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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Hold the Line!

Sign on to tell our commissioners to not extend the Urban Development Boundary into the Everglades!

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Stop the Pollution of the Everglades with Methyl-Mercury

The fish swimming in our Everglades are poisoned with toxic mercury. The only way to fix this is to regulate runoff from the Everglades Agricultural Area.

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Letter of Support To Prohibit Toxic Discharges

May 22nd, 2020|

Friends of the Everglades submitted the following letter to Congress to express our support for a provision in the Water Resources Development Act that would prohibit the Army Corps of Engineers from discharging Lake Okeechobee water [...]

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Understanding the Everglades

The complexity and interconnectedness of the Everglades that make it so unique also make it unusually sensitive and fragile. Today, the water has been compartmentalized and cannot flow freely. Water is often too high or too low at the wrong times in the wrong places, and is restricted in it flow and fluctuation. Urban and agricultural development has contaminated its waters with phosphorus, nitrogen, sulfur, mercury and pesticides.

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