Everglades Foundation CEO on passage of Water Resources Reform and Development Act

Everglades Foundation CEO on passage of Water Resources Reform and Development Act

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The protection and restoration of America’s Everglades moved a step forward today with overwhelming, bipartisan congressional support of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). Today’s vote by the U.S. House of Representatives allows Florida to move forward with the Comprehensive Everglades Planning Project, improvements of Biscayne Bay coastal wetlands, Broward County water preserve … Read More

Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg releases statement on the death of Florida Congressman Bill Young

Friday, October 18, 2013

In a remarkable public career that spanned more than 50 years, Congressman Bill Young was a steady and strong voice for Florida and the nation. A powerful advocate for protecting Florida’s environment, Congressman Young was a champion of restoring and protecting America’s Everglades. As Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Congressman Young succeeded in winning … Read More

Everglades Foundation in Action: Summer 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The long-awaited Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) was introduced by Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) on Thursday, September 19th and was quickly marked up—a process where potential amendments to the bill are discussed by committee members, followed by final approval of the underlying legislation. Members of the Everglades Foundation staff were present in Washington … Read More

Moving forward: CEPP and the future of Everglades restoration

Monday, June 24, 2013

Critical legislation is moving through the Congress that will have a direct impact on the continued efforts of Everglades protection.  Congress is in the midst of considering the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). This legislation is vital—not only to America’s Everglades, but also for many water priorities all across the nation. WRDA is how Congress … Read More

CEO Eric Eikenberg commends Everglades Caucus, state’s leadership

Friday, March 1, 2013

Statement from Everglades Foundation CEO, Eric Eikenberg: “I commend Congressman Diaz-Balart and Congressman Hastings for their dedicated, bi-partisan committment as Everglades Caucus co-chairmen, and for their recent introduction of the Everglades for the Next Generation Act. Authorization of shovel-ready CERP projects is a huge step in the right direction for Everglades restoration, eliminating the potential for further … Read More