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With Respect to the Everglades: It’s about OUR water…and sharing it

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

It looks as though we are nearing the end of the dry season, but the drought covering much of the Everglades persists.  Drought events in South Florida reveal the great inequity in water allocations, and the symptoms are exacerbated by 70-year old infrastructure that prevents water from flowing south from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades. … Read More

Tamiami Trail Bridges Already Showing That Everglades Restoration Works

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Completed Everglades Restoration projects—like the bridges along Tamiami Trail—and projects that are in an advanced stage of construction (e.g., Kissimmee River Restoration) are already meeting or exceeding expectations in terms of environmental improvement. Tamiami Trail or US-41 links the cities of Tampa and Miami—hence the name Tamiami.  The stretch of Tamiami Trail that cuts across … Read More

Ocean to Everglades Makes a Final Splash

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

On February 2, 2020, Miami brought that famous 3-0-5 heat to Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium, conveniently situated between two of the world’s most valuable ecosystems: the Atlantic Ocean and the Everglades. In partnership with The Everglades Foundation and The Ocean Conservancy, the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee took full advantage of south … Read More


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

BY DR. RUSCENA WIEDERHOLT Let’s start at the very beginning… the land was once dotted with these pink beasts, a mix of both the beautiful and bizarre. Flocks of these peculiar birds were once abundant, their domain stretching from the far-flung reaches of South America to the sandy shores of the southeastern US. Rose colored … Read More

Sugar Subsidies and Sugarcane in the Everglades Agricultural Area

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

DR. ANDREW STAINBACK In the United States there is a long history of subsidizing sugar through a complex set of policies to keep the price of sugar in the domestic market above prevailing world prices. These policies cost consumers directly through higher prices at the grocery store and indirectly through lost jobs in food processing … Read More


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

LACOSTE has proudly partnered with The Everglades Foundation since 2013 to support, educate, and promote the importance of the threatened Everglades ecosystem. In working through our latest co-branding partnership, we were inspired by a quote from Baba Dioum that states, “In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what … Read More


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

  Sunshine and blue skies greeted students, political dignitaries and community champions as they arrived at Everglades National Park on Friday, December 6, 2019. The occasion? The 72nd anniversary of the park, which was dedicated by President Harry Truman in 1947. In celebration of this major anniversary, The Everglades Foundation, in partnership with the Miami … Read More

“Snowy” Animals of the Everglades

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

BY DR. RUSCENA WIEDERHOLT Snow falling gently outside, logs roasting merrily on a fire, and rosy red cheeks tell us the holiday season is here again… but here in Florida, news of faraway snow storms, temperatures plunging below 70°F, and Christmas lights on palm trees will have to suffice. Fortunately, one species here can kindle … Read More

A Friday With Fellows & Frazer

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

  The Everglades Foundation provides fellowships and scholarships to support graduate research students actively pursuing the development of innovative scientific methods to advance our understanding of and support the restoration of America’s Everglades. This year, we received 19 applications to the ForEverglades Fellowship & Scholarship Program and we were able to award 9 graduate students … Read More


Monday, November 11, 2019

BY DR. ANDREW STAINBACK FLORIDA’S ECONOMY RECENTLY HIT AN IMPORTANT MILESTONE WITH ITS GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) SURPASSING $1 TRILLION – AND THE STATE’S ECONOMY CONTINUES TO GROW… According to the latest report from Florida’s Legislative Office of Economic and Demographic Research1, in 2018 the state’s economy grew slightly faster than the national average (3.5% … Read More