Thursday, April 4, 2019

Digest for the week ending 4.6.19

Bee Ridge wastewater treatment plant

The FDEP (Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection) has issued a Consent Order to Sarasota County. It requires Sarasota to move to Advanced Water Treatment, to rid our canals and bays of nitrogen-rich discharges that feed Karenia Brevis -- Red Tide.

        How did we get into this mess? NPR has a clue.

        FDEP Draft Consent Order

The upcoming planning workshop about the future of our public lands near the Celery Fields (the Quads) is open to new ideas -- alternatives to heavy industry included -- but don't plan to propose them at the workshop -- Send them in advance, says lead planner Steve Kirk.

Celery Fields Recreation Area

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