Statement from Eric Eikenberg, Everglades Foundation CEO

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

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

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

Statement from CEO Eric Eikenberg: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delays approval of Central Everglades Planning Project

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

For Immediate Release:  In a staggering failure of duty and responsibility, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today made the incomprehensible decision to postpone its approval of the vital Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP). This delay means Congress will be unable to act on CEPP for years. Ignoring last summer’s environmental and economic destruction, caused … Read More