State and federal briefings on Everglades

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 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 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