PROTECTING OUR WETLANDS

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Help us preserve Florida's Everglades

The Everglades Revival Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Florida's Everglades through preservation, conservation & restoration efforts. The Everglades is the only subtropical wilderness area in North America; by federal law, people must make no impact on the land and ecosystem. Yet, the far-reaching consequences of human urbanization are increasingly being felt on every acre of the Everglades in the form of habitat loss, declining wildlife populations, and human-caused climate change.

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Declining Populations

Native populations help to gauge the overall health of the Everglades and current declines highlights the need to step up the restoration effort.

Habitat Loss

Over the past half century, the Everglades have been suffering from pollution, water problems, loss of habitat, and a tremendous loss of wildlife.

Conservation Efforts

Conservation and water-quality restoration efforts will benefit estuaries, water supply, lands and native wildlife throughout South Florida.

Need for Funding

Recent studies show that complete restoration of Florida's Everglades could take approximately 30 years and tens of millions of dollars.

Why is restoring the Everglades so important?

The Everglades is a two million acre wetland ecosystem that reaches from central Florida, near Orlando, all the way south to Florida Bay. Aside from its natural beauty, this ecosystem provides millions of South Floridians with drinking water and agricultural resources. These wetlands also help improve water quality by filtering out pollutants and absorbing excess nutrients, replenish aquifers, and reduce flooding.

How your donation helps?

Your support of Everglades Revival Project gives ecological restoration a voice in the national conversation concerning Florida's Everglades. Whether you give $10, $25, $100 or $1,000, your support will help us undertake vital programs, support conservation movements, and further advance research in the field of ecological restoration in South Florida.

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Issues and resolutions

Recent studies show that complete restoration of Florida's Everglades could take approximately 30 years and tens of millions of dollars. There's a lot of work to be done - but the damage is not irreversible.

The Everglades Revival Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Florida's Everglades through preservation, conservation & restoration efforts.
The Everglades Revival Project engages in ecological restoration by propagating public awareness, providing research dollars toward ecological restoration, and supporting preservation & conservation movements throughout Florida.
Everglades Revival Project is able to continue its mission because of your support and generosity. By making a contribution, you'll help ensure that our vital work continues. Online donations are quick and easy using a secure payment system. We welcome donations of all sizes - your gift, no matter what amount, will make a difference.
Urban development, industry, and agriculture pressures have destroyed more than half of the original Everglades. Ever-increasing population growth along with industry in south Florida has resulted in large metropolitan areas and rising pressures on the surrounding natural environments.
Invasive species of plants and animals now call South Florida home, harming agriculture, tourism, native plants & animals, and our quality of life. Animal invaders prey on or compete with native species for local resources. Many of these non-native varieties were introduced both on purpose and by accident. Over the past decade, the number of exotic species and their spread has increased dramatically .
Florida's Everglades is known internationally for its stunning collection of extraordinary plants and wildlife. Unfortunately, over the years, degradation of habitat has caused a number of species in the area to decline. Some 67 species are on the federal threatened or endangered lists.
The environment of South Florida and the Everglades is unique because of its low elevation and subtropical climate. Local wildlife communities are home to many rare and endangered plants such as tropical orchids and herbs, some of which are found only in South Florida. Unfortunately, these species special home is in danger because the habitat is changing, in part due to sea level rise-causing the salinization of groundwater and the soils above. It is unclear whether or not these species can tolerate the increased salinity that will come as sea level continues to rise due to climate change.
Sea level rise is already impacting South Florida. Sea level is certain to continue to rise, although the rate of the increase depends on global factors such as future greenhouse gas emissions, thermal expansion of the ocean, and the extent of melting from glaciers and ice sheets. The vulnerability of the Everglades to sea-level rise will depend on local factors. The Everglades landscape is especially sensitive to rising sea level because it has low topographic relief of porous limestone bedrock and is in close proximity to the ocean.
Rising seas will tend to push even more salty water into wells and swamps. The good news is that a single solution can help maintain both the health of the Everglades and the water supply of South Floridians: restore the flow of freshwater into and within the Everglades.

Help us spread the word

With newly reductive EPA oversights looming over our nation, it is now more critical than ever that we all get involved. Please help us spread the word. Tell your friends, neighbors, and family members about our conservation efforts. Only through public awareness can we overcome decades of ecological damage.

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Special thanks to the National Park Service, NAP & Florida Wildlife Commission
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