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

Thursday, October 4, 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

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

Everglades Foundation’s CEO Praises Congressional Action on Everglades Restoration

Thursday, September 13, 2018

For Immediate Release Thursday September 12, 2018 Contact Rebecca Rose, rrose@evergladesfoundation.org, 786.231.1687   Everglades Foundation’s CEO Praises Congressional Action on Everglades Restoration “Everglades Restoration is Solution to Water Crisis” Palmetto Bay, Fla. — Eric Eikenberg, CEO of The Everglades Foundation, has issued the following statement in response to the House of Representatives’ passage of two … Read More

The Everglades Foundation Applauds $1M Investment by State of Florida to Solve Worldwide Phosphorus Pollution

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

OVIEDO, Fla. (August 23, 2018) – The Everglades Foundation today applauded the announcement of a $1-million investment from the State of Florida to solve worldwide phosphorus pollution through competition and innovation.  As a part of the state’s partnership, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the St. John’s River Water Management District (SJRWMD) will … 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

OMB Reports Favorably on Everglades Reservoir

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Rebecca Rose rrose@evergladesfoundation.org PALMETTO BAY, Fla. – Eric Eikenberg, CEO of The Everglades Foundation, has issued the following statement in response to the White House Office of Management and Budget reporting favorably on the Everglades Reservoir: “After 18 years of unnecessary delay, Florida is finally poised to move forward with … 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

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

Statement from Shannon Estenoz on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Approval of SFWMD Everglades Reservoir Plan

Monday, June 4, 2018

The Everglades Foundation COO Shannon A. Estenoz today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of plans for the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir (Everglades Reservoir). “We are pleased the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved the plans submitted by the South Florida Water Management District for the Everglades Reservoir. “The Army Corps of Engineers … Read More