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Everglades Foundation irate that sugar lease extended on reservoir land

Monday, November 19, 2018

By Seán Kinane, WMNF Radio A reservoir that will clean polluted water coming from Lake Okeechobee and send it toward the Everglades instead of directing dirty water toward the coasts may be delayed because of a recent, controversial decision; last week the land where the reservoir is supposed to be built had its lease to a major sugar … Read More

Public Snubbed as Water Management District Rushes Key Decisions

Monday, November 19, 2018

Treasure Coast Newspapers Editorial Board, TCPalm Earlier this month, the South Florida Water Management District quickly and quietly passed two monumental measures that could have a huge impact on water quality in our region and beyond. You probably didn’t hear much about it beforehand. We’re wondering if that was by design. On Nov. 8, the … Read More

Cerabino opinion: Florida gives sugar company sweet deal after midterm done

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The biggest voting outrage story last week in Florida was not Tuesday’s midterm election. And Gov. Rick Scott, who has been carrying on for days about his imaginary victimhood in South Florida voting, is actually better cast as a perp in a consequential, South Florida vote that has been buried by the news of the … Read More

Final Bridge Over Tamiami Trail Nears Completion: Next Phase Poised to Begin

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

For Immediate Release October 30, 2018 Contact Rebecca Rose, 786.231.1687, rrose@evergladesfoundation.org Final Bridge Over Tamiami Trail Nears Completion: Next Phase Poised to Begin Now Up to Washington to Match Florida’s $40 Million for Final Road Raising Palmetto Bay, Fla.— Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg issued the following statement today asGovernor Rick Scott commemorated the near … Read More

Statement from The Everglades Foundation CEO as Reservoir Bill Becomes Law

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

For Immediate Release Contact Rebecca Rose, 786.231.1687, rrose@evergladesfoundation.org Statement from The Everglades Foundation CEO as Reservoir Bill Becomes Law: “Let’s Get It Built – In Four Years, Not Ten” “If the Army Corps of Engineers Can Repair the Mosul Dam in One Year, This Critical Florida Reservoir Should Not Take Another Decade,” Says Eikenberg  Palmetto … Read More

Statement from CEO of The Everglades Foundation on the National Academy of Sciences Report on Everglades Restoration

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

For Immediate Release October 17, 2018 Contact Rebecca Rose, rrose@evergladesfoundation.org, 786.231.1687 Statement from CEO of The Everglades Foundation on the National Academy of Sciences Report on Everglades Restoration  Palmetto Bay, Fla.—Eric Eikenberg, CEO of The Everglades Foundation, has issued the following statement in response to the release of the new report to the U.S. Congress … Read More

Everglades Foundation Reacts to Senate Passage of Reservoir Bill

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

For Immediate Release October 10, 2018 Contact Rebecca Rose 786-231-1687 rrose@evergaladesfoundation.org Everglades Foundation Reacts to Senate Passage of Reservoir Bill “A victory by the people of Florida, who put their collective feet down and said, ‘Enough!’” Palmetto Bay, FL – October 10, 2018 –The Everglades Foundation issued the following statement from its CEO, Eric Eikenberg, … Read More

Everglades Foundation Scientists Confirm Link Between Red Tide and Polluted Discharges from Lake Okeechobee

Thursday, October 4, 2018

For Immediate Release October 4, 2018 Contact Rebecca Rose, 786.231.1687, rrose@evergladesfoundation.org Everglades Foundation Scientists Confirm Link Between Red Tide and Polluted Discharges from Lake Okeechobee Phosphorus and nitrogen from agricultural runoff is main culprit; Lake Okeechobee discharges that cause blue-green algae also “feed and sustain” red tide Palmetto Bay, Fla. — Discharges of phosphorus- and … Read More

Statement from CEO Eric Eikenberg on the SR 836 Extension Vote

Friday, September 28, 2018

For Immediate Release Contact Rebecca Rose, rrose@evergladesfoundation.org, 305.251.0001 STATEMENT FROM CEO ERIC EIKENBERG ON THE SR 836 EXTENSION VOTE Palmetto Bay, Fla. — We are disappointed that the Miami Dade County Commission voted to approve the SR 836 Extension today given the lack of transparency and clarity for the public about the scope and impacts … Read More

Everglades Teacher Symposium: Everglades Round-Up

Friday, August 31, 2018

The inaugural Everglades Teacher Symposium: Everglades Round-Up was a wild success! Over 80 participants from seven counties statewide, who represented 43 different schools, filled the room at Ron Bergeron’s Green Glades West Ranch in Weston, Florida, on July 17, 2018. The Everglades Foundation in partnership with FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center and with the … Read More