Since our inception in 1969, Friends of the Everglades has been powered by the voices of individuals who believe in protecting one of the world’s great ecosystems. It started with our founder, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and it continues today with you.

Together, our voices had tangible, positive impacts in 2021.

  • Successfully pushed the Army Corps of Engineers to adopt a less-damaging Lake Okeechobee management plan, one that will reduce harmful flows to the northern estuaries while increasing necessary flows to the southern Everglades.
  • Worked to stop a proposal to bring non-military aviation to Homestead Air Reserve Base and block a nearby 800-acre industrial development — both of which sit between Biscayne Bay and Everglades National Park.
  • Elevated awareness of the harmful health impacts of sugarcane burning on residents of the Glades communities, where roughly half a million acres of cane are burned each year, producing smoke and ash.
  • Produced ten live-stream Clean Water Conversations to keep you informed about topics ranging from oil drilling in the Everglades to toxic algae.
  • Created a new Everglades Learning Exploration Kit to teach the next generation about the value of the greater Everglades ecosystem and its inhabitants.

To show you our gratitude for your support of these efforts, we are debuting our Voice of the Everglades video to honor our Friends near and far.

This has been a remarkable year of growth and impact for Friends of the Everglades. There is still a little time to support our work in 2021. If you would like to make a year-end, tax deductible donation to Friends of the Everglades, please click here to make an online donation.

Donating by mail? Please make checks payable to Friends of the Everglades at 900 SE Federal Hwy Suite 323, Stuart, FL 34994.

With Gratitude,
Your Friends of the Everglades