Polk Preparing for Shortage

Polk County, Florida, is preparing for a water shortage. Not sent in a press release but published on its website, Polk announced that it is preparing now for the future. It’s anticipating a water shortage. It’s setting up a pilot program with the Southwest Florida Water Management District to address the issue. Watch this space for […]

Can Piney Point Happen in Polk?

According to The Ledger, “The question for Polk residents is: Could it happen here?” Could Piney Point happen right here in big ole Polk County, Florida? Up until today, the answer was a resounding, “Yes.” With the most in Florida, Polk has a dozen phosphogypsum stacks just like Piney Point, but in a move by Governor […]

Save the Lake Wales Ridge

It is that time again for water, environmental, and conservation activists to stand up and speak out; and to confront the Polk County Planning Commission, which will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 9 a.m. in the board room of the County Administration Building, 330 W. Church St. in Bartow. If […]

Florida Loses to Georgia

The Savannah Morning News reported on how Florida is continuing to go after Georgia for overwatering of their crops, claiming that this was what caused the collapse of Florida’s oyster industry way back in 2013. With a survival-of-the-fittest mentality, the “water wars” includes Florida, Georgia, and Alabama; and the war’s not over. Come back here […]

Water, Water Everywhere

shapeless crystal formation of transparent ice

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner refers to “water, everywhere, [but not a] drop to drink.” Looking around my Florida neighborhood, I see same thing but I know it stretches across America. Communities everywhere are looking for alternative water sources. Where I live in Davenport, a.k.a., central Florida, we’re also looking for one of those […]

A Liquid River of Thought

A Liquid River of Thought Written and Directed by Jason E. Small Hello Friends and Family, A liquid River of Thought is a poem that I wrote when I was 22 years old. I’ve turned it into a video. This poem is one of my favorites and is part of the foundation of who I […]

Save Our Lands and Water

woman walking on pathway near river

Save our Lands and Water Hello to all the Floridians, especially those who live in Polk County. Do you believe that you, your children, grandchildren, family, loved ones and neighbors have a right to clean drinkable water? If you believe, like we do, that clean water is a right, we ask for your help to protect […]

The Blame Game

The Blame Game The Blame GameThis is a conversation and trap that I and many others fall into. Often what has led me to this step, is trying to understand a problem and what was the cause. So that a solution can be found. What I realized about this method, is that the priorities are […]