The Everglades Foundation and its partners Wednesday will kick off two days of talks and lobbying efforts on behalf of the Florida Everglades.
Tom Brokaw moderates the kickoff Wednesday, a discussion of the ecological and economic benefits of the Everglades restoration efforts. Tomorrow night, Sens. Bill Nelson and George LeMieux along with Reps. Alcee Hastings and Mario Diaz-Balart co-chair an "Old Florida-style barbecue" and reception featuring the band, Blues Traveler. On Thursday, attendees lobby lawmakers.
"Our message to policymakers will be clear: maintaining support for Everglades restoration has never been more important," said Kirk Fordham, CEO, Everglades Foundation.