The sooner we can complete Everglades restoration projects, the sooner we can reduce the discharges of polluted water to our coasts and restore the flow of clean, freshwater south to Everglades National Park and Florida Bay. Text WATER to 52886 to join us in urging Congress to invest in projects that will safeguard the water supply for over 8 million Floridians. Photo cred: @macstonephoto #evergladesfoundation #noworneverglades #everglades #macstone
It might be futbol season, but our sights are set on next year’s football 🏈 season and our #O2E campaign with #SuperBowlLIV. From beach clean-ups and coral reef planting projects to Everglades excursions and student fishing trips, the O2E initiative aims to create long-lasting and sustainable impact. Learn more about the initiative on our website (link in bio).
With Hurricane season upon us, it’s important to remember the importance of restoring and protecting America’s Everglades. Florida Bay took a beating as Hurricane Irma made landfall in 2017. The damage was a cause for concern, as many of the areas impacted were finally showing signs of recovery following a die-off in the summer of 2015, triggered by hyper-salinity and a lack of freshwater inflow. By restoring the Everglades, we’re better equipping this fragile ecosystem to defend itself against drought. Learn how you can help (link in bio). 📸 @macstonephoto
“The mysterious spiritual experience of being close to nature helped restore my soul.” After losing his son in an accident, Clyde Butcher sought solace in the wilderness and has spent the latter part of his life photographing nature. Experience Everglades National Park through his lens 📸 in our Science Insider. (Link in bio) #clydebutcher #evergladesfoundation #noworneverglades #everglades #nature
The Everglades Foundation is calling all full-time graduate students pursuing Everglades science research! The ForEverglades Scholarship Program, funded by The Everglades Foundation, provides scholarships for students from all universities pursuing degrees in earth sciences, biological sciences, engineering, geography, planning and resource management, and economics. Visit our website to apply! #Everglades #NowOrNeverglades #EvergladesFoundation #Scholarship #Education #Science
Repeat after me...Owl not give up on saving the Everglades. Today, we are featuring the adorable, yet elusive, Barn Owl, that is threatened by habitat loss and loss of nesting sites. We must protect our environment if we want to keep seeing these mysterious little creatures nesting in our park. 🦉 #wildlifewednesday #barnowl #noworneverglades #nature
Going to the swamp for a fishing trip is always a hook, line, and sinker. 🎣 It’s an outdoorsman’s favorite destination and a nature lovers sanctuary. See what you can do to help preserve the world’s favorite fishing spot and take action on our website. (Link in bio) pic @keithffishing
Florida’s natural landscape is vast, beautiful and mysterious. There’s no other Everglades in the world, and we’re lucky to get to have it in our backyard. Text WATER to 52886 to join us in urging Congress to invest in Everglades restoration. #noworneverglades
Today we remember Nathaniel Reed -- a father, an environmental warrior, a founding member of The Everglades Foundation and one of the “Fathers of the Everglades.” Reed’s unparalleled passion for the Everglades was evident in everything he did, committing more than 50 years of his career to the fight for restoration. He will be remembered always. . #HappyFathersDay to all the dads out there fighting the good fight, and inspiring us each day.
How adorable is the Tiny Polygala? This rare plant, depends on fire to maintain healthy ecological conditions. Currently, only 2% of the Pine Rockland habitat necessary to support the Tiny Polygala exists, but the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) will bring the projects necessary to help these species. #ScienceFriday 🌿
Father’s Day is around the corner and what says fathers day more than some quality time on the water with pops, some bait, and a sandwich? 👨👦🎣🥪 Repost @captainsforcleanwater
The West Indian Manatee is a resident of the coastal Everglades and an iconic species for Florida. We have the opportunity to help this threatened species survive by restoring the Everglades and our coastal waters. Text WATER to 52886 and tell the Senate to continue the momentum and approve the budget for Everglades restoration. #WildlifeWednesday #Manatee #Everglades #Coastal #NowOrNeverglades
Fill your life with adventures, not things. Summer is almost here ☀️ Our #porpoise 🐬 is to restore and protect this natural ecosystem, and with the recent developments on Capitol Hill, we’re as happy as these two dolphins in Florida Bay. Learn of the historical announcement that took place just last week @evergladesfoundation.org
Weekend plans start RN, right @pepinette33? Experience Everglades National Park for yourself and see why we are fighting to protect and restore this untamed treasure. Help us make a difference and text WATER to 52886. 🦜
What’s a snail kite’s primary prey? *Hint* it’s in the name. 🐌 The federally endangered Snail Kite’s habitat consists of freshwater marshes and the shallow edges of natural and manmade lakes where apple snails can be found. However, in their present-day habitat, these species are now becoming more and more vulnerable to natural as well as human-caused threats. We need more Everglades funding in order to protect these feathery fowls. Take action on our website (link in bio) and ask the federal government to keep their promise of $200M #WildLifeWednesday #SnailKite #Everglades
The George Barley Water Prize competitor, Professor Greg Möller, shares his experience competing for a grand innovation prize. #CleanWater #Innovation #BarleyPrize Learn more at: @barleyprize.org
Florida currently serves as the fishing capital of the world. With over 300 different species inhabiting the Everglades alone, Florida offers anglers and boaters the options of recreational and sports fishing spots throughout the state, further validating the need for clean water. Learn more: https://evergladesfoundation.org/take-action/
You’ve fought alongside us for the restoration of the Greater Everglades, but have you experienced it? Florida’s unique subtropical wetland serves a magical, mysterious place, worthy of a day of exploration. We promise you’ll be awe-struck! Grab your bug spray, sunscreen and head out to the park this summer. Learn more at www.nps.gov ☀️
Did you know there are less than 100 Florida panthers roaming south Florida today? Primary threats to the state’s official animal include habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation. This is one of our many reasons to fight for the restoration of the Greater Everglades. Text WATER to 52886 and tell congress we need them to save the Everglades. The Panthers and over 70 other threatened and endangered species depend on it. #WildlifeWednesday #AnimalRights 🐆
In order to keep this national treasure beautiful and reduce toxic discharges from Lake Okeechobee into Florida’s waterways, we need consistent funding at $200 million per year from the federal government. Take action now on our website (link in bio)🌾
Say hello to a new day in Florida Bay 🌟 Over $625M in funding was dedicated to Everglades restoration and protection of water resources in Florida’s $91.1B budget passed on May 4th. The funding provides over $400M for Everglades restoration and $40M for work to send more fresh water under the Tamiami Trail to Florida Bay. We await the federal government to meet their share of costs at $200 million per year. Text WATER to 52886 to tell your congressman you want our government to invest in clean water. Repost: @captcleanwater
As the hot summer months approach, the fear of another summer lost to toxic algae returns. But there is something you can do at barleyprize.org! #ScienceFriday
Everglades restoration depends on a federal commitment of $200 million per year. The choice is obvious. #NowOrNeverglades #FloridaCantWait
Orlando engineering firm Reiss Engineering is bringing their exceptional skills to The Grand Challenge! The George Barley Water Prize is proud to be working with Reiss Engineering for the fourth and final phase of the $10M competition. Learn more: @barleyprize.org.
Did you know seagrass absorbs 35 times as much C02 as the same area of rainforest and reduces the damage caused by the recent warming of seas? See why the Everglades and its seagrasses are a vital part of our marine ecosystem on Netflix’s @OurPlanet. #ScienceFriday Photo by @fswatermen_tv
Welcome to America’s Everglades. Where the skies are blue, cypress trees grow tall, and toxic algae blooms and seagrass die-offs are becoming too common. Help preserve our nation’s treasure and join our initiative in restoring the River of Grass. We need federal funding of $200 million (Link in bio) Photo by @macstonephoto
#WildlifeWednesdays! It is not unusual to see white-tailed deer foraging for food in the sawgrass prairie of the Everglades. In the Spring you can spot their fawns which are white-spotted for camouflage. #nature Photo by @magiccitymel
Explore the wild wonders of @EvergladesNPS by boat and take your sightseeing to the next level 🛥 Backcountry fishing guides can also provide you with once-in-a-lifetime angling opportunities. Check out the best places to explore this ecosystem on the National Park Service’s website: (link in their bio) 📸: @hellsbayboatworks #evergladesfoundation #everglades #photooftheweek #noworneverglades
Out of all pelican species worldwide, the Brown Pelican is the smallest, (if you consider a wingspan that can reach up to 8 feet across small). One of the most interesting facts about this pelican is that they dive for their food, completely submerging themselves in the hunt! By making Everglades restoration a priority we can continue to provide habitat and food for these birds year round. Take action by clicking the link in our bio. #Wildlifewednesday #brownpelican #evergladesfoundation Photo by: @neeko530
To help restore America’s Everglades for future generations and ensure clean drinking water for over eight million Floridians, we must maintain our commitment to Everglades restoration and reduce the amount of polluted water discharges coming from Lake Okeechobee. Let your voice be heard by texting WATER to 52886
We’re so excited to announce on #EarthDay our partnership with Super Bowl LIV. Our CEO Eric Eikenberg will represent America’s Everglades during the planning of this great event. 🌎🏈 #02E
The Great Egret is a dazzling site to see in the Everglades and is one of the largest of the wading birds that inhabit these wetlands. Dwindling populations are a result of a combination of detrimental factors which include water-management practices and agricultural runoff. Restoring the Everglades will protect these elegant birds. #WLW Take action today and visit our website to show your support for Everglades restoration (Link in our bio) 📸 pc: @crimson621
“Nathaniel Reed was brilliant, he was kind, he was honored and he was trusted” said David Viker, Regional Chief, National Wildlife Refuge System at this morning’s dedication ceremony of the Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge.
Can we make #ThoughtfulThursday a thing? We’d definitely like to know what about the Everglades inspires you to advocate for its restoration and protection. Write to us using the hashtag #EvergladesFoundation and we’ll share your “WHY” factor to help spark the Everglades conversation we definitely need.
Florida is defined by its iconic landscape and waterways, which depend on the Everglades to thrive. Since the 1920s, nutrient pollution and urban development have destroyed more than half of the Everglades, threatening human health as well as the ecological and economic future of our state. With less than 30 days left of legislative session, NOW is the time to speak up. Text WATER to 52886 and support Governor Ron DeSantis $625 million state investment in your clean water. #TheEverglades #Florida #CleanWater
Celebrate #EvergladesDay and speak up for #EvergladesRestoration and the drinking water supply for 8 million Floridians. Text WATER to 52886 to make your voice heard! #NowOrNeverglades
Recreational boating and fishing in Florida contributes more than $23B to the state's economy each year. Our way of life is tied to a healthy Everglades, our coasts and estuaries. #EvergladesDay reminds us it's all about the water! Photo by @captainsforcleanwater. . . . #EvergladesRestoration #NowOrNeverglades @therealnmma @asafishing @orvisflyfishing @mbgboats
Did you know that today April 7 (Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ birthday) is Everglades Day, recognized as such by the State of Florida? Happy #EvergladesDay!
Tomorrow is #EvergladesDay! Join us in celebrating the legacy of Marjory Stoneman Douglas by standing up for America’s Everglades. Text WATER to 52886 to support @GovRonDeSantis’ $625M budget to restore and protect the Everglades,#EvergladesDay #NowOrNeverglades #EvergladesRestoration
Photo by @briancallphotography | A big cypress fox squirrel perches on a branch of a Pondcypress tree. These unique squirrels are rare in natural habitats and are typically found in their nests within an hour of sunset as they begin their daily activity 1-2 hours after sunrise. Therefore, the best time to see one is typically between 9am-4pm in pine forests and cypress swamp forests. #wildlifewednesday
Tomorrow is #NationalWalkingDay, the perfect opportunity to add a little adventure to your weekly routine. Grab your family and friends, and head out to the Everglades for a little exploration. Don’t forget to bring your camera 📸 and capture the true flora and fauna of the Everglades - there isn’t anything like them in the world. Photo by: @bigcypressgallery
The Miami Blue, a beautiful silver and blue butterfly, has been flitting along the edge of extinction for decades due to rapid development, tropical storms, pesticide use and invasive species. Find out more about what is being done to protect this unique species in our first monthly science brief (link in bio)🦋 #WildlifeWednesday Photo by @hettie_the_alien
The Econlockhatchee River is a tributary of the St. Johns River and is home to diverse habitat and wildlife including eagles, sandhill cranes, wading birds, deer, turkey, and alligators. Text WATER to 52886 and ask our leaders to invest in the restoration projects necessary to keep one of the last unspoiled rivers in Central Florida running clean. 📸: @macstonephoto
This #WorldWaterDay, we remember that the Everglades provides fresh water to 8 million Floridians and countless tourists, and keeps South Florida’s fishing industry thriving. Text WATER to 52886 and ask our leaders to invest in the restoration projects necessary to keep our water resources healthy. #NowOrNeverglades
“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” -Henry David Thoreau Today, we celebrate #WorldPoetryDay from our favorite canvas, America’s Everglades. Photo by @macstonephoto
Dragonflies are fast, agile fliers, sometimes migrating across oceans, and often live near water. Loss of wetland habitats, like the Everglades, threatens dragonfly populations around the world. #WLW Photo cred: @parkrangerjohn
“My favorite part about the work that we do here is that we’re changing the world every single day.” - Loren Parra, Director of The George Barley Water Prize, The Everglades Foundation's competition to find an innovative, cost-effective solution to the global problem of phosphorus pollution, which affects rivers, lakes and wetlands around the world.
Thank you to our hostesses Jody Hilton, Dedie Nutt, Sally Davidson, & Mary Barley for all you do for the Everglades! Grateful to the @jmclaughlinny and Ocean Reef teams for their continued support and generosity. #thejmclife
Grassy Waters Preserve is a 23 square mile wetlands ecosystem that serves as the freshwater supply for the City of West Palm Beach and the towns of South Palm Beach and Palm Beach Island. Historically, Grassy Waters was both a key component of the Greater Everglades Watershed and headwaters of the Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River. We were honored to share this beautiful preserve with some of our Chairman’s Advisory Council Members and our very own Dr. Kristie Wendelberger. #ScienceFriday