pollution

  • Algae Bloom Stirs Everglades Restoration Concerns

    Blue Green Algae Bloom

    By Michele Dargan, Special Report from the Civic Association.

    When foul-smelling blue-green algae coated Treasure Coast waterways just days before the Fourth of July holiday, Florida officials scrambled to respond.

  • Algae Blooms Detected on Lake Okeechobee

    How do you know there’s an algae bloom on Lake Okeechobee?  Look at the calendar. Those familiar with the area will tell you that if it’s summer, there’s a good chance there’s an algae bloom somewhere on the Big O.

  • Civic Association Directors Tour the Everglades - Via Airboat!

    Everglades

    Civic Association directors participated this week in a tour of the Everglades given by our corporate partner, the Everglades Foundation.

  • Drift Cards on Local Beaches Part of Citizen Science Study

    By: R. Michael Brown, Civic Association Communication Director --The Civic Association received a tip from Diane Buhler, founder of the Friends of Palm Beach - Keeping Our Beaches Clean, that small biodegradable wooden science 'drift cards' are washing up on our beaches and that some have been found on Midtown Beach.

  • Everglades Foundation Announces $10 Million Prize

    Everglades Foundation

    By: Eric Eikenberg, CEO Everglades Foundation.

    Last month, the Everglades Foundation announced a new partnership with the Palm Beach Civic Association. We are thrilled to be working together toward an ecologically and economically sustainable Everglades ecosystem and higher quality of life in Palm Beach.

  • Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg on Increased Lake Okeechobee Discharges

    Lake Okeechobee Discharges

    Today, Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg released the following statement following the announcement by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to maximize discharges from Lake Okeechobee beginning tomorrow:

  • Everglades Foundation Promotes Sustainability Through PBCA

    Everglades Foundation

    Palm Beach, FL, November 17, 2015– Having a core mission of protecting one of America’s greatest natural treasures, the Everglades Foundation is now gaining a more prominent voice in the local community.

  • Heavy Rains Blamed for Recent Beach Closures

    Midtown Beach

    By: R. Michael Brown -- The beaches in Palm Beach County, including Midtown Beach, are closing a lot lately due to high bacteria levels. Blame the rainy weather.

  • Renewed Optimism for Everglades Restoration in the New Year

    Everglades

    By: Maria M. Garcia, Everglades Foundation.

    This past weekend Everglades Foundation’s CEO Eric Eikenberg kicked off the opening session of the 31st Annual Everglades Coalition Conference at Miami’s historic Biltmore Hotel. Foundation scientists Drs. Tom Van Lent and Steve Davis served on panels addressing the crisis in Florida Bay and the need for water storage north and south of Lake Okeechobee.

  • Why the Everglades are Important

    By: Eric Eikenberg, CEO Everglades Foundation.

    Last month, the Everglades Foundation announced a new partnership with the Palm Beach Civic Association. We are thrilled to be working together toward an ecologically and economically sustainable Everglades ecosystem and higher quality of life in Palm Beach.