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Gator MANG – Mang Gear X The Everglades Foundation

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

For the month of August, MANG is collaborating with The Everglades Foundation in an effort to bring awareness to the issues that have plagued America’s Everglades for decades. As a science based organization, The Everglades Foundation focuses on Four main pillars; Science, Education Advocacy and Innovation. All of these are integrated together to solve Florida’s … Read More

THE ROSE-TINTED FUTURE

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

BY DR. RUSCENA WIEDERHOLT “The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl,” states a 1918 trade magazine. In the … Read More

Foundation Staff Attends ICAST 2019 in Orlando

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Last week, The Everglades Foundation attended the 62nd  International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.  Touted as the sportfishing industry’s largest trade show, ICAST “is the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel.”  And as the fishing and boating capital of the … Read More

INTERN BLOG SERIES – WEEK 7 & 8

Thursday, July 11, 2019

This is it! Our internship experience is coming to an end. We’ve spent the last 8 weeks exploring the Everglades, sharing stories, laughter, and marl-filled shoes. Together, we’ve had several wacky experiences like being bitten to the bone by bugs and hastily preparing lunches in the middle of cypress domes. This internship opened our eyes … Read More

2019 INTERN BLOG SERIES – WEEK 6

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

  Week 6 is now complete, and our internship experience has flown by! It feels like it was only yesterday that we walked into the office for the first time, but we’ll be graduating soon- and what a time we’ve had! Currently, my primary project is to translate our internship experience into a video that’ll … Read More

BURMESE PYTHONS IN YOUR BACKYARD

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

BY DR. RUSCENA WIEDERHOLT WHAT’S TALLER THAN A GIRAFFE, WEIGHS UP TO 200 POUNDS, & CAN SWALLOW DEER IN A SINGLE GULP? YOU GUESSED IT, THE NOTORIOUS INVADERS OF SOUTH FLORIDA… Nary a cocktail party passes when a stranger, learning of my job, doesn’t ask about pythons. These giant snakes have captured our horror and … Read More

2019 INTERN BLOG SERIES – WEEK 5

Monday, June 24, 2019

  We began our week driving up to West Palm Beach to have lunch with board member Nancy Marshall. Now that we’re in our fifth week, our projects are really starting to come together and we were excited to share our experiences and projects with Mrs. Marshall in between bites of burgers and fries. Luis, … Read More

2019 INTERN BLOG SERIES – WEEK 4

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

We’ve concluded our fourth week and are halfway through the John Marshall Everglades Internship! This week we focused heavily on advancing our individual projects, and on Thursday, we attended a South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board monthly meeting which focused on Everglades restoration projects. We were given the opportunity to deliver a brief … Read More

2019 INTERN BLOG SERIES – WEEK 3

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Three weeks have come and gone, but not without several whimsical adventures! This past Monday and Tuesday were a blur of meetings, project work, and planning for our multi-destination expedition on Wednesday. During our expedition, we visited the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge – a name that has become familiar to us in … Read More

2019 INTERN BLOG SERIES – WEEK 2

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Due to the Memorial Day weekend, we began our week on Tuesday with internship headshots and an Everglades 101 discussion led by Dr. Kristie Wendelberger. During the discussion, we took a deeper look at the causes of Everglades degradation and how the Foundation works to protect and restore it. In particular, I was drawn to … Read More