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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

Press Release: The Everglades Foundation Asks McConnell to Schedule Reservoir Vote

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

For Immediate Release Wednesday, August 8, 2018 The Everglades Foundation Asks McConnell to Schedule Reservoir Vote “Florida is Being Ravaged by a Perennial Algae Crisis,” Eikenberg Asserts; “We Cannot Afford to Wait any Longer” Fort Myers, Fla. – The Everglades Foundation today released a letter it sent this morning to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch … Read More

Sea level rise threatens to eat away the Everglades | Dr. Steve Davis

Monday, July 2, 2018

For those of us living along the lower east coast of Florida, the Everglades is a backyard wilderness, the source of our drinking water and an important hurricane buffer. It is also a flat, low-lying wetland with an imperceptible slope, making it quite vulnerable to sea-level rise. Once a 50-mile-wide “River of Grass” extending from … Read More

Deep injection wells not the answer to state’s water problems

Thursday, June 28, 2018

South Florida has again been dealt too much rainfall, too early in the year. With few options, water managers are faced again with terrible choices: either stacking water in a lake whose dike can’t safely hold it or releasing it into an ecosystem that can’t survive it. Nothing lays bare the shortfalls of our flood management … 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

House Passes Bipartisan Water Bill – Everglades Reservoir Another Step Closer to the Finish Line

Thursday, June 7, 2018

PALMETTO BAY, Fla. — Late Wednesday, the United States House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA) by a vote of 408-2, which includes a path forward for authorization of the Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir (Everglades reservoir).   Once constructed, the reservoir will store up to 78.2 billion gallons of excess water … 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.

The Barley Prize featured on NBC Nightly News

Sunday, August 20, 2017

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. https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/international-competition-with-10m-prize-hopes-to-solve-water-runoff-problem-1227000899955

The Everglades Foundation Reveals Economic Impact of Florida Bay

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Palmetto Bay, Fla. – Florida Bay has long been a favorite scenic spot for water sports, fishing and recreation, as well as being vital to the ecology of South Florida. Now, thanks to the efforts of G. Andrew Stainback, ecological economist at The Everglades Foundation, the value of Florida Bay to South Florida’s economy has … Read More

EVERGLADES FOUNDATION REACTS TO SENATE PASSAGE OF RESERVOIR BILL

Wednesday, October 17, 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

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

Wednesday, October 17, 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