Statement of The Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg on the Lifting of the “State of Emergency” Caused by Toxic Algae Outbreaks

Statement of The Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg on the Lifting of the “State of Emergency” Caused by Toxic Algae Outbreaks

Thursday, December 29, 2016

“The State of Emergency caused by the harmful Lake Okeechobee discharges that devastated communities for 242 days has expired, but we should not forget that this is an environmental disaster whose magnitude is measured not in days but in jobs lost, businesses closed, homes not sold and people made ill by toxic algae. “We are … Read More

CISRERP Releases Biennial Review on Progress of Everglades Restoration

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Palmetto Bay, Fla. – The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress (CISRERP), a non-governmental body charged with providing Congress with independent and objective scientific information, today released its sixth biennial review on the progress of Everglades restoration. The 2016 findings underscored declarations by more than … Read More

WATCH: “Toxic Lake” Investigation by the Weather Channel

Friday, December 9, 2016

For months during 2016, plumes of toxic algae turned South Florida’s emerald waters the color of coffee and smothered its inlets under a fetid blanket of guacamole-green goop that killed off fish, suffocated oyster beds and triggered a ferocious outcry from coastal residents.

The Everglades Foundation Statement Regarding Authorization of the Central Everglades Planning Project in the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act

Friday, December 9, 2016

Palmetto Bay, Fla. – The Everglades Foundation today released the following statement, attributable to its CEO Eric Eikenberg, regarding the authorization of the long-awaited Central Everglades Planning Project in the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act “Today, we celebrate the authorization of the long-awaited Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) in the Water Infrastructure … Read More

The Everglades Foundation Officially Kicks Off Search for Algae Bloom Solution with Four-year, $10-million Prize

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Everglades Foundation (The Foundation) today officially kicked off its four-year, $10-million George Barley Water Prize at the “Tapping Innovation: Breakthrough Thinking, Action & Awards” event at the Miami Science Barge, which was sponsored by the Knight Foundation, unveiling the winners of the first two phases of Stage 1 of the competition. The winners, TEAM … Read More