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Please sign our Clean Water Act petition for Florida.   Leave a comment

We decided that we needed to re-instate our On-line petition for Clean Water Act in Florida.

Fragile species on Florida's Reefs.

Just too much at stake these days in Florida. (like oil spills and accountability) Petition Site Link  <<<<<

Quote the petition as it appears: ”

  • Target: Florida Citizens, Tourism Industry, Florida Economy, Coral Reef, Divers, Fishermen, Coastal Citizen
  • Sponsored by: Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc,

Cleaner water for Florida is what we are after: now is the time to protect of health and future of Florida. With 27 known species of Harmful Algae, 7 of which are toxic/ yes deadly and have occurancy levels of 30% in certain non-turbid estuary locations and wetlands. Our States Economy is at stake here, starting with the Tourism Industry (Divers, Fishermen, Charters, Hotels, Theme Parks, Attractions, you name it.)
Please tell us its important to you that citizens have the right to the Clean Water Act in Florida.

After this past Election it seems uncertain for Florida’s Waters future. It was recently announced that Pam Bondi, DEP Michael Sole and the New Secretary of Agriculture Scott Putnam are in a lawsuit to sue the EPA for mandating that citizens have Clean Water assessability in Florida.Obviously we need a lot of signatures….! 🙂
Thanks,

William Djubin
President of Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc.

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Florida Water (CWA) and Reefs 2010 report   Leave a comment

Florida Water (CWA) and Reefs 2010 report

Latest on Florida Water Quality “CWA” (Clean Water Act not until October 2011)

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Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc.

-and Florida Reef Monitoring protocol from Janet Klemm, DEP/NOAA and a friend of Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc.

Numeric Nutrient Criteria Florida CWA and EPA
It’s in PDF/PowerPoint format: Thanks for Viewing.

Water Quality meeting for South Florida   1 comment

Ocean Rehab will be in attendance of this meeting.

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the Ocean Rehab diver flag

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

The Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Assessment and Restoration Support announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
PLACE: University of Miami, Rosenstiel School Auditorium, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Virginia Key, FL 33149
GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: This meeting is being held to aid the Department in establishing numeric nutrient criteria for estuaries and coastal waters in the following areas: Florida Bay, Florida Keys, Biscayne Bay, and Southeast Coastal Reef Tract (Key Biscayne to Vero Beach).
The Department is seeking to gather information on individual marine systems that will serve to support statewide criteria development and provide a solid foundation to establish nutrient criteria appropriate for each specific area. The initial effort consists of identifying currently available data and soliciting local area expertise, including members of the Numeric Nutrient Criteria Technical Advisory Committee (Nutrients TAC). The purpose of the meeting is to solicit and discuss information regarding nutrients and documented associations between nutrients and ecological conditions within the estuaries. While not intended as a meeting of the Nutrients TAC, one or more members of the Nutrients TAC may participate and provide comments at this meeting.

A copy of the agenda is attached.

Meeting Contact: Ken Weaver, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Assessment and Restoration Support, MS #6511, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400, (850)245-8414 or e-mail: kenneth.weaver@dep.state.fl.us.

Please join us.. 
 

 

A Sea Turtle hugged me at Gumbo Limbo   Leave a comment

A Sea Turtle hugged me at Gumbo Limbo photo.

Sea Turtle huggs EarthRehab's William

Sea Turtle huggs EarthRehab's William

Yes, that’s the Declaration of Reef Rights, we also had the Enforce the Federal Clean Water Act for Florida petition. Thanks goes to Gumbo Limbo.