Bill to Create Reservoir South of Okeechobee Passes Senate
For more than a year, Orvis has been posting about the fight to restore water flows south of Lake Okeechobee and to stop discharges down the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers. Yesterday, the good guys won a major victory, as the Florida Senate passed SB10, a bill sponsored by Sen. Rob Bradley that funds the creation of a deep-water reservoir south of the big lake. The vote was 36-3 in favor of the project.
The Orvis Company Statement on Meeting with Governor Rick Scott to Discuss Efforts to Save the Everglades
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Orvis Company (Orvis) today released the following statement, attributable to its CEO Perk Perkins, regarding his meeting today with Governor Rick Scott to discuss efforts to save the Everglades. Other CEOs from around the State of Florida also joined Perkins, including Scott Deal, CEO of Maverick Boats, and Rob Kramer of the International Game and Fish Association.
Orvis Applauds Legislative Progress in Now Or Neverglades Campaign
For more than a year, we have been posting about the problems in South Florida caused by discharges of nutrient-laden water out of Lake Okeechobee. Huge algae blooms along both coasts shut down fishing and beaches last summer, and that was just the most visible manifestation of the issue.