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Max Chesnes

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Port St. Lucie, FL, United States

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Recent:
  • TCPalm
Past:
  • The Palm Beach Post
  • Florida Today
  • Naples Daily News
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • Herald-Tribune
  • USA TODAY

Recent articles by Max:

Starving manatees: Will Florida spend $7 million more to help save them?

The manatee die-off on Florida's east coast is "a significant loss" to the population, said FWRI director Gil McRae in an address to legislators. → Read More

DOH water advisory: Toxic algae health warning issued for these Stuart-area waters

Here's how toxic the algae is and why it could make its way into the St. Lucie River in Stuart. → Read More

EAA reservoir: Army Corps awards first contract for project to curb Lake O releases

The cities of Stuart and Fort Myers could fit inside the EAA reservoir's 16-square-mile footprint. The project is estimated to be completed in 2029. → Read More

Why the SFWMD budget and your taxes to pay for it could decrease

State water managers will meet Tuesday to finalize their budget, tax rate and how your taxpayer dollars will be spent in the coming year. → Read More

Jumbo shrimp: Council votes to allow rock shrimp harvest adjacent to Oculina coral reefs

"Shrimpers should not have access within the area PERIOD. If anything, the boundaries should be expanded, not reduced," coral researcher John Reed → Read More

Jumbo shrimp: Council votes to allow rock shrimp harvest adjacent to Oculina coral reefs

"Shrimpers should not have access within the area PERIOD. If anything, the boundaries should be expanded, not reduced," coral researcher John Reed → Read More

Struck turtle crashes into driver’s windshield on Turnpike in St. Lucie; both unharmed

Both the turtle and the driver were unharmed, according to the St. Lucie County Fire District. → Read More

‘A fantastic day’: Kissimmee River restoration project complete after 22 years

"While today represents a tremendous achievement, the state of Florida is not — I repeat, is not — declaring 'mission accomplished.' " See what's next. → Read More

Toxic algae: Water advisory lifted at Timer Powers Park, not Port Mayaca

DOH lifts water advisory for Timer Powers Park, but "a caution remains in place for that area due to the continued presence of algae." → Read More

Army Corps to move forward with new Lake Okeechobee management plan (LOSOM) Monday

"The St. Lucie River is like Cinderella. While the [family's children] get to go to the ball, we're mopping the floor. And we don't want to anymore." → Read More

Lacking volunteers, CDC postpones toxic algae health study in Indiantown, Clewiston

"We don't know exactly when (algal) blooms will occur, so it's hard to give people definitive dates and times when we will actually collect the data." → Read More

State: 2021 is already deadliest year in history for manatees

The Indian River Lagoon "has become an unhealthy, algae-dominated ecosystem," environmentalists told Gov. Ron DeSantis. → Read More

Here's how much Tropical Storm Elsa's rainfall runoff will raise Lake Okeechobee level

"I certainly was concerned about Elsa when it was in the Caribbean, and I was concerned that we got an 'E' storm this early in the year." → Read More

Here's how much Tropical Storm Elsa's rainfall runoff will raise Lake Okeechobee level

"I certainly was concerned about Elsa when it was in the Caribbean, and I was concerned that we got an 'E' storm this early in the year." → Read More

Health alert remains at Timer Powers Park as water samples find traces of toxin in algae

Health alerts remain in effect for two Martin County parks after state water samples found toxins in blue-green algae, according to Martin County DOH. → Read More

Hurricane Elsa: Will Army Corps start Lake Okeechobee releases to St. Lucie River?

"It's just too early to say what the impacts are going to be ... We always say, 'Mother Nature gets the vote.' " → Read More

Hurricane Elsa: Will Army Corps start Lake Okeechobee releases to St. Lucie River?

"It's just too early to say what the impacts are going to be ... We always say, 'Mother Nature gets the vote.' " → Read More

DeSantis likely won't declare state of emergency amid record manatee deaths

"The time has come to act boldly and effectively to rehabilitate our waterways. Our health, our natural environment and our economy depends on it." → Read More

As rainy season kicks into gear, no Lake O discharges coming to Stuart this week

Lake O stood at 12 feet, 9 inches above sea level Friday. That's about 1½ inches lower than last week, but still over a foot higher than last year. → Read More

Algae bloom in C-24 Canal in Port St. Lucie is not toxic microcystin, DEP reports

Here's the latest info on an algae bloom reported last week in the C-24 canal in Port St. Lucie. → Read More