The purpose of The Everglades Trust is to:

  • achieve a clean, safe water supply for the natural systems that feed the Everglades, which, in turn, provides clean, safe and inexpensive drinking water for South Florida
  • ensure Everglades restoration is based on sound science, not driven by special political interests
  • seek full funding to carry out restoration expeditiously as set out in the Everglades Restoration Plan

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    State legislative candidates discuss land purchases and guns at forum

    NAPLES DAILY NEWS: June 23, 2016. Written by Alexandra Glorioso Republican state legislative candidates offered different takes Thursday on tax-funded land purchases and guns at a campaign forum. Rep. Kathleen Passsidomo, a Naples Republican running for a state Senate seat, said she supports state funding to purchase lands south of the Everglades. "The (state) constitution says we have to spend funds to acquire and maintain environmentally sensitive lands," she said. Continue reading "State legislative candidates discuss land purchases and guns at forum"
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    SW Fla. fishermen, shoreside residents echo water quality concerns

    NBC2: June 21, 2016. Written by Andrea Hubbell LEE COUNTY - The water quality is worse than ever, according to some Southwest Florida fishermen. Tour guides are saying in order to catch fish, they must drive up to 25 miles out from shore. It's not a new problem as it's been happening for decades. But the worse it gets, the more it will affect the economy now and in the future. For Blake Matherly, it's a curse with a hidden blessing. "This year it's far worse because of the extra rain we have been getting. But all that has done is let more people see that this problem has been going on for years," Matherly said. Continue reading "SW Fla. fisherman, shoreside residents echo water quality concerns"
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