Kelly Cox

Kelly Cox

Director of Everglades Policy

Kelly Cox is an environmental attorney and advocate. As a representative of the Everglades Coalition, Cox has been involved in the Biscayne Bay and Southeastern Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (BBSEER) Project and other coastal wetland restoration projects throughout South Florida. Cox is currently serving on the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) Connectivity Team and is an appointed member of the Sanctuary Advisory Council as an alternate in the Conservation and Environment Seat.

Since 2017, Cox has served as a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science where she teaches Environmental Law and Policy to graduate-level students. Cox holds a JD/ MPS from the University of Miami and completed her undergraduate studies in Natural Resources and Political Science at North Carolina State University. A South Florida native, Cox enjoys kayaking and exploring Florida Bay and the Ten Thousand Islands of Everglades National Park in her spare time.
 

Articles by Kelly Cox

12,000-acre Everglades Restoration Project Complete
Everglades

12,000-acre Everglades Restoration Project Complete

— The C-44 canal was first dredged in 1923 to divert flood water from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie estuary. It has taken decades and millions of dollars of funds to restore the C-44 area.
Audubon Florida Launches Advocacy Effort Against Urban Sprawl that Threatens the Everglades
News

Audubon Florida Launches Advocacy Effort Against Urban Sprawl that Threatens the Everglades

— A new development would require an expansion of the Urban Development Boundary (UDB) – a legal line that limits the extent of westward development permitted in Miami-Dade County toward the Everglades.
Audubon Celebrates Completion of Landmark Everglades Restoration Projects in 2021
Everglades

Audubon Celebrates Completion of Landmark Everglades Restoration Projects in 2021

— Removal of Tamiami Trail roadbed and Kissimmee River Restoration project overviews.
Kissimmee River Project - Largest Restoration Initiative of its Kind - Complete After Nearly 30 Years
Everglades

Kissimmee River Project - Largest Restoration Initiative of its Kind - Complete After Nearly 30 Years

— Audubon celebrates this critical milestone for Everglades restoration.