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Lake Okeechobee

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  • Floridians push Congress to fund snagged Everglades project

    It’s time to cut through the red tape and move water south from Lake Okeechobee to avoid polluted discharges along the Treasure Coast, Florida members of Congress declared on Thursday. ┬áRepublicans joined with Democrats to introduce legislation...
  • Flying a kite produces winning wahoo

    Lance Irvine of Young Guns had been trying to catch a big kingfish to win the X Generation 440 Challenge when he learned that Bill Wummer's Spiced Rum III had boated a 35.4-pound king. So with an hour left in Saturday's tournament, Irvine stopped slow-...
  • Scott calls for scrutiny of Big Sugar development plan

    Scott calls for scrutiny of Big Sugar development plan
    Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday called for state regulators to pay “special attention” to potential effects on the Everglades that could come from sugar industry development plans for farmland south of Lake Okeechobee. The Sugar Hill development...
  • Big Sugar building proposal raises Everglades restoration concerns

    Big Sugar building proposal raises Everglades restoration concerns
    Everglades restoration could get torpedoed by a sugar industry push to allow new neighborhoods and shopping centers on 43,000 acres of farmland south of Lake Okeechobee, according to environmental activists. Dozens of environmental advocacy...
  • Outdoors notebook

    Outdoors notebook Snakehead Round-Up: The final JD's Custom Baits Snakehead Round-Up is Sept. 13 from safe light to 2 p.m. out of the boat ramp on the C-14 Canal at Rock Island Road and Southgate Boulevard in Margate. Entry fee is $20 per two-angler team...
  • Outdoors calendar

    Sept. 13: The final JD's Custom Baits Snakehead Round-Up, from safe light to 2 p.m. out of the boat ramp on the C-14 Canal at Rock Island Road and Southgate Boulevard in Margate. Entry fee is $20 per two-angler team or individual. Fishing is allowed in...
  • Early duck season offers more

    Early duck season offers more
    Serious waterfowlers always look forward to the early duck season because it's the first opportunity to hunt ducks and make new memories since the regular season ended in January. This year, Florida hunters have even more to look forward to. In...
  • Big wahoo helps KERI-N-ON to victory

    Big wahoo helps KERI-N-ON to victory
    Here's a tip from Capt. Jason Naumann of the KERI-N-ON fishing team: Don't ever intentionally break off or cut off a fish until you see what you've hooked. That's how KERI-N-ON landed a 54.32-pound wahoo that never fought like a wahoo. The wahoo was...
  • Thousands of properties added to flood zones

    Thousands of properties added to flood zones
    Thousands of properties would be added to flood zones in Palm Beach County under proposed new federal flood maps. Although 35,891 parcels would be removed, 62,041 would be added because they at least border a Special Flood Hazard Area, according to a...
  • Labor Day weekend: Mostly sunny and hot

    Labor Day weekend: Mostly sunny and hot
    It should be a nice holiday weekend to play outdoors or plan a backyard barbecue, if you don't mind the heat. There also is a chance of afternoon showers or storms, particularly today and on Monday, Labor Day. South Florida's Friday forecast calls for...
  • From segregation to Save The Music

    From segregation to Save The Music
    LAKE WORTH Willie Pyfrom has little patience for the politicians who want to rid classrooms of music. At 78, he has taught band in Palm Beach County classrooms for 54 years. And he points to what he has produced, from some of the poorest communities...