The Everglades Foundation
The Everglades Foundation
The Everglades Foundation works to restore and protect America’s Everglades through science, advocacy and education. Our vision is an Everglades with abundant freshwater for consumption, enjoyment, ecological health and economic growth for generations to come.
Why Donate to The Everglades Foundation?
Donating cryptocurrency to The Everglades Foundation will support our science, advocacy and education work devoted to securing completion of the largest ecosystem restoration project in the world, a model for the rest of the globe.
Along with positively impacting the drinking water for 9 million South Floridians and securing the home of 2,000 species of plants and animals – 78 of which are threatened or endangered – Everglades restoration will help restore the carbon sequestration capacity of the ecosystem and protect our communities and local economies, which are among the most vulnerable in the country to climate change. Everglades restoration is a sound investment: Economists have shown a conservative 4-to-1 return on investment in real estate, tourism and recreation sectors that are crucial to the vitality of Florida’s economy.
Over the past three decades, The Everglades Foundation has become the undisputed leader in restoring and protecting America’s Everglades, a unique ecosystem recognized worldwide as a United Nations World Heritage Site, an International Biosphere Reserve, and a Wetland of International Importance. The Everglades Foundation led the fight for Congressional passage in 2000 of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program (CERP). In recent years, The Everglades Foundation has energized tens of thousands of advocates and built coalitions to ensure that Tallahassee and Washington meet their joint restoration funding obligations under the plan, while our world-class science team has helped guide its implementation. Thanks largely to these efforts, clean fresh water is now flowing into the Everglades beneath bridges constructed along the Tamiami Trail. Two vital reservoir projects east and west of Lake Okeechobee are nearing completion, and construction of the Everglades Reservoir – the keystone project of Everglades restoration – is finally underway. Once complete, the Everglades Reservoir will reduce the discharge of toxic water into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers by 55%.
The Everglades Foundation has created and implemented a free K-12 Everglades Literacy curriculum that has reached more than 100,000 students and 4,000 teachers throughout Florida to ensure that the next generation is empowered to protect this great natural resource. A John Marshall Everglades Internship program, along with ForEverglades Scholarships and Fellowships, support higher learning and graduate-level research, fostering tomorrow’s science leaders. The Everglades Foundation’s strategic, multi-lingual communications and public engagement efforts ensure that everyone remains knowledgeable and aware of the value of America’s Everglades. We are focused on restoration while planning for the future, ensuring perpetual protection for our one-of-a-kind River of Grass.
TAX ID: 59-3228899 • 501(c)3 • USA
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