Press Releases

Florida Newspaper Editorial Boards in Their Own Words: Buy EAA Land & Send Water South

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Palmetto Bay, Fla. – Since its launch in January, the Support the EAA Reservoir Project Coalition has been advocating for Florida lawmakers to purchase the EAA land south of Lake Okeechobee in order to build a deep-water reservoir and help restore the Everglades. And as the clock on this time-sensitive land option continues to tick away, Florida editorial … Read More

New study finds polluted water from Lake Okeechobee decreases home values

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New research by Florida Realtors® of the effect of polluted water on homeowner property values shows a potential decrease of nearly $1 billion in Lee and Martin counties. This loss is attributable to polluted discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers and estuaries, according to the study, which was supported in part by Everglades Foundation. … Read More

Support the EAA Reservoir Project Coalition Announces Growing List of Supporters

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Palmetto Bay, Fla. – Today, the Support the EAA Reservoir Project Coalition, which is dedicated to helping solve Florida’s water crisis by storing more water in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA), announced its growing list of supporters. The list includes more than 50 businesses and organizations, ranging from local and statewide environmental and conservation organizations to local businesses … Read More

Statement by Everglades Foundation CEO on Tamiami Trail Project

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Palmetto Bay, Fla. — Yesterday, Gov. Scott announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued a permit to begin construction on a 2.6 mile bridge along the Tamiami Trail. Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg released the following statement today: “Yesterday’s announcement green-lighting the construction of 2.6 miles of bridging along the Tamiami Trail shows leadership … Read More