Friends of the Everglades was founded in 1969 by renowned journalist, author of The River of Grass, and environmental activist Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
The mission of Friends of the Everglades is to preserve, protect, and restore the only Everglades in the world.
Our goals: Compel government agencies to comply with existing environmental laws, and resist any efforts to weaken such laws. Encourage politicians to recognize the long consequences of their actions. Spread awareness of the importance of the Everglades to the South Florida ecosystem.
The Young Friends of the Everglades founding members at Howard Drive Elementary in 1994,
Now or Neverglades campaign.
Our 50th Year celebration will be April 7, 2019 where we will be celebrating our founder, MarjoryStonemanDouglas, who fought for feminism, racial justice & conservation long before they were popular. We are honored to carry on her legacy to protect the only Everglades in the world! Maggie Hurchella will be our honored guest speaker.
Community Outreach Program in Everglades National Park with Educator Jim McMaster.
Community Outreach Program in the field at Everglades National Park with Educator Jim McMaster.
Annual Meetings take place in April and are open to the public.
Young Friends of the Everglades
The Young Friends of the Everglades mission is to preserve and protect the Everglades, not just for us, but for future generations through education and children's awareness. Since 1994, we have educated thousands of students and adults. Through offering educational opportunities, this program cultivates a desire within young people to become caretakers of the one-and-only Everglades.
Robert Stein, Esq.
Christienne Sherouse, Esq.
Administrative Assistant & Educator
Senior Educator, Young Friends of the Everglades
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.