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.