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FLORIDA CAN’T WAIT: Investing Now in Everglades Restoration Saves Billions and Brings Much Needed Relief to South Florida

Monday, September 7, 2020

When it comes to investing in Everglades restoration, Washington seems about to meet its responsibilities to share the cost with the State of Florida. It’s a good decision. Consider the returns from Washington’s investing now in Everglades restoration: Economists calculate that the massive public works projects called for as part of Everglades restoration will create … Read More

Biscayne Bay Hypoxia and Fish Kill

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Biscayne Bay Hypoxia and Fish Kills The hypoxia (a deficiency of oxygen in water) and fish kills reported in upper Biscayne Bay last week are an increasingly common occurrence in our shallow coastal bays.  The magnitude of this fish kill and its proximity to such a large human population is a big reason why this … Read More

Where to Take Your Dog in the Everglades

Friday, August 7, 2020

***Please review and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local law*** Looking for a weekend adventure to get you and your family out of the house? The Everglades is a perfect way to enjoy a change of scenery,  while adhering to the safety standards recommended by the CDC. If you’re looking to take your … Read More

The Everglades Foundation’s Teacher Symposium Goes Virtual

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Reimagining the 2020 Annual Everglades Teacher Symposium meant creating a human connection and expanding Everglades education despite the distance. For the past three years, teachers have gathered together for the Everglades Teacher Symposium, a day of learning hosted by the Everglades Foundation’s Everglades Literacy Program. This event is dedicated to professional development, community partnerships and Everglades … Read More

THE FLORIDA PANTHER: THE CONVOLUTED FAMILY TREE OF THE FLORIDA PANTHER

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

In medieval times, a special type of art illustrated a tree. No ordinary tree, its branches held people, particularly a young woman. Extremely popular, they were displayed in manuscripts, carved into stone, painted on walls and ceilings, and even set into windows. Notably, an infant or a man was always found somewhere among the branches … Read More

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

THE TALE OF THE ROSE COLORED SPOONBILL

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