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Focus on Water: Florida Ups the Ante in Everglades Restoration with $90 Million Funding Surprise

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By Sarah Gaines Barmeyer, Associate Director, Great Waters Program Disastrous flooding in South Florida is making the news again as water from Lake Okeechobee overflows and is released through the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries. Unfortunately, this is something that we see all too often in the region—the water that should naturally flow south from Lake Okeechobee is trapped by man-made barriers [...]

Posted on: September 24 2013
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Years of Abuse and Overuse Make the Colorado River the Most Endangered River of 2013

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By Meghan Trubee, Colorado River Senior Campaign Manager This year’s Most Endangered Rivers report from American Rivers makes one thing clear: It is not sustainable for a single river to support 36 million people. That’s the situation today for the Colorado River. Though millions use its water, it is already so over-tapped that it now dries up to a trickle [...]

Posted on: April 17 2013
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Take Action to Protect Yosemite Valley’s Wild and Scenic Merced River

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By Emily Schrepf, Central Valley Program Manager There are few places better known or more loved than Yosemite National Park. As a transplated Californian originally from Iowa, it wasn’t until I was in my 20s that I first emerged from the park’s famous Tunnel View to the jaw-dropping, iconic sight of El Capitan and Bridalveil Falls rising from the Valley floor [...]

Posted on: April 3 2013
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Focus on Water: Celebrating World Water Day with Major Everglades Milestone

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By Sarah Gaines Barmeyer, Great Waters Program Manager Today, March 22, we celebrate World Water Day. Officially sanctioned by the United Nations, this year’s theme is water cooperation, which recognizes the need to balance demands and priorities among multiple players involved in water management decisions. Much of Everglades restoration is about water cooperation and finding appropriate management solutions to meet [...]

Posted on: March 22 2013
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Focus on Water: Celebrating Everglades Victories and Looking Forward

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By Sarah Gaines Barmeyer Everglades champions and advocates convened earlier this month in Coral Gables, Florida, for the 28th annual Everglades Coalition Conference–an event that unites hundreds of people who are working to restore America’s Everglades. Looking back over recent years and at the opportunities that lie ahead, there is a lot to celebrate. Under the leadership of NPCA’s Dawn [...]

Posted on: January 31 2013
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