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Important Advocacy Powered by #GivingTuesdayNow Support During Covid-19

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our lives, but it has not diminished our spirit of advocacy.  During the past month, our staff has been working remotely to deliver two new programs that will help empower environmental advocacy in the era of COVID-19. The first is the new Young Friends of the Everglades, a virtual learning hub for students that’s designed to inspire action among the youngest environmentalists. Students can sign a petition to protect the Key deer and learn about Everglades ecology through this free virtual program. The second is a virtual outreach initiative to ensure Lake Okeechobee is managed in the interest of human health, not polluters. It’s essential that we raise our collective voices on the federal government’s [...]

2020-04-16T11:08:23-04:00April 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Introducing a new, virtual-learning hub for Young Friends of the Everglades

Dear Friends of the Everglades, Today would have been the 130th birthday of our founder, Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Everything we do at Friends of the Everglades is driven by Marjory’s legacy of advocacy, and it’s our honor to mark this Everglades Day with some good news we believe she would be proud of. Today we are re-launching our Young Friends of the Everglades program, which has been reimagined as a virtual education portal for students. The new Young Friends program is devoted to teaching students about advocacy, starting with a campaign to keep the Key deer’s protected status under the Endangered Species Act. On the new Young Friends of the Everglades section of our website, you will find: Among the [...]

2020-04-08T07:43:30-04:00April 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Toll Road Extension Through the Everglades Defeated

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 prevail in SR-836 Extension legal challenge — Judge Rules Against Miami-Dade County plans to extend SR-836 beyond the Urban Development Boundary, into the Everglades  An administrative law judge has ruled against Miami-Dade County’s proposed SR-836 extension outside of Miami-Dade County’s Urban Development Boundary (UDB) intruding into the Everglades. The ruling clearly is the death knell for the planned 14-mile, 6-lane toll road. The sole justification for the tollway - that it would improve congestion - was flatly rejected based on the evidence. Therefore, we [...]

2020-03-30T15:37:01-04:00March 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|