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Everglades restoration makes progress on Earth Day 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

PALMETTO BAY, Fla. — Today on the 46th annual Earth Day, the Everglades Foundation celebrates the groundbreaking of the next phase of Tamiami Trail bridging. Building on the success of the one-mile bridge completed in 2013 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the National Park Service and the … Read More

$10 Million Water Prize Welcomes New International Partners on #WorldWaterDay

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

PALMETTO BAY, Fla. — Today during the White House Water Summit, the Everglades Foundation announced two new international partnerships for their $10 million George Barley Water Prize, the largest science prize competition focused on clean water. The prize aims to find a viable and cost-effective solution to remove phosphorus pollution from freshwater bodies, both in … Read More

Everglades Foundation Statement on Passage of ‘Legacy Florida’ Legislation

Friday, March 11, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sarah Bascom,, 850.294.6636 Kelsey Swithers,, 941.400.8183 Palmetto Bay, Fla. – The Everglades Foundation today released the following statement, attributable to its CEO Eric Eikenberg, regarding the final passage of the ‘Legacy Florida’ bill, sponsored by Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart) and Representative Gayle Harrell (R-Stuart), which will establish a dedicated … Read More

CEO Statement Regarding Increased Lake Okeechobee Discharges Beginning Tomorrow

Thursday, February 4, 2016

PALMETTO BAY, FL — Today, Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg released the following statement following the announcement by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to maximize discharges from Lake Okeechobee beginning tomorrow. “We are disheartened to hear today’s announcement to increase discharges from Lake Okeechobee to maximum capacity. Still recovering from polluted discharges during the ‘Lost Summer’ of 2013, … Read More

Everglades Foundation Announces Formal Partnership with Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change on $10 Million Phosphorus Challenge

Friday, November 6, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         MIAMI — The Everglades Foundation proudly signed an MOU between the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (Canada) and the Miami based non-profit. Appearing at the Canadian Consulate in downtown Miami, flanked by Consul General Louise Léger and Everglades Foundation board member Rex Hamilton, Foundation CEO Eric … 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

The Everglades Foundation Applauds Next Phase of C-44 Everglades Project

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Yesterday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced an award of $197 million to advance the Indian River Lagoon South’s C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area Project. “While more storage is needed throughout the ecosystem, this project takes a first step at storing and cleaning local runoff and improving the St. Lucie Estuary,” said Dr. … Read More

Everglades Foundation Applauds $2 Million Commitment to Cape Sable Restoration

Thursday, August 27, 2015

PALMETTO BAY, FL — Today, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced a $2 million commitment to restoring Cape Sable, a vast wilderness area west of Flamingo bordering Florida Bay in Everglades National Park. The funding is being awarded in response to a proposal spearheaded by the Everglades Foundation and in recognition of critical environmental restoration efforts … Read More

Statement from Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg on today’s meeting of the South Florida Water Management District

Thursday, July 16, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 16, 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, the Governing Board took a courageous step to avert a budget crisis and ensure critical public services remain fully funded for … Read More