National Academy report concludes pace must be accelerated for Everglades Restoration

National Academy report concludes pace must be accelerated for Everglades Restoration

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

By Dawn Shirreffs This month, the National Academy of Sciences released their biennial report tracking progress of the largest ecosystem restoration project in the history of the world. The report concludes that restoration is taking too long, America’s Everglades continues to deteriorate, and completion of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) must be accelerated. Mandated … Read More

Former Everglades Foundation Fellow works with anglers to collect fisheries data

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Jessica Lee, a graduate student at Florida International University, is a former Everglades Foundation Fellow working on a unique idea. She is partnering with Everglades anglers through the creation of a citizen science program dubbed CAST – Coastal Angler Science Team. Each year, the Everglades Foundation awards scholarships and fellowships to outstanding students working on … 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 Foundation scientist uses Google Hangout to teach 5th graders about Everglades

Monday, June 9, 2014

By Vivian Miller Mark Winston, an elementary school teacher at Quaker Ridge Elementary in Scarsdale, New York assigns his class a critical thinking project every two weeks. In late February, the assigned topic was “Everglades Forever?” The topic prompted students in Winston’s 5th grade class to contact Everglades Foundation vice chair, Mary Barley. They emailed her … Read More