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Everglades Trust is an organized group of activists, businesses and community leaders who are committed to protecting the Everglades. We are a political non-profit organization located in West Palm Beach, Florida, with staff around the state.

The Trust was founded in 1994 by the late George Barley and today his legacy is carried on by his wife, Mary, and a dedicated Board of Directors and staff. The Trust is a leader for the the bi-partisan Now Or Neverglades movement focused on bringing the Everglades into the Florida political narrative, where it deserves to be. Hundreds of thousands of voters, small and large business owners, local, state and national elected officials and towns and cities throughout Florida are coming together for the common good and with one voice about their environment and drinking water: #NowOrNeverglades.

The Everglades ecosystem is a major contributor to Florida yet agricultural pollution kills 2-9 acres a day and could lead to the loss of a $20 billion tourism industry, more than 365,000 jobs, and the only source of safe clean drinking water for more than 8 million Floridians.

“There’s not just water in the Everglades.
There’s politics, too.” Mary Barley, President, Everglades Trust


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