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Everglades Restoration

White House increases proposed Everglades investment

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

“President Obama’s budget recommendation for FY16 includes $195 million for restoring America’s Everglades. We are pleased with this increase over the previous year’s recommendation and hope Congress will use the FY16 recommendation has a starting point for increased funding,”said Eric Eikenberg, Everglades Foundation CEO. “The National Academy of Science has made clear that a robust … Read More

Statement from Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg Regarding the Release of Polluted Water from Lake Okeechobee

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Everglades Foundation today released the following statement, attributable to CEO Eric Eikenberg, regarding the release of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie River estuaries.   “Here we go again.  With the crisis of 2013 haunting us, the release of more polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and … Read More

Crocodiles as an indicator of Everglades Restoration Success

Monday, August 18, 2014

On May 27, our Wetland Ecologist Dr. Stephen Davis presented a paper at the 23rd Working Meeting of the Crocodile Specialist Group (CSG) in Lake Charles, LA. The annual CSG meeting is in association with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and sponsored by several zoos and key crocodilian conservation organizations such … Read More

CEO Eric Eikenberg on the Florida Legislature’s historic funding of Everglades restoration projects

Friday, May 2, 2014

During the 2014 session, the Florida Legislature made tremendous strides in the ongoing effort to protect and restore America’s Everglades. The Legislature increased overall funding to $169 million – more than double the previous year’s funding for water quality improvements and restoration. In addition, $90 million was approved to begin construction on 2.6 miles of … Read More

Statement from CEO Eric Eikenberg: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delays approval of Central Everglades Planning Project

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

For Immediate Release:  In a staggering failure of duty and responsibility, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today made the incomprehensible decision to postpone its approval of the vital Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP). This delay means Congress will be unable to act on CEPP for years. Ignoring last summer’s environmental and economic destruction, caused … Read More