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  • Antonio Fins, executive director, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

    Antonio Fins, executive director, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
    Last week: Kudos to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for their unanimous vote on Thursday to ban an abusive fishing practice. In a 7-0 tally, the FWC prohibited the use of the infamous “Boca Grand jig,” a decidedly...
  • Maria Sachs, senator, Florida

    Maria Sachs, senator, Florida
    Last week: Crisis in Syria; crisis of affordable healthcare; budget crisis; education crisis. We go from crisis to crisis yet the real crisis is a lack of trust in our elected officials. Let’s stop the political name-calling and prioritize America&...
  • Andrew Duffell, president, Research Park at Florida Atlantic University

    Andrew Duffell, president, Research Park at Florida Atlantic University
    Last week: Governor Scott is asking Florida businesses the best way to return taxes to residents and fuel further economic growth. Eliminate the sales tax on commercial leases. Invest in the reform of the homeowner’s insurance market. Target and...
  • Bob Swindell, president, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Economic Development Alliance

    Bob Swindell, president, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Economic Development Alliance
    Last week: The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance reported continued job diversification in Broward, announcing that Citrix is adding 200 information technology jobs at its Fort Lauderdale location. In August alone, the Alliance working with our cities,...
  • UPDATED - Multimedia time-lapse: Scenes From Sebastian

    UPDATED - Multimedia time-lapse: Scenes From Sebastian
    Here'sthe most surprising fact you might not know about Sebastian Inlet, the fishing and surfing mecca located at Brevard county's southern tip: It's man-made. For 50 years, starting in 1872, repeated failed attempts were made to cut an opening connecting...
  • Five fabulous Florida campgrounds for kids new to camping

    Five fabulous Florida campgrounds for kids new to camping
    Camping can be a road trip or a commando course, a sizzling theme park or a pup tent under the trees. Many Florida parents take children camping from Day One. Others are new to the campground scene. If your children are ready to graduate from a play...
  • Lake Okeechobee draining increases due to flood concerns

    Lake Okeechobee draining increases due to flood concerns
    To lessen Lake Okeechobee flooding threats, the Army Corps of Engineers plans to more than double the amount of lake water being dumped out to sea. Concerns about the safety of the lake’s 70-year-old dike prompted the Army Corps on Sept. 19 to...
  • Sea-turtle rescuers during winter 2010 receive award

     
    A few of you may remember the harsh winter of 2010 in Florida. Through the bitterly cold temperatures, we blogged about an unprecedented rescue effort – in which people sought out to find thousands of sea turtles that had been stunned by the...
  • Volunteers can help restore oyster beds at Brevard workshop

     
    One notable environmental restoration project in this region is the rebuilding of oyster beds in Canaveral National Seashore and the Indian River Lagoon system. I wrote about the project a few years ago, which has worked well because at its core, it...
  • Oyster mat making workshop in Brevard County on Wednesday

     
    Here's a fun environmental project, especially for those who love oysters. There is a workshop on Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to noon for people to make oyster mats, which are designed to help restore struggling oyster reefs. The workshop will be held at...
  • Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paint Out set for October

     
    Outdoor enthusiasts and art lovers can come together for a good cause Oct. 21-27 at Canaveral National Seashore in New Smyrna Beach. The third annual “Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paint Out,” hosted by the Friends of Canaveral, is a fund-...