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Everglades Foundation Statement on Passage of ‘Legacy Florida’ Legislation

Friday, March 11, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sarah Bascom, sarah@bascomllc.com, 850.294.6636 Kelsey Swithers, kelsey@bascomllc.com, 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