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. Continue reading

Guardians of Our Troubled Waters

We welcome you to join us for a film premiere of Guardians of Troubled Waters, The River Heroes of the South Continue reading

Mark Your Calendars for Dirty River Jam 4!

Friends of the Everglades is proud to announce that we are the beneficiaries of this year’s 4th Annual Dirty River Jam in Jensen Beach, Florida. Mark your calendar for October 5th 12-11pm in downtown Jensen Beach to let the good times roll and join us in the fight for clean water. Continue reading

This is What Winning Looks Like

13 months ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers didn’t track toxic algae in Lake Okeechobee discharges. Today, they are changing the way they manage the lake specifically to prevent harmful health effects from toxic algae. This is huge news, and we are grateful to all who have helped us keep the pressure on. Continue reading

Marjory Stoneman Douglas' Legacy: Friends of the Everglades at 50!

This short film is part of a larger project by the Center for Cultural Preservation on the river heroes of the South.  Guardians of Our Troubled Waters will be released this summer.  More information can be found at SaveCulture.org     Continue reading

Friends of the Everglades 50th Anniversary Event

Join us as we celebrate our 50th anniversary on April 7, 2019 – Everglades Day and Marjory’s birthday. Net proceeds from the event will support Friends’ work to carry on Marjory’s remarkable legacy of standing up to politicians and other powerful interests to defend our River of Grass. Click here for more information. Continue reading

Action Alert for Turkey Point NPDES Permit: Tell Gov Desantis No Permit to Pollute

Tell Governor DeSantis that you oppose the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) draft permit for FPL’s Turkey Point plant. If issued, this permit would allow FPL’s leaking cooling canal system to continue to pollute the Biscayne Aquifer – our drinking water resource – and allow FPL’s pollution to continue migrating into Biscayne National Park and Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary. Continue reading

Judge Refuses to End Everglades Pollution Oversight (From Bullsugar)

“No.” The last holdouts on Rick Scott’s South Florida Water Management District governing board had gone years without hearing this answer from any authority, but things in Florida are different now. On Monday US Judge Federico Moreno denied their request, made essentially on behalf of Florida sugarcane growers, to end federal water quality standards in the Everglades. Continue reading

A public comment period is now open on a draft permit to govern Turkey Point: ACTION is needed

A public comment period is now open on a draft permit to govern Turkey Point. ACTION is needed. With the issuance of this Permit, DEP is choosing to side with the corporate polluter for its short-term profits, instead of the long-term sustainability of South Florida! The public know may comment on the NPDES permit renewal at the Turkey Point nuclear plant, as advertised in the Miami Herald. As we know, regulation is meaningless unless there is enforcement and under the last administration DEP and SFWMD have been asleep at the wheel leaving only Miami Dade County to lead the regulatory battle with FPL to protect our resources.  Now to cover that fact up DEP has issued a permit that conveniently revises history for FPL who has been polluting for decades and is facing several lawsuits. On its face this permit looks good with much more detail than the current permit, but it’s another attempt by FPL through DEP to avoid responsibility to be a good corporate citizen and serve the ratepayers and protect the resources of the State. Continue reading