Students schedule trip to D.C.

SOUTH BAY — Twenty-five safety patrol students at Rosenwald Elementary School, will travel to Washington D.C., along with two chaperons Mr. McKelvin and Ms. Hodge on Wednesday, Feb. 19. The students, parents, faculty and community have been working diligently to raise money in order to make this educational event happen.

SFWMD sends letters of support for LOWRP, Loxahatchee projects

WEST PALM BEACH Actions taken advance completion of EAA Reservoir Project, authorization of the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project, development of Western Everglades Restoration Project and authorization of the Loxahatchee River Restoration Project The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) recently took several actions to advance four projects that are part of the Comprehensive Everglades […]

Lake predicted to be around 12 ft. by June 1

Lake marshes dry; there’s no food for Everglades Snail Kites PORT ST. LUCIE – Rainfall for the 2019-2020 Water Year has been slightly below average, according to the water conditions report presented by John Mitnik at the Feb. 1 meeting of the South Florida Water Management District governing board in Port St. Lucie. The month […]

June 1 lake level no guarantee on estuary releases

OKEECHOBEE – Is the June 1 level of Lake Okeechobee an indicator of coming lake releases? It’s not that simple according to lake level records from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It’s the rainfall after June 1 that makes the difference. During the Stuart City Commission meeting on Jan. 27 and again at the […]

SFWMD slow to support two CERP projects

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) governing board that took office in 2019 has been in the news in recent months celebrating progress on Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) projects authorized by their predecessors. They were on hand for events at the C-44 and C-43 reservoir sites and have publicly congratulated themselves on “fast […]

Students take honors in oratorical contest

SOUTH BAY — Approximately 39 participants competed in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest at Rosenwald Elementary School on Jan. 14, with a standing room only audience! The event is historically sponsored by the City of South Bay, Dr. Esther Berry, and Rosenwald Elementary School during the month of January, to honor […]

Storage needed to address water woes

Concerned about harmful freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries? Don’t expect big changes with the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual, currently under development by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A recently released independent scientific review points out the problem: There just isn’t enough water storage north, south, east […]

Bands join in march for MLK Day

SOUTH BAY — Rosenwald Elementary School and Palm Beach Lakes High School band members collaborated in performing for the Dr. Martin Luther King Day Parade in South Bay on Saturday, Jan. 11. Some of the two schools’ band members get ready to assemble for the MLK Day parade.

Mentoring program plans YELP at The BRIDGE

SOUTH BAY — The Kings Tutoring and Mentoring Foundation Inc. soon will start a new program called YELP that founder Barbara King plans to put in place as soon as they can into the building they’re calling “The BRIDGE.” No relation to the organization known as BRIDGES of Palm Beach County (a Children’s Services Council […]

Senate bill addresses nutrient pollution

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature is expected to address the nutrient pollution that feeds algae blooms during their 2020 session. Florida Senate Bill 712, has been tagged Florida’s Clean Waterways Act. It was filed by Senator Debbie Mayfield on Oct. 30, 2019, and is on the Jan. 22 agenda of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, […]