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“I dream about the day that we go from restoration to preservation, and on that day, I’l think about George and I know he’ll be smiling.”

– Paul Tudor Jones II 

For a quarter of a century, The Everglades Foundation’s commitment to restore and protect the Everglades has been driven by science. Founded in 1993 by two outdoor enthusiasts — the late George Barley and Paul Tudor Jones II — The Everglades Foundation works tirelessly to bring people together and provide a powerful voice for Everglades restoration at the state and national levels.

Today, The Everglades Foundation stands as a well-respected authoritative source for scientific research on the Everglades. Our renowned scientists are passionate seekers of the truth, dedicated to unearthing the facts and conducting practical analysis to help local, state and national leaders make well-informed decisions. By coupling sound science with policy expertise, the Foundation is positioned as one of the most influential players in the fight to preserve and restore one of the world’s most unique wetlands.

The Everglades Foundation…

  • Gives grants to the best local, national and international organizations to focus their professional staff and members on Everglades restoration
  • Partners to form coalitions, set priorities, share information and devise strategies to unite and strengthen the voices for Everglades restoration
  • Monitors local, state and federal government policies and actions that affect the Everglades ecosystem
  • Articulates the threats to the Everglades and offers the best possible solutions
  • Advocates on behalf of the Everglades with policy-makers who affect the future of the ecosystem
  • Supports litigation when government or private entities act to harm the Everglades, or when there is a failure to enforce the laws passed to restore and protect this ecosystem

25 Years of The Everglades Foundation