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Everglades Foundation CEO on passage of Water Resources Reform and Development Act

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The protection and restoration of America’s Everglades moved a step forward today with overwhelming, bipartisan congressional support of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). Today’s vote by the U.S. House of Representatives allows Florida to move forward with the Comprehensive Everglades Planning Project, improvements of Biscayne Bay coastal wetlands, Broward County water preserve … Read More

Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg releases statement on the death of Florida Congressman Bill Young

Friday, October 18, 2013

In a remarkable public career that spanned more than 50 years, Congressman Bill Young was a steady and strong voice for Florida and the nation. A powerful advocate for protecting Florida’s environment, Congressman Young was a champion of restoring and protecting America’s Everglades. As Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Congressman Young succeeded in winning … Read More

Everglades Foundation in Action: Summer 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The long-awaited Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) was introduced by Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) on Thursday, September 19th and was quickly marked up—a process where potential amendments to the bill are discussed by committee members, followed by final approval of the underlying legislation. Members of the Everglades Foundation staff were present in Washington … Read More

Statement from Eric Eikenberg, Everglades Foundation CEO

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

In the history of Everglades restoration, Governor Rick Scott stands out as an environmental leader with his announcement today of his plan to spend $90 million over three years to complete the next phase of critical bridging of Tamiami Trail. This announcement, combined with Governor Scott’s $880 million Water Quality Plan, means the governor has successfully … Read More

Foundation scientists present at the National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration

Monday, August 12, 2013

Everglades Foundation scientists Dr. Stephen Davis, Wetland Ecologist and Aida Arik, Ecological Engineer, attended the National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration (NCER) in Schaumburg, Illinois—just west of Chicago. Davis and Arik presented papers on the role of science in developing the plan for Central Everglades restoration and the need for restoring the heart of the Everglades … Read More