My Everglades Story, by Yudi Romero

My Everglades Story, by Yudi Romero

Monday, August 15, 2016

Location: Shark Valley During my starting years in Miami Dade College, an ex-boyfriend surprised me by taking me on an adventure – a bike ride through Shark Valley. On the way over, a storm was brewing and the sky was so dark, it looked like it was falling, but when we arrived, the clouds lightened … Read More

Reducing Flows to the Estuaries

Friday, August 12, 2016

Prior to the construction of the Okeechobee Waterway and the Central and South Florida Project (C&SF Project), almost the entire outflow from Lake Okeechobee went south to the Everglades, and its level was controlled by the elevation of the southern rim of the lake. When the lake levels got higher than the elevation of the … Read More

What’s the Prognosis, Doctor? The Health of Florida Bay

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The beauty of Florida Bay and the appeal of clear, multi-hued waters that surround the Keys are obvious at first sight. When visitors look out across the mangrove islands that dot the Bay, they realize they are in special place. But the beauty of the Bay cannot endure…the Bay cannot support the wildlife and fish that call it home…the Bay … Read More

Everglades Foundation Statement Regarding Senator Negron’s Plans for Reducing Harmful Water Discharges from Lake Okeechobee

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Everglades Foundation Statement Regarding Senator Negron’s Plans for Reducing Harmful Water Discharges  from Lake Okeechobee “Today, Florida Senate President-designate Joe Negron announced his plans for reducing harmful water discharges from Lake Okeechobee and is prepared to initiate planning for southern storage, while working together with the federal government. “The toxic, algae blooms and seagrass die-offs … Read More

My Everglades Story, by Jennifer Moriyon

Monday, August 8, 2016

Location: Everglades Outpost I visited the Everglades Outpost about a year ago and I only have wonderful things to say about it. I got the behind-the-scenes tour and our adventure began. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun, and most importantly you can tell he really cared about the animals and the environment. The … Read More