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Why then, you ask, should you care about Everglades restoration? Your water. The Everglades is the primary source of drinking water for more than 7 million Americans -- more than a third of Florida's population. And the economy.


Here are 5 lesser known reasons why we should fight to keep the Everglades. Some of these reasons are based on my own experience living within the ecosystem itself, while other tidbits I collected from park rangers, sanctuaries, and volunteers when I was in college. 5. There are black bears in the Everglades. Most people actually don’t know this.


Why Is Protecting The Everglades So Important? The Everglades. Marjory Douglas, also known as the “Mother of the Everglades” once said, “The Everglades is a test. If we pass it, we get to keep the planet”. Conserving and protecting the Ecosystem and its wildlife is a top priority.


Why Should I Care About the Everglades? Under: Everglades National Park - January 24th, 2011 The Everglades is located in southern Florida and is also referred to as the “River of Grass” due to its waters that spread over the saw grass of the lowlands.


Why is it Important to Restore the Everglades? Restoring America's Everglades. Recognized worldwide as a unique and treasured landscape, the Everglades is a one-of-a-kind network of natural resources that makes up the largest wilderness east of the Mississippi River, and the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. ...


John McCoy: Why we should all want to save Florida's Everglades By John McCoy Staff writer. John McCoy ... “The only way we can save the Everglades is to build the reservoir,” Gibson said ...


What You Can Do to Protect the Everglades. 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 ...


Can We Save the Florida Everglades? Clyde Butcher. SHARE: Austin Merrill traces how restoration of the state's greatest national park—with its 750 plant and 350 bird species, not to mention endangered manatees, crocodiles and panthers—is moving too slowly.


Everglades National Park is the only subtropical wilderness area in North America; by federal law, people must make no impact on the land and ecosystem. Still, the influence of man is increasingly being felt on every acre of the Everglades in the form of human-caused climate change.


Read our Everglades Newsletter, devoted to our work in this area. In order to address impacts and restore the Everglades ecosystem, we will need a combination of regional and local solutions, from protecting critical landscapes to government relations. (555.04 KB PDF) There are precious few ...