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Miss Florida 2012: On Education and the Everglades

Friday, December 21, 2012

Guest blogger, Miss Florida 2012, Laura McKeeman You don’t truly understand the phrase “River of Grass” until you are surrounded by it, engulfed in it and utterly amazed by it. The River of Grass is like the golden hair of a monstrous, ever-changing, always moving, steadily breathing animal. It is vast and peppered with personality.  … Read More

Two rivers, two stories

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to tour two historic South Florida rivers with two very different stories: the Kissimmee River and the Caloosahatchee. The Kissimmee River is one of the success stories of Everglades restoration. During the 1960’s, this meandering river was channelized and straightened in an effort to prevent seasonal flooding. It … Read More

Everglades Tour Season Kicks off

Friday, October 26, 2012

By Vivian Miller, Director of Everglades Education & Outreach   Every year, the Everglades Foundation works to educate policy makers and opinion leaders about the importance of restoring the Everglades ecosystem, the source of water for one out of three Floridians. To some people, it may seem like Florida has one season: sunny. Florida’s lush … Read More