Everglades advocates and members of the Everglades Coalition from around the state joined together in Tallahasee to celebrate the first annual Everglades Action Day!
Last year, the Florida Legislature officially recognized April 7th as Everglades Day to honor the birthday of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, a true champion of Everglades restoration.
The inaugural Everglades Day event included more than fifty supporters from across the state joining together in Tallahassee to meet with state lawmakers and legislative staff about the importance of funding restoration projects. Seven teams of advocates met with Senators and Representatives from their region.
Hundreds of toxic chemicals linked to cancer and other chronic diseases are found in consumer products used every day, including many made specifically for infants and children. Consumers have the right to make informed decisions about the safety of products brought into homes and schools.
This year, Floridais taking action. Check out CWA'sto learn more about the proposed legislation that would give consumers more information about toxic chemicals.
Is your family safe from toxic coal ash?
There are 15 coal-fired power plants throughout Florida. These facilities produce coal ash, the toxic byproduct of coal burning that that pollutes our water and air. Is toxic coal ash a threat to your community? Check out the locations of these facilities, and make sure to zoom in to see the coal ash landfills and ponds.