Statement by The Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg Regarding the Passage of WRDA in the U.S. House

Statement by The Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg Regarding the Passage of WRDA in the U.S. House

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Today, we celebrate the strong bipartisan leadership of Congress in it’s commitment to Everglades restoration. Authorization of the long-awaited Central Everglades Planning Project in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 is a critical step toward reconnecting Lake Okeechobee south and restoring natural water flows in the Everglades. We thank Chairman Bill Shuster, Congressman … Read More

Statement by The Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg in Response to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Decision to Increase Discharges from Lake Okeechobee

Friday, September 23, 2016

Yesterday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announced it will increase discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries starting this weekend. The communities and businesses affected by the discharges remain under a state of emergency. Unfortunately, these damaging discharges will continue until long-term solutions are implemented. To dramatically decrease … Read More

Everglades Foundation September 2016 Newsletter

Friday, September 16, 2016

We invite you to view the Everglades Foundation’s September newsletter: In this edition, we include a special video segment covering the ongoing Florida algae crisis in Stuart, Florida, and highlight some of the recent events that the foundation has taken part in, including visiting Washington University in St. Louis with the George Barley Water … Read More

Florida Bay: Devastation Goes Unrecognized by Most South Floridians

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Did you know that nearly 10 percent (or about 80 square miles) of Florida Bay, between the Florida Keys and mainland Florida, has been ravaged by a wildfire that began in the summer of 2015 and continues to burn more than one year later? Of course you didn’t know about this, because there was no fire in Florida … Read More

2015 Annual Report: The Year Water Became a Rallying Cry

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Everglades Foundation is dedicated to restoring America’s Everglades. As you’ll read here, we made great strides toward that goal in 2015. Thousands took up an urgent rallying cry for restoration—and we celebrate everyone who contributed to the year’s successes. But our work is not done, and we invite you to join us as we … Read More