Young Friends of the Everglades
Friends of the Everglades is a grassroots nonprofit organization that advocates for the protection of Florida's precious natural ecosystems. When pollutants and toxic algae plague our waters, Friends of the Everglades educates and activates the public so we can collectively have a positive impact on environmental policy. We walk in the footsteps of our founder, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, by promoting a greater understanding of the importance of protecting, preserving, and restoring the only Everglades in the world.
Over the past year, Friends of the Everglades has:
✔ Fought to stop an 800-acre industrial development on farmland in Homestead and prevent commercial flights at Homestead Air Reserve Base.
✔ Advocated for a new Lake Okeechobee water-management plan that prioritizes ecosystems and public health.
✔ Called for an end to sugarcane burning, which disproportionately harms air quality in the Glades communities south of Lake O.
Friends of the Everglades was founded by Marjory Stoneman Douglas in 1969 to preserve, protect, and restore the only Everglades in the world. Florida's water connects us all. Across estuaries and bays, wetlands and forests, Friends of the Everglades works to uphold environmental protections for the benefit of all Floridians. Our communities, our environment, and our economy depend on smart environmental advocacy and education to change the trajectory of our waters.