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The Vanishing and Rematerializing Butterflies of South Florida

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

THE MIAMI BLUE The Miami blue, a beautiful silver and blue butterfly, has been flitting along the edge of extinction for decades. This Florida subspecies, endangered at both the federal and state level, started declining in the 1980s and 90s. It was once found as far north as St. Petersburg and Daytona in tropical hardwood … Read More

Experts at NaplesNEXT say we can solve SWFL water quality crisis

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Hannah Vogel, WinkNews Two sights that became all too common in Southwest Florida were vibrant blue-green algae clogging up freshwater canals and dead fish washing up on our shores from red tide. Experts visiting Collier County for the NaplesNEXT Ideas Festival said we can fix our water quality crisis with easy solutions. “This cannot become … Read More

Everglades Foundation Responds to President’s Budget Request for Everglades Restoration

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

For Immediate Release Contact Rebecca Rose, 786.231.1687, rrose@evergladesfoundation.org Everglades Foundation Responds to President’s Budget Request for Everglades Restoration PALMETTO BAY, Fla. — Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg today issued the following statement responding to President Trump’s budget request of nearly $63.3 million for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for South Florida Everglades Restoration and … Read More

Everglades Foundation Applauds DeSantis SFWMD Appointments

Thursday, February 21, 2019

For Immediate Release Contact Rebecca Rose, 757.268.5429, rrose@evergladesfoundation.org Kelsey Swithers, 941.400.8183, kelsey@bascomllc.com  Everglades Foundation Applauds DeSantis SFWMD Appointments “A diverse cross-section of local governments, business leaders and friends of the environment”  PALMETTO BAY, Fla. – Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg issued the following statement in response to Governor Ron DeSantis’ appointments to the governing board of … Read More

Statement from The Everglades Foundation CEO on Appointment of Noah Valenstein as DEP Secretary

Friday, February 15, 2019

For Immediate Release Contact Rebecca Rose, rrose@evergladesfoundation.org, 786.231.1687 Kelsey Swithers, kelsey@bascomllc.com, 941.400.8183 Palmetto Bay, Fla. — The Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg today issued the following statement regarding Governor Ron DeSantis’ decision to appoint Noah Valenstein to lead the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. “We applaud Governor Ron DeSantis’ decision to appoint Noah Valenstein to this crucial position. … Read More

Statement of Opposition to Oil Drilling in the Everglades

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Contact Rebecca Rose, 786.231.1687, rrose@evergladesfoundation.org Statement of Opposition to Oil Drilling in the Everglades Palmetto Bay, Fla— “We are deeply opposed to oil exploration in the heart of America’s Everglades. The Everglades is the water supply for over 8 million Floridians, and the state and federal governments have spent billions of dollars to protect and … Read More

The Everglades Foundation Responds to Concerns About the Aquatic Herbicide Spraying Program In Florida

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Everglades Foundation Responds to Concerns About the Aquatic Herbicide Spraying Program In Florida MIAMI, Fla. – “Anything to do with the quality of water in Lake Okeechobee is of deep concern to The Everglades Foundation.  Our scientists are concerned over possible effects of glysophate in Lake Okeechobee, and are collaborating with the University of Florida to … Read More

SFWMD board Chair Federico Fernandez said he will resign as Gov. Ron DeSantis asked

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Ali Schmitz, Treasure Coast Newspapers South Florida Water Management District board Chairman Federico Fernandez said he plans to resign after the group’s next meeting on Feb. 14. Fernandez said it was “clear” Gov. Ron DeSantis wants “a board completely comprised of his appointments for the purpose of carrying out his vision,” he wrote in a … Read More

Statement of Everglades Foundation on Governor’s Budget Proposal

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

For Immediate Release January 30, 2019 Contact Rebecca Rose, 786.231.1687, rrose@evergladesfoundation.org Statement of Everglades Foundation on Governor’s Budget Proposal “It’s up to us to tell the Legislature to Follow the Governor’s Lead” FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla— Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg has issued the following statement in reaction to the budget recommendation issued yesterday by Governor … Read More

Florida Governor DeSantis Makes SFWMD Appointments, Seeks $625 Million For Everglades

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made a couple of appointments to the South Florida Water Management District governing board on Tuesday and recommended $625M for water resources projects. DeSantis announced the appointment of ‘Alligator Ron’ Bergeron to the South Florida Water Management District governing board during a press conference at the Everglades Holiday … Read More