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  • commented 2017-07-21 11:50:40 -0400

    I wanted to reach out to see if you would be of interest in Deerbusters poly and metal deer fencing to help protect the Everglades and its wildlife. Deer fencing is the most effective means for keeping out deer and rodents from gardens and on farms, thus reducing deer damage and protecting landscapes.

    Located in Waynesboro, PA, Deerbusters offers different fence types in various strengths and sizes. Our most popular type of deer fencing is made from a durable polypropylene material, built to last between 20-30 years in all-weather elements. For high-impact deer pressure, consider our metal deer fence options available in a steel hex web, welded wire or fixed knot. Our heavy-duty deer fence with reinforced bottom edge stops digging rodents from entering gardens, too. We proudly carry TENAX fence and offer the best prices on all virtually invisible TENAX products. We even have deer repellents to further safeguard properties. Earlier this year, Deerbusters launched to accommodate the needs of homeowners, farmers and gardeners alike throughout Canada.

    Please consider working with Deerbusters; and let me know if you have any questions.

    Thank you,

    Jennifer Smith

  • commented 2017-07-17 19:28:10 -0400
    Anyone know when SW 168 ST. in Miami-Dade County will once again be open westward all the way to SW 237 Ave. where the former Chekika State Recreational Area is? I’ve been going there for 36+ years and miss its easy access (for me anyway) and continuing beauty, especially at sunset. It appears that SFWMD has taken over SW 168 St. west of about SW 212 Ave. Thank you for any assistance you might provide.
  • commented 2017-07-05 14:27:03 -0400
    I would like to know if you’re interested in reading a very short piece of fiction set in the former Chekika State Park. I am a professional writer.
  • commented 2017-07-03 14:34:03 -0400
    Hello Friends of the Everglades Team,

    Thank you for the excellent work you do in providing information and incentive to take action to protect the Everglades. I saw something on Link TV that caught my attention. It is the Earth Focus Environment Film Festival which will be held in Los Angeles at the end of July. With climate changing an undeniable reality and Miami at a particularly high risk, perhaps we could have a festival like that here. This is the link and a list of films for the upcoming festival.
  • commented 2017-06-18 14:00:41 -0400
    Senator Rubio said he voted for the CEPP (Central Everglades Planning Project) and on Dec 10, 2016 President Obama signed it into law. Can you tell me what Florida has done to implement that law ?
  • commented 2017-06-06 18:41:35 -0400
    Hi,is it visitation hours and if so what are they? Thank you.
  • commented 2017-06-04 09:10:38 -0400
    My cousin, Nancy Carroll Brown, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2017 , and was buried on Thursday, June 1, 2017. She had endured Altzheimer’s for ten years and was cared for by her son, Kevin Brown. She was very active in the environmental movement almost all of her life and worked closely with Marjorie Stoneman Douglas. At one point, I believe she was president of your organization. It would be nice to have her recognized in some way and I think you will have much in your archives for this. You may contact me at 863-409-5585.

    I cannot find a phone number on your website.
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  • commented 2017-03-28 08:24:42 -0400
    Good morning,

    I am a student in a Master’s on International relationships in France, and I am looking for an internship for this summer. I heard from your organization from a friend of mine that is living in Miami.

    I checked on your website but saw no sections on internships. I’d like to know if you were looking for interns for this summer, and if so, can I send you my resume and cover letter?

    I am currently writing an Essay on Mr Trump’s recent election, and on the consequences of this election on the environment and climate change fight. Thus, working in your organization would be a wonderful opportunity for me.

    Thank you for your time and consideration,

    Best regards,

    Mathilde Cousin
  • commented 2017-03-28 08:23:08 -0400
    This is Alina De La Barrera the program coordinator @ John F. Kennedy Library, hope this finds you well.

    The reason why I am contacting you is because we are organizing a fair, here at John F. Kennedy Library in celebration of the Earth’s Day on April 22nd and it will be great if the The Friends of the Everglades could joying us on that day.

    The event will be mainly targeted to parents and children; the age of children ranges between 6 and 11 years respectively. The fair will start at 10:00 am and end at 4:00 pm. The fair will start with activities at the library’s community garden, and will continue in the auditorium with paintings, book readings, Eco- friendly crafts, among other activities, in which the kids and families will be actively involved. Your presentation will be scheduled from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the auditorium .

    Please let me know if this will be possible.


    Alina De La Barrera

    Program Coordinator

    Children’s Department Supervisor

    John F. Kennedy Library

    190 W 49 st. Hialeah, FL33012


  • commented 2017-03-17 01:32:41 -0400
    Can’t get there for the speaker. Is someone going to take a video to watch?
  • commented 2017-03-15 07:53:39 -0400
    Does anybody want to protest this Saturday’s Clewiston Sugar Festival 3/18/17? I will be there.
  • commented 2017-03-09 14:11:31 -0500
    A Special One-Day Climate Event!

    You Are Invited!


    Join us for . . .


    “Pathways to Power:

    Personal and Political Avenues

    To Successful Climate Action”



    Saturday, March 18th


    Eckerd College

    St. Petersburg, Florida



    An opportunity to be together

    with Floridians from all over the state

    who are dedicated to

    a clean, livable future!


    Please feel free to extend this invitation to friends.





    Saturday, March 18th

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    (with lunch included)




    Eckerd College Conference Center

    St. Petersburg, FL



    • * * TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE: * * *



      $20 – Early-Bird Reservation (by March 13)

      $5 – Students (by March 13)


      $30 – Registration after March 13

      $10 – Students (after March 13)


      Please register EARLY

      so that we can tell the catering service

      how many people are coming for lunch!



      GUEST SPEAKERS Include:


      Dr. Jesse Sherry – Asst. Professor of Envir. Studies

      Eckerd College


      Elli Sparks – Director of Field Development,

      Citizens’ Climate Lobby


      Dr. John Van Leer – Rosenstiel School of Marine

      and Atmospheric Science,

      University of Miami


      Dr. David Houle – Futurist and Author of

      “Spaceship Earth”


      Dr. Barry Jacobson – Founder of the solar design

      and installation firm, Solar Impact




      Eckerd College Organization of Students (ECOS)


      Citizens’ Climate Lobby/Citizens’ Climate Education


    Bring YOUR Energy

    to Help Pave the Way

    for a Clean Energy Future!
  • commented 2017-03-08 07:28:36 -0500
    I would like to have someone from Friends of the Everglades speak at our club in Miami about the importance of allowing biodiversity in communities. We have been having issues with raccoons and other wildlife in our community and need help understanding how we can live together with our local wildlife. Please contact me as soon as possible to advise if this would be something your group could offer.
  • commented 2017-02-21 15:09:09 -0500
    I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and our company. My name is Rudy and I head up strategic partnerships at TerraCycle. TerraCycle is a global recycling company focused on finding sustainable solutions for waste that would otherwise be disposed of through conventional methods such as incineration or landfilling. I am writing you today because TerraCycle is kindly requesting that your organization send us the rigid plastic that you collect on beaches, shorelines, and in waterways at no cost to you.

    In recognition of the fact that discarded plastic plagues our oceans, beaches and waterways, TerraCycle is working to collect rigid plastic waste from beaches and shorelines. The materials will then be used to create new fully-recyclable products. This is a fully-sponsored program meaning the costs of shipping, processing and recycling for this program will all be covered by TerraCycle and our partners. Free UPS shipping labels can be attained through one’s TerraCycle account.

    During this first phase of the project we are bringing together a North American supply chain to ensure that we can collect large enough quantities of material to ensure the viability of the project for the foreseeable future, which is where we ask for the help of your organization to bolster our collection efforts. I would welcome an opportunity to speak with you in person about the program and the potential for collaboration between our teams. I have attached some relevant materials for your reference.

    All the best,
  • commented 2017-02-18 13:55:44 -0500

    My name is Savanna Kennedy, and I am in seventh grade at North Broward Preparatory School in Coconut Creek, Florida. I am currently finishing a project for National History Day (, a national competition which requires students to conduct research on a topic of their choice. The theme this year is “Taking a Stand” and the topic of MY project is Marjory Stoneman Douglas and her efforts to raise awareness of how the straightening of the Kissimmee River affected the Everglades.

    I have contacted Florida Crystals to get information on their view point, but they have not contacted me back. I would like the opportunity to interview someone in your organization in order to get more information regarding how the straightening of the KIssimmee River affected the everglades. This interview could be conducted via email, phone or Skype, and would truly enhance my project. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Since my first two interviews fell through, I only have the beginning of this week to conclude my project. The fair is this Friday, Feb. 24th.


    Savanna Kennedy
  • commented 2017-02-14 12:55:04 -0500
    Dear Friends of the Everglades,

    My name is Karla, I came across your group after visiting this past November, after learning about some of the projects you do to support the park. My husband and I are artists traveling through all 59 national parks and along the way we’re documenting them through illustrations, photography and creative stories.

    Today we shared the unlikely love story between an Everglades alligator and Biscayne manatee – a bit of fun – and we also shared the poster from Everglades. Would you be interested in seeing the story?

    If you enjoy it, maybe we can send you a copy of the poster to share with your community. We are donating 10% of sales from prints to the friends groups of each park (set aside and donated annually).

    Many thanks!

  • commented 2017-02-01 15:15:37 -0500
    I am the Gifted Youth and Leadership Coordinator for American Mensa, the High Intelligence Organization. Our annual convention moves throughout the country each year and this year it will be held at The Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood Florida. I am looking for outreach educational opportunities that could come to us at the hotel. Unfortunately we do not have the option to travel to your location. Would there be any opportunities for us to work together this coming Friday July 7th? I would have 3 groups of kid (less than 30 in a group) ages 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. These are exceptionally bright kids and they love to learn and get new information. We would love to work with you if there is any way we could.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Jamie Uphold

    Gifted Youth and Leadership Coordinator | | 817.607.5578

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  • commented 2017-01-30 09:01:05 -0500

    I am organizing a Team Meeting in October and wondered if you had opportunities for group volunteering activities to help with your work for an afternoon (4-5 hours). We would really like to give back to the community and believe the important work you do would be something we could help with. There would be approximately 50-60 people.

    Please let me know.

    Many thanks

    Andy Traviss
  • commented 2017-01-24 13:26:37 -0500
    Hi Alan:

    The Junior Orange Bowl Creative Writing Committee is wondering if Friends of the Everglades would like to make a few remarks at our Awards Ceremony Sun, Feb 12, 2:00 pm at Books & Books? Our theme this year is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks.

    “At this, the 100th

    Anniversary of the U.S.

    National Parks, What Can We

    Do to Protect Our Parks in the

    Years to Come?”

    Thanks in advance

  • commented 2017-01-17 15:39:16 -0500
    We are inquiring to see if you could send a representative to our Earth Day event on 4/22 from 4-7pm at the Wellington Amphitheater in Wellington FL.