The Naples Planning Advisory Board (PAB) is meeting this Friday, October 11th to review Phase II of the Naples Beach Hotel redevelopment project. The second phase of this project consists of over a dozen site plan deviations and conditional use exceptions.
The urban end of Biscayne Bay that managed to survive decades of causeways and Jet Skis and dredging, where acres of seagrass grew in water that remained gin clear despite all the pumping and dumping from its coastal neighbors, is sick.
Florida’s picturesque Santa Fe River, home to the crystal blue waters of Ginnie Springs, is one of the treasures of the state as well as a playground for water sports enthusiasts and an ecologically critical haven for the numerous species of turtles that nest on its banks.
Large swaths of undeveloped land east of Golden Gate Estates, including 4,000 acres once slated to be a new town, might be transformed into a group of smaller villages, a move that has drawn concern from some environmentalists.
Heavy rain over and around Lake Okeechobee can spell trouble for South Florida’s decades-old flood control systems. With Hurricane Dorian’s projected path potentially crossing north of the massive lake, rain and runoff are likely to raise water levels and pressure on the aging dike that rings Lake O.
From the verdant trails of the Gordon River Greenway it’s a matter of yards to Freedom Park, with its own nature walk and wetland preserves. But for pedestrians, it might as well be a gulf. Momentum is building to bridge that gulf, literally, by dusting off a plan that’s been on the shelf for a few years.
A slow-moving flood of polluted Mississippi River water is causing serious damage to Gulf species, and a major storm threatens to make it worse. As fishermen deep in the Louisiana bayou, Kindra Arnesen and her family have faced their share of life-altering challenges in recent years.