Where are we now with Everglades restoration?
The Everglades Foundation is committed to helping protect and restore the Everglades using the power of science. Since 1993, the Foundation has been bringing advocates together to give a voice to the voiceless Everglades.
By coupling sound science with policy expertise, the Foundation is positioned as one of the most influential players in the fight to preserve and restore one of the world’s most unique wetlands.
Everglades Foundation CEO joins Gulf Coast Life to give the latest on some of the major restoration projects underway, and still on the drawing board, here in South Florida. We get updates on the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, the C-43 Reservoir in Hendry County, the C-44 Reservoir in Martin County, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' plan to update the Lake Okeechobee Systems Operating Manual (LOSOM), and the nearly-completed project to raise sections of U.S. 41 to allow water to more easily flow south into the Everglades. And we get an update on the Everglades Foundation's $10-million George Barley Water Prize which ended after the four finalist teams decided not to compete for the grand prize.
- Eric Eikenberg, Everglades Foundation CEO