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#GivingTuesday: Supporting the restoration of America’s Everglades

Friday, November 29, 2013

How will you give back on December 3rd?Celebrate #GivingTuesday with us! You’ve heard of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday… This December, we are proud to join the #GivingTuesday movement in its effort to create a national day of giving. The second annual Giving Tuesday will take place for 24 hours on December 3, 2013. … Read More

Just announced! Zac Brown Band to headline 2014 ForEverglades Benefit in Palm Beach

Monday, November 4, 2013

  Zac Brown Band to celebrate Everglades Foundation’s 20th Anniversary at ForEverglades Palm Beach Gala   Palmetto Bay, FL – The Everglades Foundation announced today that Zac Brown Band has graciously agreed to kick off the 20th anniversary of the Foundation by headlining the ninth annual ForEverglades Benefit at the Breakers Palm Beach on Saturday, February … Read More

Everglades Foundation in Action: Summer 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The long-awaited Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) was introduced by Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) on Thursday, September 19th and was quickly marked up—a process where potential amendments to the bill are discussed by committee members, followed by final approval of the underlying legislation. Members of the Everglades Foundation staff were present in Washington … Read More

Statement from Eric Eikenberg, Everglades Foundation CEO

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

In the history of Everglades restoration, Governor Rick Scott stands out as an environmental leader with his announcement today of his plan to spend $90 million over three years to complete the next phase of critical bridging of Tamiami Trail. This announcement, combined with Governor Scott’s $880 million Water Quality Plan, means the governor has successfully … Read More

Foundation scientists present at the National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration

Monday, August 12, 2013

Everglades Foundation scientists Dr. Stephen Davis, Wetland Ecologist and Aida Arik, Ecological Engineer, attended the National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration (NCER) in Schaumburg, Illinois—just west of Chicago. Davis and Arik presented papers on the role of science in developing the plan for Central Everglades restoration and the need for restoring the heart of the Everglades … Read More

U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz Balart recognizes Mary Barley for her dedication to protecting America’s Everglades

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

PALMETTO BAY, FL– On July 29, 2013, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz Balart, R-FL, paid tribute Monday to longtime Everglades advocate Mary Barley for her decades of work to protect and restore America’s Everglades. Diaz Balart presented Barley with a copy of the Congressional Record where she is recognized as “an outstanding individual and someone who has continuously supported … Read More

Moving forward: CEPP and the future of Everglades restoration

Monday, June 24, 2013

Critical legislation is moving through the Congress that will have a direct impact on the continued efforts of Everglades protection.  Congress is in the midst of considering the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). This legislation is vital—not only to America’s Everglades, but also for many water priorities all across the nation. WRDA is how Congress … Read More

Everglades Foundation report from Washington

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sally Jewell didn’t hesitate. Within seconds of taking our seats at the conference table in her 6th floor office, the new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior said America’s Everglades is “highly important” to her department. In office less than two weeks, Jewell set aside time last week to discuss protecting … Read More

How will sea-level rise affect the Everglades coastline?

Monday, April 29, 2013

MIAMI, FL — Dr. Stephen Davis and colleagues from Florida International University (FIU), South Florida Water Management District, and Everglades National Park seek to answer this pressing question.  Their approach will draw upon existing information and Everglades monitoring to develop a set of controlled experiments to investigate the effects of sea level rise on mangrove … Read More

Everglades Foundation congratulates Sally Jewell on her Senate confirmation as Secretary of Dept. of Interior

Thursday, April 11, 2013

“We congratulate Sally Jewell on her Senate confirmation as Secretary of the Department of Interior. Her strong bi-partisan support is a reflection of her ability to work closely with both the business community and those who care deeply about America’s environment. We will work closely with Secretary Jewell to assist in the Department’s continuing effort … Read More