The Everglades Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to leading efforts to restore and protect the greater Everglades ecosystem. Since its founding in 1993 by a group of local outdoor enthusiasts, the Foundation has become a respected and important advocate for the sustainability of one of the world’s most unique ecosystems.
In 2000, Congress passed the 30-year Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) to restore, protect and preserve 18,000 square miles of land over 16 Florida counties. The Everglades Foundation worked with nearly two-dozen other private and public organizations to identify the essential goals in working towards fulfilling CERP’s promise.
Among these are improving and protecting water quality, providing water storage needs and restoring the historic water flow from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades
An Everglades with abundant freshwater for consumption, enjoyment,
ecological health and economic growth for generations to come.
The Everglades Foundation works to protect and restore
America’s Everglades through science, advocacy and education.