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Statement from The Everglades Foundation CEO on Appointment of Noah Valenstein as DEP Secretary

Friday, February 15, 2019

For Immediate Release Contact Rebecca Rose, rrose@evergladesfoundation.org, 786.231.1687 Kelsey Swithers, kelsey@bascomllc.com, 941.400.8183 Palmetto Bay, Fla. — The Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg today issued the following statement regarding Governor Ron DeSantis’ decision to appoint Noah Valenstein to lead the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. “We applaud Governor Ron DeSantis’ decision to appoint Noah Valenstein to this crucial position. … Read More

Statement of Opposition to Oil Drilling in the Everglades

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Contact Rebecca Rose, 786.231.1687, rrose@evergladesfoundation.org Statement of Opposition to Oil Drilling in the Everglades Palmetto Bay, Fla— “We are deeply opposed to oil exploration in the heart of America’s Everglades. The Everglades is the water supply for over 8 million Floridians, and the state and federal governments have spent billions of dollars to protect and … 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 Governor DeSantis Makes SFWMD Appointments, Seeks $625 Million For Everglades

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made a couple of appointments to the South Florida Water Management District governing board on Tuesday and recommended $625M for water resources projects. DeSantis announced the appointment of ‘Alligator Ron’ Bergeron to the South Florida Water Management District governing board during a press conference at the Everglades Holiday … 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