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

Hold the Line: Public Hearing for SR 836/Dolphin Expressway Extension 12.13.18

MDX will hold a public hearing for the SR 836/Dolphin Expressway Southwest Extension (Kendall Parkway) Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study. The public hearing is being conducted to give interested parties an opportunity to express their views concerning the location, conceptual design, and social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed project.  Your participation is critical to ensure the environmental concerns are put on the record. Representatives from MDX’s project team will be available for any questions from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM. The public hearing will start at 6:30 PM. Continue reading

Give Miami Day 2018

Friends,  Thursday November 15th, is Give Miami Day – South Florida’s biggest annual day for charitable giving. Continue reading

Now it’s up to congress… and you. (From Bullsugar)

It’s official: Congress has the legislation needed to cut off the flow of nutrient pollution and toxic blooms to our coasts. With your help, it can become law. Here's what you need to know: Continue reading

Nathaniel Reed (From eye on miami)

Nathaniel Reed, a champion of Florida's environment, passed away after an accident while fishing for salmon on a river in Canada. He was 84 and had lived a full and purpose-driven life. Continue reading