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Everglades Restoration

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

U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz Balart recognizes Mary Barley for her dedication to protecting America’s Everglades

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

PALMETTO BAY, FL– On July 29, 2013, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz Balart, R-FL, paid tribute Monday to longtime Everglades advocate Mary Barley for her decades of work to protect and restore America’s Everglades. Diaz Balart presented Barley with a copy of the Congressional Record where she is recognized as “an outstanding individual and someone who has continuously supported … Read More

Moving forward: CEPP and the future of Everglades restoration

Monday, June 24, 2013

Critical legislation is moving through the Congress that will have a direct impact on the continued efforts of Everglades protection.  Congress is in the midst of considering the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). This legislation is vital—not only to America’s Everglades, but also for many water priorities all across the nation. WRDA is how Congress … Read More

Governor Rick Scott signs Everglades preservation & conservation legislation into law

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – The Everglades Foundation today released the following statement, attributed to its CEO Eric Eikenberg, regarding Governor Rick Scott’s signing of House Bill 7065, relating to Everglades preservation and conservation, into law. Eikenberg was present during the bill signing this morning in West Palm Beach, Florida. “We thank Governor Rick Scott … Read More

Everglades Foundation report from Washington

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sally Jewell didn’t hesitate. Within seconds of taking our seats at the conference table in her 6th floor office, the new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior said America’s Everglades is “highly important” to her department. In office less than two weeks, Jewell set aside time last week to discuss protecting … Read More