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The Everglades Foundation Mourns the Loss of Karl Wickstrom, Former Board Member and Everglades Advocate

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Everglades Foundation today remembers Karl Wickstrom, a former member of the board and a longtime advocate of Everglades restoration. Karl, founder of Florida Sportsman magazine, was a champion of clean water and the angling community. The Foundation extends its condolences to his family. “Karl Wickstrom’s passion for America’s Everglades and the protection of Florida’s estuaries, waterways and fisheries was legendary. … Read More

Vote “No” on the 836 Expressway Extension

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Everglades Foundation opposes the proposed extension of the Dolphin Expressway (SR 836) south to Kendall through sensitive environment wetlands. This project, if realized, would impact at least one and as many as four Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan initiatives,  undermining efforts to restore and preserve South Florida’s natural ecosystem, which is vital to flood protection … Read More

2018 Intern Blog Series – Week 2: Infiltrating FIU & Storming the Pontoon Boat

Monday, June 11, 2018

  Brian Garrett, Wildlife Biologist for the South Florida Water Management District, giving us an inside look at Stormwater Treatment Area 2. Due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend, we jump-started our week on Tuesday with a tour of Florida’s Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs) with Brian Garrett, a wildlife biologist for the South Florida Water … Read More

2018 Intern Blog Series – Week 1: Getting Our Feet Wet in Everglades Ecology

Friday, June 1, 2018

A panorama of Lake Okeechobee, the largest freshwater lake in the State of Florida. When I found out that I got the John Marshall Everglades Internship, I was ecstatic, thrilled. An excuse to work on the East Coast? A chance for a small-town-Arizona-boy to drive across the country and work with a foundation dedicated to … Read More

Celebrating Earth Day With Millennia Gardens Elementary

Friday, May 25, 2018

This year, the Education Department celebrated Earth Day with one of our Everglades Champion Schools, Millennia Gardens Elementary in Orange County, Florida. Millennia Gardens Elementary organized an Everglades Literacy Challenge, where all K-5 teachers in the school implemented lesson plans in the classroom. Teachers Dawn Chehab, Claudia Goncalves, Kathryn Perrotta, Erica Roberts, and Joshua Garrett … Read More

International Competition with $10m Prize Hopes to Solve Water Runoff Problem

Sunday, May 6, 2018

NBC Nightly News Ann Bradford The George Barley Water Prize made its national debut last night with this special edition of @NBCNightlyNews. Alongside our presenting sponsors, Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, we discussed the nutrient pollution  plaguing freshwater bodies around the world, and what we’re doing to solve this global crisis.

Everglades Day & Earth Month Happenings

Friday, April 6, 2018

April marks the official celebration of Mother Earth, and April 7th, specifically, marks the day we’ve all been waiting for – Everglades Day! Here’s how you can celebrate America’s Favorite Wetland this Earth Month! 1. McLaughlin’s Sip & Shop – On Saturday, April 7th, stop by any of the 24 J.McLaughlin Florida stores to participate in … Read More