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The Everglades Foundation Applauds Senate Committee on Environmental Preservation & Conservation for Voting Favorably on SB 10

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Everglades Foundation (The Foundation) today applauded the Senate Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation for voting favorably on Senate Bill 10, sponsored by State Senator Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island). SB 10 would expedite a critical Everglades restoration project to reduce harmful discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers and send … Read More

The Everglades Foundation Statement Regarding the Filing of Legislation to Store, Clean & Send Lake Okeechobee Water South to the Everglades

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Everglades Foundation today released the following statement, attributable to its CEO Eric Eikenberg, regarding the filing of legislation, Senate Bill 10 by State Senator Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island), to respond to the water crisis facing the coastal estuaries and the Everglades. “We thank Senator Bradley for recognizing that a water crisis anywhere in Florida … Read More

Statement Regarding the SFWMD’s Response to The Everglades Foundation Letter

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Everglades Foundation (The Foundation) is a science-based not-for-profit dedicated to protecting and restoring America’s Everglades. The Foundation provides policymakers and the public with honest and credible information. Our interest and goal is the public good of Florida and its economy, which is dependent on a healthy Everglades.  The South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) … Read More

Statement of The Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg on the Lifting of the “State of Emergency” Caused by Toxic Algae Outbreaks

Thursday, December 29, 2016

“The State of Emergency caused by the harmful Lake Okeechobee discharges that devastated communities for 242 days has expired, but we should not forget that this is an environmental disaster whose magnitude is measured not in days but in jobs lost, businesses closed, homes not sold and people made ill by toxic algae. “We are … Read More

CISRERP Releases Biennial Review on Progress of Everglades Restoration

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Palmetto Bay, Fla. – The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress (CISRERP), a non-governmental body charged with providing Congress with independent and objective scientific information, today released its sixth biennial review on the progress of Everglades restoration. The 2016 findings underscored declarations by more than … Read More

The Everglades Foundation Statement Regarding Authorization of the Central Everglades Planning Project in the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act

Friday, December 9, 2016

Palmetto Bay, Fla. – The Everglades Foundation today released the following statement, attributable to its CEO Eric Eikenberg, regarding the authorization of the long-awaited Central Everglades Planning Project in the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act “Today, we celebrate the authorization of the long-awaited Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) in the Water Infrastructure … Read More

The Everglades Foundation Officially Kicks Off Search for Algae Bloom Solution with Four-year, $10-million Prize

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Everglades Foundation (The Foundation) today officially kicked off its four-year, $10-million George Barley Water Prize at the “Tapping Innovation: Breakthrough Thinking, Action & Awards” event at the Miami Science Barge, which was sponsored by the Knight Foundation, unveiling the winners of the first two phases of Stage 1 of the competition. The winners, TEAM … Read More

Clean Water: The Everglades Foundation Kicks Off Search for Algae Bloom Solution with Four-year, $10-million Prize

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Palmetto Bay, Fla. – In a bold effort to find a solution to one of the world’s most challenging environmental problems, The Everglades Foundation (The Foundation) will officially kick off its four-year, $10-million George Barley Water Prize at the “Tapping Innovation: Breakthrough Thinking, Action & Awards” event on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 6 p.m., at … Read More

The Everglades Foundation Partners with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment to Save the Everglades through Literacy

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Miami, Fla. – SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and The Everglades Foundation, Inc. announced a new partnership focused on educating young Floridians about the importance of saving America’s Everglades. Through the Everglades Literacy Curriculum, teachers help students understand the immeasurable ecological and economic impact of the Everglades ecosystem and why saving this national treasure is important … Read More

1 Bus, 12 Days, 22 Cities, 1,976 Miles, 7,700 Signatures, 1 Mission: Build the EAA Reservoir & Save America’s Everglades

Monday, November 7, 2016

Palmetto Bay, Fla. — The Everglades Foundation’s (The Foundation) “Road Trip to Restoration” rolled into Islamorada, Florida, last night, concluding a 12-day, 22-city bus tour to build support for incoming Florida Senate President Joe Negron’s (R-Stuart) plan to stop outbreaks of toxic algae by building a water storage reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee in the … Read More