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Everglades Coalition releases its priorities for 2012

Everglades Coalition 2012
Restoration Priorities

Media Coverage

1st Annual Everglades Action Day, Representative Mark Pafford receives Lifetime Membership to the Coalition
The Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades

Everglades Coalition Conference
Discussed on WGCU

Everglades advocates making renewed push for state, federal money
Andy Reid, Sun Sentinel

What Kind Of Role Will Congress Play This Year In Everglades Restoration Efforts?
Sascha Cordner, WFSU – Florida Public Radio

Everglades activists hope to maintain progress; Federal budget cuts and state economic woes loom as a challenge to paying for pending Everglades restoration projects.
Curtis Morgan, Miami Herald

28th Everglades Coalition Conference Kicks Off In Coral Gables
Trimmel Gomes, Florida Pubic Radio - Listen

Interior chief pledges continued restoration at Everglades meeting, but mum on second term
Christine Stapleton, Palm Beach Post

28th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference
Richard Chin Quee,WGCU, Gulf Coast Living 33 minute radio segment

Salazar expected at Florida Everglades conference
Associated Press

Salazar celebrates Everglades Headwaters Refuge
William Gibson

Jensen Beach students to attend Everglades Coalition gathering
Alisha McDarris, TC Palm

Where in the World is Ken Salazar?
Politico Blog

5 things to know in Florida for Jan. 10
The Associated Press

Big Sugar land deals in Everglades plan draw environmental concerns
Andy Reid, Sun Sentinel

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Everglades Day

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April 2013 marked the first-ever celebration of Everglades Day across the state. Designated by the Legislature in 2012, April 7th will be observed for years to come to highlight Everglades issues as well as to honor the birthday of famed Everglades activist, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas. The state’s support for an official Everglades Day will ensure that the Everglades ecosystem remains a top priority for elected officials and all Floridians while honoring Douglas’ legacy for protecting the “River of Grass.”

On the weekend of the first official Everglades Day, several organizations and partners celebrated by bringing people out into this special ecosystem. From Key Largo to Naples to West Palm Beach, children and adults alike were given the chance to fish, kayak and canoe out in the Everglades. Community members also had the chance to hear from elected officials and other educational speakers to learn about why the Everglades are so special and what we can do to protect them.

To cap off the inaugural celebration of Everglades Day, nearly 50 citizens from 11 counties descended on Tallahassee for a lobby day of action on April 9th. With activists from near and far (Key West!), our Everglades advocates, spent the day meeting with legislators and their staff members. They shared their personal stories of why the Everglades mattered to them, and asked that the State legislature provide the funds necessary to restore the ecosystem.

The first annual Everglades Day events were a great success and we are all eagerly anticipating next year!

Press Release - April 9: Everglades Advocates from Across the State Head to Tallahassee for Everglades Action Day to Discuss Restoration Progress and Funding with Elected Officials