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Statement from Eric Eikenberg, Everglades Foundation CEO

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

In the history of Everglades restoration, Governor Rick Scott stands out as an environmental leader with his announcement today of his plan to spend $90 million over three years to complete the next phase of critical bridging of Tamiami Trail. This announcement, combined with Governor Scott’s $880 million Water Quality Plan, means the governor has successfully … Read More

Foundation scientists present at the National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration

Monday, August 12, 2013

Everglades Foundation scientists Dr. Stephen Davis, Wetland Ecologist and Aida Arik, Ecological Engineer, attended the National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration (NCER) in Schaumburg, Illinois—just west of Chicago. Davis and Arik presented papers on the role of science in developing the plan for Central Everglades restoration and the need for restoring the heart of the Everglades … Read More

U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz Balart recognizes Mary Barley for her dedication to protecting America’s Everglades

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

PALMETTO BAY, FL– On July 29, 2013, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz Balart, R-FL, paid tribute Monday to longtime Everglades advocate Mary Barley for her decades of work to protect and restore America’s Everglades. Diaz Balart presented Barley with a copy of the Congressional Record where she is recognized as “an outstanding individual and someone who has continuously supported … Read More

Moving forward: CEPP and the future of Everglades restoration

Monday, June 24, 2013

Critical legislation is moving through the Congress that will have a direct impact on the continued efforts of Everglades protection.  Congress is in the midst of considering the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). This legislation is vital—not only to America’s Everglades, but also for many water priorities all across the nation. WRDA is how Congress … Read More

Everglades Foundation report from Washington

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sally Jewell didn’t hesitate. Within seconds of taking our seats at the conference table in her 6th floor office, the new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior said America’s Everglades is “highly important” to her department. In office less than two weeks, Jewell set aside time last week to discuss protecting … Read More

How will sea-level rise affect the Everglades coastline?

Monday, April 29, 2013

MIAMI, FL — Dr. Stephen Davis and colleagues from Florida International University (FIU), South Florida Water Management District, and Everglades National Park seek to answer this pressing question.  Their approach will draw upon existing information and Everglades monitoring to develop a set of controlled experiments to investigate the effects of sea level rise on mangrove … Read More

Everglades Foundation congratulates Sally Jewell on her Senate confirmation as Secretary of Dept. of Interior

Thursday, April 11, 2013

“We congratulate Sally Jewell on her Senate confirmation as Secretary of the Department of Interior. Her strong bi-partisan support is a reflection of her ability to work closely with both the business community and those who care deeply about America’s environment. We will work closely with Secretary Jewell to assist in the Department’s continuing effort … Read More

Jerry Seinfeld’s comic genius thrills audience at 2013 ForEverglades Palm Beach

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Seinfeld joined by NBC Today host Willie Geist and a rock-the-house performance by ZZ Top at the Palm Beach event that raised more than $2 million for Everglades Restoration Palm Beach, Florida – Jerry Seinfeld’s comic genius was on full display for an exclusive performance for more than 600 guests at the eighth annual ForEverglades … Read More

Everglades advocacy highlights

Friday, January 18, 2013

Everglades Coalition ConferenceJanuary 10th-13th, 2013  The 28th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference kicked off on Thursday,  January 10th in Coral Gables. The conference is the largest annual forum for discussion of Everglades conservation and restoration topics. “The Everglades Foundation was pleased to host the 28th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference at the Biltmore Hotel. It was a … Read More

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