We are committed to protecting Florida's environment and ecosystems.

ELC by the Numbers

non-profit organizations
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that ELC represented and partnered with pro bono since 2020

years representing ecosystems

and species of south Florida, and the communities that depend on them

years of combined attorney experience
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specifically focused on the protection of the south Florida environment

Since our inception in 1995, our legal team has stopped the expansion of nearly 20,000 acres of lime rock mines in the Everglades Agricultural Area, prevented the construction of a commercial airport that would have been located between two national parks, successfully opposed a harmful proposal to deepen and widen the Lake Worth Inlet that would have destroyed corals and critical seagrass beds for manatees and successfully challenged numerous developments that violated Florida’s growth laws.

Our lawyers are recognized leaders in their field.

ELC attorneys have experience in litigating cases in a variety of forums from federal and state court to administrative law proceedings. We also frequently appear before governmental decision-making bodies from state water management districts to county commissions.

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Our Work

Defending Florida's Ecosystems & Communities

We focus on Land Use and Sustainability, Waters and Wetlands Protection, Endangered Species and Wildlife and Public Lands Protection. We are a nonprofit law firm and depend on grants and individual contributions to fund our work as lawyers and advocates.

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