Press Releases

Top 10 Contenders Named in $10 Million George Barley Water Prize

Thursday, October 26, 2017

CHICAGO, IL (October 26) – The top 10 contenders in the George Barley Water Prize, a $10 million worldwide competition to find a solution to the algae crisis, were named today during a ceremony at Chicago’s Field Museum. The top 10 teams, from the United States, Canada and The Netherlands, emerged from an initial field … Read More

Everglades Foundation Praises SFWMD Action

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Everglades Foundation today released the following statement, attributable to CEO Eric Eikenberg, regarding the South Florida Water Management District’s announcement to expand capacity of S333 spillway and remove the Old Tamiami Trail. “We are delighted that these important components of the Central Everglades Plan will be fast tracked to reduce dangerous high-water levels and increase water … Read More

Everglades Foundation Partners with Pine Jog Environmental Education Center to Honor 10 Everglades Champion Schools

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Since the Everglades Foundation launched the Everglades Literacy Program in 2014, over 2,000 teachers from sixteen Florida counties have been trained to use the free online K-12 teacher toolkit. Our goal is to now build upon that success.  The Everglades Champion Schools Recognition Pilot Program is designed to showcase, recognize and model exceptional accomplishments of … Read More

The Everglades Foundation Lauds “Wonders Of Wildlife” Opening

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Everglades Foundation was honored to be a part of the grand opening of Johnny Morris’ “Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium” at the Bass Pro Shops headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, last Wednesday night. Morris’ goal has always been to make it possible for millions of people to experience the wonders of the outdoors. … Read More

The Everglades Foundation Statement Regarding Appointment of Ernie Marks as SFWMD Executive Director

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Everglades Foundation (The Foundation) today released the following statement, attributable to its CEO Eric Eikenberg, regarding the appointment of Ernie Marks as the executive director of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). “We congratulate Ernie Marks on his new role as executive director of the SFWMD. Mr. Marks brings two decades of experience, … Read More