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Gov. DeSantis gets taste of water board’s contempt for the public

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sun Sentinel Editorial Board “It is not fit that you sit here any longer… you shall now give place to better men.” — Oliver Cromwell to Parliament, January 1654 It was a breathtaking act of hubris when the governing board of the South Florida Water Management District insulted Ron DeSantis, two days after he won … Read More

Everglades Foundation Reacts to DeSantis Environmental Agenda

Thursday, January 10, 2019

“At his Inaugural, we heard the poetry; today, the Governor laid out the prose” BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg has issued the following statement in reaction to Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order and news conference outlining the details of his environmental agenda: “At his Inaugural, we heard the poetry; today, the … Read More

Congress Votes to Rename Hobe Sound Wildlife Refuge for Nathaniel Reed

Friday, December 21, 2018

Contact Rebecca Rose, rrose@evergladesfoundation.org, 757.268.5429 Congress Votes to Rename Hobe Sound Wildlife Refuge for Nathaniel Reed Environmental Giant Helped Found the Everglades Foundation Palmetto Bay, Fla. — Both Houses of Congress today approved S. 3456, a measure sponsored by Sen. Bill Nelson to redesignate the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge as the “Nathaniel P. Reed … Read More

Everglades Foundation irate that sugar lease extended on reservoir land

Monday, November 19, 2018

By Seán Kinane, WMNF Radio A reservoir that will clean polluted water coming from Lake Okeechobee and send it toward the Everglades instead of directing dirty water toward the coasts may be delayed because of a recent, controversial decision; last week the land where the reservoir is supposed to be built had its lease to a major sugar … Read More

Public Snubbed as Water Management District Rushes Key Decisions

Monday, November 19, 2018

Treasure Coast Newspapers Editorial Board, TCPalm Earlier this month, the South Florida Water Management District quickly and quietly passed two monumental measures that could have a huge impact on water quality in our region and beyond. You probably didn’t hear much about it beforehand. We’re wondering if that was by design. On Nov. 8, the … Read More

Cerabino opinion: Florida gives sugar company sweet deal after midterm done

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The biggest voting outrage story last week in Florida was not Tuesday’s midterm election. And Gov. Rick Scott, who has been carrying on for days about his imaginary victimhood in South Florida voting, is actually better cast as a perp in a consequential, South Florida vote that has been buried by the news of the … Read More

CEO Responds to SFWMD’s Post-Election Day Doublecross of Florida Citizens

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Eric Eikenberg Response to Fernandez Statement on Water Management District’s Post-Election Day Doublecross of Florida Citizens “With no prior notice, the Water Management District has today walled off the site of the intended Everglades Reservoir for the benefit of Florida Crystals. “Far from allowing ‘immediate reservoir site work to proceed,’ Mr. Fernandez has signed away … Read More

Statement of Everglades Foundation on DeSantis Victory

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

For Immediate Release November 6, 2018 Contact Rebecca Rose, 786.231.1687, rrose@evergladesfoundation.org       Statement of Everglades Foundation on DeSantis Victory “This was not about red or blue – this was about blue-green and red” Palmetto Bay, Fla. — The Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg has issued the following statement on the victory of Ron … Read More

Final Bridge Over Tamiami Trail Nears Completion: Next Phase Poised to Begin

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

For Immediate Release October 30, 2018 Contact Rebecca Rose, 786.231.1687, rrose@evergladesfoundation.org Final Bridge Over Tamiami Trail Nears Completion: Next Phase Poised to Begin Now Up to Washington to Match Florida’s $40 Million for Final Road Raising Palmetto Bay, Fla.— Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg issued the following statement today asGovernor Rick Scott commemorated the near … Read More