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The Vanishing and Rematerializing Butterflies of South Florida

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

THE MIAMI BLUE The Miami blue, a beautiful silver and blue butterfly, has been flitting along the edge of extinction for decades. This Florida subspecies, endangered at both the federal and state level, started declining in the 1980s and 90s. It was once found as far north as St. Petersburg and Daytona in tropical hardwood … Read More

Experts at NaplesNEXT say we can solve SWFL water quality crisis

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Hannah Vogel, WinkNews Two sights that became all too common in Southwest Florida were vibrant blue-green algae clogging up freshwater canals and dead fish washing up on our shores from red tide. Experts visiting Collier County for the NaplesNEXT Ideas Festival said we can fix our water quality crisis with easy solutions. “This cannot become … Read More

The Everglades Foundation Responds to Concerns About the Aquatic Herbicide Spraying Program In Florida

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Everglades Foundation Responds to Concerns About the Aquatic Herbicide Spraying Program In Florida MIAMI, Fla. – “Anything to do with the quality of water in Lake Okeechobee is of deep concern to The Everglades Foundation.  Our scientists are concerned over possible effects of glysophate in Lake Okeechobee, and are collaborating with the University of Florida to … Read More

SFWMD board Chair Federico Fernandez said he will resign as Gov. Ron DeSantis asked

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Ali Schmitz, Treasure Coast Newspapers South Florida Water Management District board Chairman Federico Fernandez said he plans to resign after the group’s next meeting on Feb. 14. Fernandez said it was “clear” Gov. Ron DeSantis wants “a board completely comprised of his appointments for the purpose of carrying out his vision,” he wrote in a … Read More

Statement of Everglades Foundation on Governor’s Budget Proposal

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

For Immediate Release January 30, 2019 Contact Rebecca Rose, 786.231.1687, rrose@evergladesfoundation.org Statement of Everglades Foundation on Governor’s Budget Proposal “It’s up to us to tell the Legislature to Follow the Governor’s Lead” FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla— Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg has issued the following statement in reaction to the budget recommendation issued yesterday by Governor … Read More

Florida: Republican ‘green governor’ seeks to reverse predecessor’s legacy

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Richard Luscombe, The Guardian Barely a week after positioning himself as the new champion of Florida’s polluted waterways and beaches, the new Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, is facing an early test of the environmental credentials that have put him at odds with his predecessor, Rick Scott. DeSantis has called for the mass resignation of Scott’s … Read More

J.McLaughlin Announces Second Collaboration with The Everglades Foundation

Monday, January 21, 2019

For Immediate Release: Media Contact: Anne Randell J.McLaughlin arandell@jmclaughlin.com  J.McLaughlin Announces Second Collaboration with The Everglades Foundation  New York, New York – January 21, 2019– J.McLaughlin is pleased to announce its second collaboration with The Everglades Foundation, a Florida-based nonprofit that is committed to restoring and protecting America’s Everglades. Since its founding in 1993, The … Read More

Groups say funding executive order is crucial to Florida’s ailing waters

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Chad Gillis, Fort Myers News-Press Environmental groups say a recent $2.5 billion executive order may sound expensive but not addressing Florida’s ailing waterways actually costs more. Gov. Ron DeSantis last week issued the order, which, if executed, will fund water quality projects not included in Everglades restoration plans. Calusa Waterkeeper John Cassani pointed to a 2015 … Read More

Gov. DeSantis gets taste of water board’s contempt for the public

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sun Sentinel Editorial Board “It is not fit that you sit here any longer… you shall now give place to better men.” — Oliver Cromwell to Parliament, January 1654 It was a breathtaking act of hubris when the governing board of the South Florida Water Management District insulted Ron DeSantis, two days after he won … Read More