Everglades Restoration

Got Trout? Spotted seatrout vanishing from Florida Bay

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

One of the most sought-after sport fish throughout Florida, the spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) is the second most commonly caught fish in Florida Bay, comprising a significant portion of the coastal Everglades recreational fishing industry worth $880 million annually. Yet, over the last few months, reports from fishing guides and a study by the National … Read More

Keys Restoration Forum: Linking the Everglades to the Florida Keys

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The health of Florida Bay, the Florida Keys and the Florida Reef is directly tied to the health of America’s Everglades. This was the focus of discussion at the Everglades Law Center’s (ELC) “Keys Restoration Forum” on June 16 at the Murray Nelson Government Center in Key Largo. Three experts spoke on different aspects of … Read More

Miami-Dade County urges Florida Legislature to fund Everglades restoration

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Today, the Miami Dade Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution urging the Florida Legislature to set aside $500 million to acquire land south of Lake Okeechobee to build a reservoir to send water south. The resolution also urges lawmakers to allocate 25.7 percent of Amendment 1 funds for Everglades restoration as proposed by the Governor. … Read More

White House increases proposed Everglades investment

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

“President Obama’s budget recommendation for FY16 includes $195 million for restoring America’s Everglades. We are pleased with this increase over the previous year’s recommendation and hope Congress will use the FY16 recommendation has a starting point for increased funding,”said Eric Eikenberg, Everglades Foundation CEO. “The National Academy of Science has made clear that a robust … Read More

Statement from Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg Regarding the Release of Polluted Water from Lake Okeechobee

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Everglades Foundation today released the following statement, attributable to CEO Eric Eikenberg, regarding the release of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie River estuaries.   “Here we go again.  With the crisis of 2013 haunting us, the release of more polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and … Read More