While the Sierra Club has worked to protect the Everglades region for many years, today our efforts are focused primarily on protecting the Everglades from the impacts of climate change. Hundreds of species of plants and wildlife are at risk as temperatures and sea level rise, and storms and fires become more severe.
Working to restore fresh water flows from Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay - critical to keeping most of the Everglades above water - the Club has also played a leadership role in initiatives to elevate roads, remove unnecessary canals and buy land needed to clean, store and move the water downstream. Our goal is to build resilience in the ecosystem so that native species can survive as the climate changes dramatically.
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