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CEO Eric Eikenberg on the Florida Legislature’s historic funding of Everglades restoration projects

Friday, May 2, 2014

During the 2014 session, the Florida Legislature made tremendous strides in the ongoing effort to protect and restore America’s Everglades. The Legislature increased overall funding to $169 million – more than double the previous year’s funding for water quality improvements and restoration. In addition, $90 million was approved to begin construction on 2.6 miles of … Read More

From our CEO: Statement on action by Florida Senate Select Committee on Indian River Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee Basin

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Senator Joe Negron has shown steady and committed leadership in dealing with the environmental and economic crisis resulting from harmful Lake Okeechobee discharges. As chairman of the Florida Senate Select Committee on Indian River Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee Basin, Senator Negron has worked closely with his committee colleagues to explore both short and long term … 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

Everglades Foundation and Florida Atlantic University Pine Jog Environmental Education Center announce new education initiative

Thursday, April 18, 2013

 WEST PALM BEACH – Today the Everglades Foundation announced an exciting partnership with Florida Atlantic University and Pine Jog Environmental Education Center to develop a new Everglades Restoration curriculum for Florida’s K-12 teachers and students.  “Education is a vital part of the mission of the Everglades Foundation,” said Eric Eikenberg, Foundation CEO. “If we want … Read More

Statement from Eric Eikenberg, CEO of the Everglades Foundation, Regarding Action on HB 7065 & SB 768

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tallahassee, Fla. – The following statement was released today by Eric Eikenberg, CEO of the Everglades Foundation, regarding action taken on House Bill 7065 and Senate Bill 768: “The Everglades Foundation is pleased by today’s passage of HB 7065 by the full House, which will ensure continued revenue for protecting America’s Everglades, while also protecting … Read More