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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

New study finds polluted water from Lake Okeechobee decreases home values

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New research by Florida Realtors® of the effect of polluted water on homeowner property values shows a potential decrease of nearly $1 billion in Lee and Martin counties. This loss is attributable to polluted discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers and estuaries, according to the study, which was supported in part by Everglades Foundation. … Read More

Support the EAA Reservoir Project Coalition Announces Growing List of Supporters

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Palmetto Bay, Fla. – Today, the Support the EAA Reservoir Project Coalition, which is dedicated to helping solve Florida’s water crisis by storing more water in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA), announced its growing list of supporters. The list includes more than 50 businesses and organizations, ranging from local and statewide environmental and conservation organizations to local businesses … Read More

Statement by Everglades Foundation CEO on Tamiami Trail Project

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Palmetto Bay, Fla. — Yesterday, Gov. Scott announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued a permit to begin construction on a 2.6 mile bridge along the Tamiami Trail. Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg released the following statement today: “Yesterday’s announcement green-lighting the construction of 2.6 miles of bridging along the Tamiami Trail shows leadership … Read More

Eric Eikenberg applauds Governor Rick Scott’s Everglades budget proposal

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Statement from Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg Regarding the Governor’s Budget Proposal for Everglades Restoration  “This is another historic moment in Everglades restoration. Over the last three years, Governor Scott has tackled critical Everglades issues. From the $880 million Restoration Strategies plan, to the $90 million for the next 2.6 miles of Tamiami Trail to … Read More

Statement from Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg Regarding the Release of Polluted Water from Lake Okeechobee

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Everglades Foundation today released the following statement, attributable to CEO Eric Eikenberg, regarding the release of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie River estuaries.   “Here we go again.  With the crisis of 2013 haunting us, the release of more polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and … Read More

Statement from Eric Eikenberg, Everglades Foundation CEO

Friday, December 12, 2014

“On behalf of the Everglades Foundation, I want to congratulate Jon Steverson for his appointment as Secretary of Department of Environmental Protection. We look forward to working with Secretary Steverson and Governor Rick Scott  in the ongoing effort to ensure the water quantity and quality needed to restore and protect America’s Everglades.”

Statement from Eric Eikenberg, Everglades Foundation CEO

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

“I want to thank on behalf of the Everglades Foundation Secretary Ananth Prasad for his service to the state of Florida as secretary of transportation. We particularly thank Secretary Prasad for his leadership in securing $90 million of state funding to bridge the next 2.6 miles of Tamiami Trail. His leadership on the Tamiami Trail … Read More

Everglades Foundation announces The Grand Challenge – A $10 Million Science Prize

Monday, September 22, 2014

September 22, 2014 Today, the Everglades Foundation announces a global initiative offering a $10 million prize to anyone who can solve one of the world’s most daunting environmental problems. A donor has committed the $10 million prize for The Grand Challenge. An additional $1 million will be awarded in a variety of subcategories. The U.S. … Read More