House, Senate Committees OK Water Bill with Everglades Reservoir

House, Senate Committees OK Water Bill with Everglades Reservoir

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The 2018 Water Resources Development Act has just cleared both the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee with language including the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir and a Post-Authorization Change Report to the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CEPP) that will enable construction of the project. The measures will authorize … Read More

Celebrating Earth Day With Millennia Gardens Elementary

Friday, May 25, 2018

This year, the Education Department celebrated Earth Day with one of our Everglades Champion Schools, Millennia Gardens Elementary in Orange County, Florida. Millennia Gardens Elementary organized an Everglades Literacy Challenge, where all K-5 teachers in the school implemented lesson plans in the classroom. Teachers Dawn Chehab, Claudia Goncalves, Kathryn Perrotta, Erica Roberts, and Joshua Garrett … Read More

Wading Birds in South Florida

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

By: Dr. Ruscena Wiederholt & Dr. Stephen Davis Photos © Brian Call Wading birds are iconic species and top predators that reflect the health of the Everglades ecosystem. Species include roseate spoonbills, great egrets, white ibises, tricolored herons, wood storks, great and little blue herons, and snowy egrets. Wading bird reproduction is limited by abundance … Read More

International Competition with $10m Prize Hopes to Solve Water Runoff Problem

Sunday, May 6, 2018

NBC Nightly News Ann Bradford The George Barley Water Prize made its national debut last night with this special edition of @NBCNightlyNews. Alongside our presenting sponsors, Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, we discussed the nutrient pollution  plaguing freshwater bodies around the world, and what we’re doing to solve this global crisis.

The Everglades Foundation Earns 4-star Charity Navigator Rating, GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

In recognition of its strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency, The Everglades Foundation has earned the highest levels of recognition offered by the nation’s two largest and most respected charity watchdogs, Charity Navigator and GuideStar. The Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg announced that the Foundation had earned both the coveted “Four-Star” rating by … Read More