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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Video Library —

Welcome to Friends of the Everglades

Friends of the Everglades was founded by Marjory Stoneman Douglas in 1969. Friends initial goal was to stop the construction of a major airport near Everglades National Park. We succeeded. Since then Friends has remained faithful to its mission to protect, preserve, and restore the only Everglades in the world.

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 —

Will the EAA Reservoir work? Experts say it won’t.

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

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Latest News

Virtual Meet & Greet with Clyde Butcher

January 20th, 2021|

Remind yourself of the natural world we're fighting for by joining an artist talk with Everglades photographer Clyde Butcher 2-3 p.m. Feb. 11. The virtual event, co-hosted by Friends of the Everglades and the Arts Council [...]

Fix the FLO Summit Invitation

December 15th, 2020|

Fix the FLO Summit Thursday, December 17, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friends of the Everglades joins the Rivers Coalition, the Florida Oceanographic Society, and the Indian Riverkeeper in welcoming virtual attendees to join the first Fix the [...]

We can end toxic discharges

December 11th, 2020|

Lake Okeechobee discharges continue, but there’s an end in sight. An announcement made today by the Army Corps of Engineers confirmed that they would lessen the polluted lake releases to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries. [...]

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