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Year: 2020

Tamiami Trail Bridges Already Showing That Everglades Restoration Works

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Completed Everglades Restoration projects—like the bridges along Tamiami Trail—and projects that are in an advanced stage of construction (e.g., Kissimmee River Restoration) are already meeting or exceeding expectations in terms of environmental improvement. Tamiami Trail or US-41 links the cities of Tampa and Miami—hence the name Tamiami.  The stretch of Tamiami Trail that cuts across … Read More

Ocean to Everglades Makes a Final Splash

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

On February 2, 2020, Miami brought that famous 3-0-5 heat to Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium, conveniently situated between two of the world’s most valuable ecosystems: the Atlantic Ocean and the Everglades. In partnership with The Everglades Foundation and The Ocean Conservancy, the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee took full advantage of south … Read More

THE TALE OF THE ROSE COLORED SPOONBILL

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

BY DR. RUSCENA WIEDERHOLT Let’s start at the very beginning… the land was once dotted with these pink beasts, a mix of both the beautiful and bizarre. Flocks of these peculiar birds were once abundant, their domain stretching from the far-flung reaches of South America to the sandy shores of the southeastern US. Rose colored … Read More

Eric Eikenberg’s Response to the President’s FY 2021 Budget Request for $250M for Everglades Restoration

Monday, February 10, 2020

Response of The Everglades Foundation’s CEO Eric Eikenberg to the President’s FY 2021 Budget Request for $250M for Everglades Restoration Palmetto Bay, Fla. – Eric Eikenberg, CEO of The Everglades Foundation, has issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s FY 2021 budget request for $250 million for continued Everglades restoration projects. “We want to … Read More

Sugar Subsidies and Sugarcane in the Everglades Agricultural Area

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

DR. ANDREW STAINBACK In the United States there is a long history of subsidizing sugar through a complex set of policies to keep the price of sugar in the domestic market above prevailing world prices. These policies cost consumers directly through higher prices at the grocery store and indirectly through lost jobs in food processing … Read More