The drastic impacts of climate change are threatening
to put the Everglades under water! Many species are at risk as temperatures and sea levels rise, and fires and storms become more severe. Sponsor the Everglades today and help protect this wild place for generations to come.
A vast, subtropical wetland, Everglades National Park was the first park in American history created to preserve an area’s biological resources rather than its scenic vistas. This patchwork of interdependent ecosystems that make up the Park is home to an extraordinary collection of plant and animal species:
Mangrove forests, cypress groves, hardwood hammocks, pine rocklands, and coastal lowlands.
Nearly 400 spectacular bird species including herons, flamingoes, ibises, and egrets.
Many unique - and in some cases highly endangered - animals and fish including Florida panthers, manatees, American alligators and crocodiles.
Located near one of the most populated areas in the nation, the Everglades ecosystem remains threatened despite federal protections. This wetland environment is extremely sensitive to human influences including air and water pollution, introduction of non-native species and decreased water supply. Much more needs to be done in order to preserve this unique environment for future generations.
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.
Help support the Sierra Club's conservation efforts on behalf of the Everglades National Park by sponsoring this wild place.