OUR TAKE ON: The Lake Okeechobee Basin Management Action Plan

OUR TAKE ON: The Lake Okeechobee Basin Management Action Plan

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Lake Okeechobee Protection Act of 2000 and the Northern Everglades and Estuaries Protection Program require the South Florida Water Management District, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services (FDACS) to develop and update a plan to restore Lake Okeechobee. As a first step to reducing pollution and potential … Read More

Billions of Gallons of Polluted Water Continue to Pour into Caloosahatchee

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

An unseasonably wet dry season has brought record rainfall to Florida not seen since the Great Depression. Lake Okeechobee levels have reached dangerously high levels, threatening the Herbert Hoover Dike and forcing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin releasing Lake Okeechobee water into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers this month in attempts … Read More

CEO Statement Regarding Increased Lake Okeechobee Discharges Beginning Tomorrow

Thursday, February 4, 2016

PALMETTO BAY, FL — Today, Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg released the following statement following the announcement by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to maximize discharges from Lake Okeechobee beginning tomorrow. “We are disheartened to hear today’s announcement to increase discharges from Lake Okeechobee to maximum capacity. Still recovering from polluted discharges during the ‘Lost Summer’ of 2013, … Read More

Phosphorus, Food and Our Future

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

This Thursday, Jan. 28 the Director of the George Barley Water Prize, Sonia Rodriguez will be a guest on the “Phosphorus, Food and Our Future” panel at FIU’s 2016 Glaser Distinguished Seminar Speaker Series. The Prize, launching this summer, is a $10 million science competition to find innovative solutions to tackle phosphorus pollution in freshwater bodies. … Read More

New Year, New Partnerships for Restoration

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

We recently announced a new partnership with the Palm Beach Civic Association (PBCA) for 2016, and we are thrilled to be working together to educate and promote an ecologically and economically sustainable Everglades ecosystem. The non-profit Palm Beach Civic Association was founded in 1944 by a handful of civic minded Palm Beachers who wished to preserve, protect and … Read More