Author: Resiliency Florida

Pineville’s Flooding Problems Persist Long After Hurricane Irma Hit Polk

Gary White, The Ledger, Nov. 7, 2017 LAKELAND — As Robert “Bobcat” Lawrence stood inside a condominium in Northwest Lakeland, the place resembled one of the longtime contractor’s construction sites. In reality, though, the unit was built in 1981. To read the entire article click here:

Update of Marine Debris and Derelict Vessel Removal in Canal Waters

Monroe County Office of Emergency Management, Nov. 15, 2017 Since Category 4 Hurricane Irma struck on Sept. 10, 2017, more than 2.3 million cubic yards of hurricane debris — both vegetative and construction/demolition — and more than 19,000 destroyed white goods (large appliances) have been removed along roads throughout the Florida Keys. The deadline to […]

Miami Forever Funds Can Transform City Ability to Combat Sea-Level Rise

Temperince Morgan, Miami Herald, Nov. 21, 2017 Voters in the city of Miami recently approved the Miami Forever Bond, sending a strong signal that Miamians of all political stripes recognize the reality of sea-level rise and urban flooding — and are serious about combating it. Miami residents also gave city leaders a tremendous opportunity to […]

North Florida Land Trust, Partners Focus on Creating Ocala to Osceola Wildlife Corridor

Teresa Stepzinski, Florida Times-Union, Nov. 23, 2017 The alliance might seem unlikely at first glance. But preserving wildlife habitat and water resources spanning public and private land throughout North Florida is dovetailing with the military’s mission to protect the nation. The North Florida Land Trust, a Jacksonville-based nonprofit that champions land conservation is forging partnerships […]