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President Obama visits Florida Everglades

Published On: 5/4/2015

Everglades restoration highlighted on Earth Day

SFS member Evelyn Gaiser (Florida International University) recently hosted President Barack Obama in the Florida Everglades. In the week preceding the President’s visit, Evelyn and fellow ecological researchers visited the White House to brief officials on the emerging threat of rising tides in the Everglades. She was able to speak directly to the President during his visit, emphasizing the importance of his message and the science behind the decisions that are at stake. She says that “we are in a pivotal point for Everglades restoration where decisions are being made at state and federal levels that will provide an example (or not) to the world of how to mitigate climate change impacts through ecological restoration.”

You can hear Evelyn talking about the visit on NPR:


Read more about the President's visit here:

Washington Post
Miami Herald

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