Press Releases

Press Release: The Everglades Foundation Asks McConnell to Schedule Reservoir Vote

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

For Immediate Release Wednesday, August 8, 2018 The Everglades Foundation Asks McConnell to Schedule Reservoir Vote “Florida is Being Ravaged by a Perennial Algae Crisis,” Eikenberg Asserts; “We Cannot Afford to Wait any Longer” Fort Myers, Fla. – The Everglades Foundation today released a letter it sent this morning to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch … Read More

OMB Reports Favorably on Everglades Reservoir

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Rebecca Rose PALMETTO BAY, Fla. – Eric Eikenberg, CEO of The Everglades Foundation, has issued the following statement in response to the White House Office of Management and Budget reporting favorably on the Everglades Reservoir: “After 18 years of unnecessary delay, Florida is finally poised to move forward with … Read More

Deep injection wells not the answer to state’s water problems

Thursday, June 28, 2018

South Florida has again been dealt too much rainfall, too early in the year. With few options, water managers are faced again with terrible choices: either stacking water in a lake whose dike can’t safely hold it or releasing it into an ecosystem that can’t survive it. Nothing lays bare the shortfalls of our flood management … Read More

House Passes Bipartisan Water Bill – Everglades Reservoir Another Step Closer to the Finish Line

Thursday, June 7, 2018

PALMETTO BAY, Fla. — Late Wednesday, the United States House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA) by a vote of 408-2, which includes a path forward for authorization of the Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir (Everglades reservoir).   Once constructed, the reservoir will store up to 78.2 billion gallons of excess water … Read More