Audubon Florida Releases Biannual State of the Everglades Report

The report covers policy changes, infrastructure advancements, science alerts, flamingos, and more.

Twice each year, the Audubon Florida Everglades team brings together updates on restoration, research, and policy issues impacting the River of Grass.

“We are celebrating successes. New projects are in line for congressional authorization this year, including the critically important Western Everglades Restoration Project. Historic levels of funding continue to pour in from the state and federal government to support restoration work. A new national wildlife refuge unit will connect four million acres of habitat across the Everglades footprint. Ground has been broken on vital project components like the Everglades Agricultural Area Stormwater Treatment Area,” says Director of Everglades Policy Kelly Cox, Esq.

She continues: “And, the ecosystem is responding. Our iconic American Flamingos blown in from Hurricane Idalia in 2023 continue to remain in Everglades National Park thanks to available forage and quality habitat—a bright pink indicator of the success of our Everglades conservation efforts.”

Stories include:

  • Storage Solutions North of Lake Okeechobee Needed to Reduce Discharges
  • New Everglades to Gulf Conservation Area Will Stretch Across Four Million Acres
  • Audubon Celebrates EAA Stormwater Treatment Area Ribboncutting
  • What to Know about Cape Sable Seaside Sparrows
  • Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Celebrates 70 Years by Looking Back and Preparing for the Next 70
  • State of the Slough
  • More than 100 Flamingos Counted in February Florida Census
  • Wood Stork Update
  • Everglades Coalition Conference Features Audubon Science and Policy Leadership
  • Audubon Leads Big Cypress Basin Tour
  • State Budget Delivers High Levels of Funding for Everglades

Read or download the report.

Audubon Florida protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Audubon works throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. State programs, nature centers, chapters, and partners give Audubon an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. A nonprofit conservation organization since 1900, Audubon believes in a world in which people and wildlife thrive. 

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