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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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.

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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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