On Thursday, November 21, The Everglades Foundation will participate in one of the year’s biggest annual giving events! For 24 hours, South Florida unites to make a philanthropic impact by collectively supporting our area nonprofit organizations, including us!
Last year, Give Miami raised $11.5 million for more than 700 local organizations. By supporting us next Thursday, you will help to advance the restoration of America’s Everglades.
This year, we’re celebrating great strides in Everglades restoration, including:
- Governor DeSantis expediting the Everglades Reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, which will break ground in early 2020,
- The recent ground-breaking of the Caloosahatchee (C-43) Reservoir, and
- Operation of the new St. Lucie Stormwater Treatment Area.
All of these accomplishments improve our capacity to store and clean water throughout the Everglades. However, our ability to restore the flow of clean water to the south—toward Everglades National Park and ultimately into Florida Bay—depends on completion of Tamiami Trail modifications.
Six months ago, our team helped secure $60 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to match funding from the State of Florida for completion of Tamiami Trail. Check out the video below that highlights the importance of this project!
Tamiami Trail Update
by Dr. Steve Davis
Join us and the Miami Foundation on Thursday, November 21 with a gift to The Everglades Foundation to support our team of scientists, educators, researchers, policy analysts and communicators who are leading efforts to protect and restore America’s Everglades.
Thanks to your generosity:
- We conduct world-class scientific research that supports Everglades restoration.
- Armed with the best available science, we advocate for restoration project approval and funding in both Tallahassee, FL and Washington D.C.
- We educate the next generation on the importance of our environment and why we need to protect it through our Everglades Literacy Program
It’s #NowOrNeverglades and together, we can create a more sustainable future for America’s Everglades!