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Deep injection wells not the answer to state’s water problems

Thursday, June 28, 2018

South Florida has again been dealt too much rainfall, too early in the year. With few options, water managers are faced again with terrible choices: either stacking water in a lake whose dike can’t safely hold it or releasing it into an ecosystem that can’t survive it. Nothing lays bare the shortfalls of our flood management … Read More

House Passes Bipartisan Water Bill – Everglades Reservoir Another Step Closer to the Finish Line

Thursday, June 7, 2018

PALMETTO BAY, Fla. — Late Wednesday, the United States House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA) by a vote of 408-2, which includes a path forward for authorization of the Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir (Everglades reservoir).   Once constructed, the reservoir will store up to 78.2 billion gallons of excess water … Read More

Statement from Shannon Estenoz on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Approval of SFWMD Everglades Reservoir Plan

Monday, June 4, 2018

The Everglades Foundation COO Shannon A. Estenoz today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of plans for the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir (Everglades Reservoir). “We are pleased the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved the plans submitted by the South Florida Water Management District for the Everglades Reservoir. “The Army Corps of Engineers … Read More

House, Senate Committees OK Water Bill with Everglades Reservoir

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The 2018 Water Resources Development Act has just cleared both the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee with language including the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir and a Post-Authorization Change Report to the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CEPP) that will enable construction of the project. The measures will authorize … Read More

The Everglades Foundation Earns 4-star Charity Navigator Rating, GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

In recognition of its strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency, The Everglades Foundation has earned the highest levels of recognition offered by the nation’s two largest and most respected charity watchdogs, Charity Navigator and GuideStar. The Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg announced that the Foundation had earned both the coveted “Four-Star” rating by … Read More

The Everglades Foundation Adds Shannon Estenoz, Rebecca Rose

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Everglades Foundation has added new Chief Operating Officer/Vice President for Policy & Programs Shannon Estenoz and new Communications Director Rebeca Rose, the Foundation’s CEO, Eric Eikenberg, announced today. “We could not have found a more qualified person to lead the Foundation’s operations, policy and programs than Shannon Estenoz,” said Eikenberg, who noted that Estenoz … Read More

Statement from Everglades Foundation CEO on DEP Order on EAA Reservoir Project

Monday, March 5, 2018

The Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg today issued the following statement in response to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s approval of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir project. “After decades of persistent droughts in the Everglades, sea grass die-offs in Florida Bay, and algae-causing pollution of the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers, we are … Read More

The Everglades Foundation and Dream in Green invite South Florida High School Students to participate in the Phosphorus Challenge

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Miami, FL – February 1, 2018 – The Everglades Foundation and Dream in Green announce its first ever partnership to bring high school students across the region the opportunity to win a cash prize through their participation in the Phosphorus Challenge, a competition to bring public awareness to the challenges plaguing Florida’s iconic Everglades and … Read More

Happy 70th Birthday, Everglades National Park!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Seventy years ago today, in Everglades City, Florida, President Harry Truman mounted a podium for a nationally-broadcast radio address to formally dedicate the new “Everglades National Park.” Standing behind him were Secretary of the Interior Julius A. Krug; Florida Governor Millard Caldwell; and both of Florida’s Senators, Spessard L. Holland and Claude Pepper. One month … Read More