Restoration Priority: Send Clean Water South

Florida's waters are in crisis. Everglades National Park and the Florida Keys are starved for clean, freshwater while the northern Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries are inundated with polluted Lake Okeechobee overflows that have caused toxic algae blooms. We must store, treat, and send water south for the benefit of Florida's environment, economy, and quality of life. 


The Everglades Coalition supports SB10 in the Florida Senate (sponsored by Sen. Rob Bradley) and HB761 in the Florida House of Representatives (sponsored by Rep. Thad Altman), which are supported by Senate President Joe Negron to SEND CLEAN WATER SOUTH by purchasing land south of Lake Okeechobee for water storage and to plan the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir project as outlined in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) in 2000. 


 Download the fact sheet today!


More Information about Sending Water South 


    • EVCO Press Release Supporting SB10 in the Florida Senate to acquire 60,000 acres of lake south of Lake Okeechobee and begin planning the EAA Reservoir Project. 
    • Text of SB10 from Florida Senator Rob Bradley 
    • Everglades Foundation analysis of ecological benefits of water storage north vs. south of Lake Okeechobee -- PDF HERE
    • National Parks Conservation Association Fact Sheet to Support SB10 -- PDF HERE




The Everglades Coalition is an alliance of 60+ local, state, and national groups committed to the protection and restoration of America's Everglades. 

All of our members are nonprofit organizations committed to sound science, good policy, public education, and promoting a healthy, sustainable future for all Floridians. 

Everglades Coalition members are trusted organizations that have been working for decades to protect the Everglades and Florida's natural resources. EVCO membership list:

1000 Friends of Florida

Arthur R. Marshall Foundation Foundation

Audubon Florida

Audubon of Southwest Florida

Audubon of the Western Everglades

Audubon Society of the Everglades

Backcountry Fly Fishers of Naples

Caloosahatchee River Citizens Association/Riverwatch

Center for Biological Diversity

Clean Water Action

Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Defenders of Wildlife

“Ding” Darling Wildlife Society


Environment Florida

Everglades Foundation

Everglades Law Center

Everglades Trust

Florida Conservation Voters Education Fund

Florida Defenders of the Environment

Florida Keys Environmental Fund

Florida Native Plant Society

Florida Oceanographic Society

Friends of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Friends of the Everglades

Hendry-Glades Audubon Society

International Dark-Sky Association,    Florida Chapter

Izaak Walton League of America

Izaak Walton League Florida Division

Izaak Walton League Florida Keys Chapter

Izaak Walton League Mangrove Chapter

Last Stand

League of Women Voters of Florida

Loxahatchee River Coalition

Martin County Conservation Alliance

Miami Pine Rocklands Coalition

Miami Waterkeeper

National Audubon Society

National Parks Conservation Association

National Wildlife Refuge Association

Natural Resources Defense Council

North Carolina Outward Bound School

Ocean Research & Conservation Association

Reef Relief

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation

Save It Now, Glades!

Sierra Club

Sierra Club Florida Chapter

Sierra Club Broward Group

Sierra Club Calusa Group

Sierra Club Central Florida Group

Sierra Club Loxahatchee Group

Sierra Club Miami Group

Snook and Gamefish Foundation

South Florida Audubon Society

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

The Florida Wildlife Federation

The Institute for Regional Conservation

The National Wildlife Federation

The Urban Environment League of    Greater Miami

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

Tropical Audubon Society