6 Facts You Should Know About the Everglades

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Beginning just south of Orlando stretching all the way to Florida Bay and the Keys, the Everglades is an interrelated series of wetlands 50 miles wide and 120 miles long. The Everglades ecosystem is one of the most unique in the world and serves as a subtropical refuge for thousands of plant and animal species. Learn more about … Read More

Statement from Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg Regarding Today’s Meeting of the South Florida Water Management District

Thursday, May 14, 2015

For Immediate Release Thursday, May 14, 2015 Palmetto Bay, Fla. – The Everglades Foundation today released the following statement, attributable to CEO Eric Eikenberg, regarding today’s meeting of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). “Today’s action taken by SFWMD is certainly disappointing to those who have supported executing the U.S. Sugar land buy to … 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

To stop polluting rivers, buy land for reservoir

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

By Eric Eikenberg   Only two months into the New Year and already the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has started to release polluted water from Lake Okeechobee, resulting in water flowing into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers, and the Indian River Lagoon, which is expected to continue over the coming weeks and months. … Read More

Analysis: How seriously will Legislature ‘consider’ U.S. Sugar land buy?

Sunday, March 8, 2015

By Tyler Treadway – TCPALM You’d think Tallahassee would be in a flurry of activity over one paragraph in the 143-page report the University of Florida Water Initiative released Monday. On page 102, UF scientists — tasked with finding ways to send excess Lake Okeechobee water south to the Everglades to stop discharges east to the St. … Read More