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Feds Pump $1 Million More into Tamiami Trail Planning

Article: Feds Pump $1 Million More into Tamiami Trail Planning

WASHINGTON, DC, December 12, 2008 (ENS) – The National Park Service will provide $1 million to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate the next course of action needed along the Tamiami Trail to restore water flows to Everglades National Park, federal officials announced today. Completed in 1928, the Tamiami (pronounced tamee-amee) Trail is…

Sediment Removal Completes Miami River Water Quality Upgrade

Article: Sediment Removal Completes Miami River Water Quality Upgrade

MIAMI, Florida, October 22, 2008 (ENS) – An $88 million effort to improve water quality and navigation on the Miami River is now complete. The final scoop of sediment came out of the river last week after four years of work by federal, state and local partners, including the South Florida Water Management District. Water…

NOAA Offers $200,00 to Help Clean Biscayne Bay

Article: NOAA Offers $200,00 to Help Clean Biscayne Bay

MIAMI, Florida, April 15, 2008 (ENS) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, is investing $200,000 in Florida’s Miami-Dade County to expand the scope of Baynanza, an annual celebration and cleanup of Biscayne Bay that started 26 years ago. The funding is the largest NOAA contribution ever made towards a community marine debris cleanup…

Everglades Restoration Gains Urgency as Climate Warms

Article: Everglades Restoration Gains Urgency as Climate Warms

CAPTIVA ISLAND, Florida, January 14, 2008 (ENS) – Global warming means restoration of the Everglades is more important than ever, a University of Miami expert in coastal marine environments told hundreds of conservationists, scientists and state and federal leaders at the Everglades Coalition’s annual conference on the weekend. Dr. Harold Wanless said recreating enough of…