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EARTH DAY 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

EARTH DAY 2019 Yesterday, The Everglades Foundation celebrated Earth Day 2019 with an action-packed schedule, full of interactive activities and exciting announcements. Here’s what happened yesterday, and the day that led up to one of the most important days of our calendar year: Miami Super Bowl Host Committee Launches Super Bowl LIV Environmental Initiative Ocean to … Read More

George Barley Water Prize Receives National Platform

Monday, April 22, 2019

George Barley Water Prize Receives National Platform On April 9, 2019, Dr. Steve Davis, The Everglades Foundation’s Senior Ecologist and Acting Director of Communications, presented on the “Building Confidence in Communities: Stemming the nutrient tide” panel at the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) meeting in Washington, D.C.  ECOS is an exclusive gathering of environmental … Read More

LACOSTE CELEBRATES LONG-STANDING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE EVERGLADES FOUNDATION AND TEASES NEW COLLABORATION 

Monday, April 22, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    THIS EARTH DAY, LACOSTE CELEBRATES LONG-STANDING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE EVERGLADES FOUNDATION AND TEASES NEW COLLABORATION  American Crocodile Photo By: Brian Call MIAMI (April 22, 2019) – From water quality studies, to in-store educational displays, to restoration initiatives of threatened species and more, The Everglades Foundation’s long-standing relationship with LACOSTE has been integral … Read More

The Vanishing and Rematerializing Butterflies of South Florida

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

THE MIAMI BLUE The Miami blue, a beautiful silver and blue butterfly, has been flitting along the edge of extinction for decades. This Florida subspecies, endangered at both the federal and state level, started declining in the 1980s and 90s. It was once found as far north as St. Petersburg and Daytona in tropical hardwood … Read More

Experts at NaplesNEXT say we can solve SWFL water quality crisis

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Hannah Vogel, WinkNews Two sights that became all too common in Southwest Florida were vibrant blue-green algae clogging up freshwater canals and dead fish washing up on our shores from red tide. Experts visiting Collier County for the NaplesNEXT Ideas Festival said we can fix our water quality crisis with easy solutions. “This cannot become … Read More

The Everglades Foundation Responds to Concerns About the Aquatic Herbicide Spraying Program In Florida

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Everglades Foundation Responds to Concerns About the Aquatic Herbicide Spraying Program In Florida MIAMI, Fla. – “Anything to do with the quality of water in Lake Okeechobee is of deep concern to The Everglades Foundation.  Our scientists are concerned over possible effects of glysophate in Lake Okeechobee, and are collaborating with the University of Florida to … Read More

SFWMD board Chair Federico Fernandez said he will resign as Gov. Ron DeSantis asked

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Ali Schmitz, Treasure Coast Newspapers South Florida Water Management District board Chairman Federico Fernandez said he plans to resign after the group’s next meeting on Feb. 14. Fernandez said it was “clear” Gov. Ron DeSantis wants “a board completely comprised of his appointments for the purpose of carrying out his vision,” he wrote in a … Read More

Statement of Everglades Foundation on Governor’s Budget Proposal

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

For Immediate Release January 30, 2019 Contact Rebecca Rose, 786.231.1687, rrose@evergladesfoundation.org Statement of Everglades Foundation on Governor’s Budget Proposal “It’s up to us to tell the Legislature to Follow the Governor’s Lead” FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla— Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg has issued the following statement in reaction to the budget recommendation issued yesterday by Governor … Read More

Florida: Republican ‘green governor’ seeks to reverse predecessor’s legacy

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Richard Luscombe, The Guardian Barely a week after positioning himself as the new champion of Florida’s polluted waterways and beaches, the new Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, is facing an early test of the environmental credentials that have put him at odds with his predecessor, Rick Scott. DeSantis has called for the mass resignation of Scott’s … Read More