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The Everglades Foundation

The Everglades Foundation: Dedicated To Restoring And Protecting America's Everglades

The Everglades Foundation works to restore and protect America’s Everglades through science, advocacy, and education. The Everglades provides drinking water to 9 million Floridians, habitat to nearly 2,000 species of plants and animals – more than 70 of which are federally threatened or endangered – and encompasses four National Parks, including Everglades National Park.

At the heart of Everglades restoration is the water that connects our habitats, our communities, and our economy in Florida. The Everglades Foundation works tirelessly to secure the state and federal funding needed to modernize South Florida’s woefully outdated water infrastructure, restore the flow of desperately needed clean water south to the Everglades and Florida Bay, and reduce harmful discharges of toxic algae and other pollutants to coastal estuaries.

A young crocodile at Everglades National Park/Brian Call

Rooted in science, The Everglades Foundation takes a powerful and strategic approach advocating for the restoration of America’s beloved wetland. Our team drives consensus among economic and environmental stakeholders and guides governmental decision-making.

With its mission to restore and protect America’s Everglades through science, advocacy, and education, The Everglades Foundation is dedicated to advancing Everglades restoration and protecting South Florida’s drinking water. Learn more at, and join the conversation on Facebook, @EvergladesFoundation, Instagram @EvergladesFoundation, and Twitter @EverGFoundation.

Science in the Everglades

The Everglades Foundation’s science team is comprised of Ph.D. scientists with vast expertise. We are the leading science-based nonprofit organization that works to inform decision-makers with the goal of advancing Everglades restoration projects that maximize environmental and economic benefits.

Education in the Everglades

Our team of highly experienced educators has created and implemented the world’s only comprehensive K-12 Everglades curriculum. Through programs such as Everglades Champion Schools and the High School Leadership Committee, our Foundation is committed to educating future generations on the value of America’s Everglades.