GUEST EDITORIAL: The Real Story Behind the Resistance to Deep Well Wastewater Disposal

 
GUEST EDITORIAL: The Real Story Behind the Resistance to Deep Well Wastewater Disposal

As a member of Dump the Pumps and worrying that the Cudjoe Regional Wastewater System [CRWS] is deeply flawed, I have been privy to documents and people associated with the group and some people you might want to call “whistleblowers” who are FKAA employees or contractors. Here’s some of what I have gleaned from these […]

Join Reef Relief for the September 21st Shoreline Clean-up

 
Join Reef Relief for the September 21st Shoreline Clean-up

LOCAL ACTION TO CREATE GLOBAL CHANGE Reef Relief will be celebrating International Coastal Cleanup with a community shoreline cleanup on Sunday, September 21, 2014. We invite locals and visitors interested in protecting our ocean and wildlife to this weekend event. Meet us at the Lazy Dog kayak stand located at Hurricane Hole Marina, look for […]

GUEST COLUMN: Grinder Pumps For Dummies – Or Why I Don’t Want To Be A Loser

 
GUEST COLUMN:  Grinder Pumps For Dummies – Or Why I Don’t Want To Be A Loser

  If you live in the Cudjoe Regional Wastewater System area, you need to read the “Dummies Guide To Grinder Pumps”.  If you are a “loser” as our County Commisioner has called all who are getting grinder pumps, you should read it very slowly. DESCRIPTION OF A GRINDER PUMP Dummy Version – The greatest invention […]

Reef Relief Urges Keys-Wide Wastewater Reuse Plan / Adamant That Laws Be Obeyed During Planning, Permitting, and Construction

 
Reef Relief Urges Keys-Wide Wastewater Reuse Plan / Adamant That Laws Be Obeyed During Planning, Permitting, and Construction

Reef Relief continues our work of using the best available science to educate the public and policymakers to achieve conservation, protection, and restoration of coral reef ecosystems. The most critical issue facing all of us today is water quality. We fight to combat pollution in our oceans and negative effects of climate change, but without […]

LAST STAND CALLS FOR DEEP INJECTION WELL AT CUDJOE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

 
LAST STAND CALLS FOR DEEP INJECTION WELL AT CUDJOE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

  Last Stand announced on Wednesday that it is strongly opposed to disposal of treated sewage into shallow wells at the as yet unfinished Cudjoe Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. In letters to DEP, FKAA and each Monroe County Commissioner, the Keyswide environmental group cited state regulations, insufficient treatment and danger to sealife as reasons why […]

SAVE THE DATE! Keys Water Quality: The Buck Stops Here

 
SAVE THE DATE!  Keys Water Quality: The Buck Stops Here

Everyone acknowledges that the interaction between water quality and coral reefs, seagrasses, and marine creatures in the Florida Keys is a complicated issue. Climate-change, land-based sources of pollution, habitat loss and destruction, and overfishing all contribute to the health of local waters. Recognizing the importance of water quality, Last Stand and Everglades Law Center are […]

Jan 302014
 
The Case of The Mysterious Water Contamination

by Naja and Arnaud Girard In early December when water testing in Key West harbor showed off-the-chart numbers for fecal contaminants, the city rounded up the usual suspects:  the boaters.  Them again!  Certainly they were polluting the harbor by not using mandatory holding tanks and new regulations for offshore liveaboards were swiftly introduced.  But the data […]

Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration Campaign

 
Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration Campaign

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN: The Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration is a positive vision to inspire people to work together to create a new water ethic, find solutions to Florida’s water quality and quantity problems and send a clear message to our water managers that the people of Florida demand clean water. From North Florida’s renowned freshwater […]

Clean Water Advocates from Panhandle to Keys Launch Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration Campaign

 

Orlando: Clean water advocates representing every corner of the state came together today to announce the launch of the Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration Campaign. The Declaration, already signed by 46 organizations even before the official launch, is a positive vision to inspire people to work together to find solutions to Florida’s water quality and quantity […]