Everglades Restoration Timeline

St. Lucie Estuary

Center for Biological Diversity et al. V. U.S. Army Corps, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 252820 (S.D.Fla. Aug. 2020)

In a lawsuit filed in 2019 by the Center for Biological Diversity, the Calusa Waterkeeper, and the Waterkeeper Alliance, Federal District Judge Middlebrooks reviewed the Corps’ analysis of potential impacts of red tide and toxic cyanobacteria blooms in its decision to approve Lake Okeechobee operations. He concludes that the Corps violated the Endangered Species Act and orders the Corps to analyze the impact of red tide and toxic Cyanobacteria blooms on endangered and threatened species in these fresh and saltwater ecosystems.