The Everglades Foundation #NowOrNeverglades Bus Tour to Kick Off in Miami

The Everglades Foundation #NowOrNeverglades Bus Tour to Kick Off in Miami

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Friday, October 21, 2016

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Liz Amore, lamore@evergladesfoundation.org, 305.407.7443

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The Everglades Foundation #NowOrNeverglades Bus Tour

to Kick Off in Miami

Miss Florida to Join The Foundation in Launching 12-day Bus Tour to Promote EAA Reservoir

Palmetto Bay, Fla.The Everglades Foundation (The Foundation) is kicking off its #NowOrNeverglades Bus Tour, a 12-day bus tour throughout Central and South Florida to help persuade the next President, Congress and Florida lawmakers to support the construction of a water storage reservoir in the Everglades Agriculture Area (EAA), on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at Gramps in Miami, Florida, at 11:30 a.m. EDT. The kick off will include special guest Miss Florida, who will join The Foundation as they launch their 12-day bus tour.

The tour will also seek to build public support for the #NowOrNeverglades Declaration. Signers of the declaration affirm their support for added water storage in the EAA to help alleviate damaging discharges into coastal estuaries, increase the flow of clean fresh water to the Everglades and Florida Bay, and protect the drinking water supply for 6 million Floridians. Organizers and volunteers will be present at each stop asking people to join the more than 31,000 supporters who have already signed on. The full declaration is available at EvergladesFoundation.org/NoworNeverglades-Declaration.

ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN PRESS.

 

What: The Everglades Foundation 12-day #NowOrNeverglades

              Bus Tour Kickoff

 

Where:  Gramps Restaurant

 

               176 Northwest 24th Street

               Miami, FL 33127

When:    Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. EDT

 

The Foundation is dedicated to protecting and restoring Americas Everglades. This unique ecosystem provides economic, recreational and life-sustaining benefits to the millions of people in Florida who depend on its future health. Through the advancement of scientifically sound and achievable solutions, The Foundation seeks to reverse the damage inflicted on the ecosystem and provide policymakers and the public with an honest and credible resource to help guide decision-making on complex restoration issues. To learn more about The Foundation, please visit EvergladesFoundation.org.