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Tell Your Legislators to Fund Conservation Now!

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Florida is home to a diverse array of conservation lands, from national wildlife refuges to state parks. These lands provide critically important habitat for wildlife, protect our state’s drinking water supply, and offer countless recreational opportunities for millions… Read More

Award from Florida Wildlife Federation


We’re honored to be receiving the 2017 President’s Award from the Florida Wildlife Federation at their banquet on April 21 in Jupiter. For more information about the award or to attend the banquet, please visit http://fwfonline.org/Annual-Meeting/2017/Annual-Banquet-Info.aspx#.WMF9yDsrLb2.

Martin County Wetlands Workshop


Jason Totoiu, ELC’s Executive Director & General Counsel, presented at a recent Wetlands Workshop organized by the Martin County Conservation Alliance. In Martin County, a professional land planner wants to change the Comprehensive Growth Management Plan to allow the destruction… Read More

New Article on the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge

Florida Grasshopper Sparrow at Everglades Headwaters Cattle Ranch. Photo by Carlton Ward, Jr.

The Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area could serve as the first significant step of a larger, collaborative effort to save Florida’s biodiversity. Jason Totoiu, Executive Director & General Counsel of the Everglades Law Center, published… Read More

Protecting the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker in Apalachicola


Everglades Law Center Attorneys have been working with the Center for Biological Diversity, Wild South, and dedicated conservationist Margaret Copeland to protect the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker (RCW) in Apalachicola National Forest. We recently submitted an objection letter to the… Read More

Support Our Fight to Protect the Everglades


If you are ready to fight back against the destruction of the Everglades, we are here to fight for you! Donate today to support our work.  As the dust settles after an extremely polarizing election, we want you… Read More

Help Us Challenge the Expansion of Turkey Point

Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point nuclear facility. Photo courtesy of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

For more than six years, the Everglades Law Center has been challenging Florida Power & Light’s (FPL) plans to expand the Turkey Point nuclear facility & we need your help!  The Threat: The Florida Power & Light (FPL)… Read More

Read Our 2015 Annual Report


Read ELC’s 2015 Annual Report, with highlights of our work from around the state.

Advocating for Everglades Restoration

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Ansley Samson Advocates for Everglades Restoration in the Miami Herald Attorney Ansley Samson advocates for a holistic approach to ecosystem restoration. She pushes back against the oft-made suggestion that we can save Florida Bay (or other parts of… Read More