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Everglades Foundation to Hold Bus Tour to Promote EAA Reservoir

Events will build support to influence next President, congress, Florida lawmakers.



The Everglades Foundation will hold an 11-day bus tour throughout Central and South Florida from October 27, 2016, to November 6, 2016, to help persuade the next President, Congress and Florida lawmakers to support the construction of a water storage reservoir in the Everglades Agriculture Area (EAA) that will protect Florida's water and help restore the Everglades.



The tour will also help build public support for the #NoworNeverglades Declaration, with organizers and volunteers at each stop asking people to join the more than 31,000 supporters who have already signed on.



Signers of the #NoworNeverglades Declaration affirm their support for added water storage in the EAA to help alleviate damaging discharges into coastal estuaries, increase the flow of clean fresh water to the Everglades and Florida Bay, and protect the drinking water supply for 6 million Floridians. The full declaration is available at EvergladesFoundation.org/NoworNeverglades-Declaration.



What: The Everglades Foundation 11-day Bus Tour



Where: Destinations are expected to include Orlando, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Miami, Boca Raton, Stuart, Port St. Lucie, West Palm Beach, Coral Gables, Naples, Fort Myers, Dania Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami Gardens and Islamorada.



When: October 27, 2016, to November 6, 2016. Precise schedules will be announced later.



The Foundation is dedicated to protecting and restoring America's Everglades. This unique ecosystem provides economic, recreational and life-sustaining benefits to the millions of people in Florida who depend on its future health. Through the advancement of scientifically sound and achievable solutions, The Foundation seeks to reverse the damage inflicted on the ecosystem and provide policymakers and the public with an honest and credible resource to help guide decision-making on complex restoration issues. To learn more about The Foundation, please visit EvergladesFoundation.org.




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