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Statement from Eric Eikenberg, Everglades Foundation CEO

Friday, December 12, 2014

“On behalf of the Everglades Foundation, I want to congratulate Jon Steverson for his appointment as Secretary of Department of Environmental Protection. We look forward to working with Secretary Steverson and Governor Rick Scott  in the ongoing effort to ensure the water quantity and quality needed to restore and protect America’s Everglades.”

Statement from Eric Eikenberg, Everglades Foundation CEO

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

“I want to thank on behalf of the Everglades Foundation Secretary Ananth Prasad for his service to the state of Florida as secretary of transportation. We particularly thank Secretary Prasad for his leadership in securing $90 million of state funding to bridge the next 2.6 miles of Tamiami Trail. His leadership on the Tamiami Trail … Read More

Everglades Foundation announces The Grand Challenge – A $10 Million Science Prize

Monday, September 22, 2014

September 22, 2014 Today, the Everglades Foundation announces a global initiative offering a $10 million prize to anyone who can solve one of the world’s most daunting environmental problems. A donor has committed the $10 million prize for The Grand Challenge. An additional $1 million will be awarded in a variety of subcategories. The U.S. … Read More

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