Issues of Interest

EVERGLADES RESTORATION PROJECTS The EAA Reservoir Project is a joint Everglades restoration effort between the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The SFWMD’s Governing Board unanimously approved an agreement which enables the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin work on the accompanying storage reservoir. The Old Tamiami Trail Roadbed Removal project is another Everglades plan that will remove over five miles of roadbed. The volume of water flowing south through the Everglades will reduce harmful discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries.

INGENUITY NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity touched down on the surface of Mars on April 4th after being dropped off by the Perseverance rover. Since then, the four-pound helicopter has made four flights on the Red Planet reaching a top speed of 8 mph and covering 872 feet during the 117 second flight.

COVID-19 VACCINATION FRAUD Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning Floridians of scammers who are selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards. Forty-five attorney generals from around the country have asked eBay, Shopify and Twitter, where the cards have been sold, to monitor their platforms for ads or sales of the cards.