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CERP Turns 15: A Key Milestone for Everglades Restoration

Friday, December 11, 2015

December 2015 marks the 15-year anniversary since President Bill Clinton, joined by Florida’s then-governor Jeb Bush, signed the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). Now halfway through the proposed 30-year vision of restoring America’s Everglades, there’s still much more work to be done to meet the goals of the largest ecosystem restoration project in history. Here’s a snapshot of the past … Read More

Florida Bay Forever Exhibit Comes to Islamorada

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Florida Bay Forever: A Photographic Exhibit, is now on display at Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada, through Feb. 28, 2016. The exhibit explores the relationships linking the state’s bodies of water and examines the inextricable link of Lake Okeechobee, the Everglades, Florida Bay and the Florida Reef. With more than 40 photographs and … Read More

Meet our 2015 ForEverglades Fellowship Recipients

Friday, December 4, 2015

Since 2008, the Everglades Foundation has awarded scholarships to students in support of research projects in the field of advancing Everglades restoration. From a highly competitive pool of candidates, this year the selection committee has awarded 4 students a total amount of $43,000. Meet the newest ForEverglades Foundation Fellowship awardees below. Elizabeth Kelly: Elizabeth Kelly is a PhD student and Abess … Read More

Sea Level Rise, South Florida and the Everglades

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Most South Floridians live on porous limestone rock blanketed with a few inches of soil, mere feet above sea level. This, coupled with gradually rising seas, has caused property owners to be rightfully concerned about flooding and property loss. Over the past 100 years, sea level has risen approximately 8 inches globally. Over the next … Read More

Everglades Literacy Takes Center Stage at #ForEverglades Miami

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thank you to all of those who attended our ForEverglades Miami gala and helped make it a huge success! Last Friday, more than 200 Everglades Foundation supporters packed the 1 Hotel where they dined on a special menu of sustainably-sourced food from Beachcraft restaurant owner and Top Chef celebrity judge Tom Colicchio and enjoyed a mesmerizing performance by Cirque … Read More

The Science Behind Florida Bay’s Yellow Fog

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Last month, the Miami Herald detailed a “yellow fog” spotted in Florida Bay suggesting the bay is on the verge of another massive sea grass die-off and extended algae bloom — similar to what many recall occurring in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The trigger of the catastrophic event then and now is the same, … Read More

Everglades Foundation Announces The George Barley Science Prize Competition at White House Event Today

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MIAMI — Today, in collaboration with the White House Office of Science, Technology and Policy (OSTP), the Everglades Foundation unveiled its new website for the $10 million George Barley Science Prize and announced an additional $1.2 million in prizes totaling $11.2 million over six years. The competition is the largest clean water prize ever run and will source … Read More

World’s Top Ecologists Gather to Address Changing Ecosystems

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

This month, the famously flat, sprawling River of Grass met the towering peaks of the Colorado Rockies. Over four days in September, Everglades Foundation Wetland Ecologist Dr. Stephen Davis and other top scientists gathered at Rocky Mountain National Park to discuss long-term trends in the health of diverse ecosystems such as forest, grasslands, deserts and wetlands … Read More

CEPP: The Heart of Everglades Restoration

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The July/August 2015 issue of The Environmental Forum features three of our science staff highlighting the importance of critical projects like CEPP to Everglades restoration. Initiated in 2011 under an expedited timeline, state and federal agencies developed the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) focused on the core Everglades—the heart of the ecosystem that has been most impacted by … Read More

Got Trout? Spotted seatrout vanishing from Florida Bay

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

One of the most sought-after sport fish throughout Florida, the spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) is the second most commonly caught fish in Florida Bay, comprising a significant portion of the coastal Everglades recreational fishing industry worth $880 million annually. Yet, over the last few months, reports from fishing guides and a study by the National … Read More