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Local Groups Give Miami-Dade County Stormwater Permit Compliance an Average Grade of C-

stormwater manhole with trash trapped

For Immediate Release Media Contacts:Rachel Silverstein, Ph.D.Executive Director & Waterkeeper, Miami Waterkeeper(305) 905-0856rachel@miamiwaterkeeper.org Elizabeth Fata CarpenterManaging Attorney, Everglades Law Center(786) 496-3309elizabeth@evergladeslaw.org LOCAL GROUPS GIVE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY STORMWATER PERMIT COMPLIANCE AN AVERAGE GRADE OF C-  The report shows that… Read More

ELC Files Brief to Protect Everglades Lands from Improper Development

On April 7, 2022, ELC filed an amicus curiae “Friends of the Court” brief in Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal in opposition to the development of a 13 mile highway extension of State Road 836 through critical… Read More

ELC Advocates for Biscayne Bay Restoration

Photo of BBSEER Study Area from 2020 Project Management Plan

The Biscayne Bay Southeastern Everglades Restoration (“BBSEER”) Project seeks to combine several projects originally proposed in the 1999 Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (“CERP”) with a focus on restoring more natural, clean freshwater flows into southeastern Everglades wetlands and… Read More

ELC Files Brief to Protect Comprehensive Planning and Everglades Restoration

ELC represented Tropical Audubon Society and Friends of the Everglades in filing an amicus curiae “Friend of the Court” brief in Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal in opposition to a trial court’s misinterpretation of Florida’s Community Planning… Read More

Everglades Environmental Advocacy and Citizen Activism Program (ECAP)

Kids in canoe on group trip

ECAP — a grant-funded summer program for middle school students — is excited to engage students in local grassroots activism and advocacy this summer! We will introduce students to ongoing community and regional efforts related to Everglades restoration… Read More

ELC Opposes Florida’s Assumption of Permitting Responsibility Under Section 404 of the Federal Clean Water Act

On November 2, 2020, Everglades Law Center, along with the National Parks Conservation Association and Sustainable Palm Beach County, submitted comments opposing Florida’s proposal to assume responsibility under the federal Clean Water Act for reviewing and issuing permits… Read More

ELC Works to Ensure the Combined Operations Plan (“COP”) Advances Everglades Restoration

ELC – alongside and on behalf of many Everglades restoration advocates – was deeply involved in the public process developing and deciding on the “final” operations plan for the significant new infrastructure built south of Tamiami Trail.  These… Read More

Economic Valuation of Lake Worth Lagoon

The Everglades Law Center (“ELC”) is a nonprofit law firm that has long used advocacy, policy development, and litigation to protect and sustain South Florida’s unique and irreplaceable ecosystems and communities. PFM Group Consulting LLC (“PFM”) works at… Read More

Everglades Restoration Timeline – Stay tuned for updates through 2022.

We’ve put together a timeline of significant legislation, litigation, projects, and other milestones in Everglades restoration from 1881-2017. Updates through 2022 coming soon. From early efforts to drain the Everglades, to the creation of Everglades National Park, to… Read More

Annual Report

Read the annual report for our most recent fiscal year to learn more about ELC’s current projects.