$1.6M for King’s Bay restoration


The protracted legislative budget battle in Tallahassee which ended Friday night appears to be a winner for springs restoration advocates. A local community … [Read more...]

3 Sisters Springs Proposed Alcohol Ban

Turning the tide Springs alcohol ban passes first hurdle By Abdon Sidibe Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:23 … [Read more...]

U.S. Dept. of Interior to Reclassify Manatees to ‘Threatened’ Species Status in 2013

Subsequent to receipt of a Petition filed on December 14, 2012, by Pacific Legal Foundation on behalf of Save Crystal River, Inc, a non-profit citizens … [Read more...]

Feds are threatened with suit unless manatee’s “endangered” listing is dropped

Contact: Alan DeSerio STUART, FLORIDA; December 14, 2012: The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) should abide by its own scientific findings, and … [Read more...]

Senate Subcommittee Questions How Science is Being used in Listing Endangered Species


http://science.house.gov/press-release/witnesses-discuss-role-science-listing-endangered-species … [Read more...]

USFWS Proposed Comprehensive Conservation Plan and its Potential Devastating Impact on the Economy of the Town of Chincoteague, Virginia


Today, the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs held anoversight hearing on, “Fish and Wildlife Service’s Proposed Comprehensive … [Read more...]

Chinocoteague Officials Fear USFWS Regulations To Move Beach Will Drive Away Tourism


In a new plan to deal with beach erosion and prepare for sea-level rise, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed changes that the mayor, the chamber of … [Read more...]

Washington Subcommittee Questions if Federal Agency are Misusing Science to Advance Policies Under ESA


Washington Subcommittee And U.S. District Court Question Whether Federal Agencies Are Misusing Conservation Science to Advance Policy under the Endangered … [Read more...]

Commissioner Damato

Thank you very much. My name is Dennis Damato. As chairman of the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners, and the Commissioner representing District 1, … [Read more...]

City Manager Houston

Good evening. My name is Andy Houston. I’m the City Manager in the City of Crystal River. I’d like to direct my comments to the points that are in your notes: … [Read more...]