News on Supervisor Morales

 

Read the latest news on the Honorable Daisy Morales,  Florida Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor and her Office activities.

Supervisor Morales held her 2015 Earth Day Awareness Tour in Apopka with USDA

April 29, 2015 | In the News

APOPKA - Today, Supervisor Morales held her first annual Earth Day Awareness Tour in Apopka, at Apopka City Hall that included a presentation by USDA-NRCS, and tour at Agri-Starts nursery. In the News

Supervisor Morales rally in Tally with Enviro Groups  along with Jimmy Buffett

April 7, 2015 | News

TALLAHASSEE - Today, Supervisor Morales join the Everglades Coalition, the Sierra Club of Central Florida, numerous environmental groups and Jimmy Buffett in Tallahassee to call on Governo Rick Scott  and State Lawmakers to save Florida Everglades ecosystem,  from the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes into Lake Okeechobee and to the estuaries, through the River of Grass, out to Florida Bay and the Keys.

Supervisor Morales holds July 2015 Community Meeting in Orlando

Please join the Honorable Daisy Morales at her monthly community meeting in Orlando, Orange County, Florida, Tuesday, July 21, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m., UF | Orange County Extension Education Center, 6021 S. Conway Road, Orlando, FL 32812.

GUEST SPEAKER
Mr. Robert D. Teegarden
Vice President
Water Resource Policy, Planning & Permitting
Orlando Utilities Commission "OUC"

ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Supervisor Morales is accepting nominations for ner Advisory Committee on Agricultural & Natural Resources. Nominations deadline August 24, 2015. Read more

April is Earth Month for Orange County says Supervisor Morales

April 2, 2015 | Statement

ORLANDO – How can the world celebrate the Earth in one day, stated Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales, who represents the citizens of Orange County, Florida. As far as I’m concerned Earth Day is everyday.

 

As your elected district supervisor, I plan to participate in several environmental events across Orange County, especially on April 22, 2015 Earth Day’s 45th anniversary.

 

It may be hard to imagine that before 1970, a factory could spew black clouds of toxic into the air or dump tons of toxic waste into a nearby stream, and that was perfectly legal. They could not be taken to court to stop it.

 

How was that possible? Because there was no EPA, no Clean Air Act, no Clean Water Act. There were no legal or regulatory mechanisms to protect our environment.

 

In spring 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to force this issue onto the national agenda. Twenty million Americans demonstrated in different U.S. cities, and it worked! In December 1970, Congress authorized the creation of a new federal agency to tackle environmental issues, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Learn more at EPA