Everglades Foundation attends Chicago Summit on Drinking Water Protection, Announces: The Grand Challenge A $10 Million Science Prize

Everglades Foundation attends Chicago Summit on Drinking Water Protection, Announces: The Grand Challenge A $10 Million Science Prize

Thursday, September 25, 2014

On September 24th, the Everglades Foundation joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative to discuss The Grand Challenge – a $10 million science prize to be awarded to anyone who can successfully develop and execute a process to remove excessive phosphorus from our waterways. The U.S. Environmental Protection … 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

Everglades restoration and sea level rise

Monday, June 9, 2014

By Dr. Stephen Davis The topic of sea level rise and its impact on south Florida landscapes is becoming commonplace in the media. This is due in part to the devastation from super storm Sandy in 2012, the increased frequency of “king tide” flood events in low-lying developed areas of south Florida, and scientific reports such … 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

Dr. Diana Barrett appointed to the board of directors of Everglades Foundation

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Palmetto Bay, Florida – Dr. Diana Barrett, President and Founder of The Fledgling Fund, has been appointed to the board of directors of Everglades Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring and protecting America’s Everglades. “I am extremely pleased to join the Everglades Foundation board which has become an important voice in advocating for America’s … Read More