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Friends of the Everglades —

Preserve, Protect & Restore The Everglades

At Friends of the Everglades we compel government agencies to comply with existing environmental laws, and resist any efforts to weaken such laws. Encourage politicians to recognize the long consequences of their actions. Spread awareness of the importance of the Everglades to the South Florida ecosystem.

“There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth; remote, never wholly known. Nothing anywhere else is like them…”

— Marjory Stoneman Douglas

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Video Library —

Welcome to Friends of the Everglades

Friends of the Everglades was founded by Marjory Stoneman Douglas in 1969. Friends initial goal was to stop the construction of a major airport near Everglades National Park. We succeeded. Since then Friends has remained faithful to its mission to protect, preserve, and restore the only Everglades in the world.

Our Issues

Public Comments —

Lake Okeechobee Operations

Feedback concentrating on the desired outcome and suggested mechanism to achieve it for the new lake regulation schedule.

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Scientific Report —

Will the EAA Reservoir work? Experts say it won’t.

We hired a wetlands expert to examine the projects effectiveness and articulated 20 concerns to the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Latest News

GiveMiamiDay2020

October 16th, 2020|

Support Friends of the Everglades on Give Miami Day 2020: Give Miami Day is an online giving event hosted by Miami Foundation and designed to give supporters a chance to maximize their contributions to community-building nonprofit [...]

‘Marjory Saves the Everglades’ Author Chat

October 15th, 2020|

When we get depressed about bad politics and the degradation of our environment, we turn our thoughts to the next generation of Everglades advocates. Young Friends of the Everglades inspire us — and today’s chat with [...]

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