FRESHWATER IS

THE WORLD’S MOST ENDANGERED RESOURCE

A SINGLE DROP, A SEA OF CHANGE

HOW THE EFFORTS OF FEW IMPACT SO MANY

INNOVATION IS THE MAGIC OF THE HUMAN CONDITION

 

WATER IS THE KEY 

The bountiful systems of streams, aquifers, lakes, estuaries, and springs feed the widest river in the world: The “River of Grass” – America’s Everglades. Water is the key to understanding the Everglades and the manmade environment that surrounds it. The Everglades Foundation’s Science team works diligently to conduct world-class research to maintain a data-driven understanding of how the Everglades functions. The hydrology research of the Foundation’s Science team will continue to yield science-based solutions for restoring the River of Grass.

At the heart of Everglades restoration is the precious resource that connects our habitats, our communities, and our economy in Florida: Water – for our unique environments, for native flora and fauna, and for the pillars of Florida’s economy. 

The Everglades provides the daily water supply for nearly 9 million Floridians, and is the foundation of the tourism, real estate, and recreation industries. The survival of the Everglades depends on the quality of its water, but restoring the beloved ecosystem will require more than restoring the flow of desperately needed water to the Everglades and Florida Bay. Our Science team conducts research on what causes imbalances in native flora and fauna, and determines the actions needed to correct those problems, and preserve the integrity of South Florida's freshwater supply. 

WATER QUALITY & HYDROLOGY

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A GLOBAL ISSUE 

 

DIRE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES 

Today, more than 15,000 water bodies around the United States alone are now in peril because of nutrient pollution.

THE EVERGLADES 

 

AND PHOSPHORUS POLLUTION 

We need to invest in the resources that matter and keep that momentum going for our future generations.

OUR JOURNEY 

 

MORE ABOUT BARLEY PRIZE 

Learn how The Everglades Foundation seeded water quality innovation worldwide. Learn about each stage.

WANT TO KNOW MORE 

 

ABOUT THE EVERGLADES FOUNDATION 

Learn more about The Everglades Foundation's commitment to restoring and protecting America's Everglades. Click the link to learn the intricacies of conserving this national treasure. 

EVERGLADES LITERACY 

 

EVERGLADES FOUNDATION EDUCATION

Our education program provides free learning materials and curriculums for

in-school and at home learning environments.

Discover dozens of lesson plans and hands on learning experiences by

clicking the link below. 

EVERGLADES ECONOMY 

 

INDUSTRIES TIED TO THE EVERGLADES

Gain a better understanding of the Everglades' influence on a healthy and thriving Florida economy. Click the link below to learn about critical restoration projects and their impacts on major industries.