Monthly Voice of the Everglades Newsletter Archive

June 2023 The Environmental Injustice of Sugarcane Burning

Did you know the amount of sugarcane burned in the 2023-2024 burn season equates to 20 times the size of Manhattan? The acreage burned, and its impacts, are examined by Friends of the Everglades Executive Director Eve Samples. To help us end this harm, sign our Sugar Reform Now petition on

May 2023 – Urgent Call for EPA Action on Toxic Algae

Friends of the Everglades joined Center for Biological Diversity, the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, Florida Wildlife Federation, Calusa Waterkeeper and the City of Stuart in a formal request with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that seeks new, enforceable standards for cyanotoxins under the Clean Water Act. Read More

April 2023 – The Positive Impact of Public Action

As of mid-April, discharges to the St. Lucie River and Caloosahatchee River are paused for the foreseeable future, but a strong hurricane season could change that. Friends of the Everglades Executive Director Eve Samples recaps where we are and where we’re going in 2024 with Lake Okeechobee discharges. Read More

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