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Renewed Optimism for Everglades Restoration in the New Year

Everglades

By: Maria M. Garcia, Everglades Foundation.

This past weekend Everglades Foundation’s CEO Eric Eikenberg kicked off the opening session of the 31st Annual Everglades Coalition Conference at Miami’s historic Biltmore Hotel. Foundation scientists Drs. Tom Van Lent and Steve Davis served on panels addressing the crisis in Florida Bay and the need for water storage north and south of Lake Okeechobee.

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Why the Everglades are Important

By: Eric Eikenberg, CEO Everglades Foundation.

Last month, the Everglades Foundation announced a new partnership with the Palm Beach Civic Association. We are thrilled to be working together toward an ecologically and economically sustainable Everglades ecosystem and higher quality of life in Palm Beach.

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Civic Association Water Committee Hosts Scott Kelly from WPB

PBCA Water Committee

The Civic Association Water Committee met this week and Scott Kelly, West Palm Beach Assistant City Administrator in charge of utilities, made a presentation on the progress of the water system for the Town of Palm Beach.

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99% of Palm Beach County Currently Under Drought Conditions

99% of Palm Beach County Currently Under Drought Conditions

The South Florida Water Management District is reporting that the wet season rainfall continues to be below average across the district’s 16-county area, with Broward and Miami-Dade counties experiencing the largest rainfall deficit of more than 7 inches below normal as of mid-July.  SFWMD says that Palm Beach County is down 11.3 inches of rain for the year.

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