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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Latest News

Toll Road Extension Through the Everglades Defeated

March 30th, 2020|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 30, 2020 Media Contacts: Ana Lima, Tropical Audubon Society, (917)921-9291, communications@tropicalaudubon.org Laura Reynolds, Friends of the Everglades and Hold the Line Coalition Organizer, (786) 543-1926, lreynolds@conservationconceptsllc.org  Hold the Line Coalition cofounders [...]

Patagonia Gift of Giving Event

December 4th, 2019|

Would you like to make a seasonal donation and double your money?Donate to Friends of the Everglades between now and December 31st and Patagonia will match your gift. Your donation will help us preserve, protect, and [...]

Giving Tuesday 2019

December 2nd, 2019|

We set a big goal: Raise enough money in a single day to protect the only Everglades in the world - and we can’t achieve it without you.  Each year on #GivingTuesday, nonprofit organizations rally their [...]

Florida’s Water Needs Your Help

November 29th, 2019|

Florida's waterways are under attack. Will you help us protect them? Friends of the Everglades is leading the effort driving the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' development of a new Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual that would [...]

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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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