The Everglades Foundation (The Foundation) is a science-based not-for-profit dedicated to protecting and restoring America’s Everglades. The Foundation provides policymakers and the public with honest and credible information.
Our interest and goal is the public good of Florida and its economy, which is dependent on a healthy Everglades. The South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) continued criticism of The Foundation’s modeling and analysis has no merit. The SFWMD’s own modeling, which is cited by the University of Florida Water Institute’s Report, suffers from the same criticisms the SFWMD unfairly launched against The Foundation. We challenge the SFWMD to drop their smear campaign financed with taxpayer dollars and their boycotts on constructive dialogue, and instead sit down and openly discuss the serious challenges facing this state and how we can solve them together.