Audubon of Florida Everglades Water Quality Nearly At Acceptable Levels By Amy Green/WMFE • Dec 19, 2016 Associated Press After more than two decades of work to restore water quality in the Florida Everglades it’s now nearing federal and state standards. Scientists Seek Re-Evaluation of Everglades Restoration By Amy Green/WMFE • Dec 19, 2016 National Parks Conservation Association. A committee of scientists is recommending a re-evaluation of a $16 billion restoration of the Florida Everglades, the largest in American history. Lake Okeechobee Toxic Algal Bloom Threatens To Spread To Coastal Estuaries By Amy Green of WMFE • May 19, 2016 Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons Scientists have been watching a large toxic algal bloom in Lake Okeechobee. They worry the bloom could spread from the state’s largest lake through man-made canals to coastal estuaries like the Indian River Lagoon.