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Everglades Foundation announces The Grand Challenge – A $10 Million Science Prize

Monday, September 22, 2014

September 22, 2014 Today, the Everglades Foundation announces a global initiative offering a $10 million prize to anyone who can solve one of the world’s most daunting environmental problems. A donor has committed the $10 million prize for The Grand Challenge. An additional $1 million will be awarded in a variety of subcategories. The U.S. … Read More

CEO Eric Eikenberg on the Florida Legislature’s historic funding of Everglades restoration projects

Friday, May 2, 2014

During the 2014 session, the Florida Legislature made tremendous strides in the ongoing effort to protect and restore America’s Everglades. The Legislature increased overall funding to $169 million – more than double the previous year’s funding for water quality improvements and restoration. In addition, $90 million was approved to begin construction on 2.6 miles of … Read More

From our CEO: Statement on action by Florida Senate Select Committee on Indian River Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee Basin

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Senator Joe Negron has shown steady and committed leadership in dealing with the environmental and economic crisis resulting from harmful Lake Okeechobee discharges. As chairman of the Florida Senate Select Committee on Indian River Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee Basin, Senator Negron has worked closely with his committee colleagues to explore both short and long term … Read More

U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz Balart recognizes Mary Barley for her dedication to protecting America’s Everglades

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

PALMETTO BAY, FL– On July 29, 2013, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz Balart, R-FL, paid tribute Monday to longtime Everglades advocate Mary Barley for her decades of work to protect and restore America’s Everglades. Diaz Balart presented Barley with a copy of the Congressional Record where she is recognized as “an outstanding individual and someone who has continuously supported … Read More

Everglades Foundation and Florida Atlantic University Pine Jog Environmental Education Center announce new education initiative

Thursday, April 18, 2013

 WEST PALM BEACH – Today the Everglades Foundation announced an exciting partnership with Florida Atlantic University and Pine Jog Environmental Education Center to develop a new Everglades Restoration curriculum for Florida’s K-12 teachers and students.  “Education is a vital part of the mission of the Everglades Foundation,” said Eric Eikenberg, Foundation CEO. “If we want … Read More