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Statement of Opposition to Oil Drilling in the Everglades

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Contact Rebecca Rose, 786.231.1687, rrose@evergladesfoundation.org Statement of Opposition to Oil Drilling in the Everglades Palmetto Bay, Fla— “We are deeply opposed to oil exploration in the heart of America’s Everglades. The Everglades is the water supply for over 8 million Floridians, and the state and federal governments have spent billions of dollars to protect and … Read More

The Everglades Foundation Responds to Concerns About the Aquatic Herbicide Spraying Program In Florida

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Everglades Foundation Responds to Concerns About the Aquatic Herbicide Spraying Program In Florida MIAMI, Fla. – “Anything to do with the quality of water in Lake Okeechobee is of deep concern to The Everglades Foundation.  Our scientists are concerned over possible effects of glysophate in Lake Okeechobee, and are collaborating with the University of Florida to … Read More

SFWMD board Chair Federico Fernandez said he will resign as Gov. Ron DeSantis asked

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Ali Schmitz, Treasure Coast Newspapers South Florida Water Management District board Chairman Federico Fernandez said he plans to resign after the group’s next meeting on Feb. 14. Fernandez said it was “clear” Gov. Ron DeSantis wants “a board completely comprised of his appointments for the purpose of carrying out his vision,” he wrote in a … Read More

Statement of Everglades Foundation on Governor’s Budget Proposal

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

For Immediate Release January 30, 2019 Contact Rebecca Rose, 786.231.1687, rrose@evergladesfoundation.org Statement of Everglades Foundation on Governor’s Budget Proposal “It’s up to us to tell the Legislature to Follow the Governor’s Lead” FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla— Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg has issued the following statement in reaction to the budget recommendation issued yesterday by Governor … Read More

Florida Governor DeSantis Makes SFWMD Appointments, Seeks $625 Million For Everglades

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made a couple of appointments to the South Florida Water Management District governing board on Tuesday and recommended $625M for water resources projects. DeSantis announced the appointment of ‘Alligator Ron’ Bergeron to the South Florida Water Management District governing board during a press conference at the Everglades Holiday … Read More