With sound, independent and overwhelming scientific consensus as our guide, we have worked for the past 30 years to get local, state and federal officials to understand the dire circumstances facing Florida and America’s Everglades.
We told them it would get uglier
– it has.
We told them it would get more expensive
– it has.
We’ve explained the cost of inaction
– it’s incalculable.
The most important issue isn’t what we must do next. That question is already answered and is uncontroverted scientific fact: Send more clean water south to the Everglades and Florida Bay.
Given that we know what to do next, we are left with ballot-box choices.Read more
Everyone knows it: Our political system is broken, proof of which can be seen in the collapsing Everglades and Florida’s toxic waters.
But here's what most people don't know: There is a solution. We urge conservatives, liberals and moderates to watch Unbreaking America. Best 12 minutes you’ll spend today.
It almost seems trite to worry about stone crab season. Unless it’s your family’s business, that is. The loss to the industry and all who enjoy the sweet crab claw is a harbinger of things to come if the Florida Legislature continues to drag its feet on real solutions to escalating toxins in our waterways.Read more
Governor DeSantis asked for record funding for the environment, and the Legislature delivered. Along with an impressive list of executive actions, this year’s budget increase of nearly $700 million signals to all Floridians that we have a Governor who will not shrink from the enormity of the task.Read more
Last week, we shared with you the good news that the Florida Legislature delivered on Governor DeSantis’ record funding request for the Everglades.
Earlier this week, President Trump gave his public support (in a Tweet, no less) for the $200 million for Everglades funding we’ve been calling for, urging Congress to join him. For years, we've lobbied the federal government to hold up their end of the bargain for Everglades restoration, only to see the Everglades shortchanged.
For all who understand the urgency of this decades-long effort, this is tremendous news. But more work will need to be done to ensure this requested level is sustained.Read more