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Tell Sen. Mayfield to STOP SB 540

We need you to speak up! Senate Bill 540 (DiCeglie) would disempower citizens by requiring the losing party in challenges to local government comprehensive plans or plan amendments to pay the prevailing party’s attorney fees and court costs. This could be a significant burden for the average citizen, and runs the risk of scaring off well-meaning challenges, thereby leading to more development and sprawl. The bill was made even worse through an amendment that effectively greenlights a controversial Miami-Dade County proposal which Friends of the Everglades was involved in fighting last year — to bring dense industrial development to hundreds of flood-prone acres of farmland in Homestead, well outside the Urban Development Boundary. We’ve made it easy [...]

Help us make this The Last Burn Season

We know a picture’s worth a thousand words, and this year Friends of the Everglades has worked to visually chronicle the story of sugarcane burning in Florida. The images, seen here in the carousel above, are alarming. May marked the final days of the 2021-2022 burn season, which began in October. For the last eight months, large plumes of smoke regularly darkened the sky over Glades communities. Smoke and black ash became the regular backdrop for community and family events, encroaching on barbecues, wedding receptions, playgrounds, and roadways adjacent to burning fields. Mounting evidence from ProPublica and The Palm Beach Post’s investigative reporting, and [...]

2022-06-01T13:30:17-04:00May 31st, 2022|Action Alerts, All Posts, Sugarcane Burning|


Support Friends of the Everglades on Give Miami Day 2020: Give Miami Day is an online giving event hosted by Miami Foundation and designed to give supporters a chance to maximize their contributions to community-building nonprofit organizations. Friends of the Everglades will participate in the 24 hours of giving, which includes a bonus pool and prize pool for participating nonprofits awarded by the Miami Foundation and their partners. Friends of the Everglades will directly receive all the contributions processed through givemiamiday.org.   Last year, Friends of the Everglades was able to exceed the goal of $10,000 on Give Miami Day. Without in-person events fueling our outreach this year, Friends of the Everglades is raising the bar to reach a goal of $20,000 [...]

2020-11-03T12:20:39-05:00October 16th, 2020|Action Alerts, All Posts|

Patagonia Gift of Giving Event

Would you like to make a seasonal donation and double your money?Donate to Friends of the Everglades between now and December 31st and Patagonia will match your gift. Your donation will help us preserve, protect, and restore the only Everglades in the world. Make a donation of $10-$10,000 and Patagonia will do the rest! We’ll receive your gift plus the equivalent. All the support we get will be spent on our work. We are very grateful to be one of Patagonia's partners working towards clean water. You can easily gift your donation to the friend or family member that has everything and make their clean water wishes come true!

2019-12-29T17:54:03-05:00December 4th, 2019|All Posts|

Giving Tuesday 2019

We set a big goal: Raise enough money in a single day to protect the only Everglades in the world - and we can’t achieve it without you.  Each year on #GivingTuesday, nonprofit organizations rally their supporters for a day of maximum impact. Following the retail events of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday provides an opportunity for people around the world to support what matters most to them and share that support with their social media networks. Please consider joining the charge to reach our transformative goal on December 3rd.  And don’t forget-- the early bird gets the worm, so make sure you make your contribution online as early as possible to get your donation MATCHED! And, [...]

2019-12-29T17:54:03-05:00December 2nd, 2019|All Posts|

Florida’s Water Needs Your Help

Florida's waterways are under attack. Will you help us protect them? Friends of the Everglades is leading the effort driving the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' development of a new Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual that would prioritize public health and safety and improve the management of Lake Okeechobee. Achieving these operational changes today would protect thousands of people from toxic blooms and would stop the collapse of the Everglades and Florida Bay. We've made great progress this year but the fight is not over and your support will make it possible to continue this work in 2020. Join our league of water warriors by participating in an incredible giving opportunity! From November 29th (Black Friday) - December 31st, our partners at [...]

2020-07-01T14:00:18-04:00November 29th, 2019|Action Alerts, All Posts|

Today is Give Miami Day!

Today is Give Miami Day!This truly is South Florida’s biggest annual day for charitable giving to non-profit organizations. Please consider making a donation to Friends of the Everglades during Give Miami Day, (midnight to midnight on Thursday November 21)! You can donate by clicking here. Consider donating during the following times to maximize the impact of your generosity: 10:40 Match Minute sponsored by Berkowitz Pollack Brant - 10:40 a.m. Gifts between $25 and $100 made during this minute will receive a 100% match until the minute is over or until the $15,000 match minute pool has been completely used. This minute is made possible by Berkowitz Pollack Brant Accountants and Advisors in recognition of tax form 1040 and the firm's [...]

2019-12-29T17:54:03-05:00November 21st, 2019|All Posts|

Give Miami Day 2019 is THURSDAY!

Tomorrow, Thursday November 21st, is Give Miami Day – South Florida’s biggest annual day for charitable giving. This year Friends of the Everglades led the public participation effort driving the Corps’ development of a new Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual that would prioritize public health and safety and improve the management of Lake Okeechobee. The fight is not over and we’re counting on your support to continue this work in 2020! Please consider donating during Give Miami Day (midnight to midnight on Thursday November 21). You can donate by clicking here.  For more information on the work we’re doing, you can visit us on Facebook, or on www.everglades.org. Thanks again for your support in helping us to protect, preserve, and restore [...]

2019-12-29T17:54:03-05:00November 19th, 2019|All Posts|

Happy Hour

Join bullsugar.org and Friends of the Everglades for Happy Hour at District Table & Bar on November 12, 2019 from 5-7 PM.  You're invited to attend bullsugar.org and Friends of the Everglades for specialty priced happy hour hors d'oeuvres and libations.  Where: District Table & Bar 4665 SE Dixie Hwy, Stuart, FL 34997 When: November 12, 2019 5-7 PM Please RSVP to RSVP@bullsugar.org to reserve your spot. Don't miss out on the fun. Invite your friends and mark your calendars today! All donations will go directly towards bullsugar.org & Friends of the Everglades

2019-12-29T17:54:03-05:00October 28th, 2019|All Posts|