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JUNE 2015 Newsletter

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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Keys Restoration Forum: Linking the Everglades to the Florida Keys

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The health of Florida Bay, the Florida Keys and the Florida Reef is directly tied to the health of America’s Everglades. This was the focus of discussion at the Everglades Law Center’s (ELC) “Keys Restoration Forum” on June 16 at the Murray Nelson Government Center in Key Largo. Three experts spoke on different aspects of … Read More

Welcoming the new Miss Florida 2015!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

In 2009, then-reigning Miss Florida Rachel Todd saw an opportunity to be an advocate among her peers and educate the public on the importance of protecting and restoring America’s Everglades. Every year since, the torch (or in this case, the crown) is passed down to the next titleholder who has continued the tradition for more … Read More

6 Facts You Should Know About the Everglades

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Beginning just south of Orlando stretching all the way to Florida Bay and the Keys, the Everglades is an interrelated series of wetlands 50 miles wide and 120 miles long. The Everglades ecosystem is one of the most unique in the world and serves as a subtropical refuge for thousands of plant and animal species. Learn more about … Read More

Miami-Dade County urges Florida Legislature to fund Everglades restoration

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Today, the Miami Dade Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution urging the Florida Legislature to set aside $500 million to acquire land south of Lake Okeechobee to build a reservoir to send water south. The resolution also urges lawmakers to allocate 25.7 percent of Amendment 1 funds for Everglades restoration as proposed by the Governor. … Read More

Everglades Foundation at the Inaugural NAPPS conference

Friday, May 29, 2015

This month, the Everglades Foundation became a founding partner and member of the board of directors of the North American Partnership for Phosphorus Sustainability (NAPPS). NAPPS was created by a team of phosphorus researchers from Arizona State University to actively engage and promote sustainable phosphorus-handling practices in both the public and private sectors. On May 18 – … Read More

Statement from Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg Regarding Today’s Meeting of the South Florida Water Management District

Thursday, May 14, 2015

For Immediate Release Thursday, May 14, 2015 Palmetto Bay, Fla. – The Everglades Foundation today released the following statement, attributable to CEO Eric Eikenberg, regarding today’s meeting of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). “Today’s action taken by SFWMD is certainly disappointing to those who have supported executing the U.S. Sugar land buy to … Read More

LACOSTE and Everglades Foundation Partner for Limited-Edition Earth Day T-shirt

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

To celebrate Earth Day this year, we’ve partnered with LACOSTE to launch a limited-edition, unisex T-shirt. We know that restoring America’s Everglades is crucial to protecting the water supply, environment and economy for millions of Floridians who depend on its future health. LACOSTE has developed a 3-year program aiming at measuring the water quality in the Everglades … Read More

Florida Newspaper Editorial Boards in Their Own Words: Buy EAA Land & Send Water South

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Palmetto Bay, Fla. – Since its launch in January, the Support the EAA Reservoir Project Coalition has been advocating for Florida lawmakers to purchase the EAA land south of Lake Okeechobee in order to build a deep-water reservoir and help restore the Everglades. And as the clock on this time-sensitive land option continues to tick away, Florida editorial … Read More

To stop polluting rivers, buy land for reservoir

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

By Eric Eikenberg   Only two months into the New Year and already the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has started to release polluted water from Lake Okeechobee, resulting in water flowing into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers, and the Indian River Lagoon, which is expected to continue over the coming weeks and months. … Read More