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Legislative Updates

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

Eric Eikenberg applauds Governor Rick Scott’s Everglades budget proposal

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Statement from Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg Regarding the Governor’s Budget Proposal for Everglades Restoration  “This is another historic moment in Everglades restoration. Over the last three years, Governor Scott has tackled critical Everglades issues. From the $880 million Restoration Strategies plan, to the $90 million for the next 2.6 miles of Tamiami Trail to … Read More

Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg releases statement on the death of Florida Congressman Bill Young

Friday, October 18, 2013

In a remarkable public career that spanned more than 50 years, Congressman Bill Young was a steady and strong voice for Florida and the nation. A powerful advocate for protecting Florida’s environment, Congressman Young was a champion of restoring and protecting America’s Everglades. As Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Congressman Young succeeded in winning … Read More

Everglades Foundation in Action: Summer 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The long-awaited Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) was introduced by Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) on Thursday, September 19th and was quickly marked up—a process where potential amendments to the bill are discussed by committee members, followed by final approval of the underlying legislation. Members of the Everglades Foundation staff were present in Washington … Read More