NEWS: Everglades advocates launch ‘NoworNeverglades’ tour to win support for land buy

NEWS: Everglades advocates launch ‘NoworNeverglades’ tour to win support for land buy

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Mary Ellen Klas, Tampa Bay Times

Can the Florida Everglades become a political weapon? The Everglades Foundation, a non-profit that is banned from campaigning, hopes to find out this week as it launches a 12-day bus tour to drum up public support for its No. 1 priority: the purchase of sugar land south of Lake Okeechobee to be used for water cleansing marshes.

With a shrink-wrapped bus emblazoned with the words NoworNeverglades, the organization is hoping to seize on the public’s election-year focus and crisscross the state to win support for the post-election policy — Everglades restoration, said Eric Eikenberg, director of the Everglades Foundation.

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