Tell South Florida water managers to buy U.S. Sugar Corp. land while they can!

Friends, One of the biggest issues facing Everglades restoration in 2015 is the State’s decision whether or not to buy 46,800 acres of land south of Lake Okeechobee from U.S. Sugar Corp. before the option expires this October. Phosphorus and sulfur runoff from the sugar industry are polluting the Everglades, leading to ecosystem collapse and…  Read the Rest»

February 5, 2015 in Conservation, Environmental Issues, Legal Actions, News and Media, Take Action by

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Everglades group wants state to buy more Big Sugar land

Buying more Big Sugar land is at the top of Everglades advocates’ 2015 to-do list, with taxpayers potentially facing a price tag that could hit $350 million. The Everglades Coalition is calling for the state to buy another 46,800 acres of U.S. Sugar Corp. land. The sugar cane fields and other property south of Lake…  Read the Rest»

February 5, 2015 in Education by

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Friends of the Everglades 2014 End-Of-Year Newsletter

      Dear Friends of the Everglades, This is the time of year to ask for your continued financial support of Friends of the Everglades (http://everglades.org). Your contributions allow us to continue our twin missions: to educate school-age students in Miami-Dade and to compel government to follow its own laws protecting the Everglades. By…  Read the Rest»

December 20, 2014 in Conservation, Environmental Issues, News and Media, Take Action by

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Please sign our petition to Whole Foods to stop the purchase of sugar produced in the State of Florida

Sugar produced in Florida does not meet the corporate standards for sustainable agriculture that are embraced by Whole Foods. You can help make a difference for restoration of America’s Everglades through pressure on the region’s largest polluting industry. Our campaign begins with Whole Foods. https://www.change.org/p/john-mackey-president-stop-purchases-of-sugar-produced-in-the-state-of-florida?recruiter=184564441&utm_campaign=mailto_link&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

November 20, 2014 in Conservation, Take Action by

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Restoring the Heart of the Everglades: the Challenges and Benefits

Check out this short review of the status of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) and Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP): Restoring the Heart of the Everglades: the Challenges and Benefits National Wetlands Newsletter, Vol. 36, No. 6, Copyright © 2014 Environmental Law Institute ® Washington, DC, USA

November 17, 2014 in Education by

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