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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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Everglades Coalition Asks DeSantis to Veto SB 2508

May 13th, 2022|

This week, the Everglades Coalition sent a letter to Gov. DeSantis requesting that he veto SB 2508. Sixty-one organizations make up the coalition devoted to restoration, preservation, and protection of the Greater Everglades. The letter applauds [...]

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