Friends, In March of 2015 over 200 Everglades scientists signed a petition declaring that, “As a scientist working in the Everglades, it is my scientific opinion that increased storage and treatment of fresh water south of Lake Okeechobee, and additional flow from the lake southward, is essential to restoring the Everglades, Florida Bay, and the… Read the Rest»
April 18th, 2016 Friends, The public is invited to attend Friends of the Everglades 47th annual meeting Sunday, May 22nd, 1:00-3:00 in the historic Doc Thomas House at Tropical Audubon Society’s headquarters, 5530 Sunset Drive (parking available behind the house, on SW 55th Ave.). Laura Reynolds, currently the a consultant representing the Southern Alliance for… Read the Rest»
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»
From the Tampa Bay Times – “Under Scott, Department of Environmental Protection undergoes drastic change”
In January, Gov. Rick Scott stood in front of a room full of Department of Environmental Protection employees and praised their hard work. One accomplishment Scott singled out: making it easier than ever to obtain a permit for filling in wetlands, pumping water out of the aquifer or pouring pollutants into the water and air.… Read the Rest»
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Friends of the Everglades (everglades.org) is offering a day long Everglades adventure on Saturday, March 8th (cost, $50 per person for a guided tour of what experts call the most comprehensive ecosystem restoration project in the world). The Friends of the Everglades trip, by comfortable tour bus, will take a route from Miami towards Lake… Read the Rest»