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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2016 ConferenceJanuary 7-10th, 2016

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Everglades Coalition shared Florida Department of Environmental Protection's photo.

In the Northern Everglades, there's a treasure that today will be given an award by Everglades Coalition member (International Dark-Sky Association, FL Chapter) for being the first International Dark-Sky Park in the State of Florida. This is one of the many reasons for protecting our state lands and our Greater Everglades ecosystem.

Great news for star gazers - Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park has been named an official Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association. Celebrate with us at the park this Saturday! Special events will include an astronomical slide presentation, telescope observations and live music! It's sure to be a star-studded event. Bring your family and friends -- there's plenty of space for everyone!

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Commentary by Everglades Coalition board member Mark Perry regarding the large discharges of Lake Okeechobee water going to the estuaries instead of getting stored south, treated and sent south were it is needed. - Mark Perry on location at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam in Martin County, Florida. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced star...

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"The Everglades has faced threats from human development for over 100 years, from Gov. Napoleon Broward’s 1904 campaign promise to drain them to a fashion trend decimating bird populations for the plume trade in the early 20th century, to more recently, a deal to purchase 300 square miles of land from U.S. Sugar falling through due to political pressure. Richter’s bill is continuing the trend of treating the Everglades as a means for resources and monetary gain, free of any repercussions for the millions of people and variety of species that depend on its health and sustainability to survive. If political efforts to abuse the Everglades persist, the future of the Everglades and the campaign to save it cannot succeed." — Chelsea Skojec is a natural resources conservation student in Gainesville.

A bill introduced in by state Sen. Garrett Richter, R-Naples, would remove the right of local municipalities to issue resolutions or pass ordinances banning fracking, consolidating the authority and oversight of oil drilling to a single state agency. The bill would void dozens of ordinances already…

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Chelsea Skojec: Fracking is latest threat to the Everglades  View this post

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