Today is #GivingTuesdayNow! For 24 hours, #GivingTuesdayNow is a chance for people everywhere to stand together in unity by powering the movements that they care about, even amidst all the strangeness and uncertainty resulting from COVID-19. At Friends of the Everglades, we are doubling down on virtual efforts to ensure that you remain informed and aware of advocacy opportunities from the safety of your own home. We’ve added online education resources to engage with the next generation of Everglades advocates, and we’ve banded together with experts and activists across the state to bring you a new online series of Clean Water Conversations. We’re also continuing our legacy of watchdog work, most recently by calling on members of Congress to block [...]
Virtual advocacy is working! The success of our first Clean Water Conversation last week is proof that no matter the changes happening in the world as a result of the coronavirus, people still care about protecting Florida’s most precious resources. We are exactly one week away from #GivingTuesdayNow. The 24-hour giving event, happening May 5th, is a global day of giving inspired by the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. This is your chance to support important efforts to educate the public and protect our waterways despite all distractions. Will you help us expand our virtual efforts by making a donation on May 5th during #GivingTuesdayNow? Your generosity will support the growth of our newly relaunched Young Friends of the Everglades [...]
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 [...]
*Due to COVID-19, this event will be rescheduled in 2021. A new invitation will be sent out promptly. *LIMITED SEATING- If you are interested in attending please call 772-212-2939 for more information.
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 [...]