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Patagonia Gift of Giving Event

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 restore the only Everglades in the world. Make a donation of $10-$10,000 and Patagonia will do the rest! We’ll receive your gift plus the equivalent. All the support we get will be spent on our work. We are very grateful to be one of Patagonia's partners working towards clean water. You can easily gift your donation to the friend or family member that has everything and make their clean water wishes come true!

2019-12-29T17:54:03-05:00December 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Giving Tuesday 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 supporters for a day of maximum impact. Following the retail events of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday provides an opportunity for people around the world to support what matters most to them and share that support with their social media networks. Please consider joining the charge to reach our transformative goal on December 3rd.  And don’t forget-- the early bird gets the worm, so make sure you make your contribution online as early as possible to get your donation MATCHED! And, [...]

2019-12-29T17:54:03-05:00December 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Florida’s Water Needs Your Help

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 prioritize public health and safety and improve the management of Lake Okeechobee. Achieving these operational changes today would protect thousands of people from toxic blooms and would stop the collapse of the Everglades and Florida Bay. We've made great progress this year but the fight is not over and your support will make it possible to continue this work in 2020. Join our league of water warriors by participating in an incredible giving opportunity! From November 29th (Black Friday) - December 31st, our partners at [...]

2019-12-29T17:54:03-05:00November 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Today is Give Miami Day!

Today is Give Miami Day!This truly is South Florida’s biggest annual day for charitable giving to non-profit organizations. Please consider making a donation to Friends of the Everglades during Give Miami Day, (midnight to midnight on Thursday November 21)! You can donate by clicking here. Consider donating during the following times to maximize the impact of your generosity: 10:40 Match Minute sponsored by Berkowitz Pollack Brant - 10:40 a.m. Gifts between $25 and $100 made during this minute will receive a 100% match until the minute is over or until the $15,000 match minute pool has been completely used. This minute is made possible by Berkowitz Pollack Brant Accountants and Advisors in recognition of tax form 1040 and the firm's [...]

2019-12-29T17:54:03-05:00November 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Give Miami Day 2019 is THURSDAY!

Tomorrow, Thursday November 21st, is Give Miami Day – South Florida’s biggest annual day for charitable giving. This year Friends of the Everglades led the public participation effort driving the Corps’ development of a new Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual that would prioritize public health and safety and improve the management of Lake Okeechobee. The fight is not over and we’re counting on your support to continue this work in 2020! Please consider donating during Give Miami Day (midnight to midnight on Thursday November 21). You can donate by clicking here.  For more information on the work we’re doing, you can visit us on Facebook, or on www.everglades.org. Thanks again for your support in helping us to protect, preserve, and restore [...]

2019-12-29T17:54:03-05:00November 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Happy Hour

Join bullsugar.org and Friends of the Everglades for Happy Hour at District Table & Bar on November 12, 2019 from 5-7 PM.  You're invited to attend bullsugar.org and Friends of the Everglades for specialty priced happy hour hors d'oeuvres and libations.  Where: District Table & Bar 4665 SE Dixie Hwy, Stuart, FL 34997 When: November 12, 2019 5-7 PM Please RSVP to RSVP@bullsugar.org to reserve your spot. Don't miss out on the fun. Invite your friends and mark your calendars today! All donations will go directly towards bullsugar.org & Friends of the Everglades

2019-12-29T17:54:03-05:00October 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Guardians of Our Troubled Waters

We welcome you to join us for a film premiere of Guardians of Troubled Waters, The River Heroes of the South  When: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Where: Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ 3010 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables, Florida 33134 Admission Details: All tickets are a donation of $15 per person. Please click here to make an online donation towards your admission. This is a ticket-less event. Your name will be at the reservations table at the door at the time of the event. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. For more information, contact us at saveculture.org or (828) 692-8062. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Everglades and Coral Gables Congregational Church Award-winning film director David Weintraub’s [...]

2019-12-29T17:54:03-05:00October 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Mark Your Calendars for Dirty River Jam 4!

Friends of the Everglades is proud to announce that we are the beneficiaries of this year’s 4th Annual Dirty River Jam in Jensen Beach, Florida. Mark your calendar for October 5th 12-11pm in downtown Jensen Beach to let the good times roll and join us in the fight for clean water. A message from the Dirty River Jam event committee: I’m sure you’re aware of the ongoing fight for clean and healthy water. For decades, the local folks of Martin county have worked together to Save Our River. One of our biggest fundraisers for awareness and education has been The Dirty River Jam. We’ve hosted three very well attended, successful events in the past.  This year we are going to [...]

2019-12-29T17:54:03-05:00August 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|

This is What Winning Looks Like

13 months ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers didn’t track toxic algae in Lake Okeechobee discharges. Today, they are changing the way they manage the lake specifically to prevent harmful health effects from toxic algae. This is huge news, and we are grateful to all who have helped us keep the pressure on. This is the biggest change that we’ve seen in the management of Lake Okeechobee waters in over a decade. Even the sugar industry seemed surprised. In response, U.S. Sugar filed a lawsuit opposing government action to protect communities from toxic algae discharges. Now is not the time to lose momentum. We need your help to keep fighting for Floridians. Please consider chipping in $25 to help us turn the tide on toxic algae once and for [...]

2019-12-29T17:54:03-05:00August 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|