2022 St. Petersburg’s “Mr. Lakes” lays out options to improve Historic Round Lake 3/28/2022 Study: Sea level rise may gentrify Florida’s inland regions 3/28/2022 Florida tops list for most polluted lakes in the U.S., study finds 3/24/2022 Study: Florida’s stormwater ponds are net sources of atmospheric carbon 3/15/2022 St. Petersburg’s Round Lake is nearly dry; Here’s why 3/15/2022 Budget conference: Northern Pinellas County secures $9.5 million for stormwater system improvements 3/14/2022 Irrigation rules change with arrival of Daylight Savings Time 3/14/2022 Bill limiting membership on Soil and Water Conservation District boards en route to Governor 3/11/2022 New water supply feasibility studies set for March 2022 completion 3/9/2022 New FWC diamondback terrapin conservation measures in effect 3/9/2022 Climate scientist: Florida ‘not acting fast enough’ Report: Time to act is closing 3/7/2022 Piney Point cleanup, closure might take three years or longer 3/7/2022 Re­nour­ishment project hits roadblock, 9 miles of Pinellas beaches in limbo 3/4/2022 Areas of drought are expanding across Florida 3/4/2022 Plan to close the troubled Piney Point phosphate plant is released 3/4/2022 Florida House approves creating climate change resiliency office 3/4/2022 Prescription drugs are contaminating Florida’s marine life, researchers find 3/1/2022 Pinellas County begins removing derelict boats from area waterways 2/28/2022 Report horseshoe crab sightings to FWC for science 2/28/2022 Pinellas County convenes Sustainability and Resiliency Advisory Committee 2/28/2022 Red tide study documents severity of blooms to identify risk levels during future outbreaks 2/28/2022 How bad is red tide? NOAA scientists create index to quantify it 2/23/2022 Report: Sea level rise to have worst impacts along Gulf of Mexico, East Coast 2/21/2022 City of St. Pete reprises &lsdquo;Sensible Sprinkling” program 2/17/2022 Reminder: Proposals for TBERF projects due by March 11th 2/14/2022 Pinellas County awarded more than $17 million for flood protection along Joe’s Creek 2/14/2022 Pinellas County awarded $28.6 million for environmental resilience projects 2/4/2022 Florida gets another $404 million for climate change prep 2/2/2022 SCOTUS agrees to review WOTUS 1/31/2022 Next Blue-Green Algae Task Force meeting will be Feb. 10th in Gainesville 1/31/2022 Volunteers collect over 2 tons of marine debris in Ghost Trap Rodeo 1/31/2022 Environmental activists: Red tide report from algae task force doesn’t go far enough 1/31/2022 Models show double the number of Tampa Bay area homes will flood during a storm like Eta in 2050 1/21/2022 Florida resiliency plan scrutinized for failure to address prevention, aid smaller communities 1/19/2022 Manatee County Commission looks for strategies to protect pelicans on Skyway Fishing Pier 1/12/2022 This legislative session, lawmakers to take up water quality, land conservation and seagrass 1/12/2022 Red tide alert: Bloom could impact weekend beach plans in Pinellas County 1/12/2022 Public meeting Feb. 1st to address odors at St. Pete’s Southwest Water Reclamation Facility 1/12/2022 Applications now being accepted for Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund projects 1/11/2022 Officials are monitoring ‘seepage’ at the Piney Point phosphate plant 1/10/2022 TBRPC launching new initiative, ‘Resilient Ready: Tampa Bay’ 1/3/2022 Evaporation is being used to get rid of Piney Point’s nutrient-rich water 1/3/2022 With goal of preventing future sewage spills, St. Pete crews begin work on new pipeline 1/3/2022 Updated annual demand forecast predicts need for more water 1/3/2022 Modifications at TECO’s Big Bend plant affect desal plant operations 1/3/2022 Florida scientists are finding new income sources for shellfish aquafarmers in case of shutdowns 1/3/2022 Five environmental stories that affected Tampa Bay in 2021 and what’s ahead in 2022 1/3/2022 Piney Point well drilling begins 12/17/2021 DEP launches new Green Stormwater Infrastructure website 12/15/2021 Florida scientists: Social media can track toxic algae 12/14/2021 USF launches mission to map vulnerable Tampa Bay/GOM coastal areas using ‘uncrewed’ ROV 12/14/2021 Tampa Bay Water to fund community programs to protect drinking water sources 12/14/2021 Safety Harbor, Oldsmar mayors unite to help bay 12/13/2021 Proposed Florida budget includes $35 million to fight red tide 12/13/2021 City of St. Petersburg to install living shoreline at Lassing Park 12/13/2021 The governor’s wish-list for resilience spending is big on flooding, not climate change 12/13/2021 USF launches coastal mapping mission with remote-controlled boat 12/10/2021 DeSantis wants $270M for Florida waterways; environmentalists say more is needed 12/10/2021 Florida algae task force wants to tap experts from U.S., China, other nations 12/9/2021 Governor announces $270 million toward sea level rise resilience 12/8/2021 Concerns abound about injecting Piney Point wastewater deep underground 12/7/2021 DeSantis wants a federal judge to dismiss a Piney Point lawsuit against the state 12/7/2021 Bill in legislature would require FDEP to adopt tech to curb algal blooms 12/1/2021 Florida moves closer to issuing a permit for deep well injection of Piney Point wastewater 11/30/2021 What do baby sharks do? New College and a Palmetto conservation group to find out 11/19/2021 UF/IFAS awarded $100K grant to boost shellfish aquaculture industry 11/18/2021 Red tide among DeSantis' environmental budget priorities 11/17/2021 Mayor Kriseman: Cost of St. Petersburg plan for preventing sewage spills could top $3B 11/16/2021 What Florida can expect from the infrastructure spending bill 11/16/2021 Are scientists contaminating their own samples with microfibers? 11/16/2021 New College of Florida wins grant to study Tampa Bay shark population 11/15/2021 Environmental groups lobby receiver on Piney Point deep well 11/15/2021 Pinellas beaches at risk of shrinking as renourishment project is delayed 11/8/2021 Mote Marine Lab shark researcher Eugenie Clark to be honored with postage stamp 11/8/2021 St. Pete is relaunching its Rainwater Rebate program 11/8/2021 Florida congressional lawmakers hold meeting on state’s water quality woes 11/5/2021 Red tide persists along Florida’s Gulf coast; here’s how you can help stop it 11/3/2021 Florida Congressional Delegation to convene on water quality challenges 11/1/2021 Check your irrigation timer when you ‘fall back’ to standard time 11/1/2021 Flood insurance rates are spiking for many, to account for climate risk 10/18/2021 FWC asks lawmakers for $7M to save Florida’s beloved manatees 10/18/2021 Here’s why red tide could continue to affect Gulf Coast beaches for months 10/14/2021 St. Pete Beach to receive $2 million from State of Florida for wastewater upgrades 10/13/2021 Dunedin asks residents to conserve water for restoration of water treatment plant 10/8/2021 Plans to dispose of Piney Point wastewater underground gain momentum 10/8/2021 FWC: Patchy bloom of red tide continues to persist along Florida Gulf Coast 10/8/2021 Manatee County officials say a Piney Point deep well injection is the least offensive option 10/8/2021 Pinellas County seeks input on first Sustainability and Resiliency Action Plan 10/5/2021 Seasonal reclaimed water restrictions in effect until Nov. 30 in Pinellas County 10/5/2021 Environmental Groups suing Manatee County over Piney Point wastewater injection 10/1/2021 Fire damages Dunedin water plant; Residents asked to conserve water 10/1/2021 Tampa Bay Red Tide Study focused on nutrients gets financial backing 10/1/2021 Red tide experts: latest bloom an example of longer-lasting, stronger blooms 10/1/2021 Red tide returning to Tampa Bay area beaches 9/28/2021 Pinellas County seeks input on first Sustainability and Resiliency Action Plan 9/28/2021 Pinellas earns improved Class 3 CRS rating from National Flood Insurance Program 9/27/2021 Concentration of microparticles in lakes reflect nearby human activity and land use 9/21/2021 Mobile wastewater treatment machine could be the answer in fighting red tide 9/21/2021 Red tide and algae blooms: Florida waters in crisis 9/21/2021 Public meeting scheduled for Oct. 6th on Manatee County Piney Point injection well permit 9/21/2021 City of St. Petersburg announces adjustments to utility rates 9/20/2021 Pinellas County Health Department issues blue-green algae alert for Eagle Lake Park 9/17/2021 Fighting red tide with nature: Could clams be the key to fighting red tide? 9/17/2021 Applications now being accepted for 2022 Tampa Bay Mini-Grants 9/10/2021 Tampa Bay loses 6,350 acres of seagrass over past two years 9/9/2021 Pinellas Sand Key beach renourishment project in peril 9/8/2021 ManaSota 88 asks Manatee County to withdraw deep well injection application 9/8/2021 There are ways to help protect manatees in SWFL 9/8/2021 DEP Secretary tours Piney Point, Vows its safety as summer rains threaten 9/2/2021 City of St. Petersburg seeking federal funding from HUD for two resiliency projects 9/2/2021 Court vacates NWPR, is still weighing WOTUS restoration 9/1/2021 Red Tide is still floating out there and could return. But when? 9/1/2021 Tampa Bay Water on liquid oxygen, shortages, and the pandemic 9/1/2021 Judge appoints third party receiver to oversee Piney Point closure 8/26/2021 Blue-Green Algae Task Force talks stormwater at virtual meeting 8/25/2021 Water quality concerns stir up citrus BMP and phosphorus questions 8/25/2021 New flood maps In Pinellas County could affect insurance rates 8/25/2021 Trash-Free Waters Program builds partnerships to curb marine waste 8/24/2021 Pinellas County Utilities issues precautionary boil water notice 8/24/2021 74,500 gallons of wastewater spill into Boca Ciega Bay 8/24/2021 Tampa Bay Water Source Water Protection Grant applications due Nov. 12th 8/23/2021 Florida says another Piney Point wastewater release is possible 8/20/2021 Study: Florida tourism industry lost out on more than $184 million after 2018 red tide outbreak 8/18/2021 Florida worried continued rainfall will cause Piney Point to overflow by the end of September 8/17/2021 Reclaimed water main break spills 605,102 gallons into St. Pete's Lake Maggiore 8/17/2021 SWFWMD to hold public workshop on ranking water bodies for MFL 8/16/2021 Blue-Green Algae Task Force to meet on August 23rd 8/16/2021 Here’s how climate change could make future red tide blooms worse 8/12/2021 Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco Extension Agents team up for virtual stormwater pond workshop 8/12/2021 City of St Petersburg offering sandbags to residents in advance of TS Fred 8/12/2021 Tampa Bay snook, redfish and spotted seatrout catch-and-release measures extended 8/11/2021 Red tide: 3.6 million pounds of marine debris removed from Pinellas County 8/11/2021 Florida coral reef restoration projects receive NOAA funding 8/9/2021 2 sea turtles impacted by red tide being treated at Clearwater Marine Aquarium 8/6/2021 Florida Department of Environmental Protection files lawsuit against Piney Point property owners 8/6/2021 Manatee County makes progress on underground injection well at Piney Point 8/6/2021 Red tide: How oyster beds naturally filter harmful nutrients, brevetoxins from Tampa Bay water 8/5/2021 Drones, money pitched To bolster Florida’s red tide efforts 8/5/2021 Mote Marine Lab opens first-of-its-kind red tide mitigation technologies testing facility 8/5/2021 Nikki Fried, Michele Rayner-Goolsby roll out clean water initiative 8/4/2021 Florida Ag Commissioner outlines new state Clean Water Initiative 8/3/2021 Experts: Keeping water nutrient-free key to red tide battle 7/29/2021 What is the proposed Florida Wetlands Protection ballot amendment? 7/29/2021 Here’s how you can improve local water quality during red tide 7/29/2021 Water issues plague the Tampa Bay region 7/29/2021 No, there isn’t ‘scientific consensus’ on red tide impact from Piney Point 7/27/2021 Estuary Program scientists blame Piney Point during red tide forum 7/23/2021 Clearwater Marine Aquarium plans manatee rehab center 7/22/2021 Red Tide may recede in Tampa Bay but worsen off Pinellas beaches 7/21/2021 Mote scientists use drones to study red tide 7/21/2021 Pinellas County Health Department advises against swimming in red tide waters 7/21/2021 New flood insurance rates maps going into effect in August 7/21/2021 State environmental officials tour Tampa Bay, pledge help in fighting Red Tide 7/21/2021 Researchers testing new strategy to battle red tide in Sarasota 7/19/2021 Waterkeepers hosting scientific forum on Harmful Algae Blooms 7/19/2021 Florida DEP launches ‘One Water Florida’ campaign promoting recycled water 7/19/2021 FWC issues Red Tide-related sportfish catch-and-release measures for Tampa Bay 7/19/2021 County activates reporting tool for Red Tide cleanup requests 7/19/2021 Registration open for 2021 Florida Waters Stewardship Program 7/15/2021 FWC and DEP host Red Tide roundtable 7/15/2021 Pinellas Red Tide Update 7/14: 676 tons of fish removed 7/15/2021 Tampa Bay Water Seeks Public Input on Potential South Hillsborough Wellfield 7/15/2021 ‘Sunny day’ high-tide flooding may soon affect much of Florida’s coast 7/15/2021 St. Pete’s sewer system held its own against Elsa 7/14/2021 Pinellas County increases red tide response, dead fish removal 7/14/2021 Expert: Elsa did not wash away red tide in Tampa Bay, could have made it worse 7/14/2021 No Red Tide relief in sight as dead fish overwhelm St. Petersburg 7/14/2021 NASA: Moon ‘wobble’ will cause dramatic increases in coastal flooding 7/14/2021 Pinellas DOH alerts public of red tide bloom along Pinellas coastal beaches 7/12/2021 Tierra Verde’s Grand Canal needs major dredging. Who will pay for it? 7/9/2021 Two sawfish tagged in Tampa Bay area! 7/9/2021 St. Pete crews collect more than 6 tons of dead fish as red tide continues 7/9/2021 Pinellas County, FWC resume monitoring Red Tide in local waters 7/9/2021 TBRPC receives Resilient Coastline Program grant 7/9/2021 Elsa adds 9 million gallons of stormwater to Piney Point pools 7/8/2021 Local experts: TS Elsa may or may not impact red tide 7/8/2021 Post-Elsa Piney Point update from Florida DEP 7/7/2021 FWC: Thousands of dead fish near Snell Island likely caused by red tide 7/6/2021 EPA revokes use of phosphate waste products in road beds 7/6/2021 Piney Point being prepared for gusty winds, rain from Tropical Storm Elsa 7/6/2021 Video of June 23rd Blue-Green Algae Task Force meeting available 7/2/2021 What’s in the water? Know before you jump in this 4th of July weekend 7/2/2021 Red Tide, stench of dead fish threatens St. Petersburg’s Fourth of July 7/2/2021 DEP launches online grant portal for FY2021-22; Deadline July 15th 7/1/2021 Conservation groups sue over Piney Point pollution 6/30/2021 FSU researchers find most nitrogen in Gulf of Mexico comes from coastal waters 6/30/2021 Rising sea levels, high tides will lead to more floods, researchers warn 6/28/2021 Tampa Bay Water considering new projects to bring new water to region 6/28/2021 Red Tide continues to move north, Pinellas officials say 6/25/2021 Blue-Green Algae Task Force meets for first time since November 6/24/2021 Fishing and aquaculture affected by Piney Point spill 6/24/2021 Want to be on Flip My Florida Yard? 6/23/2021 Piney Point not believed to be the cause of Red Tide in Pinellas 6/21/2021 Researchers working on new test to detect cyanobacteria in humans 6/21/2021 Surge in nitrogen has turned Sargassum into the world’s largest harmful algal bloom 6/21/2021 Saharan dust moves toward Florida, may fuel red tide 6/18/2021 County initiates Red Tide cleanup on beaches 6/17/2021 Proposed Florida constitutional amendment aims to give waterways legal rights 6/11/2021 More Red Tide detected as Pinellas issues health warning 6/11/2021 Tampa Bay algae blooms could be fed by Piney Point wastewater 6/11/2021 Red tide creeps into Pinellas County, impacting animals and humans 6/10/2021 Fertilizer ingredients contribute to SWFL’s algae crisis 6/10/2021 Florida officials no longer responsible for Piney Point maintenance after emergency order expiration 6/10/2021 Biden administration initiates legal action to repeal WOTUS 6/10/2021 Poll: Floridians want federal infrastructure plan to deal with climate change 6/9/2021 Piney Point update from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program (6/4) 6/7/2021 Tampa Bay shellfish farmers can resume harvesting at sunrise after Red Tide scare 6/7/2021 Hillsborough health officials send Red Tide warning for Tampa Bay 6/4/2021 Restoring urban streams benefits habitat, water quality 6/3/2021 ‘Water Wars’ end with victory for regional ecosystems 6/3/2021 State tightens rules for sewage sludge used as fertilizer but leaves a loophole in place 6/3/2021 Wastewater/Stormwater Partnership highlights progress 6/3/2021 Rainy season fertilizer restrictions begin June 1 6/1/2021 Hurricane season begins June 1st. Be flood-ready. 6/1/2021 Water restrictions in place across Tampa Bay as dry conditions persist 5/28/2021 UF research aims to help reduce nitrogen flow into Tampa Bay 5/27/2021 Pinellas County Utilities encouraging customers to follow watering restrictions 5/27/2021 Public feedback sought on Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Action Plan 5/27/2021 USF scientists announce initial findings from Piney Point research effort 5/24/2021 Clam Bayou has a new ‘Litter Gitter’ 5/19/2021 Water quality activists push state for toxin-measuring standards 5/18/2021 EPA website restores climate change data 5/17/2021 Snook, redfish, spotted seatrout harvest changes begin June 1st 5/14/2021 FWC developing rule for limited goliath grouper harvest 5/14/2021 St. Pete Fertilizer Ban Starts June 1st 5/14/2021 TBRPC now accepting grant applications for Stormwater Education Funding 5/14/2021 Tampa Bay Water invites public comment on proposed surface water expansion 5/14/2021 Governor signs sea-level rise bill into law 5/13/2021 FWC takes step toward opening goliath grouper fishery 5/13/2021 FGCU researcher: Masks can also protect us from Red Tide 5/12/2021 EPA announces additional $9.6 million for beach water monitoring, notifications 5/12/2021 Red Tide has now reached Hillsborough as blooms persist in southwest Florida 5/10/2021 FWC launches new statewide Fishing Pier Finder 5/6/2021 Governor announces $148M in local resilience funding 5/6/2021 Litter Gitters deployed in Bay Area waterways to remove trash 5/5/2021 RESTORE Council approves Florida funding 5/5/2021 Research shows long-term recovery possible for areas impacted by seagrass die-off 5/5/2021 2021 Wastewater/Stormwater Partnership Steering Committee Presentation May 27th 5/3/2021 Senate passes bipartisan $35B water infrastructure bill 5/3/2021 Water maintenance program to begin May 16 5/3/2021 2021 Barrier Islands Hurricane Preparedness Summit will be May 19th 4/30/2021 Get a preview of the 2021 Southwest Florida Climate Summit 4/28/2021 Declines in Tampa Bay seagrass observed in 2020 4/28/2021 Legislature agrees to budget $100M in federal relief for Piney Point 4/26/2021 Manatee County preservation of coastal habitat helps to mitigate climate change 4/26/2021 Guidelines for 2021 sea turtle nesting season 4/26/2021 Deep well injection project approved for Piney Point 4/21/2021 Tampa Bay Community Water Wise Awards Program now accepting applications 4/21/2021 Scientists tracking environmental impacts from Piney Point wastewater release 4/20/2021 State funding announced to permanently close Piney Point gyp stack 4/16/2021 Water maintenance program to begin May 16 4/16/2021 Update on Piney Point gyp stack situation from DEP 4/14/2021 USF researchers use models to predict travel of Piney Point pollutants 4/14/2021 Pinellas residents can drop off chemicals, gas and electronics for free 4/14/2021 Florida DEP: Piney Point discharges ceased, monitoring ongoing 4/12/2021 FDEP: Piney Point discharges to Tampa Bay reduced by 90% 4/9/2021 Pinellas drafts additional policies to address flooding 4/9/2021 Measuring Piney Point’s impacts will take time, USF researchers say 4/9/2021 USF launches research cruise to study Piney Point’s environmental impact 4/8/2021 Manatee County lifts local evacuation order related to Piney Point water breach 4/7/2021 Deep well injection now imminent at Piney Point 4/7/2021 Piney Point: Here’s how to read water quality results 4/7/2021 What could Piney Point do to Tampa Bay? 4/6/2021 Pinellas County monitoring emergency at Piney Point in Manatee County 4/6/2021 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program helps us to ‘Sort Through the Green Stuff’ 4/6/2021 Updates from Manatee County on Piney Point reservoir 4/5/2021 Pinellas County launches new sustainability and resiliency planning process, website 4/5/2021 Piney Point update from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program 4/5/2021 Piney Point update from the Fla. Dept. of Environmental Protection 4/5/2021 Millions of gallons of polluted water continue to flow into Tampa Bay 4/2/2021 10 tips to save water for “Water Conservation Month” 4/1/2021 Seasonal reclaimed water restrictions in effect April 1 3/31/2021 Gulf Coast fish farm permit will get second look under Biden Administration 3/29/2021 District Announces Success of Northern Tampa Bay Water Use Caution Area Recovery Efforts 3/23/2021 Pinellas Park CRA seeking artists to design and paint storm drain murals 3/23/2021 Researchers use drones to study coastal habitat migration across Tampa Bay 3/19/2021 UF scientists to probe downstream ecological impacts of stormwater ponds 3/19/2021 Coastal changes worsen nuisance flooding on many US shorelines, study finds 3/10/2021 TBEP announces Tampa Bay water quality test results 2/23/2021 FBI issues cybersecurity outline for water treatment plants 2/22/2021 Florida celebrates sea level rise planning tool after years ‘behind the curve’ 2/19/2021 Seawall enhancement approved for Phillippe Park seawall 2/17/2021 Red Tide is present in southwest Florida again 2/17/2021 Florida DEP to communities: Please assess your sea-level rise risk 2/10/2021 Intruder hacked Oldsmar water system 2/8/2021 Congress moves to invest in the nation’s estuaries    2/1/2021 Governor proposes $1 billion for local resilience programs 1/29/2021 Pinellas County awarded $992K grant to develop countywide flood mitigation action plan 1/28/2021 Florida unveils new statewide sea rise mapping tool 1/20/2021 Save the date for Florida macroalgae virtual workshops 1/20/2021 Red Tide respiratory forecast is expanding with federal grants 1/15/2021 Environmental groups ask judge to throw out EPA decision to let Florida oversee wetlands permitting 1/15/2021 Project applications sought for Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund 1/11/2021 Why are so many Florida manatees dying? 1/11/2021 Study shows positive effect of restoration 1/5/2021 Fried asks new EPA head to reconsider wetlands move 1/4/2021 Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council awards stormwater education grants 1/4/2021 Tampa Bay Water to fund programs to protect drinking water sources 1/4/2021 EPA gives Florida wider authority over wetland development 12/18/2020 EPA considering “extremely hazardous” pesticide for Florida citrus 12/11/2020 Pinellas beach nourishment advocates repeat: Project is in danger 12/10/2020 Tarpon Springs to create Seawall Master Plan 12/8/2020 New batch of Florida red tide offers research opportunities 12/4/2020 Patchy Florida red tide detected in three Southwest Florida counties 12/2/2020 Living shorelines: Natural defense to storms 12/1/2020 Coral reef restoration and other resilience projects win national funding 12/1/2020 SWFWMD to hold virtual public workshop to update land use and management rules and processes 11/30/2020 Tropical Storm Eta pounded Pinellas beaches; fears aired over future storms 11/24/2020 Signing ceremony Dec. 1st for new Boca Ciega Bay Aquatic Preserve CSO 11/23/2020 10-Year Project Dredges Up New Life in Lake Seminole 11/20/2020 Mote announces 2nd round of red tide projects 11/16/2020 DEP to host online Blue-Green Algae Task Force meeting 11/12/2020 Experts brainstorm ways to meet growth demands while protecting water supplies 11/10/2020 Check your irrigation timer as we ‘fall back’ to standard time 11/2/2020 USGS unveils National Water Dashboard (NWD) 11/2/2020 St. Pete Beach leaders break ground on sewer system overhaul 10/30/2020 Florida to receive $73M for Gulf restoration from BP oil spill settlement 10/30/2020 Vacancy announced on Pinellas Park Water Management District Board of Directors 10/30/2020 Florida wants to control wetlands permitting. Critics say it isn’t equipped to do the job 10/21/2020 45 John’s Pass business owners beg city to fix sand issue, cite safety concerns 10/13/2020 Study will address how climate disasters impact GOM restoration projects 10/9/2020 Beach and boat ramp parking passes now available online 10/5/2020 Seasonal reclaimed water restrictions in effect Oct. 1 10/1/2020 Exploring the widespread impacts of ongoing nitrogen pollution 9/28/2020 Governor announces $50M in springs funding 9/21/2020 EPA allocates $1M to help USF study harmful algal blooms 9/18/2020 Pinellas receives $75K grant to evaluate flood risks 9/17/2020 Pinellas receives $75,000 grant to identify and evaluate flood risks 9/11/2020 FWC funds grant to study airborne red tide toxins 9/10/2020 UCF Researchers Developing Models to Predict Storm Surges 9/9/2020 UF/IFAS wants to hear from those impacted by the red tide of 2017-2019 9/8/2020 FDACS launches “Florida Wastewater Treatment Plant Energy Program” 9/3/2020 Discarded gloves and masks pose a threat to Tampa Bay waterways 9/1/2020 Madeira Beach mayor warns John’s Pass is filling in with sand 8/27/2020 Registration is open for Lakes & Ponds Education Day 8/21/2020 Pinellas County water system maintenance to begin in September 8/21/2020 SWFWMD to hold virtual public workshop on ranking water bodies 8/18/2020 Scientists decry new WOTUS rule 8/14/2020 EPA agreement brings Florida a step closer to issuing certain Clean Water Act permits 8/10/2020 Blue-Green Algae Task Force: Alert public when algal toxins detected 7/30/2020 Register now for Aug. 4th Bay Mini-Grants webinar 7/29/2020 Apply now for TBEP Bay Mini-Grants 7/24/2020 Pinellas County Utilities tracking COVID-19 in wastewater 7/24/2020 EPA limits states’ power to review projects that affect water quality 7/15/2020 Tampa Bay Scallop Search registration open 7/15/2020 Environmental groups say latest water bill bad for Florida 7/14/2020 North County reclaimed water system unavailable Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays 7/10/2020 Florida’s new environmental laws: A breakdown 7/7/2020 New technology delivers fast, easy results on water quality 7/7/2020 Florida researchers are studying metals in the Gulf of Mexico 7/6/2020 New law gives Florida DEP gets new duties, including septic systems oversight 7/2/2020 Algae bloom along Florida’s west coast is not red tide. So what is it? 7/2/2020 Study: Saharan dust may help fuel red tide in the Gulf of Mexico 6/29/2020 Study: Florida has thousands more high-risk properties than FEMA says 6/29/2020 SWFWMD draft 2020 Regional Water Supply Plan available 6/18/2020 FWC holding virtual workshops on future management of the stone crab fishery 6/11/2020 Summer storms mean runoff, but you can help reduce its negative impacts 6/8/2020 Get recognized for “Water-Wise” landscaping 6/2/2020 Rainy season fertilizer restrictions run June 1-Sept. 30 6/1/2020 Commission approves $1M for Florida Gulf Coast wetland projects 6/1/2020 Report: Tampa Bay, Sarasota-Bradenton metros most at risk for storm surge 5/29/2020 SWFWMD “Splash! Grants” bring water education to students 5/29/2020 Tampa Bay Water files ‘forever chemicals’ lawsuit against DuPont, 3M 5/20/2020 Sargassum seaweed could return to Florida’s beaches in coming weeks 5/11/2020 Sea turtle nesting season gets underway 5/11/2020 Pinellas County Utilities advises customers to flush shutdown water systems 5/1/2020 New Tampa Bay Water conservation program launched 5/1/2020 SWFWMD declares Phase I Water Shortage in central and southern regions 4/29/2020 Pinellas County beaches to reopen Monday, pools this Thursday, with restrictions 4/29/2020 Bipartisan senators announce $19.5B water infrastructure proposal 4/27/2020 State Resilience Officer: Florida’s climate change efforts ‘Disjointed’ 4/24/2020 Dissolved Oxygen and pH Policy Leave Fisheries at Risk 4/24/2020 Lawsuit: Endangered species harmed by Lake O discharges 4/21/2020 Governor gives some Florida beaches green light to reopen 4/21/2020 FGCU, Mote Marine Lab project studies if dead fish are feeding red tide 4/21/2020 Pandemic could nix new environmental funding 4/21/2020 Abnormally warm Gulf of Mexico could intensify tornado, hurricane seasons 4/7/2020 Water associations reassure public on tap water safety 4/7/2020 ** Pinellas County Commission issues "Safer at Home" order ** 3/25/2020 Pinellas public beaches to be closed Saturday 3/20/2020 El Niño may skip hurricane season: what it means for Florida 3/20/2020 Don’t flush disinfectant wipes! 3/18/2020 Seasonal reclaimed water restrictions in effect April 1st 3/18/2020 Legislature approves bill creating new Aquatic Preserve 3/13/2020 Heading to an event? Verify its status first! 3/13/2020 Bill aimed at battling algae blooms heads to governor 3/12/2020 Public construction in Florida could require sea level study 3/12/2020 New research shows mangrove conservation can pay for itself in flood protection 3/10/2020 TBEP, UF scientists study sea level rise with drone radar 3/3/2020 Former Baypointe Golf Course to Become Stormwater Treatment Park 3/2/2020 Thursday: “Mythbusting Marine Aquaculture” webinar 2/26/2020 Pinellas needs property owners’ approval for beach renourishment project 2/25/2020 County tilling sand at several beaches this week 2/25/2020 Free tire collection event Saturday, April 18 2/25/2020 City of St. Petersburg introduces Stormwater Master Plan 2/25/2020 Public hearing set on Dunedin Causeway bridges project 2/24/2020 Red Tide toll prompts state to limit some fishing to catch-and-release 2/20/2020 Florida moving ahead to take over federal wetlands permitting 2/20/2020 Florida's chief science officer says we need to reduce carbon emissions 2/7/2020 Researchers release playbook for combating red tide, other deadly algae 2/7/2020 SBEP study contributes to regional understanding of tidal creeks 2/5/2020 Will experimental fish farm pave the way for privatizing federal waters? 2/3/2020 Kelli Levy promoted to director of Public Works 1/30/2020 Breathe easy despite red tide with HABscope 1/24/2020 Senate budget head seeks $2.5 billion water quality package 1/14/2020 JP Morgan Chase invests $500K into affordable housing resiliency program 1/13/2020 Pinellas County looking to buy Baypointe Golf Course and transform it into stormwater area 1/10/2020 Governor likely to get environmental money in upcoming session 1/10/2020 Bradenton legislator seeks money to lift oyster populations 1/9/2020 Southwest Florida ends the year free of red tide 1/2/2020 Diseases and algae blooms: Florida researchers to make connections 12/20/2019 As seas rise, Florida Republicans examine ways to adapt to climate change 12/20/2019 An urbanized Florida means more stormwater ponds, invasive plants 12/20/2019 FWC seeking innovative ideas for aquatic plant management 12/17/2019 St. Pete Beach considers how to control flooding amid rising sea levels 12/12/2019 NASA-funded collaborative project to study South Florida blue-green algae 12/11/2019 Non-native fish are found throughout Florida’s freshwaters 12/3/2019 Noah Valenstein highlights ‘huge issue’ of sea level rise during Florida Taxwatch talk 12/3/2019 City of Largo shuts down reclaimed water system 11/25/2019 Toilet-to-tap proposal sent back to Florida House for reconsideration 11/25/2019 Microplastics omnipresent in Tampa Bay 11/25/2019 Florida senators want federal help on their red tide problem 11/18/2019 Clean Water Act: Economic analysis could undermine Trump rule repeal 11/18/2019 Mangroves reduce flood damages during hurricanes, saving $billions 11/18/2019 Red tide and human health: Researchers study ‘Chronic Exposure’ 11/18/2019 Tampa Bay Water approves new demand management program 11/18/2019 Dredging project to restore Lake Seminole gets underway 11/18/2019 New beach re-nourishment in Pinellas may hinge on signed easements 11/18/2019 MOTE-FWC red tide initiative announces new applied research grant opportunity 11/8/2019 DeSantis rolls out water quality website 11/7/2019 Red Tide back but not as bad -- so far 11/7/2019 SWFWMD awards grants to schools in Pinellas County for water resources education projects 11/7/2019 St. Petersburg ordinance could require homeowners to replace leaky sewage pipes 11/7/2019 St. Pete Beach leaders working on fix for high tide flooding in low lying neighborhoods 11/7/2019 Mote launches stone crab research, education project with new grant 11/5/2019 Pinellas County votes to ban horseback riding in waters around Skyway Bridge 10/25/2019 SWFWMD seeking volunteers for seagrass/water clarity observations 10/25/2019 Blue-Green Algae Task Force approves 1st recommendations 10/14/2019 St. Pete to residents: Fix your broken sewer pipes 10/14/2019 Too much rainwater? Learn to harvest it 10/1/2019 Report: Florida’s water supplies under extreme pressure 9/30/2019 Congressional committee presses EPA over WOTUS rollback 9/30/2019 Septic tanks eyed in efforts to combat algae 9/27/2019 Water Management District board vacancies concern some conservationists 9/27/2019 EPA considering first fish farm in Gulf of Mexico 9/27/2019 Questions remain over long-term health effects of blue-green algae 9/25/2019 Florida's Blue-Green Algae Task Force focuses on DOH response, future actions 9/25/2019 Seasonal reclaimed water restrictions run Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 9/24/2019 Florida Gov. DeSantis rolls out environmental proposals 9/17/2019 Small harvest leaves Florida stone crabbers in a pinch 9/17/2019 Mote launching stone crab research and education project in Tampa Bay with new grant 9/17/2019 Study: 4 billion particles of tiny plastics pollute Tampa Bay 9/13/2019 Major hurricanes helping shape regional resiliency climate change plans 9/6/2019 How Tarpon Springs is preparing for climate change 9/6/2019 Great Scallop Search valued as water quality indicator 8/30/2019 Pinellas County opens Citizen Information Center in advance of Dorian 8/30/2019 Brown water: natural tannins or sign of looming red tide? 8/30/2019 Court rules Obama EPA violated law on WOTUS 8/27/2019 Water system maintenance to begin in September 8/27/2019 The rain keeps falling. The water keeps rising. And catfish roam the streets. 8/26/2019 Oldsmar officials shower praise on new rain garden 8/20/2019 How to keep your dog safe from deadly blue-green algae 8/20/2019 District to hold public workshop on ranking water bodies 8/20/2019 Here come the robots: St. Petersburg inks deal for pipe-inspecting robots 8/20/2019 Almost half of Florida water bodies have algal blooms, and climate change is worsening the problem 8/16/2019 Rising seas could speed up loss of Florida mangroves, study finds 8/16/2019 USF's poop-powered generator could have worldwide impact 8/16/2019 Flooding cause closures across Tampa Bay area 8/15/2019 DEP hosts 2019 resilient Florida: planning, policy and practice workshop 8/12/2019 Researchers deploy new tech to explore depths of Gulf of Mexico 8/6/2019 A new old way to combat toxic algae: float it up, then skim it off 8/6/2019 Register now for Great Bay Scallop Search August 24th 7/25/2019 Sarasota researchers conducting red tide/human health research 7/25/2019 These maps show where urban sprawl is making big storms more deadly 7/25/2019 St. Pete considers robot program to help monitor aging sewer systems 7/25/2019 As seas rise, Florida will likely lose more coastal property value than any other state 7/21/2019 Researchers working on spray that could help combat red tide 7/21/2019 Sandy soil and rising seas spell septic tank disaster in Florida 7/21/2019 Blue-green algae making its way around Tampa Bay again 7/21/2019 Jane Castor may have a fight on her hands over Tampa’s ‘toilet-to-tap’ project 7/21/2019 Ghost Trap Rodeo volunteers collect 176 abandoned crab traps 7/19/2019 Tampa Bay Watch seeking fall interns 7/18/2019 Educators, register now for free Project WILD/Aquatic WILD workshop 7/18/2019 Treating nutrients with algae blooms 7/14/2019 Report: Red tide and aftermath killed 174 dolphins 7/14/2019 Scientists discover the biggest seaweed bloom in the world 7/11/2019 Scientists go microscopic to find answer to prevent blue-green algae 7/10/2019 Inland flooding passes storm surge as #1 killer during hurricanes 7/10/2019 Florida may adopt limits on amount of toxins from blue-green algae blooms allowed in waterways 7/10/2019 Five things to know about blue-green algae. (Yeah, it’s bad. And it’s getting worse.) 7/10/2019 Southwest Florida blue crab trap closure starts July 10, followed by Big Bend trap closure 7/8/2019 DEP announces support to help communities prepare for sea level rise 7/8/2019 Volunteers Create Vertical Oyster Gardens for Gulfport 7/3/2019 All aspects of Florida water quality discussed at task force meeting 7/3/2019 Florida governor Ron DeSantis signs bill to change environmental enforcement 7/3/2019 Tampa withdraws request for 'Toilet to Tap' funding 7/3/2019 People love riding horses in Tampa Bay waters. But what about all the poop? 7/3/2019 2019 State of the Bay report: Water quality in Tampa Bay continues to improve 7/3/2019 Local leaders join federal coalition to tackle Tampa Bay area flooding 7/3/2019 Florida oceans and coasts strategic plan to be developed 6/30/2019 Report: Rising seas could cost Florida $75 billion over 20 years 6/27/2019 NASA helps warn of harmful algal blooms in lakes, reservoirs 6/25/2019 Living shoreline replaces old seawall in Safety Harbor 6/23/2019 Gov. DeSantis signs bill giving Sarasota’s Mote $18 million to fight red tide 6/21/2019 June 23-29 is Mosquito Awareness Week 6/21/2019 Big mission awaits Florida's new Blue Green Algae Task Force 6/17/2019 This year's Gulf of Mexico dead zone could be one of the biggest ever, NOAA says 6/17/2019 2019 TBERF grants announced 6/14/2019 Flood insurance rate map changes public meetings June 11, 25 6/7/2019 Vertical oyster garden workshop will help to clean Gulfport waters 6/6/2019 During hurricane season, a storm surges could cause most devastation 6/6/2019 With biosolids bills failing in Florida Legislature, DEP to develop own rules 6/3/2019 St. Pete continues sewer work to prepare for hurricane season 6/3/2019 Trash found in wastewater treatment facility in Pinellas County 6/3/2019 Blue-green algae bloom in Old Tampa Bay at Safety Harbor 5/29/2019 CDC to study how inhaled algae toxins affect Lake Okeechobee fishing guides 5/28/2019 Rainy season fertilizer restrictions begin June 1st 5/28/2019 Stone crab larvae perish from red tide, but bloom intensity matters 5/24/2019 Florida's dirty water tops list of woes for new chief science officer 5/23/2019 Nurdle Patrol looks for plastic pellets on Florida's beaches 5/20/2019 Flooding issues in Shore Acres subject of town hall 5/20/2019 Could global warming lead to quieter hurricane seasons? Experts say yes, with a caveat 5/15/2019 Trump to ease drilling rules sparked by 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill 5/15/2019 Lawmakers introduce bill forcing EPA to set legal limit for all PFAS in drinking water 5/15/2019 New EPA document tells communities to brace for climate change impacts 5/15/2019 Has a Longboat Key retiree solved the puzzle of the red tide? 5/15/2019 ‘You can call him our water czar’: Nikki Fried names Florida’s new water policy director 5/15/2019 Upham Beach nourishment project to begin this month 5/15/2019 Wastewater/Stormwater Partnership to meet May 23rd 5/15/2019 Local middle school students create “From Flush to Fertilizer” books 5/15/2019 Nurdle Patrol on the hunt for plastic pellets 5/15/2019 Living shoreline project coming soon to SPC Bay Pines STEM Center 5/15/2019 NASA grant lets utilities and partners use space agency data in planning 5/14/2019 Local climate scientists present sea level rise projections 5/14/2019 Pinellas County hires new climate change resiliency officer 5/14/2019 Beach leaders discuss efforts to clean up the Gulf 5/5/2019 Florida's new chief science officer started off as a surfer dude 5/5/2019 New EPA document tells communities to brace for climate change impacts 5/5/2019 Aquaculture Braintrust Farms clams in Florida’s Tampa Bay 5/5/2019 Turn out the lights, it's nesting season for Florida sea turtles 5/5/2019 Study demonstrates seagrass' strong potential for curbing erosion 5/5/2019 It’s all at sea: new clues to coastal erosion 5/5/2019 Public meeting set on Curlew Creek-Smith Bayou plan 5/3/2019 Ron DeSantis announces newly-formed Blue-Green Algae Task Force 4/30/2019 April 27 North County collection event location change 4/26/2019 Florida disasters command huge share of state spending 4/22/2019 Court orders EPA to reevaluate Obama-era power plant wastewater rule 4/22/2019 As oceans rapidly warm, an urgent need to improve hurricane forecasts 4/22/2019 Pinellas County Latest To Update FEMA Flood Maps 4/19/2019 Public meeting set to discuss Shell Key North Pass study 4/19/2019 USF study: Ocean circulation likely to blame for severity of 2018 red tide 4/18/2019 Awards Season Open for Water-Efficient Landscapes 4/17/2019 Tampa port’s expansion of Big Bend channel done a year early 4/16/2019 Giant storms, aging infrastructure pushing Florida’s sewer systems to breaking point 4/15/2019 Tampa Bay Water postpones water plan vote until 2020 4/15/2019 Florida DOH emails show agency struggled to manage algae crisis 4/8/2019 Red tide life cycle hits four stages 4/5/2019 Mote and FGCU partner on red tide research 4/5/2019 SPC conference focuses on climate, sea level rise 4/2/2019 Senate outlines $1.7 billion environmental spending plan 4/2/2019 Eutrophication of lakes will significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions 4/2/2019 New for Florida: Gov. Ron DeSantis names chief science officer 4/2/2019 The Last Green Thread: New documentary focuses on vanishing green space in Florida 4/2/2019 Reclaimed water restrictions in effect April 1 - June 30 4/2/2019 ‘Red Tide Summit’ on Indian Rocks Beach addresses public concerns 4/1/2019 Dolphins with brain disease also test positive for algae toxin: study 3/26/2019 Anclote River dredging funds diverted to Panhandle hurricane relief 3/26/2019 As coastal flooding surges, ‘living shorelines’ seen as the answer 3/25/2019 FGCU Study: Airborne toxic cyanobacteria can travel more than a mile inland 3/25/2019 Sewer system woes prompt St. Pete Beach to seek millions in funding 3/25/2019 Water system maintenance to begin in April 3/22/2019 After years of inaction, septic tanks once again focus in Florida 3/21/2019 Will the Tampa Bay area be under water in 100 years? Rising seas tell a frightening story 3/21/2019 Trump budget falls short on Everglades work, omits new reservoir plan 3/18/2019 Input needed for Local Mitigation Strategy Workshop March 21 3/18/2019 Check Your Irrigation Timer When You ‘Spring Forward’ for Daylight Savings Time 3/11/2019 Experts testify on algae solutions at Florida Congressional delegation meeting 3/8/2019 Opinion: 5 things Florida must do to protect our waterways 3/8/2019 America uses 322 billion gallons of water each day. Here’s where it goes. 3/5/2019 Wildlife officials want more mechanical harvesting, fewer chemicals applied to lakes, rivers 3/5/2019 Florida’s legislators expected to focus heavily on water this session 3/5/2019 Can we address climate change without sacrificing water quality? 3/5/2019 Florida delegation focuses on water quality issues 3/5/2019 Bay area legislative delegation meets at mote emphasizes red tide responses 3/5/2019 Climate change is shifting productivity of fisheries worldwide 3/5/2019 Floodplain management saves Pinellas residents big bucks 3/5/2019 FWC Commissioners direct staff to move forward with improvements to Aquatic Plant Management Program 2/26/2019 Tampa Bay Water awards nearly $30,000 to protect the region’s drinking water sources 2/26/2019 Volunteers needed for Great American Cleanup 2/25/2019 Climate change is here. Will Tampa Bay be ready? 2/25/2019 Hurricanes are strengthening faster in the Atlantic, and climate change is a big reason why 2/21/2019 UF researchers say people are moving away from lakes and rivers 2/21/2019 Kids sue state of Florida for action on climate change. DeSantis wants suit dismissed 2/21/2019 Florida red tide levels are the lowest in more than a year 2/7/2019 More than 16K fish to be released in Florida after red tide devastates marine life 2/5/2019 Florida red tide levels are the lowest in more than a year 2/1/2019 More density in flood-prone St. Pete? City Council says ‘maybe’ 1/31/2019 Florida Aquarium opens Sea Turtle Rehab Center 1/29/2019 Nearly a third of state's waters are polluted, experts say 1/28/2019 USF forum: Collaboration required to prepare for climate change 1/28/2019 FWC to pause aquatic plant herbicide treatment while collecting public comment 1/25/2019 Pinellas commissioners receive update on regional water projects 1/25/2019 Florida Gulf Coast University trying to secure more than $9 million to study red tide 1/24/2019 Algal blooms cost Florida $17.3 million in emergency funding last year 1/24/2019 One option for disposal of biosolids: recycling them to make sustainable bricks 1/22/2019 Clearwater's plan to turn wastewater to drinking water is on hold 1/22/2019 Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund solicits project proposals 1/17/2019 Gov. DeSantis announces sweeping fixes meant to clean up Florida's water woes 1/11/2019 Hurricane preparedness casualty of federal government shutdown 1/10/2019 Federal government spending $100 million to study desalination 1/10/2019 Senate panel briefed on septic tanks’ contribution to algae outbreak 1/10/2019 Pinellas County asks court's help to deal with Redington Long Pier 1/7/2019 Musical acts announced for 2019 Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival 1/7/2019 Jan. 8th public meeting set for Roosevelt Stormwater Facility improvements 1/4/2019 Trade industry group bringing ‘2019 Algae Biomass Summit’ to Orlando 12/17/2018 St. Petersburg clarifies rules after unreported wastewater spills 12/17/2018 Trump wetlands rule rollback makes about 6 million acres in Florida unprotected 12/14/2018 Proposed legislation looks to restore septic inspections 12/14/2018 Estuary partners choose their battles coast to coast 12/14/2018 St. Petersburg has spilled 2 million gallons of wastewater in the last three months 12/10/2018 Mote Marine-led initiative will restore resilient corals across 130 acres 12/10/2018 It's known as ‘The ABC Plan’. Can it solve red tide? 12/6/2018 New national report says climate change threatens U.S. water security 12/6/2018 Snook and redfish harvest closed until March due to red tide 12/3/2018 Tempers mount in St. Pete over Tampa's plan to turn wastewater into drinking water 11/26/2018 Regional climate change coalition has one holdout: Pasco County 11/19/2018 Innovative Red Tide bad air forecast tool working well, but info can be hard to find 11/16/2018 Mote hires experienced red tide researcher for new institute 11/16/2018 South Florida company addressing algal blooms with plastic beads 11/14/2018 Coastal development, sea rise sent Hurricane Irma storm surge to more homes, study shows 11/5/2018 New tool predicts red tide irritation level at Pinellas beaches 11/1/2018 Watershed groups have a positive impact on local water quality, study finds 10/30/2018 Cross-Bay Ferry returns to Tampa Bay 10/30/2018 Cooler weather won't help with red tide, but season change could 10/26/2018 North county water customers could experience low water pressures Oct. 30–Nov. 1 10/26/2018 Prevent red tide? Start with more wetlands, experts say 10/18/2018 Pinellas County cleanup nets nearly 1K tons of red tide debris 10/18/2018 Environmental groups settle sewage lawsuit against St. Petersburg 10/17/2018 Hurricane Michael Pushes Red Tide Back To Pinellas Beaches 10/15/2018 The drip, drip, drip of a pending water fight in Tampa Bay 10/15/2018 Autonomous vehicle takes water samples, helps USF team research red tide 10/15/2018 Former TBEP director to be honored 10/15/2018 In a step forward for Everglades restoration, U.S. Senate approves reservoir plan 10/11/2018 The hurricanes and climate-change questions keep coming. Yes, they’re linked. 10/11/2018 Mote leader shares red tide science at Capitol Hill briefing 10/5/2018 Pinellas County Extension class addresses sustainable development issues 10/5/2018 Seasonal reclaimed water restrictions in effect through Nov. 10/3/2018 Gulf Coast Oyster Recycling and Renewal project wins Golden Mangrove Award 10/2/2018 Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition will help counties adapt to climate change 10/2/2018 Coming soon: Red Tide forecasts for where the beach air is good — or bad 10/2/2018 Seasonal reclaimed water restrictions take effect on October 1 in Pinellas County 10/1/2018 Media statement: FWC Commission expands fishery management measures in response to red tide 9/27/2018 Scientists, resource managers share major updates on tackling Florida red tide 9/27/2018 Archaeology lecture series: a prehistoric cemetery in the Gulf of Mexico 9/27/2018 $30,000 in grants available for protecting Tampa Bay area drinking water sources 9/27/2018 Measures that would help address Florida's harmful algal blooms remain stalled In Congress 9/27/2018 Oil spill money to restore wildlife habitats 9/27/2018 Is spraying weeds in Central Florida lakes, contributing to Southwest Florida’s water crisis? 9/25/2018 State directs $2.2 million to Mote for red tide research 9/25/2018 How your lawn's fertilizers can contribute to the red tide; counties combat their use 9/25/2018 South County reclaimed water supply available over weekend 9/25/2018 FGCU researchers install air quality pump to test blue-green algae toxins 9/24/2018 Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain 9/24/2018 Your questions about Red Tide’s attack on Pinellas County answered (w/video) 9/19/2018 Red tide now impacting Pinellas County's intracoastal waterways and seabirds 9/19/2018 Public meetings set for proposed Flood Insurance Rate Map changes 9/19/2018 Many popular Pinellas beaches remain unscathed by Red Tide 9/17/2018 Volunteer boaters needed for 25th annual fishing line cleanup 9/13/2018 Volunteers needed for cleanups in South St. Pete Sept. 22nd 9/13/2018 Celebrate 2018 Estuaries Week with these activities in the Tampa Bay watershed 9/13/2018 Celebrate National Estuaries Week by planting... tea bags! 9/12/2018 Red Tide arrives in Pinellas, killing hundreds of thousands of fish 9/11/2018 New treatment being developed for manatees poisoned by red tide 9/7/2018 Tampa Bay Water offers grants for water protection projects 9/7/2018 Fishery biologist to talk red tide 8/29/2018 Now you can take your boater safety exam online 8/29/2018 Red tide status report from FWC 8/24 8/27/2018 Third species of algae, fueled by decomposing fish, found in SW Florida 8/27/2018 Tampa Bay Watch cancels Great Bay Scallop Search due to red tide 8/27/2018 Pinellas Trail bridge crossing Boca Ciega Bay temporarily closed starting Sept. 10th 8/24/2018 Red Tide concentrations grow stronger in Pinellas but so far fish kills are from far offshore 8/23/2018 Tampa Bay Mini-Grant application deadline is Sept. 16th 8/23/2018 SWFWMD to hold public workshop on ranking water bodies for minimum level/flow rules 8/21/2018 Nelson, Rubio call for passage of WRDA bill to address algae crisis 8/17/2018 New Pinellas County web page provides status updates for red tide 8/17/2018 Florida Sea Grant’s Karl Havens on the causes of red tide 8/16/2018 Report outlines Florida’s major environmental concerns 8/16/2018 Algae monitor sponsored by NASA installed in Lake Okeechobee 8/13/2018 Mote Marine researchers racing against clock to study red tide 8/13/2018 A hurricane may be only way to get rid of red tide, expert says 8/13/2018 St. Pete City Council approves settlement in sewage spill lawsuit 8/13/2018 Mote scientists to test new method to mitigate red tide 8/10/2018 Health advisories in place at three Hillsborough beaches for bacteria levels 8/10/2018 City of Largo nailing down final $60 million piece of sewer system overhaul 8/8/2018 Mote Marine Laboratory is working to solve red tide riddles 8/8/2018 Lingering Red Tide bloom moves north, killing fish near mouth of Tampa Bay 8/7/2018 Check out this online tool to see how sea level-rise will impact your flood risk 8/1/2018 Register now for Tidally United Summit, Aug. 9-11 7/30/2018 Tampa Bay Estuary Program Mini-Grant webinar Aug. 22nd 7/30/2018 FEMA releases new preliminary flood maps 7/30/2018 Public meeting to discuss Shell Key Preserve Management Plan 7/30/2018 Beached barge was parked offshore for beach erosion project 7/24/2018 Newly discovered shark species named for Mote Marine founder Eugenie Clark 7/17/2018 Tampa Bay most at risk of repeated flooding, says climate scientist 7/16/2018 Private beach owners in Pinellas County should seek permits for any changes 7/12/2018 Post-BP map of Gulf Of Mexico fisheries prepares for future disasters 7/9/2018 Mote Scientists tag two whale sharks off southwest Florida Coast 7/9/2018 Registration open for Florida Waters Stewardship course 7/6/2018 Will sargassum be the next algae problem in Florida? 7/6/2018 Tampa Bay Estuary Program: to improve water quality, breach causeways 7/2/2018 Tampa City Council kills controversial plan to fill in open waters in Tampa Bay 7/2/2018 Mote scientists studying possible remedy for red tide 6/28/2018 The fate of Florida's wetlands could be decided behind closed doors, groups say 6/22/2018 FISH nets new funding from fundraiser, FWC 6/22/2018 Pinellas County Floodplain Coordinator receives award from FEMA 6/21/2018 Mote to host fifth Sarasota Lionfish Derby 6/19/2018 Trump's move to redefine water rule threatens wetlands banks 6/15/2018 Study: Shores Acres responsible for millions in flood claims 6/15/2018 Study: Anatartica's ice is rapidly melting, threatening coastal communities worldwide 6/14/2018 Tampa Bay spill preparation requires constant vigilance and cooperation 6/14/2018 Rainy season fertilizer restrictions now in effect 6/12/2018 See a whale shark in the Gulf? Call Mote Marine Lab immediately! 6/8/2018 Pinellas County Public Works department wins four awards 6/8/2018 Beckett Bridge drawbridge repairs completed 6/8/2018 Public's help solicited in locating marine debris hot spots 6/4/2018 Crews from St. Pete help Bradenton clean up sewage spill 6/4/2018 St. Pete in talks with TECO to discuss biogas project 6/4/2018 Tampa Bay still vulnerable to flooding despite major upgrades 5/31/2018 St. Pete prepares sewage plants for wet weekend ahead 5/25/2018 Residents advised to prepare for heavy rain, tropical disturbance 5/25/2018 Scientists: Please report horseshoe crabs on Florida's west coast 5/24/2018 Beckett Bridge to remain closed until further notice 5/24/2018 City of Clearwater seeking interns for Stormwater Utility positions 5/23/2018 Challenger students experience Florida wetlands without leaving school 5/21/2018 Majorities see government efforts to protect the environment as insufficient 5/21/2018 EPA releases 5-year review of Recreational Water Quality Criteria 5/14/2018 Keep Pinellas Beautiful to Youth Summer Workshop Series 5/14/2018 New wetlands walkway open at Florida Botanical Gardens 5/10/2018 North County reclaimed water supply at low level 5/8/2018 Reclaimed water restrictions continue in all of Pinellas County 5/8/2018 South Pinellas reclaimed water tanks low due to high demand 5/7/2018 Routine water system maintenance to begin May 14 5/7/2018 Sea turtle nesting season begins 5/2/2018 The rainy season's coming: Review/add flood insurance now 4/30/2018 Senator Bill Nelson files bill to provide loans to coastal communities impacted by climate change 4/30/2018 In red tide blooms, peril for stone crabs 4/30/2018 Pinellas County offers watershed bus tour 4/30/2018 Sea turtle nesting season begins May 1st 4/30/2018 Irma report: Devastation – and a huge warning sign 4/30/2018 Pulitzer winner paints optimistic picture of Gulf of Mexico 4/26/2018 Free tire collection event May 12: four locations in Pinellas 4/26/2018 Mote Marine Lab studying Florida mullet fishery 4/25/2018 Hillsborough County EPC offers scenic wetland tours in May 4/25/2018 Awards season open for water-efficient landscapes 4/25/2018 Pinellas County starts major beach renourishment project 4/24/2018 St. Pete says discharge never reached the bay; its own report says otherwise. 4/23/2018 Climate change consequences are catastrophic, speakers at Sarasota event warn 4/18/2018 HUD sending additional $791 million to Florida for hurricane recovery 4/16/2018 Schedule change announced for beach nourishment 4/16/2018 Treasure Island, St. Petersburg, agree on causeway plan 4/13/2018 St. Petersburg College to screen “A Plastic Ocean” documentary 4/12/2018 FSU Research: Urban growth leads to shorter, more intense wet seasons in Florida peninsula 4/11/2018 Pinellas County Wastewater/Stormwater Task Force presents action plan update 4/11/2018 2018 hurricane season expected to be an active one 4/9/2018 Opinion: It’s time to reconsider cisterns 4/9/2018 Florida Aquarium tries to jump-start coral growth in Apollo Beach test 4/9/2018 New law Gov. Scott signed makes public access to beaches harder to establish 4/6/2018 Polluters are dumping into Florida waterways 4/6/2018 Florida waters continue to be hit with red tide. Millions added to combat blooms 4/5/2018 North Pinellas County reclaimed water system to be shut down temporarily 4/2/2018 Budget bill includes money for red tide 4/2/2018 “Data is king”: Analysis confirms projections of sea level rise models 4/2/2018 Salmon farming in Florida? It's a possibility. 3/28/2018 Join the Terra Ceia BioBlitz April 14th! 3/26/2018 Florida receives $26.5M in funding for conservation and sportsmen access 3/23/2018 Wetland protection poised to shift from Corps of Engineers to Florida DEP 3/20/2018 Legislature passes bill to boost aquifers with treated sewage: Environmental groups cringe 3/16/2018 Sand Key and Treasure Island beach nourishment public meeting Mar. 28th 3/12/2018 More manatees died from cold stress this winter 3/12/2018 High-res mapping of U.S. flood risk triples the population in harm's way 3/9/2018 Watergoat installed at Lake Maggiore 3/9/2018 Court rulings may result in groundwater discharges requiring NPDES permits 3/9/2018 UF Study: To prevent harmful algal blooms, limit nitrogen and phosphorus 3/7/2018 America's flood insurance chief has a message for all Floridians: You're at risk 3/6/2018 Trump directs EPA to begin dismantling clean water rule 3/5/2018 St. Pete finishes flooding fix in Shore Acres 3/5/2018 Help nesting sea turtles: keep beaches dark and obstacle-free at night 3/5/2018 Daylight Savings Time starts Mar. 11th - Check your sprinkler timer 3/5/2018 Military on front line of battle with sea level rise 3/2/2018 Stone crab fishery could be challenged by ocean acidification, study suggests 3/1/2018 Volunteers needed for waterway cleanup 3/1/2018 Tampa Bay Watch announces new half-day eco-tours 3/1/2018 Mystery disease killing Florida's only coral reef 2/28/2018 U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to EPA water regulation 2/28/2018 Federal wetlands protections threatened by bill advancing in Florida legislature 2/27/2018 Lakeshore Estates public meeting March 1st 2/22/2018 Water Wars starting to simmer again in Tampa Bay 2/20/2018 Public meetings scheduled on future water sources for Tampa Bay Water service area 2/19/2018 DEP to drop controversial water pollution regulations and start over 2/14/2018 New satellite data confirm accelerated sea level rise 2/13/2018 Floods are getting worse, and 2,500 chemical sites lie in the water’s path 2/12/2018 35 manatee deaths in January blamed on cold weather 2/8/2018 Mote announces plan to move HQ to Nathan Benderson Park 2/8/2018 Senate committee approves statewide fracking ban 2/7/2018 Eco Fun Festival returns on Feb. 25th 2/2/2018 Tampa Bay Water fends off Tampa in water war skirmish — for now 1/31/2018 Miami state senator introduces bill requiring sea level studies on coastal development projects 1/30/2018 DEP wants to take over issuing federal wetland permits 1/30/2018 Report: Sea-level rise threatens several Tampa Bay area communities 1/29/2018 Supreme Court rules that challenges to WOTUS should be filed in district courts 1/29/2018 Research finds discrepancies between satellite, global model estimates of land water storage 1/29/2018 Register for regional Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Workshop 1/25/2018 FEMA updating Flood Insurance Rate Maps 1/25/2018 St. Pete spilled up to 266,000 gallons of reclaimed water into bayou 1/23/2018 Water wars redux: Could Tampa-backed bills doom Tampa Bay Water? 1/23/2018 Coastal communities look to new valve system to reduce flooding 1/23/2018 Gulf Boulevard drainage to be fixed in tandem with burying utilities 1/19/2018 Registration open for 2018 Lakes & Ponds Education Day 1/19/2018 Mote, Secoora to co-host ‘Eyes on the Ocean’ forum 1/19/2018 Florida, Georgia water war reaches SCOTUS 1/19/2018 Research: Oxygen levels continue dropping In world's waters 1/19/2018 Pumping sewage underground is illegal. St. Pete wants it legal. 1/16/2018 Florida Forever bill heads to state Senate floor with amendment banning overhead costs 1/16/2018 Finally, some good red tide news. But not everyone is so lucky 1/16/2018 Bradenton Beach’s sewer line dispute with county may get settled 1/11/2018 District asks homeowners to "Skip A Week" of irrigation this winter 1/10/2018 Rick Scott and Trump administration strike deal: No drilling off Florida coast 1/10/2018 High-risk underground fuel tanks in Florida await cleanup as state spends millions on easy fixes 1/8/2018 12-foot-long white shark pinged in Gulf near Tampa on New Year's Day 1/4/2018 Despite frigid Florida temperatures, water too warm to kill red tide, experts say 1/4/2018 Coastal waters threaten Florida's historic resources 1/2/2018 Red tide bloom spreading out along Southwest Florida coast 1/2/2018 Springs Institute director: 2017 was a mixed year for spring health 12/22/2017 Red tide, boat strikes cause of most manatee deaths in 2017 12/22/2017 Dispose of sandbags for free through Jan. 6 12/22/2017 Hours changing at HEC3 in 2018 12/20/2017 Upham Beach project on hold 12/19/2017 Moody’s: Unaddressed climate change will hurt Florida bond ratings 12/13/2017 Edwards, Brandes file bills to prevent wastewater discharges 12/11/2017 Gulfport flooding fix in the works 12/11/2017 The 2017 hurricane season is finally over. Why was it so bad? 12/11/2017 Learn about crowdsourcing water level data at Dec. 19th webinar 12/7/2017 DEP secretary rejects judge's recommendation, denies Everglades oil drilling permit 12/4/2017 Study to determine number of red snapper in Gulf of Mexico 12/4/2017 Sick birds this time of year could mean undetected algal blooms 12/1/2017 Scientists monitor red tide increase off southwest Florida 11/29/2017 DEP invests more than $90M in water quality improvement projects 11/27/2017 EPA, Army propose to delay WOTUS implementation 11/27/2017 Green sea turtle nest numbers hit record 11/27/2017 Snails invade beach at Fort De Soto County Park 11/27/2017 DEP to St. Pete: Spend money on sewer lines, not other suggested fixes 11/27/2017 Florida Chamber calls for science-based solutions to water issues 11/13/2017 USF, Florida welcome new research vessel R/V W. T. Hogarth 11/13/2017 Register now for Nov. 14th Southwest Florida Stormwater Ponds workshop 11/8/2017 Check your irrigation timer when you 'fall back' to Standard Time 11/7/2017 Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine visits Europe to study water issues 11/1/2017 Sentinel chicken tests positive for West Nile 10/30/2017 Florida bill could require sea-level-rise studies for publicly funded buildings 10/30/2017 Rock ponds project honored by planning commission 10/30/2017 Miami can now challenge a state rule that allows more toxins in the water 10/25/2017 Take look at before, after effects of sea floor following Hurricane Irma near Florida 10/23/2017 Chicken tests positive for West Nile 10/16/2017 Reclaimed watering restrictions in effect 10/16/2017 What will Florida (and its water supply) look like in 2070? 10/11/2017 King Tide floods Tampa Bay coast 10/11/2017 Lake O hits highest level since 2005, raising concerns its dike could fail 10/6/2017 Is development draining Florida’s aquifer system beyond repair? 10/5/2017 Redington Shores residents opt out of beach renourishment 10/3/2017 Two sentinel chickens test positive for West Nile 10/3/2017 Year-round water restrictions now in effect 10/2/2017 Water system maintenance starts Oct. 9 9/29/2017 Vacancy announced on Pinellas Park Water Management District Board of Directors 9/29/2017 Pinellas County embarks on $19-million project to pull muck out of Lake Seminole 9/29/2017 All the ways hurricanes can harm — and help — the ecosystems they hit 9/28/2017 Mote asks local anglers to help gather vital snook data 9/26/2017 Portable Red Tide Detector Debuts at NOAA Emerging Tech Workshop 9/26/2017 Florida needs to improve sewage systems, enviro group says 9/25/2017 Fight over 'flushable' wipes D.C. says are clogging sewer systems heads to federal court 9/25/2017 Sewage spills add to misery In hurricane-battered Florida 9/21/2017 Comment period extended for the definition of "Waters of the United States" 9/21/2017 The Monster Surge That Wasn’t: Why Irma Caused Less Flooding Than Expected 9/18/2017 Damage to Florida’s coral reef has made the state more vulnerable to storm surges 9/18/2017 Tampa Bay Estuary Program Mini-Grant deadline extended due to Irma 9/14/2017 Snooty Memorial Open House rescheduled 9/14/2017 Irma's gone, rivers still rising 9/14/2017 Pinellas County bulletins: post-storm information 9/14/2017 Tampa Bay Estuary Program seeking new executive director 9/14/2017 329,000 gallons of sewage spills in Tampa during storm; St. Petersburg has smaller spill 8/30/2017 Mote to hold International Ocean Film Tour 8/30/2017 Water system maintenance to begin in September 8/29/2017 Sentinel chicken tests positive for West Nile 8/29/2017 SWFWMD to Hold Public Workshop on Ranking Water Bodies 8/25/2017 Steve Kornell says small fix can help St. Pete's sewage problems 8/24/2017 State bill requests $125 million to help springs, St. Johns River 8/24/2017 FWC: Leave sea turtle hatchlings alone and they will make it to sea just fine 8/23/2017 Algae bloom confirmed in Old Tampa Bay 8/18/2017 Florida flood risk study identifies priorities for property buyouts 8/18/2017 Tampa Bay Water offers watershed protection grants 8/17/2017 Record year for sea turtle nests means more hatchlings on beaches 8/14/2017 The sea level did, in fact, rise faster in Florida and the southeast U.S. 8/14/2017 Pinellas partners to review Local Mitigation Strategy plan 8/14/2017 Tampa Bay Water, Glazer Children’s Museum partner to teach wonders of water 8/14/2017 Be mindful of summertime algal blooms, report them to FDEP 8/10/2017 Businesses bucked Gov. Rick Scott's rule to notify public about pollution 8/8/2017 Is Tampa Bay prepared for sea-level rise? 8/8/2017 Upham Beach project underway 8/4/2017 St. Pete Beach asks public to curb water use after pump failure 8/4/2017 August proclaimed Water Quality Month 8/3/2017 Free “Blue Carbon” wetland workshop August 24th 8/2/2017 St. Petersburg Sewage System holds during TS Emily 8/1/2017 Pinellas County in tropical storm warning 8/1/2017 Watering restrictions change Aug. 2 8/1/2017 Training session prepares area scientists for seagrass surveys 7/31/2017 TBEP receives national award for nitrogen partnership 7/31/2017 President Trump's budget would eliminate Florida's Healthy Beaches bacteria monitoring 7/28/2017 State delegation asks Corps of Engineers to stay neutral in water wars 7/28/2017 Sand fight! Properties will be skipped in beach renourishment 7/26/2017 More than 5,000 lionfish removed so far in Lionfish Challenge 2017 7/26/2017 Study of freshwater turtles to improve treatment of toxins in sea turtles 7/26/2017 Florida communities prepare for sea level rise, potential costs to local economy 7/25/2017 Water Hogs: During drought, hundreds of Tampa Bay homes guzzled a gallon of water a minute 7/25/2017 228 derelict crab traps removed from Tampa Bay in blue crab fishery closure 7/24/2017 Sea level rise is accelerating in Florida, scientists warn 7/24/2017 Rick Kriseman's administration lashed in St. Pete sewage report 7/24/2017 St. Pete sewage crisis ends with no charges, $326 million bill 7/24/2017 FDOT moving ahead with new solution to stormwater pollution 7/24/2017 Attention Boaters! FWC has established new manatee protection zones for the state 7/20/2017 Boaters needed for Great Bay Scallop Search 7/20/2017 Critics of DEP water rules now are more hopeful for appeals 7/19/2017 Nitrogen Management Consortium honored by research federation 7/18/2017 Divers protect over 1 million fish from invasive lionfish 7/14/2017 St. Pete City Council delays vote on consent order on sewage crisis 7/14/2017 New, intensive course fosters good water stewardship 7/13/2017 Tom Palmer: Problem of water use is not a new issue 7/11/2017 Water Atlas program, faculty, Atlas sponsors receive FLMS Awards 7/11/2017 Mote’s shelf survey could help scientists improve red tide forecasts 7/10/2017 Seminole Water Tank Station park closed 7/10/2017 FWC asking for public’s help in tracking fish kills 7/5/2017 Scallopers get ready, more waters open for harvest starting July 1 7/5/2017 Pinellas property owners draw line in the sand against beach renourishment project 7/3/2017 Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule 6/28/2017 Summer fertilizer ban in effect through September 6/28/2017 Feeling bugged? Attend the Mosquito Control Open House Friday, June 30th 6/28/2017 Tarpon Springs renews push for money to dredge Anclote River 6/28/2017 Mid-summer cleanup is Saturday, July 8 6/22/2017 Boaters needed for Crab Trap Removal on July 15 6/22/2017 Tampa Bay Water approves 2018 budget, without raising prices 6/22/2017 Wastewater/Stormwater Task Force 6/20/2017 Vacancies announced for Parks and Conservation Resources Advisory Board 6/19/2017 Project aims to relieve flooding in Pinellas Park 6/19/2017 Local governments, more or less, tackling effects of climate change 6/13/2017 Health advisory lifted at Fort De Soto 6/13/2017 Water-Wise Awards: your yard might be a winner 6/12/2017 Swim advisories issued to four local beaches due to bacteria levels 6/9/2017 June rains can ease Tampa Bay's water consumption, but not its historic drought 6/8/2017 Water efficiency in rural areas getting worse, despite improvements in urban centers 6/8/2017 So far, St. Pete's sewage system is holding up just fine under steady rainfall 6/8/2017 St. Pete giving away free rain sensors 6/8/2017 USGS study Finds 28 types of cyanobacteria in Florida algal bloom 6/6/2017 Scott vetoes spending for citrus canker claims, water projects 6/6/2017 Summer fertilizer restrictions begin June 1 6/6/2017 New research vessel to impact marine research across Florida 6/5/2017 Modified Phase III water shortage restrictions 6/5/2017 TBEP director Holly Greening to retire in early 2018 6/5/2017 Instagram contest showcases Bay's seasonal beauty 6/5/2017 Pinellas unveils new hurricane tools 6/5/2017 Mosquito Control launches new resource tool 6/5/2017 Feds close book on St. Pete sewage crisis 6/2/2017 Blue carbon research shows value of coastal habitats 6/1/2017 It's a wrap! Volunteer workdays take a summer vacation 6/1/2017 Bay restoration and research grants announced 6/1/2017 Two Florida State Parks Listed on Dr. Beach's 2017 Top 10 Beaches 5/30/2017 Pace of sea-level rise has tripled since 1990, new study shows 5/30/2017 IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT BEACH RENOURISHMENT! 5/26/2017 ‘King tides’ predicted for Memorial Day weekend 5/26/2017 FREE Watershed Stewardship Workshop for kids in 6th-8th grade 5/26/2017 Register now for KPB Youth Environmental Leadership Program 5/25/2017 Noah Valenstein is new Florida DEP chief 5/25/2017 District Tightens Water Restrictions throughout 16-County Region 5/25/2017 Pinellas County to get new manatee protection signs 5/23/2017 Governor Appoints Schleicher and Smith to the SWFWMD’s Governing Board 5/22/2017 Egmont Key makes historic preservation list because it is threatened by climate change 5/22/2017 Red Tide linked to pelican deaths, but St. Petersburg still denies any link to sewage dumps 5/16/2017 Tampa Bay has spent millions to keep hurricane season from turning into sewage season again 5/15/2017 Ulmerton Road widening project to put newly-constructed water mains into service 5/11/2017 Sea turtle nesting season underway 5/10/2017 Pollution notice bill inspired by sinkhole passes Legislature 5/4/2017 Florida drinking water ranks among nation’s worst, study finds 5/3/2017 Sand Key beach nourishment meeting May 3rd 5/1/2017 Southwest Florida so dry that canals, wells, pumps, lawn watering are concerns 5/1/2017 Environmental budget negotiations falter in Legislature 5/1/2017 Local plumbing company asks for permit to dump human waste near Little Manatee River 4/28/2017 ‘Big win’: Florida beaches score $50 million in state budget 4/28/2017 SWFWMD declares Phase I Water Shortage throughout 16-county region 4/28/2017 New primer to “living shorelines” published 4/25/2017 Florida Senate unanimously supports pollution notification rules change 4/24/2017 Warning from SWFWMD: Additional water restrictions are possible 4/24/2017 Desal plant, reservoir easing effects of Tampa Bay’s drought 4/24/2017 New Mote app analyzes microscopic red tide data 4/24/2017 Congresswoman, Others Decry Proposed EPA Budget Cuts 4/24/2017 Florida Sea Grant and partners to host sea level rise planning workshop 4/24/2017 Wildfire emergency shuts down all SWFWMD campgrounds 4/14/2017 Rep. Buchanan sends letter to Congressional panel asking for help in preserving estuaries 4/14/2017 St. Petersburg debates public solutions for fixing private sewage lines 4/14/2017 More than 100 Florida wildfires scorch state, a sign of how dry we are 4/10/2017 Supreme Court will not pause Obama WOTUS rule 4/5/2017 Seagrasses in World Heritage Site not recovered years after heat wave 4/4/2017 Pinellas County reclaimed water restrictions begin April 1 4/4/2017 Apply now for Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards 4/4/2017 Agency on Bay Management meets April 13th 3/31/2017 Reclaimed water restrictions begin April 1 3/30/2017 Mote, Eckerd scientists receive climate change/ocean acidification research grant 3/24/2017 Coastal Republicans warn GOP against climate denial 3/23/2017 Artificial mangroves could bring back vanishing habitats in Florida 3/23/2017 Scientists find seagrass protects against pathogens, climate change 3/23/2017 Water system maintenance scheduled for April 3 3/22/2017 Free stormwater manual workshops for development, design, permitting professionals 3/22/2017 Republicans lead fight to ban fracking in Florida 3/22/2017 St. Petersburg officials again hear public suggestions for sewer fixes 3/17/2017 Fix water quality or Florida tourism will suffer, fishing and boating industries warn 3/17/2017 Lawmakers grill DEP over water pollution limits 3/17/2017 DEP secretary Jon Steverson resigns after stormy 2-year tenure 3/17/2017 President Trump transition leader's goal is two-thirds cut in EPA employees 3/17/2017 Plan that includes keeping toxic algae from waterways is now bigger and more expensive 3/16/2017 Florida scientists fear hurricane forecasts, climate research will suffer under Trump 3/16/2017 Bill to strengthen pollution notification rules advances in Florida Senate 3/16/2017 Bill that would ban fracking in Florida passes Senate committee 3/16/2017 Environmental researchers warn of dangers of nitrogen fertilizer 3/16/2017 Marine debris removal volunteer day Mar. 25 at Cross Bayou/Joe’s Creek Waterway 3/15/2017 Can we get rid of red tide? Not yet, according to Mote scientist 3/14/2017 Tierra Verde reclaimed water to be shut off Wed. March 15th 3/14/2017 Public meeting March 30th on Sand Key beach renourishment 3/14/2017 Wastewater treatment plant repairs from Hurricane Hermine still costing Clearwater 3/9/2017 Lawmakers propose $50 million to restore beaches 3/7/2017 Register for Marine Science Camp at Weedon Island 3/6/2017 FWC continues seagrass research and conservation with new status report 3/1/2017 Trump takes aim at WOTUS rule 3/1/2017 Multi-million dollar St. Pete sewage fixes begin 3/1/2017 St. Petersburg's Northwest sewage plant will also be upgraded, hopefully by rainy season 3/1/2017 St. Petersburg residents seek reassurance there won't be a summer sewage sequel 3/1/2017 Trump begins dismantling Obama’s EPA rules today. First up: the Clean Water Rule 3/1/2017 Mote developing app so beachgoers can record red tide observations 3/1/2017 Online tool explores sea level rise and coastal marsh health scenarios 2/28/2017 Author Cynthia Barnett leads forum on Pinellas water issues Feb. 28 2/21/2017 Reclaimed water project in South County 2/20/2017 Clearwater couple wins 2016 Water-Wise Award 2/20/2017 Florida lawmakers push water agenda 2/17/2017 Florida lawmakers in DC learn there are no easy fixes for red tide plague 2/16/2017 Long slog likely if Trump EPA attempts WOTUS do-over 2/16/2017 Florida has seen bad effects from Trump-like climate gag orders 2/16/2017 Pinellas County working on beach renourishment 2/16/2017 Legislature needs educating about flood risk 2/7/2017 What would happen to Florida if the EPA really did go away? 2/7/2017 Obliterating EPA would create chaos, experts say 2/3/2017 In Florida, debate over pollution limits rages 2/3/2017 Pinellas Wastewater/Stormwater Task Force presented with preliminary action plan 2/3/2017 North County reclaimed water system to be shut down Feb. 6–10 2/3/2017 Public invited to Eco Fun Festival Feb. 26 2/3/2017 State may require licensing for kayaks, canoes, paddle boards 2/1/2017 MOTE debuts podcat: "Two Sea Fans" 1/31/2017 Changes in rainfall, temperature expected to transform coastal wetlands this century 1/31/2017 Deadline March 27th for Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund applications 1/30/2017 Sea level rise could have water lapping at Tampa's edges in 2040, study says 1/27/2017 Court reinstates EPA rule to allow pumping dirty water unchecked 1/27/2017 Environmental groups want EPA to nix Florida’s new water standards 1/27/2017 Forum: Collaboration needed to counter looming water shortage 1/24/2017 Wild ride awaits for water issues under Trump 1/23/2017 Riviera Bay, Coffee Pot Bayou water test results near normal, St. Pete says 1/19/2017 St. Petersburg mayor scoffs at claim that sewage dumps hurt Tampa Bay, endangered public health 1/18/2017 Bay Mini-Grants awarded to 21 community groups 1/18/2017 Final adoption of updated Bay Management Plan set for February 1/18/2017 St. Petersburg Plans to Drill New Wells to Help Solve Sewage Crisis 1/12/2017 Clean Water Network asks federal judge to force EPA’s hand 1/12/2017 Dunn Facility Receives Award 1/11/2017 Florida judge tosses pollution notification rule 1/3/2017 Registration now open for biodiversity conference 12/22/2016 Tighter requirements sought for Environmental Regulation Commission 12/21/2016 FWC “Fishbrain” app to help FWC track nonnative freshwater fish 12/21/2016 Lake Seminole’s road to restoration has been a long one 12/15/2016 Study said no red tide this year: what went wrong, why the science is still right 12/15/2016 State: Two Pinellas workers did not misuse chemical when killing 78 sabal palms 12/15/2016 Tampa Bay Water awards $23,300 in mini-grants 12/15/2016 EPA releases final report on impacts from hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water 12/14/2016 New report to EPA highlights importance of citizen scientists 12/14/2016 Dec. 2016 issue of the Florida LAKEWATCH newsletter is available 12/14/2016 USF St. Pete announces climate action plan 12/12/2016 Tarpon Springs planners identify potential dump site for Anclote River dredge 12/12/2016 Florida's water demand for development could double by 2070 12/9/2016 Rising seas could swallow Florida's tax base 12/9/2016 Drinking water safe but DEP faces criticism over sinkhole response 12/9/2016 Mote scientist awarded grant to study how iron influences harmful algal blooms 12/9/2016 WOTUS is ‘doomed’ under Trump, experts say  12/9/2016 New artificial reef planned for Pier 60 12/9/2016 Pollution notification plan continues to draw objections 12/9/2016 Free climate change conference Monday Dec. 12th 12/6/2016 Reclaimed water off Tuesday (Nov. 29) in North County 11/28/2016 Give-A-Day for the Bay: Cockroach Bay 11/28/2016 Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable to meet Dec. 14-15 at FGCU 11/18/2016 1000 Friends of Florida hosts free "Water 2070" webinar Nov. 17th 11/10/2016 Clearwater Offers Open Houses on Groundbreaking Water Program 11/10/2016 South County Reclaimed Water Critically Low 11/10/2016 Temporary north county reclaimed water system shutdown 11/4/2016 Utilities water quality improvement project to begin 11/4/2016 Pinellas Park to consider changing stormwater fee 11/4/2016 Wastewater spill at South Cross Bayou 11/4/2016 North county reclaimed water shutdowns 11/4/2016 #LoveTampaBay? Check out new TBEP social sharing campaign 11/4/2016 FEMA gives Floridians more time to file Hermine flood insurance claims 10/27/2016 Aylesworth Foundation lures the best and brightest marine science students 10/27/2016 Mote awarded $500,000 NOAA grant to electronically monitor fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico 10/27/2016 Give A Day for the Bay Nov. 1st at Lowry Park Zoo 10/19/2016 Red Tide Report 10.6.16 10/18/2016 Countywide Wastewater / Stormwater Task Force holds kick-off meeting 10/18/2016 DEP announces Water-Quality Restoration Grant opportunities 10/14/2016 Mote Marine Lab among organizations monitoring red tide 10/13/2016 Judge refuses to block changes to Florida's water quality standards 10/12/2016 September is Microplastics Awareness Month 10/11/2016 Fish and wildlife officers begin investigation into St. Petersburg's sewer crisis 10/10/2016 Utilities crews successfully bypass damaged pipe 10/10/2016 Clearwater groundwater replenishment project in Florida gets $1 million public relations effort 10/10/2016 Pinellas Utilities crews successfully bypass damaged pipe 10/10/2016 Pinellas County monitoring Hurricane Matthew 10/5/2016 Impacts of sewer, stormwater dischargers on Tampa Bay will take time to assess 10/3/2016 Seasonal reclaimed water restrictions began Oct. 1st 10/3/2016 Keep Pinellas Beautiful announces International Coastal Cleanup sites, Sept. 17-Oct. 16 9/22/2016 USDA describes $328M oil spill restoration plan for Gulf of Mexico 9/21/2016 Sewage dump may lead to algae blooms, fish kill, lost seagrass, experts say 9/20/2016 Water standards fight heads to appeals court 9/20/2016 Pinellas Legislative Delegation to hold sewage spill workshop Sep. 19th 9/16/2016 Pinellas County initiates sewer/stormwater task force 9/15/2016 September 15th: “Imagine a Day Without Water” 9/15/2016 New method detects low-dose impacts of human-made chemicals in water 9/15/2016 Senate advances water bill with $1.9B for Everglades, Florida algae bloom projects 9/14/2016 Latest post-Hermine sewage spill total: 85.1 million gallons — and rising 9/12/2016 Largo ranks stormwater as #1 priority for “Penny for Pinellas” spending 9/9/2016 St. Petersburg: We may never know how many millions of gallons of sewage was dumped 9/9/2016 Florida’s losses from a big hurricane could reach a mind-blowing $200 billion 9/9/2016 Sen. Bill Nelson, South Florida leaders question Florida changing water pollution rules 9/9/2016 Holly Greening, Tony Janicki keynote speakers at IRL water quality conference 9/9/2016 Tampa Bay Water approves continued funding for Florida-Friendly Landscaping program 9/6/2016 Hermine pounded Pinellas beaches; erosion worse than from TS Debby 9/6/2016 Pinellas County officials share key preparedness messages 8/30/2016 SWFWMD public meeting on MFL priority list Sept. 1st 8/29/2016 Mosquito prevention tips from Pinellas County 8/29/2016 Legal Challenges Mount Over New Water Standards 8/26/2016 Pinellas County BOCC recognizes importance of protecting water quality 8/26/2016 Brain-eating amoeba common in Florida; researchers race for cure 8/25/2016 Pinellas County’s Local Mitigation Strategy is a model for the state 8/10/2016 Scallop tally improved, but still modest in annual hunt 8/10/2016 National Estuaries Day Coastal Cleanups call for Volunteers! 8/10/2016 Largo Cultural Center hosts Be Floridian flamingo exhibit 8/10/2016 Bondi adds Florida to lawsuit against federal wetland protections 8/10/2016 Hydrilla help needed from Florida LAKEWATCHers 8/10/2016 The latest Florida LAKEWATCH Newsletter is available online 8/10/2016 Utilities partners with CDC on water study 8/8/2016 Participate in Tampa Bay's Treasure Hunt! 8/8/2016 Clearwater opens second R-O water plant 8/8/2016 Read about all the news at Florida LAKEWATCH 8/8/2016 Get the latest news from Florida LAKEWATCH! 8/8/2016 Register by Sept. 17th for 2014 Cross Bayou/Joe’s Creek Cleanup 8/8/2016 Gopher tortoise training Jan 13-16 8/8/2016 Give a Day for the Bay at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve March 21st 8/8/2016 Public Invited to Series of Workshops on Surplus Lands 8/8/2016 It’s not too late to sign up for TBEP Mini-Grant Webinars 8/8/2016 Park Boulevard Bridge now open 8/8/2016 UF researchers: “Little janitor” merits attention in Florida springs' health debate 8/8/2016 Submission deadline for TBEP Bay Mini-Grants is October 1st 8/8/2016 Sign up now for TBEP Bay Mini-Grant Writing Webinar on Wed. Aug. 20 8/8/2016 Bay Mini-Grant Workshop Set for Aug. 3 8/8/2016 Boathouse to Break Ground at Heritage Village in Largo 8/8/2016 Register Now for August 6th TBEP Bay Mini-Grant Workshop 8/8/2016 Reclaimed water update for North County residents 8/8/2016 DEP Report: Half of Florida lakes’ surface have “elevated” algae levels 8/8/2016 Open house on new force main 8/8/2016 Bait House opening at Belleair Causeway 8/8/2016 Tampa Bay Mini-Grants Due September 1 8/4/2016 County officials eager to help fund Tarpon's Anclote River dredge 7/29/2016 ERC signs off on controversial water standards 7/27/2016 USF researchers find dangerous bacteria in wastewater effluent of sewer spill 7/21/2016 Study: More homes at risk of storm surge in Southwest Florida 7/19/2016 City of Clearwater completes purchase of Clearwater Christian College wetlands 7/15/2016 St. Pete committee reserves bulk of remaining BP money for climate study 7/15/2016 Civil Engineers: State Infrastructure Is Mediocre, But Improving 7/15/2016 Environmental groups visiting DC to press for purchase of Lake O ag lands 7/14/2016 IMPORTANT: Irrigation with reclaimed water suspended in north County until further notice 7/13/2016 “Living shorelines” will get fast track to combat sea level rise 7/13/2016 Bay Mini-Grants application deadline is September 1st 7/11/2016 Tampa Bay Estuary Program requests your input 7/7/2016 100 volunteers needed to help plant sea oats at Treasure Island on July 9th 7/7/2016 Pass-A-Grille: Water repairs on July 5th 6/29/2016 Watch for sea turtles on Tampa Bay area beaches 6/27/2016 St. Pete not alone in discharging sewage into local waters during TS Colin 6/24/2016 Deadline approaching Community Water-Wise Awards 6/17/2016 Study highlights role of Tampa Bay coastal habitats in removing carbon from atmosphere 6/13/2016 St. Pete, St. Pete Beach pump sewage into Tampa Bay 6/8/2016 Summer fertilizer bans in effect 6/7/2016 Keeping waste out of our water 6/6/2016 Storm surge imperils 455,000 Tampa Bay homes, report says 6/2/2016 Solving disinfection byproducts led to unintended consequences 6/1/2016 Volunteers needed for World Oceans Day events 5/27/2016 Radio show helps prepare residents for storm season 5/26/2016 Household mobile collection event May 28 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 5/25/2016 Water maintenance begins May 31 5/23/2016 U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor announces EPA funding for south St. Petersburg 5/23/2016 TBEP earns top “Future of the Region Awards” 5/23/2016 Bay Mini-Grants deadline moves to September 1 5/23/2016 Public blasts DEP over new water toxics limits 5/16/2016 Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act now adopted 5/13/2016 Study: Efficient fixtures have cut U.S. indoor water use 22% since 1999 5/13/2016 Tarpon Springs lobbying for dredging money 5/13/2016 Paradise lost, found in Southwest Florida seagrass 5/12/2016 Reclaimed restrictions in North County 5/9/2016 Input sought on new pipe project 5/3/2016 Pinellas County Utilities seeks public input on route for new wastewater force main 4/29/2016 USF Library announces Tampa Bay Environmental Collections & Oral History Project 4/27/2016 Sixth Circuit Will Not Rehear Venue Question in Clean Water Act Rule Dispute 4/26/2016 St. Petersburg City Council committee agrees to $3.4 million to study sewer fix 4/26/2016 Retrofitting Tampa Bay for climate change: From understanding to action 4/26/2016 Six years after Deepwater Horizon oil spill, USF Researchers see path forward 4/20/2016 Rethinking Tampa Bay’s water resources as the climate changes 4/19/2016 Vegetables irrigated with treated wastewater expose consumers to drugs 4/19/2016 Input sought on BP settlement funds 4/14/2016 City of St. Pete exploring creation of a seagrass mitigation bank 4/14/2016 Awards Season Open for Water-Thrifty Landscapes  4/14/2016 Tampa Bay’s largest ecosystem restoration reaches completion 4/14/2016 Climate change: Across Tampa Bay, environmental organizations mobilize around sea level rise 4/14/2016 Sunset Beach projects aim at improving stormwater drainage 4/14/2016 Meeting about Shell Key Pass April 21st 4/7/2016 How Many Straws? 4/7/2016 USDA Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands 4/7/2016 Catch nonnative freshwater fish, get the chance to win prizes 4/5/2016 Tarpon Springs sinkhole repairs could take months 4/5/2016 Update on Sewer main break in Tarpon Springs 4/4/2016 Adopt-A-Pond Community Planting in Largo April 9th 3/31/2016 USF Marine Science researchers discover ways to improve red tide predictions 3/31/2016 Perico Preserve Volunteer Workday 3/30/2016 38 Florida locations among sites military will check for water contamination 3/29/2016 UF/IFAS study: Water conservation important to many; only some take action 3/23/2016 Applications sought in Florida for Regional Conservation Partnership Program 3/23/2016 Saint Petersburg awarded $40 million for waste-to-energy project 3/23/2016 In first-of-a-kind summit, White House rallies corporate investment in water supplies 3/23/2016 Lead detected in water at Tarpon Springs High SchoolLead detected in water at Tarpon Springs High Sc 3/23/2016 Dunedin Causeway workshop March 29 3/23/2016 Sea rise could force millions in Florida to adapt or flee, study finds 3/15/2016 Register for 7-week “Sustainable Floridians” training by Mar. 18th 3/10/2016 House, Senate reach budget deal that includes additional $21M for water projects 3/9/2016 Tampa Bay Area scientists, policymakers plan for rising sea levels 3/8/2016 Pasco County Joins TBEP Partnership 3/7/2016 Competitive Grants Opportunity: Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund 3/1/2016 Study: Loop Current may help scientists predict red tide blooms 2/25/2016 “Give A Day for the Bay” at McKay Bay Nature Preserve on March 19th 2/22/2016 NASA: Decade of rising seas slowed by land soaking up extra water 2/19/2016 USGS: Algal toxins detected in one-third of streams assessed in 5 southeastern states 2/18/2016 Obama proposing clean-water cuts amid Flint outcry 2/17/2016 After Flint, St. Petersburg mulls more tests for lead in water supply 2/12/2016 DEP announces water-quality restoration grant opportunities 2/12/2016 Southeast states win coastal resilience grant 2/12/2016 Florida Lake Management Society announces spring workshop 2/9/2016 Bill Nelson blasts proposal to allow offshore drilling near Florida coast 2/8/2016 Register now for free "Estuary Edventures" Teacher Training 2/5/2016 Some Largo water customers will have interrupted service Monday 2/5/2016 Skip a Week (or Two) of Watering this Winter 2/3/2016 Save the Date: 2016 NALMS monitoring conference 2/3/2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces over $20 Million in Grants to Conserve Coastal Wetlands 2/3/2016 St. Pete Beach water repair rescheduled to Feb. 1st 2/1/2016 Deadline is Feb. 3rd to register for new water resources program 2/1/2016 Florida mayors to Rubio: We’re going under, take climate change seriously 1/28/2016 NCCOS research transitions GrouperChek to commercialization 1/28/2016 New water law will affect everyone who uses water in Florida 1/28/2016 Clean Water State Revolving Fund provides more than $375M in loans to Florida communities 1/25/2016 Obama vetoes GOP attempt to block water rule 1/21/2016 Is your drinking water safe? 1/21/2016 Florida DEP to hold public meetings on water quality assessments 1/20/2016 Districts extend deadline to submit applications for $4 million in cost-share funding 1/20/2016 Environmental groups want Scott to veto water bill 1/20/2016 Clearwater to be pioneer in injecting treated wastewater into aquifer 1/20/2016 Reclaimed water system returns to normal 1/20/2016 Dunedin will spend all of Deepwater Horizon settlement on parking 1/12/2016 Mini-Grants Make a Difference 1/11/2016 St. Pete City Council approves biosolids project funding 1/8/2016 El Niño expected to dump more rain on Southwest Florida 1/8/2016 Register now for 2016 “Florida Style Landscaping” 1/6/2016 Tampa Shores community wins Golden Mangrove Award for Mini-grant project 1/6/2016 New water policy expected to flow in session 1/4/2016 Tarpon Springs water facility fully operational 12/22/2015 Congress backs bill banning microbeads in soap, body wash 12/22/2015 Consultant: No long-term damage to Clam Bayou from sewage spill 12/18/2015 Water quality consortium targets red tide 12/18/2015 Report: Stormwater and graywater valid water sources, but guidelines for use are needed 12/18/2015 GAO: EPA broke law when it used social media to promote WOTUS 12/15/2015 UWM scientist develops new way to find age of drinking water 12/15/2015 Red Tide detected in southern Pinellas 12/14/2015 Pinellas County Utilities receives award 12/11/2015 Red Tide bloom kills fish and leaves some Pinellas beachgoers coughing 12/10/2015 While environmentalists criticize water policy plans, they draw defender in Putnam 12/10/2015 Canal dredging efforts begin for Anclote River channel 12/9/2015 A 90-foot deep sinkhole closes Hillsborough park and fixing it will be complicated 12/7/2015 Florida Groups Thankful for Clean Water Protections 12/7/2015 FDEP issues final, Senate-mandated report on water reuse 12/4/2015 St. Pete leaders on board with trial cross-bay ferry program 12/4/2015 New NOAA Guidance Promotes Living Shorelines for Improving Habitats 12/3/2015 Scott administration helped keep scathing EPA pipeline report out of legal challenge 12/3/2015 Florida League of Cities, Stormwater Association Challenge EPA Waters of the US Rule 12/3/2015 Reclaimed water restrictions continue 12/3/2015 Reclaimed water restrictions continue 12/3/2015 Gov. Scott wants more staffing cuts in health, environment 11/25/2015 New Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment Released 11/24/2015 DEP welcomes new director of water policy 11/24/2015 WN virus confirmed in four sentinel chickens 11/24/2015 Council delays vote on spending BP money for sewers 11/24/2015 Culinary conservation hunts predator lionfish for human consumption 11/18/2015 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Announces Projects 11/17/2015 Red Tide Report 11-13-15 11/17/2015 Shocking new way to get the salt out 11/17/2015 New underwater robot “Genie” deployed to monitor harmful algae and more 11/17/2015 Red Tide Report 11-6-15 11/10/2015 Microplastics: A macro threat 11/9/2015 Global warming's fingerprints are all over recent extreme weather, research shows 11/9/2015 Pinellas County to join TBEP Coalition 11/9/2015 House subcommittee chair cautions against sea level rise “speculation” 11/6/2015 Senate measure to stop water rule advances 11/5/2015 USF Biologist Discovers Secret to Highly Efficient Swimming in Certain Animals, Such as Jellyfish 11/5/2015 TBEP Give A Day For The Bay Volunteer Workday 11/5/2015 USF researchers develop off grid NEWgenerator to treat waste around globe 11/3/2015 $20,000 in Source Water Protection Mini-Grants Available 11/3/2015 SBEP provides update on tidal creek study 11/3/2015 Red tide confirmed in Florida: What you need to know 11/2/2015 Alternatives for Shell Key 11/2/2015 City Ends Sampling of Clam Bayou Stormwater Pond Due to Consistently Safe Levels 10/29/2015 EPA objects to portions of Sabal Trail pipeline, calls for re-routing 10/27/2015 Florida Agriculture Commissioner Pushes For Water Policy 10/27/2015 UF/IFAS-developed app saves significant water and money 10/27/2015 St. Petersburg City Council postpones Kriseman's $6.5 million BP settlement 10/27/2015 Reclaimed water restrictions in north county 10/27/2015 Water-quality restoration grant recipitants selected 10/27/2015 Participate in the 'HalloWeed' invasive plant count 10/27/2015 Diggin' Florida Dirt: Has your pond become a dirty word? 10/27/2015 Florida Lake Management Society Fall 2015 Workshop 10/26/2015 Kriseman: Use BP funds to improve WWTP infrastructure, increase climate resilience 10/16/2015 NOAA Predicts Wetter, Cooler Winter driven by El Nino 10/16/2015 Critics say budget cuts, hand-picked leaders have hurt water management districts 10/16/2015 Sarasota Dolphin Research Program celebrates 45th anniversary 10/16/2015 SWFWMD reports gains in seagrass soverage in Pinellas County waters 10/16/2015 Tampa Bay Water offers $20,000 in source water protection mini-grants; deadline Nov. 20 10/16/2015 Youth Summit Empowers the Next Generation of Ocean Conservationists 10/14/2015 Putnam wants water policy passed 10/13/2015 Florida Wildlife Commission investigating city over sewage spills 10/6/2015 Governor Scott Announces Distribution of Over $82 Million for Springs Restoration Projects Across FL 10/6/2015 Ag commissioner: Florida needs water fix now before it faces crisis 10/1/2015 Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic in St. Petersburg 10/1/2015 West Central Florida under weather service flood watch 10/1/2015 Southwest Florida scientists tracking changes in Red Tide algae counts 10/1/2015 Pinellas County adds to two infrastructure improvement funds 9/29/2015 Florida needs $16.5 billion for drinking water infrastructure 9/28/2015 Volunteers urgently needed Friday for workday at Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge 9/23/2015 Pinellas County officials looking for solutions to rising sea level 9/23/2015 Green sea turtle nesting breaks local record 9/23/2015 Reclaimed water restrictions begin Oct. 1 9/23/2015 Pinellas County Extension offers fertilizer training in Spanish Oct. 1st 9/22/2015 St. Pete dump of wastewater: “A major environmental disaster” 9/22/2015 New Sunshine State Maps Add U.S. Forest Service Data 9/21/2015 Pinellas County to participate in sea level conference 9/21/2015 Ancient canoe exhibit opens this October 9/21/2015 EPA is designating Sept. 21-25 as “SepticSmart Week” 9/21/2015 Tarpon Springs stormwater fees going up 9/18/2015 Florida Sea Grant awarded grant to raise awareness about microplastics in Florida waters 9/18/2015 Upham Beach to get erosion relief 9/16/2015 City Council takes first step in hiking utility bills 9/9/2015 Largo to inventory stormwater system 9/9/2015 Authorities clean up diesel fuel spill in Intracoastal Waterway 9/9/2015 Authorities clean up diesel fuel spill in Intracoastal Waterway 9/3/2015 Celebrate National Estuaries Day! 9/3/2015 Snook Harvest Season begins September 1st 9/2/2015 EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling 9/1/2015 Sea Level Solutions Center launches 9/1/2015 Uncertain future for St. Petersburg's sewage plant next to Albert Whitted 9/1/2015 Pinellas County to get improved boating signs 9/1/2015 Pinellas keeps an eye on Tropical Storm Erika 8/28/2015 More information about preparing for Tropical Storm Erika 8/28/2015 SBEP, TBEP remind residents not to use fertilizers with nitrogen or phosphorus through Sept. 30th 8/28/2015 Is too much fresh water used to irrigate Florida lawns? 8/27/2015 Four “sentinel chickens” in Pinellas test positive for West Nile virus 8/27/2015 Carlos Beruff resigns from SWFWMD board 8/27/2015 Peninsular Florida in “cone of uncertainty” for Tropical Storm Ericka 8/27/2015 Governor seeks disaster declaration for Tampa Bay flooding 8/27/2015 Prepare now for tropical storms and hurricanes 8/27/2015 New sea level-rise handbook highlights science and models for non-scientists 8/27/2015 Count shows scallops rebounding in Tampa Bay 8/26/2015 Water system maintenance in Sept 8/25/2015 Webinar on August 27 to provide more details on the Clean Water Rule 8/25/2015 Public meetings scheduled to discuss DEP water quality prioritization and assessment efforts 8/25/2015 Tampa Bay’s seagrass beds to take big hit from rain-fueled algae blooms 8/20/2015 DEP accepting comments on water reclamation/reuse study; meeting and webinar Aug. 20th 8/18/2015 Do you garden like a Floridian? Take the survey! 8/17/2015 Tampa Bay Estuary Program to receive $2 million from oil spill fines 8/17/2015 Swamped by rains, St. Pete dumps treated sewage into Tampa Bay 8/11/2015 Pinellas County Utilities repairing sewer line break in Lealman 8/10/2015 Precautionary boil water notice issued for Largo neighborhood 8/7/2015 New insights on hurricane intensity, pollution transport 8/7/2015 2015 Gulf Guardian Awards announced; TBEP, Bay Point Elementary among recipients 8/7/2015 Collapsed sewer line causes delays in Highland Lakes subdivision 8/5/2015 Pinellas County crews at work repairing flood-damaged infrastructure. 8/5/2015 Register for BASIS 6 7/30/2015 District Approves Proposed Millage Rate 7/29/2015 Florida leads nation in property at risk from climate change 7/29/2015 Tarpon Springs launches new water treatment system 7/28/2015 Tampa Bay cities didn't get what they sought in oil spill claims 7/28/2015 Bay Mini-Grants Available: Deadline to apply is Oct. 1st 7/28/2015 Clearwater’s Moccasin Lake Park to receive $200K in federal funding 7/27/2015 Swiftmud backs down from move of headquarters to Tampa from Brooksville 7/27/2015 Meeting August 4th to discuss Wall Springs Park project 7/24/2015 Tampa Bay Water to Receive $1.25 Million in BP Settlement 7/20/2015 FWC Enlists Gulf Reef Fish Anglers to Provide Data 7/16/2015 Two Clearwater utility projects recognized 7/10/2015 Blue crab trap closure in South-S.W. Florida starts Friday 7/10/2015 Open house for San Martin Blvd. Bridge 7/10/2015 Reclaimed water restrictions still in effect 7/7/2015 Scott vetoes money for controversial water-farming projects 7/6/2015 War Veterans boat ramp to close for repairs 7/6/2015 DEP announces web-based map that identifies beach accesses and amenities 7/6/2015 Study: One-third of big groundwater basins in distress 7/6/2015 Public comment invited on Pinellas County RESTORE Act projects 7/2/2015 Boaters needed for Crab Trap Removal 6/25/2015 Skip The Fertilizer to Protect Our Fun! 6/24/2015 Sea oats planting event needs volunteers 6/23/2015 The 6th Bay Area Scientific Information Symposium 6/22/2015 Two "Champions of the Bay" Honored 6/12/2015 App will show level of algae in water 6/8/2015 A meeting of the full Agency on Bay Management 6/5/2015 Editorial: Tampa Bay’s environmental and economic revival 6/4/2015 House Passes Posey-Murphy Bipartisan Plan to Help Estuaries with Critical Needs 6/4/2015 Experts tie hurricane changes to climate change 6/4/2015 BLUE Ocean Film Festival opens new headquarters in St. Pete 6/2/2015 Long-term prognosis for Florida manatees improves 5/21/2015 Water system maintenance starts May 26 5/18/2015 Sea turtles topic of CMA’s “Making Waves” speaker series 5/12/2015 Free north county electronics, chemical drop-off May 16th, 9 a.m.-noon 5/11/2015 2015 Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo encourages Bay area residents to "Be Ready" 5/4/2015 “Managing Florida’s aquifers” will be topic of fall professional conference 5/1/2015 House Speaker says water bills closer, advisory council could be sticking point 4/30/2015 USGS issues revised framework for hydrogeology of Floridan Aquifer 4/30/2015 “A Rising Tide Affects Us All”: 2015 Southwest Florida Sea Level Rise Summit 4/28/2015 2015 AWRA scholarship and educational grant applications now being accepted 4/28/2015 DOI, EPA, NOAA announce initiative to prepare natural resources for climate change 4/28/2015 Changes to Pinellas County reclaimed water restrictions 4/27/2015 6th Bay Area Scientific Information Symposium (BASIS 6) scheduled for September 4/27/2015 Agency on Bay Management to honor “Champions of the Bay” 4/27/2015 Photo contest for high school students 4/23/2015 Clearwater Artificial Reef Spring Clean Up 4/22/2015 The Spring 2015 issue of Bay Soundings is online! 4/20/2015 Runoff from Lake Tarpon still clogs tip of Old Tampa Bay 4/20/2015 “Watery” curriculum guide available for teachers 4/15/2015 Free chemical, electronics collection 4/15/2015 Pinellas County watershed photo contest 4/14/2015 Awards Season Open for Water-Thrifty Landscapes 4/9/2015 Multiple satellite eyes to track algal threat to U.S. freshwater 4/7/2015 Dunedin Causeway bridges project open house 4/1/2015 Reclaimed water restrictions start April 1 3/31/2015 Radio show discusses water conservation and tax credits 3/31/2015 Give A Day for the Bay May 2nd at Robinson Preserve 3/26/2015 Save the date: National Monitoring Conference, May 2-6, 2016 3/26/2015 From coastlines to the Everglades, researchers tackle sea level rise 3/26/2015 ‘Low risk’ contamination sites to get fresh scrutiny under DEP plan 3/26/2015 Public input sought on FWC permit request for lake restoration 3/20/2015 Speak Up! Take A Short Opinion Poll on Tampa Bay 3/9/2015 Results of 2014 harmful algal bloom state survey released 3/4/2015 FGCU professor wins international award for career in wetland research and education 3/2/2015 UF survey: Floridians want to conserve water, but only if it doesn’t cost too much 2/26/2015 A workshop 2/19/2015 Register now for annual Cross Bayou/Joe’s Creek Cleanup 2/13/2015 Agency on bay management meets Feb. 12th 2/10/2015 2015 Lakes & Ponds Education Day 2/9/2015 Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund grant opportunity 2/9/2015 Official: Clean water good for economy 2/5/2015 EPA Climate Ready Water Utilities Initiative releases storm surge inundation map and scenarios 2/3/2015 King tide photo exhibit opens 5-month tour 1/14/2015 2015 Florida Artificial Reef Summit announced by SeaGrant 1/7/2015 Climate Change is topic of Jan. 22nd community forum 1/6/2015 Give a Day for the Bay at Moccasin Lake Nature Park in Pinellas County 1/6/2015 City of Clearwater seeks volunteers for water quality project 12/23/2014 What’s REALLY in your water? 12/15/2014 Amendment 1’s passage opens floodgate of questions on water 12/3/2014 TBEP pilot project aims to track coastal habitat changes over time 12/3/2014 Coast Guard flies 193 rare sea turtles from freezing Cape Cod to Florida 12/1/2014 USF College of Marine Science Awarded $20.2M for Gulf Oil Spill Research 12/1/2014 Deadline Dec. 31st to apply for Surface Water Mitigation Credit 11/14/2014 November Meetings of TBEP Management and Policy Boards 11/12/2014 DEP’s Florida Coastal Office debuts interactive map of Aquatic Preserves 11/10/2014 Environmental project proposals wanted 11/10/2014 As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions of Gallons of Water Lost 11/3/2014 Blue Ocean Film Festival opens November 3rd in St Petersburg 11/3/2014 Potable water main repair in Treasure Island 10/23/2014 USF College of Marine Science Unveils “Current Collections” 10/17/2014 Students from USF, Univ. British Columbia win 2014 water technology design competition 10/15/2014 See storm surge's power with new app 10/14/2014 New Study Finds Steep Increase in East Coast High-Tide Floods 10/10/2014 Report: Worldwide mangrove destruction costs up to $42 billion in economic damages annually 10/9/2014 Tampa Bay Water's C.W. Bill Young Reservoir fills to halfway point 10/8/2014 EPA extends comment period on contentious waterways rule 10/7/2014 Water quality meets standards at seven sites 10/6/2014 Sunshine State Survey: Water is environmental issue of greatest concern to voters 10/3/2014 Sewer leak at 7780 62nd Ave. N. 9/30/2014 Meeting on manatee protection zones 9/26/2014 District to hold public workshop on priority list 9/26/2014 Source water protection mini-grant applications accepted 9/26/2014 UN Summit On Climate Change In New York City 9/25/2014 US Fish & Wildlife Service conservation grants include $750K for wildlife on Florida beaches 9/10/2014 DEP solicits project submissions for water quality restoration grants 9/8/2014 Conservation Partners Sign MOA for Deepwater Horizon Project Tracker 9/2/2014 State of Florida considering water-quality credit trading program 8/28/2014 Delayed Tarpon Springs reverse osmosis plant nears completion 8/28/2014 Plastic a serious threat to our oceans, seas, and waterways 8/27/2014 Recreational Bay Scallop Season Opening Soon 8/27/2014 Red tide bloom persists in eastern Gulf of Mexico 8/27/2014 Webcast on Green Infrastructure and Smart Growth 8/27/2014 Restoring Florida Bay: Sponges the foundation for thriving ecosystem 8/25/2014 Sea Level Rise and Climate Change Survey 8/25/2014 Sign up now for 2014 Water School 8/25/2014 Florida AWRA meeting focuses on Tampa Bay water quality 8/25/2014 Water system maintenance to begin 8/22/2014 Registration open for “Water Words that Work” training 8/18/2014 DEP approves three first-magnitude spring systems to SWIM priority list 8/18/2014 City of Clearwater public utilities staffers win awards 8/14/2014 DEP is soliciting input on statewide expansion of water reuse 8/14/2014 Clean Tampa Bay worth $22 billion to bay area, study says 8/13/2014 Be safe... Be aware of rip currents this summer! 8/13/2014 Next “Give A Day for the Bay” Sept. 27th at Fort De Soto Park 8/12/2014 Health officials urge awareness of potential bacteria in coastal waters 8/11/2014 Adopt-A-Pond is back! 8/8/2014 Public workshops scheduled for estuary NNC and water quality credit trading 8/8/2014 Mote Marine Lab robots help researchers, forecasters monitor red tide bloom 8/7/2014 80 mile-long red tide bloom still evident in northeast Gulf of Mexico 8/4/2014 Free Florida Style Landscaping Workshop Series starts Sept. 18th 8/4/2014 USF shark expert to speak at Dali Museum on August 12th 8/4/2014 Webinar will address spread of aquatic invasive species by recreational boaters 8/1/2014 It’s summer: take precautions against mosquitoes 8/1/2014 USF & UF approved for grants to support climate resilience and “green infrastructure” 8/1/2014 USGS study: Nesting Gulf sea turtles feed in waters filled with threats 7/31/2014 Pinellas County water restrictions change August 1st 7/31/2014 Joe’s Creek Park is a prize 7/30/2014 Signs bring storm surge front and center 7/30/2014 EPA encourages homeowners to care for their septic systems 7/30/2014 Recycling rates In Florida continue to climb 7/30/2014 Average “dead zone” predicted for Gulf of Mexico 7/30/2014 To better combat lionfish invasion, FWC has new rules 7/29/2014 A Call For Environmental Project Ideas 7/25/2014 Sarasota County selected by United Nations as Host Community for World Environment Day in North Ame 7/25/2014 Research team contributes to the management of South Florida coastal environments 7/25/2014 Poll: 7 out of 10 Florida voters concerned about climate change, back EPA action plan 7/25/2014 "Don’t Feed The Monster!" video uses humor to educate about proper fertilizer use 7/23/2014 Gulf Stream gold: Mining green energy from Atlantic currents 7/21/2014 A call for environmental project ideas 7/17/2014 Fort De Soto waters rated among cleanest in nation 7/10/2014 Learn how to protect drinking water from HABS at July 16th webinar 7/10/2014 Tampa Bay Estuary Program funds $625K in environmental projects 7/10/2014 Residents From Across The State Create Support Organizations For Aquatic Preserves 7/8/2014 Congress approves funding for research on toxic algae 6/25/2014 Obama Signs $12.3 Billion Water Projects Bill 6/12/2014 Take advantage of tax holiday to purchase hurricane supplies 6/12/2014 New Tidal Stream Assessment Project Results 6/3/2014 FDEP's Deepwater Horizon restoration projects website updated 6/2/2014 Water treatment method switched 6/2/2014 Hear all about hurricane preparedness June 5th 6/2/2014 Reclaimed water use reduced 6/2/2014 Port serves as protector, steward of its coastal host 5/27/2014 Great white shark tracked to Florida coast 5/27/2014 New FWC Lionfish app to be unveiled May 28 5/27/2014 2014 Hurricane Expo May 31st at MOSI 5/23/2014 Next step for Weedon Island's prehistoric canoe 5/23/2014 USGS: Study Aids Water Managers Battling Saltwater Intrusion 5/23/2014 Aquatic Invaders topic of May 22nd Workshop 5/21/2014 Do you know what to do if you hook a pelican? 5/19/2014 Oil company drilling in sanctuary fined $25K for violation that could be fracking 4/29/2014 New springs bill revised to remove language objectionable to ag groups, home builders 4/22/2014 FIU Professors Win Grant For Sea-Level Rise Project 4/22/2014 Free Webinar on Water Quality 4/21/2014 Register now for "Ag Module 2014: Innovation in the Water Space" 4/18/2014 Plan to inject Piney Point water into aquifer raises concerns 4/17/2014 Lindsay Cross to speak Tuesday at USF Patel Center 4/12/2014 Sharks sense prey in surprising ways during pioneering study 4/9/2014 Florida Coastal Islands Sanctuaries to celebrate 80-year anniversary on May 8th 4/8/2014 Senate committee approves estuary reauthorization bill 4/7/2014 Beach work betters Tampa Bay estuary for fish 4/4/2014 Environmentalists fight proposed bill that reduces local control of water resources 4/3/2014 Federal judge rules Okeechobee pumping illegal 3/31/2014 April brings reclaimed water restrictions 3/31/2014 Training helps landscaping pros to protect our water from nutrient pollution 3/27/2014 House, Senate differ sharply over agricultural water spending in their budget proposals 3/26/2014 Tampa Bay's valuable lesson 3/24/2014 Modeling study adds evidence that oil compounds traveled to West Florida Shelf 3/24/2014 Estuary Programs team up for volunteer planting at new Perico Preserve! 3/20/2014 FWC asks public to report horseshoe crab sightings 3/19/2014 FDEP develops restoration plan for Manatee and Alafia River basins 3/14/2014 Register now for Cross Bayou, Joe's Creek cleanup Mar. 22nd 3/14/2014 Bacteria no match for deep Floridan Aquifer 3/13/2014 President's budget request again slashes federal water infrastructure funding 3/10/2014 Environmental groups to challenge federal ruling allowing state water quality rules 3/7/2014 Annual Lakes & Ponds Education Day April 3/5/2014 Annual Lakes & Ponds Education Day April 12th 3/5/2014 Improved water quality in the works for Pinellas County 3/5/2014 Florida's water woes are seen as urgent – except in the House 3/3/2014 Register now for "Fierce Green Fire" film 2/28/2014 Water restrictions change for customers 2/27/2014 Ex-governor, scientist, attorney look at springs’ future 2/27/2014 Learn to "be green" at Sustainable Floridians course 2/25/2014 FDEP solicits new requests for water quality restoration grants 2/24/2014 Teacher, Student grants available for Florida Lake Management Society conference 2/24/2014 DEP to hold public meetings for input on water restoration work plans 2/24/2014 Public hearing Wednesday on Beckett Bridge 2/24/2014 Development bill clears another committee stop despite counties' opposition 2/20/2014 FWC to host Gulf Offshore Recreational Fishing Permit Proposal Workshops 2/20/2014 Water quality at Joe’s Creek tests clean 2/20/2014 Grant Partnership Will Boost Bay Restoration 2/19/2014 Water rally draws 200 while speakers promote issue as bipartisan 2/19/2014 Former Sen. Bob Graham details opposition to latest Patronis permitting bill 2/19/2014 "Reclaimed" water study bill causes heartburn for Audubon Florida 2/18/2014 Legislation must provide schedules, funding for springs, scientist says 2/12/2014 Help Give Lowry Park Zoo a Face Lift on February 22 2/10/2014 House Speaker Weatherford: No big water policy this year 2/10/2014 Associated Industries of Florida forming coalition on water issues while Simmons seeks consensus 2/7/2014 EPA updates National Stormwater Calculator tool, factoring in climate change 2/6/2014 Three First-Magnitude Spring Systems Added to SWFWMD Priority List 2/6/2014 Largest restoration effort along Tampa Bay begins near Ruskin 2/6/2014 24 groups sign letter objecting to draft springs legislation 2/6/2014 Boil Water notice for Tierra Verde/Fort De Soto Park rescinded 2/4/2014 Register now for Feb. 13th "Stormwater Utilities in Florida" webinar 1/31/2014 Register now for Regional Clean Marina Workshop 1/31/2014 Do you want to save water in your landscape? 1/31/2014 Do you want to save water in your landscape? 1/29/2014 Book explains science, politics of Florida sinkholes 1/28/2014 NASA premiers unique film about water for spherical screens 1/28/2014 FIU professors make documentary about sea level rise 1/22/2014 Giant spending bill seeks changes in Army Corps' mitigation requirements 1/21/2014 Giant spending bill seeks changes in Army Corps' mitigation requirements 1/21/2014 Giant spending bill seeks changes in Army Corps' mitigation requirements 1/21/2014 Rising Flood Insurance Rates Sinking Property Owners: What Can Cities Do to Minimize the Impact? 1/21/2014 Hydraulic fracturing bills pass first committee stop despite Democrats' opposition 1/15/2014 Florida Senate bill takes on water utilities 1/15/2014 This Sunday, learn the history of Florida's "Magical Waters" 1/15/2014 Bill encouraging water storage projects on farm lands is moving in Senate 1/14/2014 Call for Entries: Future of the Region Awards 1/13/2014 Bay-Friendly New Year's Resolutions from TBEP 1/9/2014 Judge sides with feds against environmentalists on pollution limits 1/8/2014 'The Cost Of Water Is Going To Go Up': Central Fla. Finding Alternatives To Groundwate 1/6/2014 Health officials issue advisory for four Hillsborough beaches 1/3/2014 Pinellas County to tackle flood insurance changes 1/2/2014 USGS Study: Caribbean Earthquake/Tsunami Hazard Higher Than Previously Thought 1/2/2014 Troubled Water: Agencies Work to Clean Storm Water Before It Gets to Waterways 1/2/2014 Water district taking aim at wild hogs 1/2/2014 FDEP announces online water permitting portal 1/2/2014 German researchers propose using plankton to control malaria 1/2/2014 Focus on Ocean’s Health as Dolphin Deaths Soar 1/2/2014 Lawn watering reduce to one day per week in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco 12/18/2013 Gulf Council to convene a series of Recreational Angler Participation sessions around the Gulf coast 12/18/2013 Study: U.S. can’t keep up with loss of ecologically-sensitive wetlands 12/18/2013 Public comments sought on Gulf Restoration plan 12/17/2013 State looks to private market as Congress adjourns without flood fix 12/16/2013 New FWC buoy in Tampa Bay to aid water quality, harmful algal bloom monitoring 12/16/2013 Bill would exempt state review of larger developments in 6 more counties 12/11/2013 USDA, EPA Partnership Supports Water Quality Trading To Benefit Environment, Economy 12/10/2013 FWC, U.S. Power Squadrons boost boating safety efforts 12/10/2013 Call for Proposals: Restore America's Estuaries Summit 12/5/2013 Precautionary boil water order for St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island 12/5/2013 Want to be a SCUBAnaut? Find out more at open house Dec. 9th 12/5/2013 Register now for Estuary-Friendly Living with Canoe Excursion 12/5/2013 NFWF Announces $15.7 Million for Gulf Restoration Projects in Florida 12/2/2013 Support urged for dry cleaning contamination sites program that saw sharp budget cuts 12/2/2013 Pew/Audubon report: Florida’s coastal birds could face threat to food supply 12/2/2013 Report: 80,000 acres of coastal wetlands are being lost annually 11/27/2013 Dec. 12: Public Workshop on Economic Valuation of Tampa Bay Study 11/27/2013 Georgia group's "Dirty Dozen" water list includes three issues affecting Florida 11/15/2013 EPA Webcast on Volunteer Monitoring Nov. 19th 11/14/2013 CDC partners with Pinellas County for water study 11/13/2013 Euthanized sperm whale had severe infection 11/13/2013 Geoscientist says groundwater contamination via fracturing "not physically plausible" 11/8/2013 Florida DEP issues Everglades permit for stormwater storage and flow 11/8/2013 King Tide Exhibit-Sea Level Program at Weedon Island 10/31/2013 Green sea turtles nest at unprecedented pace in Florida this year 10/30/2013 Draft springs legislation would reserve spring flows, require septic tank hook-ups 10/28/2013 Pinellas Bayway becomes an artificial reef 10/28/2013 Fall 2013 Florida Lake Management Society newsletter available online 10/24/2013 Volunteers Needed for Oyster Shell Project at MacDill AFB 10/24/2013 Tampa Bay Water votes to settle reservoir suit, pay engineers $21 million in legal fees 10/22/2013 Regional workshop addresses National Flood Insurance Program concerns 10/18/2013 TBEP targeting freshwater wetlands for restoration 10/18/2013 Scientists wade into seagrass training to prep for fall surveys 10/18/2013 Courtney Campbell Causeway boat ramp to close for improvements beginning Oct. 21 10/18/2013 Ag Commish Putnam wants $26M for water quality, re-use programs 10/17/2013 Surface Water Assessment Fee adjustment information available 10/11/2013 FDEP completes statewide overhaul of surface water and wetland permit rules 10/11/2013 Above-normal rainy season means healthy water levels for bay area 10/11/2013 Time again for Tri-County Water School! 10/8/2013 Amid Shutdown, Bipartisan Congressional Panel Talks Florida Water Problems 10/7/2013 Stone crab season opens Oct. 15 in state, federal waters 10/7/2013 FWC seeks public input on anchoring and mooring program (deadline Oct. 7th) 10/1/2013 Pinellas commissioners approve stormwater fees 9/11/2013 Fight the bloat! Florida Sea Grant offers FREE Barotrauma webinar Sept. 11th 9/9/2013 Tampa Bay Estuary Program "Toast the Coast" Photo Contest   9/9/2013 Piney Point tainted water threat grows 9/6/2013 Water conservation program gets one-year reprieve in Tampa Bay area 9/6/2013 Advocates say Gov. Rick Scott's $37 million pledge to fix springs not enough 9/6/2013 Guy Harvey will present tiger shark documentary at USF St Pete on Sept. 11th 9/6/2013 Tampa Bay Water accepting mini-grant applications for source water protection 9/6/2013 Sign up now for Sept. 21st Rainwater Harvesting Workshop 9/5/2013 Pinellas County sues contractors over Lake Seminole clean-up 9/4/2013 "Give a Day for the Bay" on October 5th 9/3/2013 Analysis: Floridan Aquifer can only handle 6% more pumping before serious environmental harm 8/30/2013 "Water in Florida" forum video now available online 8/28/2013 USGS: Real-time Monitoring Tracks Nitrate Pulse in Mississippi River 8/22/2013 Legal experts: Long battle likely if Florida takes water fight to Supreme Court 8/20/2013 Registration open for annual "Water Module" symposium 8/20/2013 Adopt a Monotube! Volunteers needed 8/15/2013 Florida Wildlife Federation sues over "Outstanding Florida Waters" designation 8/13/2013 Florida Geological Survey to perform statewide sinkhole vulnerability assessment 8/9/2013 USGS Study gives new insights on vulnerability of public-supply wells to contamination 8/9/2013 State of Florida finalizing list of conservation lands it might sell 8/9/2013 Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council to meet on Aug. 28th, 2013 8/8/2013 Notice of Budget Hearing for Tampa Bay Estuary Program: Aug. 23rd 8/8/2013 Tropics heat up in August 8/5/2013 Follow the "Tour de Turtles" online 8/1/2013 Dolphin SMART Volunteers Needed 8/1/2013 SWFWMD allows water shortage orders to expire 7/31/2013 Study: Sea-level rise threatens 1,400 U.S. cities 7/31/2013 EPA proposes rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting 7/31/2013 SWFWMD ends funding for Florida Friendly program 7/31/2013 Tampa Bay Water wants your view on the future of water 7/24/2013 Become a "Sustainable Floridian"! 7/19/2013 Tampa Bay Regional Water Supply and Drought Update: Final Update 7/19/2013 Webcast on harmful algal blooms (HABs) July 25th 7/19/2013 Future power generation could further endanger water supplies 7/19/2013 Effort to restore Feather Sound wetlands taking shape 7/18/2013 USGS: Effective wetlands are connected wetlands 7/18/2013 Two waterway cleanups in September 7/18/2013 New drive to skip fertilizer 7/18/2013 Arm yourself against mosquitoes 7/15/2013 High Five seeks local teams for Sarasota Dragon Boat races this fall 7/15/2013 Stormwater and sewer improvements are coming to Glenwood Estates neighborhood 7/12/2013 New flood map and flood zone designations to affect some Alligator Creek residents 7/12/2013 Swiftmud boss may take new job running South Florida water agency, overseeing Everglades 7/11/2013 American crocodile removed from Lake Tarpon 7/11/2013 Teachers, register now for FREE, week-long summer environmental enrichment workshop 7/10/2013 Scientists: 2013 Gulf of Mexico "Dead Zone" potentially largest ever 7/8/2013 Force main failure at South Cross Bayou Water Reclamation Facility 7/8/2013 Florida Keys prepare for sea level rise 7/8/2013 Citizens win in legal ruling over public access to Fisheating Creek 7/8/2013 Derelict crab trap cleanup planned for July 10-19 7/8/2013 EPA wants Supreme Court to take case dealing with timing of suits challenging regulations 7/8/2013 Here's your one-stop hurricane planning information source 7/8/2013 Park Boulevard sewer main break repairs under way 7/3/2013 Private property advocates win in Supreme Court 6/27/2013 Federal funding cut-off threat looms over Florida's beach water testing program 6/27/2013 Farming carbon: Study reveals potent carbon-storage potential of manmade wetlands 6/26/2013 Deadline spproaching for Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards program 6/25/2013 Clearwater To Build 2nd Reverse Osmosis Water Plant 6/24/2013 Force main break at Cross Bayou (UPDATED) 6/14/2013 Florida Geological Survey collaborates to study groundwater in Pinellas County 6/13/2013 Gulf of Mexico Alliance Invites Public to Learn About Gulf Restoration Progress, Partnerships 6/12/2013 It's turtle nesting time... Lights out! 6/7/2013 Environmentalists missing from state's water-management boards 6/7/2013 Madeira OKs stormwater check 6/7/2013 EPA: $384B needed for drinking water infrastructure by 2030 6/4/2013 Rip Current Safety Awareness Week is June 2-8, 2013 6/3/2013 Isle of Palms Bridge work effects reclaimed water 5/30/2013 Endangered sea turtle feeding grounds discovered in Gulf 5/29/2013 Summer fertilizer restrictions begin Saturday in Manatee, Pinellas, Tampa 5/29/2013 Governor approves $32 million in water projects; vetoes total of $27.3 million 5/21/2013 Tampa Bay Water has a new general manager 5/21/2013 Water projects left off Florida TaxWatch's "turkey" list this year 5/20/2013 Reservoirs language stripped from federal bill while Florida groups support alternative approach 5/20/2013 Clearwater's new water plant will use deep well to dispose of brine 5/20/2013 Foundation will direct $356 million from oil spill criminal cases to Florida for natural resource pr 5/20/2013 USGS Study: Deficit in nation's aquifers accelerating 5/20/2013 Pinellas Land Development Code update begins 5/20/2013 Tampa biologist gets national award for restoration work 5/20/2013 Florida Geological Survey receives national grant to map in NE Florida 5/10/2013 Madeira Beach to work on flooding problem 5/8/2013 Decades-old nitrate found to affect stream water quality 5/7/2013 Register Now for "Introduction to Aquaculture" Workshop 5/2/2013 Tampa Bay Water asks public to reduce water use 4/29/2013 Up to 375 USGS flood gauges to turn off because of fund cuts 4/29/2013 Saint Leo team monitoring mangrove health 4/26/2013 Legislators prepare for potential ‘fracking’ in Florida 4/26/2013 St. Petersburg to build waste-to-energy plant 4/26/2013 Spring Issue of Bay Soundings is Now Available 4/25/2013 Fort De Soto’s 50th BIrthday Celebration on May 11th 4/25/2013 Register for May 1st webcast on "Using Social Indicators in Watershed Management Projects" 4/23/2013 FWC approves draft revisions to Pinellas boating safety zones 4/19/2013 Reclaimed water outage set for south Pinellas County 4/19/2013 Burst water supply line closes Brooker Creek Preserve Exhibit Hall 4/17/2013 Sponsors sought for Lakes & Ponds Education Day May 4th 4/17/2013 Register now for Lakes and Ponds Education Day, May 4th 4/17/2013 EPA approves State's restoration target for Silver Springs 4/17/2013 Tampa Bay Water will soon have new general manager 4/17/2013 Proposed amendment would ban new local fertilizer ordinances for three years 4/16/2013 Hearing officer backs DEP employee who challenged mitigation permit 4/12/2013 Three years after BP oil spill, USF research finds massive die-off 4/10/2013 'Water parade' in House follows vetoes of water projects in past 2 years 4/8/2013 Interior Releases Progress Report on National Water Census 4/4/2013 Flood Safety Awareness Week is March 18-22 4/1/2013 Reclaimed water restrictions to begin Monday, April 1st 3/29/2013 Climate change researchers to discus Florida's options: Mitigation, adaptation or retreat? 3/28/2013 The Water-Energy Nexus: How water and energy are connected 3/26/2013 Pinellas County 2014 Budget Community Forum comes to St. Petersburg College Seminole 3/25/2013 Read the latest issue of the LAKEWATCH newsletter 3/21/2013 Tampa Bay Seagrasses Closing In On Recovery Goal 3/21/2013 New Water-Quality Test May Prevent Unnecessary Beach Closures 3/19/2013 Pinellas County recertified Green 3/18/2013 EPA and Florida DEP sign agreement to stem degradation of state waterways 3/18/2013 Scientists puzzled by mysterious ailment killing manatees on East Coast 3/18/2013 FAU researchers to study carbon dynamics of Everglades ecosystem 3/18/2013 EPA Marks March 18-24 as 5th annual "Fix a Leak Week" 3/18/2013 Volunteers Needed for Water Cleanup at Glen Oaks Park 3/16/2013 Precautionary boil water notice issued for some north Pinellas residents 3/14/2013 Water restrictions begin Wednesday, March 13th 3/12/2013 Florida Gulf Coast NEPs Approve Regional Plan Projects 3/12/2013 USEPA webcast on WQX water quality data entry tool rescheduled 3/11/2013 RESTORE Act meeting Wednesday in St Petersburg 3/11/2013 Local environmental volunteer receives national honor 3/11/2013 Deadly sinkhole is a sign of more to come in Florida 3/11/2013 Forum at St Pete College addresses beach erosion 3/11/2013 Utilities unite to try to stop climate change from shrinking water supply 3/11/2013 Largo celebrates renovated green space at Bayhead Ponds Park 3/11/2013 New pipes to alleviate Tarpon Woods flooding 3/11/2013 Madeira Beach studies stormwater needs 3/11/2013 Learn How to Garden Like A Floridian! 3/6/2013 Four workshops begin this Sunday on offshore fishing regs 3/6/2013 Special "Give A Day for the Bay" memorial workday to honor volunteer 3/6/2013 Pinellas County citizens survey opens online and on the go 3/6/2013 Ben T. Davis, Cypress Point beaches now safe for swimmers 3/6/2013 Group wants more spending on future water supplies; others call for conservation 3/5/2013 Red tide manatee death rate on track to break records 3/4/2013 St. Petersburg mayor: Tampa's water troubles wouldn't happen here 2/27/2013 District Increases Water Restrictions in Tampa Bay Area 2/26/2013 Nobel Prize-winning climate scientists will speak March 27-28 2/25/2013 Can one volunteer make a difference? You bet... Bob Luce does! 2/25/2013 House committee bill addresses federal concerns about 2012 permit-streamlining bill 2/20/2013 Senate bill would expand role of agriculture in water supply planning 2/19/2013 Company offers Florida a free state park, but state DEP says no 2/19/2013 Pinellas, Hillsborough could see tighter watering restrictions 2/19/2013 Tampa Bay Water general manager to leave utility 2/19/2013 Learn to Garden Like a Floridian! 2/12/2013 DEP moving on adopting water quality rules implementation document 2/11/2013 Estuary Programs Prepare for RESTORE Act Funding Opportunities 2/6/2013 Southwest Florida NEP Joint Management Boards Meeting Rescheduled 2/5/2013 12 Pinellas County teachers receive SWFWMD Splash! Grants 2/4/2013 UF Survey: US water supply not as threatened as believed 2/1/2013 Report: Climate change poses serious threat to US coastal communities 2/1/2013 Pinellas County to offer Urban Farming Conference Feb. 9th 1/30/2013 Bill returns that would extend permitting lengths for alternative water supply projects 1/30/2013 'All-or-nothing' provision in state water rules causing heartburn for feds 1/28/2013 Florida's aquifer models full of holes, allowing more water permits and pollution 1/28/2013 Red tide persists on southwest Florida coast 1/25/2013 Pinellas County weighing options for Beckett Bridge in Tarpon Springs 1/23/2013 Environmental groups still opposed to DEP water-use rules 1/23/2013 Senate Committee hears about Kings Bay cleanup while environmentalists protest in Tampa 1/18/2013 USF intern helping protect Pinellas County's watersheds 1/18/2013 Water fluoridation will begin March 1st 1/16/2013 Attend TBEP's "Sustainable Living in an Urban Setting" Workshop 1/15/2013 U.S. Supreme Court to hear landowner's 'weird' challenge of wetlands mitigation 1/14/2013 EPA solicits public comment on proposed rules to limit nutrient pollution 1/14/2013 Red Tide stubbornly persisting along southwest Florida 1/11/2013 Preserve taking water lessons to schools with mobile lab 1/11/2013 Read the winter issue of Bay Soundings 1/9/2013 Pinellas Extension to offer urban farming workshop Feb. 9th 1/7/2013 Report on state business climate cites need for energy and environmental planning 1/3/2013 Mining Waste Byproduct Capable of Helping Clean Water 1/2/2013 Recent News on Bay Scallop Restoration 1/2/2013 US Forest Service report links urbanization to declining ecosystem services 12/21/2012 Given the option, all 19 counties vote not to inspect septic tanks 12/21/2012 EPA Updates Rule for Pathogens in Drinking Water, Sets Limit for E. Coli 12/20/2012 FDEP to reopen Tampa Bay Aquatic Preserves Office 12/18/2012 EPA releases National Water Program 2012: Strategy Response to Climate Change 12/12/2012 Florida Cabinet approves 2012-2013 conservation land purchase work plan 12/12/2012 Pinellas watershed team honored by environmental professionals group 12/10/2012 Eckerd College finishing $25M science center full of eco-friendly perks 12/7/2012 Report: water pollution costs Florida up to $10.5-billion annually 12/6/2012 Otter spotted! 12/5/2012 EPA Approves Florida’s Rules to Protect Waterways from Nutrient Pollution 12/5/2012 Pinellas County Commission votes 6-1 to return fluoride to drinking water 12/5/2012 Pinellas County’s watersheds are everyone’s responsibility 12/5/2012 Tampa Bay Approach Meeting Regulatory Requirements for Nutrients 12/5/2012 From the Tailpipe to Tampa Bay: Air Pollution Research Reveals Impact of Cars 12/5/2012 Golden Mangrove Award Goes To Tampa Community Group For Park Restoration 12/5/2012 Solution or drainage ditches in Oldsmar bogs down in controversy 11/30/2012 Sewer and stormwater pipes getting a hard look in Madeira Beach 11/30/2012 Free Webinar "How’s My Waterway? and Other Water Quality Apps" Nov. 28 11/29/2012 New Master Wildlifer Program Begins January 29 11/27/2012 EPA recommends new recreational water quality criteria 11/27/2012 Commission Action Paves Way for Feather Sound Water Quality Project 11/26/2012 The eTownHall blog is open–Watershed, where we LiveWorkPlay 11/26/2012 Florida's vanishing springs 11/26/2012 USGS study: Streams degraded at earliest stages of urban development 11/15/2012 eTownHall to focus on Pinellas watersheds 11/14/2012 Gulf Coast NEPs to host joint meetings Nov. 9th, Nov. 16th in Manatee County 11/5/2012 GAO says federal government needs to better manage energy/water tradeoffs 11/5/2012 DEP lays off 15 in Tallahassee as part of ongoing evaluation of positions 11/5/2012 Local champion of frogs is "everyday hero" 11/5/2012 Tampa Bay Water ordered to pay engineering firm $20M over reservoir suit 11/5/2012 New web application from EPA lets users check health of waterways 10/29/2012 Get watering restriction updates via email 10/29/2012 2012 was a good year for loggerhead turtles 10/19/2012 SWFWMD to dedicate Clam Bayou Restoration and Skyway Trail Extension 10/17/2012 Read the latest issue of the Camp Bayou Buzzzzz! 10/15/2012 Free Webcast on National Water Quality Portal, Oct 23 10/15/2012 "Smart Pot" Finalists Named 10/10/2012 Read the Fall 2012 issue of Florida LAKEWATCH newsletter online 10/10/2012 Volunteers needed for Cooper's Point coastal cleanup 10/5/2012 2011 aerial imagery added to Water Atlas 10/4/2012 Tampa Bay Water Mini-Grant deadline is October 31st 10/4/2012 Drought's silver lining: Gulf "dead zone" is smaller 10/1/2012 Reclaimed water restrictions begin Oct. 1st 10/1/2012 SWFWMD to undergo "restructuring" 10/1/2012 Gravity probe shows groundwater reserves slipping away 9/27/2012 Florida's Water & Land Legacy kicks off Tampa Bay area campaign in Tampa, St Pete 9/26/2012 Pinellas Extension offers energy efficiency classes 9/21/2012 SWFWMD invites public input on water resource priority list 9/21/2012 Pinellas Energy Efficiency Project at Science Center on Sept. 22 9/20/2012 20 former WMD board members urge governor to restore funding 9/19/2012 Florida DEP's Tampa office faces reorganization, staff cuts 9/18/2012 Veterans will soon find it easier to get commercial fishing licenses 9/17/2012 Despite revenue caps being lifted, WMDs hold line against tax increases 9/14/2012 Gulf Fisheries Symposium will bring together diverse stakeholders 9/13/2012 Happy 100th Birthday, Pinellas County! 9/11/2012 US Accuses BP of ‘Gross Negligence’ in Deadly 2010 Oil Spill 9/10/2012 FWRI scientists monitoring Tampa Bay to learn more about HABs 9/4/2012 Volunteer's desire to learn never goes away 8/31/2012 Seafood Lovers (and Haters) Wanted 8/30/2012 DEP Taking Steps to Prevent Piney Point Overflow from Isaac's Deluge 8/24/2012 Annual water system maintenance program set to begin 8/22/2012 Clearwater Extends Sewer Service to Stop Septic Tank Pollution of Stevenson Creek 8/17/2012 Register Now for Sustainable Floridians Master Volunteer Program Training 8/15/2012 Pinellas County Invites Participation in Online Recreation Survey 8/13/2012 USGS: North American Fish Extinctions May Double by 2050 8/13/2012 Tropical Storm Debby Delivered Massive Losses to Pinellas Beaches, USF Study Says 8/3/2012 SWFWMD Lifts Phase II One-Day-Per-Week Water Restrictions 8/1/2012 Pinellas County no longer offers sandbags 7/27/2012 Mercury pollution must drop by 86%, DEP says 7/27/2012 Aquifer Recharge Conference to convene in Orlando on Sept. 10-11 7/25/2012 Read the latest issue of the "Marine Scene" 7/24/2012 Stormwater rate increase proposed in Dunedin to pay for projects 7/20/2012 Despite Rainfall, Region Remains in Phase 3 Water Shortage 7/16/2012 Disaster recovery center now open in Pinellas County 7/13/2012 Pinellas Beach Erosion Caused by TS Debby Could Cost $20M to Fix 7/11/2012 Study: Winds Kept BP Oil Away from South Florida 7/10/2012 FEMA aid available for TS Debby damage 7/9/2012 Historic Sinking of the USCGC Mohawk Creates Veterans Memorial Reef 7/5/2012 Lawsuit could come from Florida Water Standards 7/5/2012 See the King Tide Photo Contest Entries 7/5/2012 Check Out the Redesigned Sarasota Water Atlas Home Page! 7/2/2012 Deadline July 2nd for "Leave No Trace" workshop registration 6/29/2012 Summer Teacher Workshop to Explore Tampa Bay History, Habitats 6/29/2012 Tampa Bay Water Board of Directors Approves Reservoir Appeal 6/29/2012 Tropical Storm Debby affects Pinellas beaches 6/28/2012 USEPA proposing end to funding for beach water testing 6/28/2012 Volunteers Needed for St. Pete Beach Sea Oats Planting June 30th 6/28/2012 June 2012 Florida LAKEWATCH Newsletter Available 6/28/2012 Supreme Court Refuses to Hear FL-GA-AL Water War Appeal 6/27/2012 FWC, Defenders of Wildlife Collaborate on Climate Change Planning 6/26/2012 As springs, rivers decline, 40-year-old law to protect them mostly goes unheeded 6/26/2012 Check out the new Seagrass Viewer for Bays! 6/18/2012 New Interactive Viewer Maps Land Use Changes in Watersheds 6/18/2012 Think You See a Mink? Tell FWC! 6/14/2012 Rain May Not Always Be a Welcome Thing to Waterbirds 6/13/2012 New iPhone Fishing Regulations App Includes Florida 6/13/2012 Draft USGS Water Strategy Collides With Tough Budget Situation 6/12/2012 More water concerns aired at water policy meeting 6/12/2012 Wetlands expert cleared by investigation, returns to DEP 6/8/2012 Registration Open for "Tampa Bay: Living Legacy" Educators' Workshop 6/8/2012 Free Hurricane Preparedness Workshop June 16th at Weedon Island 6/7/2012 FDEP Establishes Public Web Forum on Environmental Resource Permitting 6/4/2012 Judge extends deadline for federal agency to issue new pollution limits 6/1/2012 "Prepare to Survive" Videos Are a Convenient Hurricane Preparedness Tool 5/30/2012 Florida Conservation Coalition Announces Event June 23rd 5/29/2012 Wetlands Expert Suspended by DEP After She Refuses to Approve Permit 5/29/2012 Trimmed Budgets: A Forecast of Poorer Weather Predictions 5/29/2012 Read the Latest Issue of "The Marine Scene" 5/29/2012 NASA/USGS Contest Chronicles Changes in Local Landscapes 5/29/2012 Environmentalists Battle DEP, Industries on Two Fronts 5/25/2012 Be Floridian This Summer 5/24/2012 Fort Lauderdale Company Makes Water Out of Air 5/23/2012 Critical Wildlife Corridor Protected 5/22/2012 SWFWMD, St. Pete Partner on Free Sprinkler System Checkups 5/21/2012 Bioassessment Workshop in Gainesville on June 18th 5/21/2012 Tampa Bay Nitrogen Management Consortium Releases 2011 Report 5/9/2012 Sinkhole Worries Nix Reservoir Expansion Plan 5/4/2012 Bird Steward Volunteers Needed 5/3/2012 Impact-Based Stormwater Fee Structure Encourages Low-Impact Solutions, Funds Infrastructure 5/2/2012 UF Journalism Students Explore the "State of Water" 5/1/2012 New “Spatial Library” Puts Documents (and More) on the Map! 4/30/2012 Alliance for Water Efficiency Gives Florida a C+ Grade 4/30/2012 USGS Makes Historical Maps Available Online 4/23/2012 Pinellas County Utilities Places New Limits on Reclaimed Water Use 4/23/2012 Lakes & Ponds Education Day 2012 4/20/2012 Tampa Bay Water Seeks New Trial in Reservoir Case 4/20/2012 Tarpon Officials Vote to Add Fluoride to City's Water 4/20/2012 Deadline to Enter Community Water-Wise Awards is June 30th 4/19/2012 Hillsborough County Commission Honors TBEP 4/19/2012 Mote Marine Lab Publishes Study on Manatee Hearing 4/18/2012 Sailboat Becomes Part of Treasure Island II Reef 4/18/2012 Concern About Florida Water Pollution Not a New Phenomenon 4/16/2012 Clearwater to Host Arbor Day Ceremony and Tree Giveaway 4/11/2012 Ratepayers Will Foot Bill for Reservoir Repair 4/10/2012 FEMA says Florida Risks Losing Flood Insurance Because of Legislation 4/10/2012 Study Reveals New Information about Tarpon Movement 4/5/2012 EPA Now Accepting Comments on National Water/Climate Change Strategy 4/5/2012 Fishing Museum Opens in Largo 4/2/2012 Seasonal Water Restrictions Begin April 1st 3/27/2012 Beachgoers Can help Biologists Monitor Spawning Horseshoe Crabs 3/20/2012 Maintaining Your Florida Yard Workshop 3/20/2012 Camp Bayou Learning Center Holds Spring Open House Mar. 24 3/19/2012 Spring in Full Bloom 3/16/2012 Fire Officials Urge Wildfire Vigilance; Lack of Rain Increases State’s Wildfire Risk 3/16/2012 EPA Unveils New Website on Nutrient Pollution 3/14/2012 Be Floridian This Spring! 3/13/2012 Judge Delays Implementation of NNC Rules for Lakes Until July 6th 3/8/2012 NRC Study Says EPA Underestimated Water Rules Cost in Florida 3/7/2012 Free Watershed Speaking Presentation for Organizations and Groups by The Hillsborough River Watershe 3/6/2012 2012 Progress Report Chronicles State of the Bay 3/5/2012 Tara Cay, Pinellas County at Odds Over Stormwater Drainage 3/2/2012 Read the Latest Issue of Bay Soundings! 3/2/2012 Sewage Spills on the Rise in Southwest Florida 2/29/2012 Federal Court Issues Mixed Ruling On Criteria for Florida Nutrient Standards 2/24/2012 USF Collaborates with Mexican Scientists to Combat Red Tide 2/14/2012 Register Now for "Maintaining Your Florida Yard" Workshop 2/7/2012 Satellite Tracking Reveals Sea Turtle Feeding Hotspots 2/6/2012 Bill Condemned by Environmentalists as Public-land Giveaway is Likely Dead, Sponsor Says 2/3/2012 Aquarium Project Moves Forward 1/31/2012 Celebrate Weedon Island Feb. 11th! 1/30/2012 Red Tide Update (Jan. 27): Florida's Southwest Coast 1/30/2012 Florida Environmental Law & Policy Webinar Lectures 1/26/2012 Water Atlas Portal Site Redesigned! 1/26/2012 House takes step toward resolving water pollution feud 1/25/2012 House Panel Agrees on Bill to Extend Water Permits Despite Environmental Concerns 1/23/2012 DOI Announces New Everglades Headwaters NWR & Conservation Area 1/18/2012 Beach Renourishment On Sand Key in Pinellas 1/11/2012 Annual Manatee Death Count Shows Cold Weather an Unusually Big Factor Again 1/5/2012 Environmental Coalition Calls for End to Subsidies for High-Risk Coastal Development 1/5/2012 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: 1,000 Miles in 100 Days 1/4/2012 Five Bills Introduced to Repeal Septic Tank Inspection Requirement 12/14/2011 HDR Readies For Battle in Tampa Bay Water Dispute 12/14/2011 Volunteers Needed for Mirror Lake Cleanup Jan. 14th 12/12/2011 Rays Pitch in to Build Oyster Reef at Weedon Island 11/16/2011 Water Atlas Program Seeking New Faculty Member 11/10/2011 Mosquito-Borne Virus Update (Nov. 10) 11/10/2011 2010 Census Data Now Available on the Atlas 11/7/2011 Understanding Numeric Nutrient Criteria 11/3/2011 DEP Research Reserves Awarded $1.4 Million in Grants for Water Studies 11/1/2011 FWS Extends Comment Period for Everglades Headwaters NWR 11/1/2011 Southwest Florida Water Management District Extends Water Restrictions 11/1/2011 Southwest Florida Water Management District to Shed up to 150 Employees 10/28/2011 New Speaker Series at Weedon Island: "Salty Topics" 10/27/2011 Study will look at water quality issues for Old Tampa Bay 10/20/2011 Florida's first "Green City" St. Petersburg Plans to Convert Biosolids and Yard Wastes into Energy 10/19/2011 EPA Stormwater Outreach Webinar Oct. 27th 10/18/2011 Clearwater Expands Reclaimed Water System 10/18/2011 Tampa Bay Water Rejects $30M Settlement with HDR Engineering 10/17/2011 Gulf Coast Task Force Releases Ecosystem Restoration Strategy 10/13/2011 Tampa Bay Water Offers $20K in Community Mini-Grants 10/13/2011 Report Calls for Modernizing Water Quality Monitoring, Modeling Systems 10/13/2011 Record Year for Green Sea Turtle Nests on Florida Beaches 10/12/2011 Public Comment Sought on EPA BEACH Program 9/30/2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Find 374 Aquatic-dependent Species May Warrant Endangered Species Act 9/30/2011 Sierra Sues UF Institute Over Lawn-fertilizer Study 9/30/2011 Funding Available for Marine Debris Removal 9/30/2011 SWFWMD Renews Clearwater Water Use Permit 9/27/2011 Blue is the New Green: Water Plays a Role in Green Construction 9/27/2011 SWFWMD Invites Public Input on Ranking Water Bodies 9/20/2011 Report: Coastal Habitat Restoration Generates American Jobs 9/16/2011 EPA Approves New Waterway Classification for Florida Despite Environmental Opposition 9/14/2011 2011 Great Bay Scallop Search Results 9/14/2011 Pinellas County, Seminole Will Split Cost of Lake Seminole Alum Treatment 9/14/2011 USF Awarded $11 Million for Gulf Spill Research 9/14/2011 Pinellas County Hosts Pollution Prevention Week Activities 9/13/2011 Largo Okays $1.3-Million Stormwater Project 9/9/2011 USGS Unveils New Online Nutrient Decision Support Tool 9/9/2011 Your Guide to the Pinellas County Fertilizer Ordinance 9/9/2011 For Florida, Water Quality an Increasing Challenge 9/8/2011 FDEP Announces TMDL Tracker Web App is Available for Public Access 9/8/2011 Dept. of Interior Unveils Plan for Everglades Headwaters Conservation Area 9/7/2011 Update on the Status of Florida Numeric Nutrient Rules 9/2/2011 SWFWMD Selects Blake Guillory as New Executive Director 8/30/2011 USGS: 20% of Nation's Wells Have Trace Elements 8/30/2011 Noxious Algae Bloom Returns to Tampa Bay 8/29/2011 Pinellas County to Host Hurricane eTownHall 8/29/2011 USGS Samples Irene's Surge for Nutrients, Sediment, E. coli, and Pesticides 8/29/2011 USGS Taps Florida Sun for Energy in St. Petersburg 8/24/2011 PTEC Plans Public Works Academy in Tarpon Springs 8/19/2011 DEP Secretary Appoints New Water Policy, Ecosystem Restoration Chiefs 8/18/2011 Caribbean Coral Catch Disease From Sewage 8/18/2011 Why Cleaned Wastewater Stays Dirty In Our Minds 8/18/2011 FREE Project WET Teachers' Workshop Sept 2nd 8/12/2011 Lake Seminole Project Gets More Funding 8/12/2011 Florida Congressman Seeks Limits on Clean Water Regs 8/12/2011 New Data Summary Feature Provides Quick Access to WQ & Hydrology Data 8/12/2011 Webinars Focus on Green Energy Initiatives 8/9/2011 Stormwater Management Workshop Sept. 9th in Orlando 8/9/2011 Appeals Court Turns Down Attempt to Block New Water Pollution Rules 8/8/2011 Pinellas County Utilities: Water Treatment Change On Tap 7/26/2011 Utilities Inspectors Will Inspect Reclaimed Water Connections 7/21/2011 South County Reclaimed Water System Fully Operational 7/19/2011 House Passes Bill That Could Undo Gains in Water Quality 7/18/2011 FWC Wildlife Chief to Lead Landscape Conservation Cooperative 7/18/2011 EPA Rolls Out New & Improved Nutrient Pollution Website 7/18/2011 North Pinellas County Reclaimed Water System Returning to Full Operation 7/11/2011 Survey Explores Health of Fish in Gulf of Mexico 7/11/2011 Recycling Now Available at Beach Access Parks 7/6/2011 Brush Up on Boating Skills with St. Pete Sail & Power Squadron 7/6/2011 FDEP Alternative Numeric Nutrient Criteria Workshop July 22nd 6/30/2011 Nonpoint Source Outreach Toolbox Upgrade Released 6/28/2011 Tampa Bay Water Receives Award for Environmental Rehabilitation 6/24/2011 FWC to Host Spotted Seatrout Workshop June 29 6/24/2011 Tampa Bay Water Selects Contractor for Reservoir Repair 6/24/2011 Phenology Workshop at Pinellas County Extension Aug. 20 6/24/2011 Scalloping Webinars: Regulations & Recipes! 6/23/2011 North Pinellas Reclaimed Water Use Restricted to Three Times a Week 6/22/2011 FWC asks anglers to help with red snapper research 6/20/2011 EPA Responds to Numeric Nutrient Petition by FDEP 6/20/2011 Ag Commissioner Sees Hope for Water Truce with EPA 6/10/2011 High levels of toxic cadmium dumped into Tampa Bay 6/9/2011 Salt Marsh Planting Volunteer Days June 17-18 5/27/2011 On orders from Gov. Scott, SWFWMD Basin Boards Eliminated 5/26/2011 Redesigned Landscape Conserves Water 5/20/2011 USF Researchers Examining What Fuels Deadly Rip Currents 5/17/2011 Tampa Bay Longshore Bar Project Wins Award 5/17/2011 FWC Seeks Continued Angler Participation for Tarpon Study 5/5/2011 Proposal Eases Limits on Pollution in Florida Waterways 5/4/2011 Lakes & Ponds Education Day--Sat., May 7th 5/2/2011 Governor Reappoints SWFWMD Board Members 4/29/2011 Obama Administration Affirms Comprehensive Commitment to Clean Water 4/27/2011 2011 Lakes & Ponds Day Flyer 4/26/2011 Proposals Sought for BP-Funded Gulf of Mexico Research 4/26/2011 Be Floridian! (Click Here to Find Out How) 4/26/2011 Florida DEP Asks Feds to Back Off on Numeric Nutrient Criteria 4/25/2011 Satellite Tracking of Sea Turtles Reveals Potential Threat Posed by Manmade Chemicals 4/22/2011 "One Year After the Gulf Oil Spill" Webcast on April 19th 4/15/2011 "Ocean Resources" Lecture Series April 14-15 4/13/2011 EPA Seeks Comments on Watershed Management Document 4/12/2011 Florida Lake Management Society Annual Conference June 13-16 4/12/2011 EPA Agrees to Study New Water Standards in Florida 4/11/2011 Researchers Target Killer Amoeba Naegleria fowleri 4/8/2011 USF Researcher Aims to Change How We Look at Invasive Species 4/8/2011 2011 Lakes & Ponds Education Day 4/5/2011 2011 Lakes & Ponds Education Day 4/5/2011 New Permit-tagging Study Needs Anglers' Help 4/4/2011 Thinning of excess water plants planned 4/1/2011 FWC Biologists Discover New Species in Hillsborough County Fisherman's Catch 4/1/2011 Local Leaders Launch "KeepItLocalFlorida.org" Initiative 4/1/2011 Murky Waters: Pollution and snails figure into death of Florida springs 4/1/2011 Safety Harbor plans Mullet Creek restoration projects 3/28/2011 EPA Accepting Nominations for the 2011 Gulf Guardian Awards 3/28/2011 EPA Urges Municipal Utilities to Test for Chemical in Tap Water 3/28/2011 Red Tide Study Shows Toxins, Potential Benefits 3/25/2011 Collins Center Releases Proposal for New "Water Ethic" 3/25/2011 Mapping, Wetlands Workshop for Teachers Apr. 2nd 3/25/2011 Florida Springs, Rivers Featured in Festival 3/21/2011 Commissioners Talk Water Improvements 3/18/2011 Webinar Focuses on Role of Microbes in Gulf Oil Spill 3/18/2011 Senators Say Septic Tank Inspections Still Needed 3/14/2011 FWC Offers Shorebird Monitoring Workshops 3/14/2011 Oil Spill a Hot Topic at Ocean Pollution Conference April 13-14 in Sarasota 3/11/2011 Pinellas County to Benefit From Five Community Education Grants 3/9/2011 Sen. Marco Rubio wants to use budget resolution to stop EPA 3/7/2011 Pinellas County Considers Stormwater Utility Fee 3/4/2011 Sustainable Floridian Master Volunteer Course Begins April 7th 3/2/2011 Public Budget Meetings Set 2/28/2011 U.S. House Budget Vote Threatens Florida Clean-water Rule 2/25/2011 Fla. House Committee Passes Three Controversial Bills Affecting Water Quality 2/25/2011 Sheriff's Office Opens Permanent Disposal Sites for Medicines 2/24/2011 USF, Dutch Experts Examine Urban Water Issues 2/24/2011 Tampa Bay Water Settles with Contractor in Reservoir Lawsuit 2/21/2011 USF Students Use TBEP Mini-Grant to Enhance Bayboro Harbor Clean-Up 2/17/2011 SWFWMD Launches "Florida Friendly" Fertilizer Campaign to Combat Nutrient Pollution 2/16/2011 DEP Grants Permit for RO Water Treatment Plant in Tarpon Springs 2/14/2011 Creation of New Stormwater Utility Hinges on Study Results 2/14/2011 USF Students Beautify Coastal Parkland 2/6/2011 House Water Panel Hears Differing Views on Environmental Protection 1/31/2011 Dispute Over Contamination Delays Stevenson Creek Dredging 1/28/2011 House Panel May Reconsider "Local Sources First" Policy, WMDs 1/14/2011 Florida groups file suit against EPA 1/14/2011 Statewide Planning and Conservation Groups Call for Refinements to Florida's Land Planning Process 1/14/2011 EPA Climate Ready Estuaries Releases 2010 Report 1/13/2011 Watershed Academy Webcast on Nitrogen, Phosphorus, HABs 1/11/2011 Land Use Regulations to be Revised--Public Input Sought 1/10/2011 Solar Power Plant Coming to USF 1/10/2011 Septic Tank Delay Bill Goes to Gov. Rick Scott 1/7/2011 USGS Undertakes Additional Studies of Reef Damage in Gulf of Mexico to Assess Cause 1/4/2011 USGS Announces Map Users Conference/Geospatial Info Science Workshop 1/3/2011 EPA Completes Research on Revised Recreational Water Quality Criteria 12/21/2010 FWC and partners rescue cold-stunned sea turtles 12/20/2010 SWFWMD Awards 29 Pinellas County Teachers Education Grants 12/20/2010 Adopt-A-Park Program Seeks Volunteer Teams 12/16/2010 Seabird Sanctuary Needs Public's Help to Rescue Frostbitten Owls 12/14/2010 Deadline Feb. 14th for EPA Five Star Restoration/Education Grants 12/13/2010 Dec. 2010 edition of TBEP's "Bay PostScript" Newsletter Available 12/13/2010 Cold weather in early 2010 took toll on manatees 12/13/2010 Florida Sues EPA to Block Water Pollution Rules 12/9/2010 Florida House Creates Select Committee on Water Policy 12/9/2010 Bottled Water Tax Back on Florida Senate Menu 12/9/2010 Florida Water Disputes Won't Be Focus of New Panel, Chairman Says 12/9/2010 Coal Tar Sealant Largest Source of PAHs in Lakes 12/3/2010 EPA Offers Webcast on Low-Impact Development Dec. 9th 1-3 pm 12/3/2010 Cleaner Water, Dirtier Dishes? 11/29/2010 Register Now for Dec. 2nd EPA Climate Change Webcast 11/23/2010 EPA Website, Webinars Provide Guidance on Florida Numeric Nutrient Standards 11/23/2010 Geography Week Keys on Water 11/19/2010 SWFWMD Declares Phase I Water Shortage Beginning Dec. 1st 11/19/2010 US EPA Finalizes Numeric Nutrient Criteria for Florida 11/17/2010 Symposium Looks to Alert Policy Makers to Impacts from Gulf Oil Disaster 11/10/2010 GIS Day at USF on November 17th 11/9/2010 Rain Garden Manual Hot Off The Press 11/8/2010 Twice-a-week Irrigation Gets Okay from County Commission 11/8/2010 USGS: Most River Flows Altered, Degraded by Land & Water Management 11/3/2010 Give A Day for the Bay on Nov. 13th at Robinson Preserve 10/21/2010 EPA Plays Catchup on Costly Florida Water Pollution 10/20/2010 Reservoir Repairs May Include Expansion 10/18/2010 GREENR Helps Atlas Team to Identify Water-related News & Research 10/15/2010 US Army Corps of Engineers Convenes Workshop on Phosphate's Future 10/13/2010 Florida DEP Launches New Online Business Portal 10/13/2010 SWFWMD Funds Tarpon Woods Flood Control Projects 10/13/2010 Register Now for Oct. 13 Healthy Watersheds Initiative Webcast 10/6/2010 Florida sea turtles have productive 2010 nesting season 10/1/2010 Reclaimed Watering Restrictions Off 10/1/2010 Volunteers Still Needed to "Give A Day For The Bay" 9/30/2010 EPA Launches New Lake Shoreland Protection Web Clearinghouse 9/29/2010 EPA Announces Short Extension for Florida Nutrients Inland Water Rule 9/29/2010 2010 Sustainable Florida Conference Oct. 13-14 9/27/2010 Clearwater Greenprint Open House Sept. 28 9/24/2010 PEEP Classes Teach Energy Conservation, Provide Free Kits 9/24/2010 Backlash Brewing Against Florida Septic Tanks Requirement 9/23/2010 Sept.-Oct. WaterMatters Magazine Now Available Online 9/23/2010 Port Manatee Wins Marine Highway Grant 9/22/2010 State of the Bay Addressed at National Estuaries Day Celebration This Saturday 9/21/2010 SWFWMD Invites Public Input on Ranking Water Bodies 9/21/2010 National Ag Groups Ask EPA to Reconsider Water Strategy 9/21/2010 Thousands of Acres in Pasco May Be Purchased from Pinellas for Preservation 9/20/2010 Deadline Oct. 29th for Tampa Bay Water Mini-Grants 9/17/2010 Largo Seeks Volunteers for "Green Team" 9/16/2010 Pill Take-Back Protects Water Quality, Reduces Opportunities for Rx Abuse 9/15/2010 BMP Courses Protect Pinellas County Waters 9/13/2010 EPA Watershed Academy Webcast Features "A Watershed Dialogue" 9/9/2010 Sierra Club Sponsoring Sea Oat Planting at Fort DeSoto Park 9/7/2010 Clearwater Wastewater Treatment Plants Receive Two Awards 9/7/2010 Tampa Bay Living Green Expo in Dunedin Oct. 16-17 9/3/2010 New FLMNH Exhibit Focuses on Beauty of (and Threats to) Florida's Springs 9/3/2010 Alternate Water Source Rebates to End 8/30/2010 Deadline Sept. 17th for Tampa Bay Estuary Photography Contest 8/30/2010 Florida DEP Moving Forward on Waterways Nutrient Limits 8/26/2010 Largo to Host Electronic/Chemical Collection Event on Sept. 11th 8/24/2010 Public Meeting Scheduled for Clearwater Harbor Reclaimed Water Project 8/23/2010 EPA Releases Draft Strategy for Clean Water 8/20/2010 Opponents Tout Survey Opposition to Federal Water Quality Standards 8/19/2010 Wall Springs Closure Update 8/18/2010 Tampa Bay Water Receives Five Statements of Qualifications for Reservoir Renovation Project 8/16/2010 New Public Works Operations Building and Vehicle Storage Building Opens 8/12/2010 USF Geologists Find Beaches Teeming With Tiny Tar Balls 8/6/2010 Dollars Flow Into Lake Seminole 8/4/2010 EPA to Hold "Listening Sessions" on Water Quality Standards 7/30/2010 USF Researchers Confirm Subsurface Oil Clouds Are From BP Well 7/26/2010 Filmmaker, Springs Advocate Wes Skiles Perishes in Diving Accident 7/23/2010 Pinellas County Watering Days Changed 7/23/2010 EPA Seeks Small Business Input on Proposed Stormwater Rule 7/21/2010 State Recognizes July as Florida Rivers Month 7/19/2010 SWFWMD and St. Petersburg Offer Free Sprinkler System Checkups 7/13/2010 Pinellas County Utilities Proposes Rate Changes 7/9/2010 Oil Spill Forum at St Pete College Seminole Campus July 14th 7/9/2010 Tampa Bay Estuary Program's July 2010 E-Newsletter Now Online 7/1/2010 SWFWMD Lifts One-day-per-week Water Restrictions 6/29/2010 Tree Reforestation Grant Enhances Clam Bayou Nature Preserve 6/29/2010 SWFWMD to Limit Farmers' Water Use 6/25/2010 Tampa Bay Water Approves 2011 Budget 6/25/2010 Reclaimed Water Conservation Needed 6/18/2010 FDEP Releases Draft 2010 Water Quality Report 6/17/2010 UNESCO-IHE Hydroinformatics Program Kicks Off at USF in Tampa 6/8/2010 Q & A on Lessons Learned from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Disaster 6/7/2010 EPA to Submit Coastal Nutrients Criteria to Science Advisory Board for Review 6/7/2010 Freeze Damaged Homes/Businesses Eligible for SBA Loans 6/4/2010 You Can Fish Without a Saltwater License This Weekend 6/2/2010 New Update of BASINS Software Now Available from EPA 6/2/2010 Abstracts Invited for Impaired Waters Symposium 5/26/2010 "Bay-Friendly Landscaping" Featured on WTSP-TV Channel 8 5/26/2010 2010 Community Water-Wise Awards Deadline Is June 30th 5/26/2010 Keep Pinellas Beautiful Pre-registering Oil Spill Volunteers 5/25/2010 Pinellas Evacuation Maps Are Changed: Know Your Zone 5/20/2010 EPA Office of Water Launches Updated Website 5/17/2010 2008 Land-Use/Land-Cover data now available on the Atlas. 5/17/2010 Public Input Sought on Climate Change Recommendations 5/5/2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Headed Toward Coastal LA, AL, MS & FL Panhandle 4/29/2010 Lakes & Ponds Education Day 4/26/2010 Signs Point to Seagrass Protection 4/23/2010 Florida DEP Jumps on Social Media Bandwagon 4/21/2010 Environmentalists win victory on fertilizer bans 4/20/2010 Spring Edition of Bay Soundings Quarterly News Journal Now Online 4/20/2010 EPA Delays Florida Coastal Water Protection, Proceeds on Inland Water Rule 4/16/2010 Spring Issue of "The Volunteer Monitor" Online 4/14/2010 April is Water Conservation Month 4/6/2010 Biologists Ask Public To Report Spawning Horseshoe Crabs 4/1/2010 EPA Holds Additional Public Hearings on Proposed Water Quality Standards 3/30/2010 Pinellas County to benefit from six Community Education Grants 3/24/2010 New Eagle Lake Park Grand Opening March 30th 3/24/2010