Each year on April 7, we celebrate Everglades Day — a day that pays homage to Everglades champion Marjory Stoneman Douglas and honors the unique environmental and economic benefits of the nation’s largest subtropical wilderness.
Right now, the Everglades is on life support. Long-term solutions that will restore the flow of fresh water from Lake Okeechobee back to the Everglades are long overdue. To reduce polluted Lake Okeechobee discharges, replenish the water supply for 8 million Floridians and restore the Everglades we need water storage south of Lake Okeechobee in the Everglades Agricultural Area.
For Everglades Day 2016, we crisscrossed the state calling attention to Florida’s coastal communities that have been most impacted by stalled restoration progress and polluted Lake O discharges—Florida Bay and the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers.
Take a look at some photos from our weeklong #EvergladesDay Tour: