Action Alert: Urge the Government to Get Moving in the Fight for South Florida

The Everglades Reservoir needs to be included in the Water Bill, and Florida can't afford to wait another two years! With toxic blue-green algae once again choking Florida’s waterways, the . . .
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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 06.13.18

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In Montana, nearly 10,000 miles of stream are acidic or laced with heavy metals such as lead, mercury and arsenic. This perpetual pollution – nasty stuff that literally lasts forever – from . . .
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Youth, Passion, and Collaboration in the Fight to Preserve the Rivers of Southwestern Montana

Wade Fellin grew up on the Big Hole, and his passion for conservation comes from his father. Photo courtesy Wade Fellin
River conservation groups across the country work tirelessly to protect and restore our favorite streams. Many of the founders of these groups are ready to pass the baton to the next . . .
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Damaging Freshwater Releases Again Threaten South Florida’s Coasts

[youtube 340pVYstYYE 640 360] Throughout 2016, coastal South Florida suffered through horrific blooms of blue-green algae and other water-quality nightmares. Organizations such as the Everglades Foundation and Bullsugar . . .
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Everglades Foundation: Making Conservation Look Good!

These ladies really live their work! Photo by Everglades Foundation
As regular readers of the Orvis News may have noticed, for the past year we've been deeply committed to the work being done to restore the health and well-being of Florida's Everglades. Working in partnership with our friends at The Everglades Foundation we have been working to restore water flows south of Lake Okeechobee and to stop discharges down the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers....
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Orvis Solar Installation Completed

Solar Array at Orvis HQ Photo by Orvis
What better time than Earth Day to announce the installation of solar panels at Orvis corporate headquarters in Sunderland, VT? The Orvis Company has partnered with New Hampshire based solar developer and financier, SunRaise Investments, for the installation of a 75 kilowatt solar array. Occupying 12,000 square feet of the building’s rooftop, the array is anticipated to generate approximately 20% of Orvis’ electricity needs. The environmental benefits are both significant and measurable, with each year the solar panels saving nearly 70,000 pounds of coal from being burned or 7,200 gallons of gasoline getting consumed....
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Great News for the Everglades: Bill to Create Reservoir South of Okeechobee Passes in the Florida Senate

The plan to build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee is one step closer to becoming a reality. Graphic via the Everglades Foundation
For more than a year, we have been posting about the fight to restore water flows south of Lake Okeechobee and to stop discharges down the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie . . .
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