Algae Bloom

Blue green algae in the St. Johns River.
Edie Widder / St. Johns Riverkeeper

A new study finds that Florida has spent close to $20 million trying to deal with algae blooms over the past 10 years.

Algal bloom in the Indian River Lagoon.
St. Johns River Water Management District

Over the past decade nearly 90,000 tons of sewage sludge have been trucked up from South Florida and dumped into the St. Johns River watershed and conservationists say it’s having a devastating effect.

Gov. Scott Calls For Action On Red Tide Amid Political Clamor

Aug 3, 2018
Greg Allen / NPR

Political broadsides continue over who is to blame for ongoing water-quality problems across South Florida, as Gov. Rick Scott on Friday ordered more action to address red tide in coastal communities.

A Look At How The Gubernatorial Candidates Are Targeting Florida’s Water Problems

Aug 2, 2018
EDIE WIDDER / VIA ST. JOHNS RIVERKEEPER

As they address environmental issues on the campaign trail, Florida’s gubernatorial candidates are all for doing what is necessary to eliminate toxic algae outbreaks and for preserving natural springs and rivers.

High Toxin Levels Found In Doctors Lake Algae

Jul 31, 2018
St. Johns Riverkeeper / Via The Florida Times-Union

Toxins from algae found last week near a Clay County Boy Scout camp were more than 10 times above draft safety guidelines prepared by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Via News Service of Florida

The White House on Tuesday backed Florida’s effort to secure federal funding for a reservoir intended to move water away from Lake Okeechobee and reduce discharges that residents blame for repeated toxic algae outbreaks spreading on both coasts.

Edie Widder / Via St. Johns Riverkeeper

South Florida’s lakes and rivers aren’t the only waterways in the state experiencing toxic algal blooms.