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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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An open letter to Whole Foods Market Inc.

To: Whole Foods Regional Procurement RE: Request to stop purchasing and to remove from stores sugar produced in Florida Friends of the Everglades requests that Whole Foods stop selling sugar produced in Florida; products that fail to meet Whole Foods’ high standards. On the Whole Foods website, consumers are informed about what organic means. ”Organic…  Read the Rest»

July 24, 2014 in Conservation, Environmental Issues, Take Action by

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Sierra Club call to action

Acquisition of Florida Power and Light Company Lands in the East Everglades Expansion Area  Dear Friend of Everglades National Park: The Florida Power and Light Hearing for the transmission lines will be held on the 19th of February in the Club Stadium at Florida International University.  It is an important hearing and the more environmentalists…  Read the Rest»

February 17, 2014 in Conservation, Environmental Issues, Take Action by

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Clay Shaw, Big Sugar and the Everglades

Clay Shaw, Big Sugar and the Everglades by ALAN FARAGO   In obituaries, Florida Congressman Clay Shaw has been roundly praised as a moderate Republican and champion of the Everglades. A little too roundly. Shaw served 26 years in Congress, at a time when the GOP perfected polarization tactics as well as any southern Democrat. It is…  Read the Rest»

September 19, 2013 in Environmental Issues, News and Media by

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Deadline on key Everglades project looms

With a deadline to secure congressional authorization fast running out, environmentalists on Thursday pressed water managers to endorse a $2.2 billion suite of projects that is a key to finally restoring natural water flow through the heart of the River of Grass. “We can’t miss this opportunity,” said Eric Eikenberg, chief executive officer of the…  Read the Rest»

June 16, 2013 in Environmental Issues, News and Media by

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