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

Editorial: Water officials should put sugar land buy on March agenda

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Palm Beach Post –  For all the South Florida residents who will benefit if the state buys sugar industry land south of Lake Okeechobee, frustrations mount. The land would be used to store the lake’s excess water, clean it and send it south to the Everglades National Park. It’s the most important piece of the … Read More