Saving the Everglades Home The Everglades Restoration Projects Saving the Everglades The Everglades Foundation is dedicated to improve and protect water quality, providing water storage needs & restoring the historic water flow from Lake...
Saving the Everglades HOW CAN WE SAVE THE EVERGLADES? In 2000, Congress passed the 30-year Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) to restore, protect and preserve 18,000 square miles of land over 16 Florida counties. The Everglades Foundation worked with nearly two-dozen other private and public organizations to identify the essential ...
The Everglades is to Florida what the Rocky Mountains are to Colorado or the Finger Lakes are to New York. Though contained entirely in Florida, its vital ecological importance resonates far beyond the Sunshine State. And because of that, the Everglades belongs to all of America.
The Everglades spans over 1.5 million acres, from Orlando to the Florida Keys. Not only does this national treasure provide daily water supply for millions of Floridians, it also serves as an ecological hotspot for thousands of different species of wildlife, including over 68 different threatened or endangered species.
The Everglades Foundation, founded in 1993, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to leading efforts to restore and protect the greater Everglades ecosystem.
We invite you to join us on our mission to not only Restore the Everglades for generations to come, but to take steps to Save the Everglades TODAY.. We believe in sustainable access to the everglades so that generations to come will have the opportunity to fall in love with this amazing ‘lost world’.
The consistent Everglades flooding is fed by the extensive Kissimmee, Caloosahatchee, Miami, Myakka, and Peace Rivers in central Florida. The Kissimmee River is a broad floodplain that empties directly into Lake Okeechobee, which at 730 square miles (1,900 km 2) with an average depth of 9 feet (2.7 m), is a vast but shallow lake. Soil deposits in the Everglades basin indicate that peat is ...
With Brittany Borges, Dusty Crum. There is a new predator in the Everglades which has already decimated more than 90 percent of certain mammal and bird species. Now, one man has made it his lifes calling and business to save the Glades from these foreign predators and total destruction.
It was with this in mind that the Governor last month spelled out a seven-point program to save the Everglades. He has shown himself willing to expend considerable political capital on the effort.