Summer 2012 - Newsletter

New Members of the Board

Philip Kushlan RSMAS, Virginia Key, Florida, USA Philip Kushlan graduated from the University of Miami with a BS in Biology and Marine Science in 2008. He graduated from UM’s Biology department with a MS in 2011, using genomics and stable isotopes to study the metabolism of sap-feeding insects and their bacterial symbionts. He is currently…  Read the Rest»

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Then & Now

THEN: 1981 Friends of the Everglades Newsletter (Click Thumbnails to Enlarge) NOW: The mission of Friends of the Everglades is the same as when Marjory Stoneman Douglas founded our organization over forty years ago. We have been very fortunate during this time with qualified leaders who take for a guiding principle the uncompromising views that…  Read the Rest»

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Litigation

FRIENDS’ LEGAL WORK REMAINS STRONG By: Albert J. Slap, Esq., General Counsel Gold/Moreno Cases. Friends of the Everglades’ legal activism to protect and preserve  Marjory’s “River of Grass” has always been a key component of the organization’s mission  and its success. Elsewhere in this newsletter, on Friends’ website, and in the press, you have  probably…  Read the Rest»

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Education

In the mid 1990′s, Miami-Dade educators Connie Washburn and Marta Whitehouse set a goal to get students more interested in their surrounding natural environment, most especially the Florida Everglades. One particular year, 1994, the teachers had a special group of highly motivated students. The children became concerned about a project to build a theme park…  Read the Rest»

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Science

SULFUR/MERCURY POLLUTION THREATENS HUMANS, WILDLIFE AND THE EVERGLADES John F.H. Purcell, Ph.D. Introduction The issue of phosphorus contamination flowing from the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) into The Everglades has been a major focus of water quality concerns in recent years. But an equal and in some ways greater threat to the Everglades ecosystem, one which…  Read the Rest»

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