Statement by Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg Regarding University of Florida Water Institute Report

White House increases proposed Everglades investment

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

“President Obama’s budget recommendation for FY16 includes $195 million for restoring America’s Everglades. We are pleased with this increase over the previous year’s recommendation and hope Congress will use the FY16 recommendation has a starting point for increased funding,”said Eric Eikenberg, Everglades Foundation CEO. “The National Academy of Science has made clear that a robust … Read More

Eric Eikenberg applauds Governor Rick Scott’s Everglades budget proposal

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Statement from Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg Regarding the Governor’s Budget Proposal for Everglades Restoration  “This is another historic moment in Everglades restoration. Over the last three years, Governor Scott has tackled critical Everglades issues. From the $880 million Restoration Strategies plan, to the $90 million for the next 2.6 miles of Tamiami Trail to … Read More

EVERGLADES FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES EVENT HOST BRYANT GUMBEL AND SPECIAL GUEST SUSIE ESSMAN FOR 10th ANNUAL FOREVERGLADES BENEFIT

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Palmetto Bay, Florida (January 13, 2015) – The Everglades Foundation announced today that award winning television journalist Bryant Gumbel will serve as host for the 10th Annual ForEverglades Benefit at The Breakers Palm Beach on Saturday, February 14, 2015.   Adding to Gumbel as the evening’s emcee, special guest and comedian Susie Essman, known to … Read More

State and federal briefings on Everglades

Monday, June 9, 2014

By Eric Eikenberg  Florida Legislature includes $259M for Everglades in budget Governor Rick Scott’s recent signing of the 2014-2015 state budget provides a record-level $259 million for a variety of Everglades restoration and water quality projects.  This move by the Florida Legislature indicates that Tallahassee has heard and sympathizes with the public outcry following last … Read More