I get daily calls about flooded streets, backyards and even the parking lot for a high school football field but rarely have immediate solutions. On Tuesday, the Orange County Commission discussed the importance of the Shingle Creek Basin and mapped out an action plan for protection and preservation of this biodiverse environmental system. What does that have to do with flooding near you? The Shingle Creek Basin also plays a critical role in the Orange County Drainage System aiding in flood control and stormwater treatment. Saving the headwaters to the everglades could also mean keeping us all above water.