This year's event focused on the benefits Everglades restoration will have for resiliency.
On Saturday, September 30th, The Everglades Foundation hosted the 7th annual John Marshall Everglades Symposium - Everglades Restoration and Climate Resilience. The event took place at the beautiful Manatee Lagoon in West Palm Beach.
We were joined by keynote speaker, Kevin Cunniff, Chief Sustainability Officer for the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, and moderator Michael Williams, Anchor for WPTV-5 in West Palm Beach.
Panelists for the event included Dr. Meenakshi Chabba, Ecosystem and Resilience Scientist for The Everglades Foundation, Jim Murley, Chief Resiliency Officer in Miami-Dade County, Dr. Tiffany Troxler, Director at Florida International University Sea Level Solutions Center, and Dr. Carolina Maran, Chief of District Resiliency at South Florida Water Management District.
We were honored to have such a distinguished panel of scientists and experts discuss how the world’s largest ecosystem restoration plan will help mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Restoration of America’s Everglades is a key component of making South Florida more resilient to the harmful impacts of sea level rise and climate change. It safeguards our drinking water, shields us from storms and hurricanes, and protects the carbon sequestration capacity of the ecosystem.
Restoring and protecting the Everglades also makes our clean-water-based economy of tourism and real estate more resilient and protects the habitat of over 2,000 species of plants and animals.
After John Marshall's passing in 2016, The Everglades Foundation honored his leadership and legacy by naming its annual symposium, "The John Marshall Everglades Symposium." Learn more about his legacy on our website: John Marshall Legacy