U.S. Sugar Corp. represents a giant step forward for Everglades restoration – HPAB wants to continue on that path.

“U.S. Sugar Corp. represents a giant step forward for Everglades restoration.”This was back 14 years. Today HPAB intends to help the Everglades again by helping clean up the water quality from horse manure dumped on our lands and canals leaching across Palm Beach County. Our Flagship building will be a State-of-the-art covered Facility to take in, repurpose and resell all elements of the horse stall residual wastestream that to date has caused more damage to the environment than horse industry wants to admit.

HiPoint Agro Bedding Florida has focused its efforts on three points. The horse industry. The environment. Cleaning up and repurposing the total waste stream, for the good of the first two. By removing the wastestream from our land and waterways, including wetlands and conservation areas, air quality, water quality and quantity, estuarine systems, lakes, rivers, and wildlife habitat protection. The operating Facility will reduce water pollution, recycle water, and repurpose a wastestream that has affected the Palm Beach County and expanded regions. Including around the Native Communities and Ecosystems, Loxahatchee, and Slough System The Florida Everglades and PBC Natural areas, including Martin county for more than a decade. This project creates local skilled and non-skilled jobs, increasing the local economy while providing the region with a center of excellence for agri-tourism.

Our Facility intends to be construction-ready to be built within an Industrial Opportunity Zone to help the community by Q4 2020. It is designed to alleviate the pressure of removing and disposing of up to 59,000 tons of horse manure each year of the statistical data 150,000 tons from the region. Manure comes from the horse showgrounds and barns and local Palm Beach County stalls that are being dumped on lands, canals, and waterways, causing leaching, algae blooms, and methane off stockpiling. The TMDL water quality for lakes and canals is far exceeded by the NPK ug/l values excreted from more than 15,000 horses, living to work and show in South Florida.

Once built over nine months of 2021, we want to be open before the Winter Horse Season ramps up in October 2021. Our project is designed to protect the local waterways and L10/L12 WPB canals, including around Florida Everglades and its water quality from phosphorous and nitrogen overloading leading to blue-green algae and depleted water quality. Plus, recycle three million gallons of water per year while solving a massive problem in our region and enhancing the industry and local agricultural sector that is over 90% of the landmass in this region.

With everyone support, we can make this a reality, help South Florida, and expand across the country making a difference through the Influence of the Horse.

 

Support by commenting below or emailing us at support@hipointbedding.com or supporting us and our project with the local counties and communities.

Yes! Wellington has a solution to its equine waste manure problem.

In Florida, the horse industry directly contributes over $3.6 billion to the state’s economy, along with 73,227 jobs (AHC2018). While within Palm Beach County, South Florida, there are over 24,000 horses in a small geographical region around Wellington’s small village. By building this Facility 8 miles from Wellington on 5 acres of Industrial Opportunity Zone land, our near construction-ready site can be operating and making a difference by Q4 2021. The HPAB process is designed to alleviate the pressure of removing and disposing of 59,000 tons of horse manure yearly from the horse showgrounds and barns and local Palm Beach County canals and waterways currently being inadequately disposed of causing fecal coliform leaching and pollution. This project will reduce the burden on current wastewater treatment plants reducing expenses on chemicals and lowering the cost to run the wastewater treatment plants efficiently.

We validate this statement via the EPA Water quality statutes that show the total phosphate level should not exceed 0.05 mg/l, and phosphate levels of greater than 1.0mg/l interfere with the coagulation in water treatment plants. Our Facility can reduce the phosphate levels across Palm Beach County by 23,000,000 mg/l daily from 15,000 horses.

We are excited to work alongside the work already done by US Sugar, the mandates from the VIllage of Wellington to better understand and reduce the pollution of manure waste, and in fulfilling PZB Palm Beach County Comprehensive plan in accordance with the Conservation Element. The Utilities & Coast Management sections.

HiPoint in collaboration with state federal and private sector look forward to protecting our waterways, our lands the industry, and our environment.

 

From the Everglades Foundation website.

U.S. Sugar

In 2000, Congress passed the 30-year Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) to restore, protect and preserve 18,000 square miles of land over 16 Florida counties. The Everglades Foundation worked with nearly two-dozen other private and public organizations to identify the essential goals in working towards fulfilling CERP’s promise.

Among these are improving and protecting water quality, providing water storage needs and restoring the historic water flow from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades.

“We need to clean the water, take out the fertilizer and build marshes that are designed to clean the water as it flows south,” says Dr. Tom Van Lent, senior scientist at the Everglades Foundation.

The Foundation’s scientists are involved in ongoing projects to clean the water, as well as improve water storage and flow. “Everglades restoration is like trying to assemble the world’s largest, most complex, eco-oriented jigsaw puzzle,” says Van Lent, “just when you think you have all the pieces, you realize you need help identifying other pieces of the puzzle so you can complete the picture without missing something critical.”

 EAA Bell Glades

In December 2007, the South Florida Water Management District took another major step by voting to buy up to 180,000 acres of land from U.S. Sugar Corp. The land will be used to clean and store water. The current proposal to purchase this property encompasses 73,000 acres with an option to buy the rest at a later date.

In announcing the original plan, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist praised the Foundation and its allies for their ongoing commitment to save the natural wonder that is the Everglades. “Their role could not be overstated,” Crist said. “It was incredibly significant and terribly important all along the way, giving me advice…I’m enormously grateful to the environmental community. Without them we wouldn’t be here today.” But while the U.S. Sugar Corp. plan represents a giant step forward for Everglades restoration, it is not a cure-all.

Sugar canes grown in the EAA

“The U.S. Sugar transaction is good news because it gets at two problems,” says Van Lent. “It provides land to clean the water and to provide for the water supply. Now we can present a plan that’s very straightforward and people can see how it solves their problems. It’s made a solution much more understandable to people. “But it’s not a solution for taking out the dams that are blocking the flow south,” Van Lent warns. “There are a number of dams that inhibit water flow throughout the Everglades ecosystem south of Lake Okeechobee. We can probably safely remove these.”

The Tamiami Trail, which links Miami and Tampa, is one of those dams, and steps are being taken to alleviate that problem. In December 2009, an $81 million project to replace a mile-long stretch of the Trail broke ground. The bridge, to be constructed about a mile west of Krome Avenue, will allow water to flow freely into Everglades National Park for the first time since the Trail was constructed in the 1920s. Also moving ahead is the C-111 N. Spreader Canal project, which will correct the flow of fresh water to Florida Bay.

“We need to restore the function of the Everglades, so when it gets dry, we still are able to manage water resources effectively to satisfy the needs of man and nature,” says Van Lent.

A new solution is on the Horizon: Article The Town Cryer Wellington

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