The George Barley Water Prize Announces New Partnerships for Clean Water

The George Barley Water Prize Announces New Partnerships for Clean Water

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

On March 22nd World Water Day, the Everglades Foundation announced two new international partnerships for the George Barley Water Prize at the inaugural White House Water Summit. Working with the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change and water technology company Xylem, the Everglades Foundation’s $10 million George Barley Water Prize aims to find a … Read More

$10 Million Water Prize Welcomes New International Partners on #WorldWaterDay

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

PALMETTO BAY, Fla. — Today during the White House Water Summit, the Everglades Foundation announced two new international partnerships for their $10 million George Barley Water Prize, the largest science prize competition focused on clean water. The prize aims to find a viable and cost-effective solution to remove phosphorus pollution from freshwater bodies, both in … Read More

An Update on Water Storage

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Since November 2014, the Everglades Foundation has been working to finalize an option to purchase land from US Sugar in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). The deal — which is no longer on the table — dates back to 2008 when the State announced a plan to acquire as much as 187,000 acres of agricultural land … Read More

Everglades Foundation Statement on Passage of ‘Legacy Florida’ Legislation

Friday, March 11, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sarah Bascom, sarah@bascomllc.com, 850.294.6636 Kelsey Swithers, kelsey@bascomllc.com, 941.400.8183 Palmetto Bay, Fla. – The Everglades Foundation today released the following statement, attributable to its CEO Eric Eikenberg, regarding the final passage of the ‘Legacy Florida’ bill, sponsored by Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart) and Representative Gayle Harrell (R-Stuart), which will establish a dedicated … Read More

OUR TAKE ON: The Lake Okeechobee Basin Management Action Plan

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Lake Okeechobee Protection Act of 2000 and the Northern Everglades and Estuaries Protection Program require the South Florida Water Management District, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services (FDACS) to develop and update a plan to restore Lake Okeechobee. As a first step to reducing pollution and potential … Read More