Young Friends of the Everglades

Young Friends of the Everglades is dedicated to teaching young people about environmental advocacy. Our mission is to protect, preserve and restore the only Everglades in the world, not just for us but also for future generations. The “River of Grass” is home to more than 3,000 fragile animals and plants that need our protection. We are the Voice of the Everglades, Marjory’s Echo.

Our Pledge | I pledge to uphold the mission of the Young Friends of the Everglades by advocating for protection of the only Everglades in the world and the animals that depend on its unique ecosystem.

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Online Learning

The Florida Panther

This big cat needs no introduction. The Florida Panther is one of the many endangered species that rely on the health of the Everglades.

Check out the Young Friends of the Everglades online learning space today to learn more about Florida Panthers and how we can do our part to protect them together.

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Save the Key Deer

As a Young Friend of the Everglades, I am raising my voice to support keeping the Key deer on the federal endangered species list.

The Key deer is the smallest of the North American deer. The species is found only in the Florida Keys, where only about 600 Key deer remain.

Scientists and residents have reason to be concerned about the survival of the species. Many Key deer have died from hurricanes, disease and being struck by cars. They also are losing their fresh drinking water as sea levels rise.

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