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
Public Comments —
Lake Okeechobee Operations
Feedback concentrating on the desired outcome and suggested mechanism to achieve it for the new lake regulation schedule.
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.
Video Library —
Voices of the Everglades
The Everglades still needs a voice. All of our voices. Become a voice of the Everglades today!
Friends of the Everglades joins Hulu at SXSW: Bridging the Gender Gap in Public Art
Bridging the Gender Gap in Public Art panelists (from left) Brenda Berkman, of Monumental Women, Saya Woolfalk, artist, Eve Samples, Executive Director of Friends of the Everglades, and Vivi Nguyen, of Hulu. Friends [...]
Everglades Illustrated: Can you guess Florida’s biggest polluter?
Florida’s BMAPs (Basin Management Action Plans) are supposed to provide a framework for cleaning up the state’s most beleaguered waterways. They detail local and state commitments to reduce pollutant loading. Broken down by watersheds around [...]
Experience “Passages at the Nest” — an AIRIE exhibition sponsored by Friends of the Everglades
Friends of the Everglades is a proud sponsor of Passages, a multimedia exhibition from AIRIE (Artists in Residence in the Everglades), curated by Creative Director and 2022 AIRIE fellow Cornelius Tulloch. The exhibition aims to create [...]
Marjory’s Circle Member Spotlight: Meet David Marshall and Teri Garcia-Marshall
Marjory’s Circle launched in 2020 to sustain the legacy of our spirited founder, Marjory Stoneman Douglas. The group that emerged hails from all over, possessing different backgrounds and motivations, but is connected by a desire [...]
Bad Bill Alert: HB 1197/SB 1240
Speak out to stop ‘Dirty Water’ bills that would undercut local rules Today marks the start of Florida's annual 60-day Legislative session — a time when lawmakers convene in Tallahassee to consider bills that will [...]
Your moment of Everglades zen: Golden Hour at Anhinga Trail
As spring approaches, now is an ideal chance to take a trip to Everglades National Park before the oppressive heat of summer descends. Our [...]