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Friends of the Everglades —

Preserve, Protect & Restore The Everglades

At Friends of the Everglades we compel government agencies to comply with existing environmental laws, and resist any efforts to weaken such laws. Encourage politicians to recognize the long consequences of their actions. Spread awareness of the importance of the Everglades to the South Florida ecosystem.

“There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth; remote, never wholly known. Nothing anywhere else is like them…”

— Marjory Stoneman Douglas

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Tom Lodge —

The Everglades Handbook

Friends of the Everglades extends enormous thanks to Thomas E. Lodge for his generous approval of reposted details of his book, The Everglades Handbook, Fourth Edition on our website. A premiere reference for Everglades information, we intend this information to be a resource for all who come to dig deep into the details of Everglades restoration.

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Our Issues

Public Comments —

Lake Okeechobee Operations

Feedback concentrating on the desired outcome and suggested mechanism to achieve it for the new lake regulation schedule.

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Scientific Report —

The case for improving the EAA Reservoir.

We hired a wetlands expert to examine the projects effectiveness and articulated 20 concerns to the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Video Library —

Voices of the Everglades

The Everglades still needs a voice. All of our voices. Become a voice of the Everglades today!

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Latest News

Stop the LOSOM bait and switch

January 25th, 2022|

The Story The State of Florida is asking the Army Corps of Engineers for big changes to the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) that we do not support. Catch me up. LOSOM will determine when [...]

Letter to the Army Corps: Keep LOSOM fair and balanced

January 21st, 2022|

On January 21, 2022 we submitted a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers on behalf of Friends of the Everglades, Calusa Waterkeeper, Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, Florida Oceanographic Society, and Conservancy of Southwest Florida articulating [...]

Everglades Illustrated: The power of seagrass

January 11th, 2022|

Last week’s 37th annual Everglades Coalition Conference has us thinking about the importance of a particular building block throughout the greater Everglades ecosystem: seagrass. During the conference, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava reminded us of [...]

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