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Statement by The Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg Regarding the Passage of WRDA in the U.S. House

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Today, we celebrate the strong bipartisan leadership of Congress in it’s commitment to Everglades restoration. Authorization of the long-awaited Central Everglades Planning Project in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 is a critical step toward reconnecting Lake Okeechobee south and restoring natural water flows in the Everglades. We thank Chairman Bill Shuster, Congressman … Read More

Statement by The Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg in Response to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Decision to Increase Discharges from Lake Okeechobee

Friday, September 23, 2016

Yesterday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announced it will increase discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries starting this weekend. The communities and businesses affected by the discharges remain under a state of emergency. Unfortunately, these damaging discharges will continue until long-term solutions are implemented. To dramatically decrease … Read More

Everglades Foundation Statement Regarding Senator Negron’s Plans for Reducing Harmful Water Discharges from Lake Okeechobee

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Everglades Foundation Statement Regarding Senator Negron’s Plans for Reducing Harmful Water Discharges  from Lake Okeechobee “Today, Florida Senate President-designate Joe Negron announced his plans for reducing harmful water discharges from Lake Okeechobee and is prepared to initiate planning for southern storage, while working together with the federal government. “The toxic, algae blooms and seagrass die-offs … Read More

Statement from Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg in response to the toxic water on Florida’s east coast

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Statement from Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg in response to the toxic water on Florida’s east coast Palmetto Bay, FL (July 2, 2016) – In January of this year, as Lake Okeechobee water began being dumped east toward the St. Lucie River Estuary and west toward the Caloosahatchee River Estuary, scientists from the Everglades Foundation … Read More

Florida Bay Forever Forum

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

EVENT ADVISORY Florida Bay Forever Forum The Health of this Unique Everglades Estuary and its Impact on the Florida Keys What: The Florida Bay Forever Forum is intended to provide Florida Bay scientists and members of the Florida Keys community an opportunity to discuss openly the current Florida Bay seagrass die-off (including the causes, the … Read More