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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

Buffett at The Beach! Jimmy Buffett to Headline the 2018 ForEverglades Annual Palm Beach Benefit

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Everglades Foundation is proud to announce that Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will headline its ForEverglades Annual Benefit on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at The Breakers in Palm Beach. This year’s event will celebrate the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary.  It is especially appropriate that Buffett will headline this year’s celebration, having been one … Read More

The Everglades Foundation Recognizes Lake Park Elementary as Everglades Champion School

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Naples, Fla. – The Everglades Foundation will visit Lake Park Elementary School TOMORROW, Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 10 a.m. EST, to recognize it among 10 Everglades Champion Schools. Lake Park Elementary was the first school to implement the foundation’s Everglades literacy program. This program was launched in 2014 as a voluntary curriculum sponsored by … Read More

Peer-reviewed Journal Publishes The Everglades Foundation’s Research Highlighting Restoration Program’s Effectiveness

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Washington DC, October 31, 2017 – Just past the midway point in the long-term Everglades restoration program, The Everglades Foundation has published a new paper in the journal Restoration Ecology to help make years of Everglades research results more accessible to the public. The article, “The Synthesis of Everglades Restoration and Ecosystem Services (SERES): a … Read More

Top 10 Contenders Named in $10 Million George Barley Water Prize

Thursday, October 26, 2017

CHICAGO, IL (October 26) – The top 10 contenders in the George Barley Water Prize, a $10 million worldwide competition to find a solution to the algae crisis, were named today during a ceremony at Chicago’s Field Museum. The top 10 teams, from the United States, Canada and The Netherlands, emerged from an initial field … Read More

Everglades Foundation Praises SFWMD Action

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Everglades Foundation today released the following statement, attributable to CEO Eric Eikenberg, regarding the South Florida Water Management District’s announcement to expand capacity of S333 spillway and remove the Old Tamiami Trail. “We are delighted that these important components of the Central Everglades Plan will be fast tracked to reduce dangerous high-water levels and increase water … Read More