The Everglades Coalition is an alliance of more than fifty local, state and national conservation and environmental organizations dedicated to full restoration of the greater Everglades ecosystem, from the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes into Lake Okeechobee and to the estuaries, through the River of Grass, out to Florida Bay and the Keys.

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What is the position of the Everglades Coalition on the proposed ROGG? My thoughts: There are already hundreds (yes, hundreds) of miles of trails, pathways and back roadways that are MORE suitable than the proposed ROGG for bicyclists, hikers, joggers, bird watchers, photographers, fishermen, etc. to experience the Everglades. Why should we destroy another 75 miles of Everglades habitat to create a paved roadbed that is less desirable than the already existing trails, pathways and back roadways? Why would we spend more than $150,000,000 to construct a new roadbed adjacent to Tamiami Trail that creates an additional impediment to completion of the numerous remaining projects under the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project (known as CERP). The 2014 report on "Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades" found "increasingly frustrating financial, procedural, and policy constraints impeding project implementation", "modest restoration progress focused along the edges of the Everglades," "ongoing degradation of the core Everglades, and increasing restoration threats posed by sea-level rise and invasive species"? (See page 1 of the report, page 16 of the document)

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Hello Everyone: I know everyone is excited about the upcoming elections. Florida citizens have the opportunity to change laws in Florida, reclaim our government and put our local elected officials on notice. There is an overabundance of corruption in our judicial system. Confidentiality of judicial complaints enables bad judge's actions to go undiscovered for years. Pennsylvania kids for cash is one example of how if judicial complaints were public would have revealed these judges actions prior to 5 years. Even though this did not happen hear the same law that keeps judicial complaints of misconduct private exists in Florida. We have the opportunity in Florida to change this. We can amend Florida's Constitution. We can place the issue on the ballot and let the people of Florida decide and taking the power out of politicians hands. There are tons of illegal things taken place in court; family courts are the worst. Family courts aren't even required to record hearings it is up to the judge. Families, and lives are being destroyed. it is time to hold judges accountable and to the same standard that litigants appearing before judges are held to. I need 683,149 signatures by Jan. 2016 to place the issue on the ballot. there are 1,154 members in this forum signed and got 10 friends and family members to sign it would generate 11,540 signatures. We could meet the goal. I have a petition at change.org that I am running to test the waters. I want to commit to this process and take time out of my life to do it. Please take 30 minutes out of your life to sign and recruit 10 registered Florida voters to sign my petition. You can view my petition on my page.

Posted 5 days, 12 hours ago

Mike Sainato shared a link to Everglades Coalition's Timeline.

From world-class wilderness to an abandoned nuke site, the Everglades holds tremendous mystery — all at threat from development.

Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

Will the Everglades, and Its Surprises, Ever Get Full Protection? (Op-Ed)  View this post

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