The Everglades Coalition has opened registration for its 37th annual conference Jan. 6-8, 2022 at Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, Florida. This year’s theme is Everglades Restoration: Investing in a Climate Resilient Future.

The 2022 conference offers both in-person and virtual attendance options. Early-bird discounted registration is available through Dec. 6. The full schedule of sessions can be viewed online at www.evergladescoalition.org/conference.

The Everglades Coalition’s annual conference is the largest forum for discussing Everglades restoration progress, challenges and opportunities. Attendees include scientists, educators, conservationists, the media, students and members of the public, as well as decision-makers and representatives from federal, state, local and tribal governments.

The multi-day event features speakers and educational sessions on a variety of topics relevant to Everglades restoration including the science behind restoration and climate change, connectivity and collaboration in the Everglades, federal policy under new leadership, Florida Bay seagrass recovery, and nature-based solutions.

This year’s host sponsor is Izaak Walton League of America. Additional supporters include “Okeechobee” sponsors: Conservancy of Southwest Florida and National Parks Conservation Association; “Kissimmee” sponsors: “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society, Florida Oceanographic Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Sierra Club and South Florida Water Management District; “Payhayokee” sponsors: Audubon, Audubon Florida, Audubon Western Everglades, City of Homestead, Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership, Earthjustice, National Wildlife Federation, Reef Relief and The Alliance for Florida’s National Parks; and “Sawgrass Roots” sponsors: Audubon of Southwest Florida, Everglades Law Center, Friends of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Izaak Walton League Florida Chapter, League of Women Voters of Florida and Sierra Club’s Central Florida Group. Sponsorships are still available at info@evergladescoalition.org.

About the Everglades Coalition
The Everglades Coalition is an alliance of more than 60 local, state and national conservation and environmental organizations dedicated to full restoration of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem, from the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes into Lake Okeechobee and to the estuaries, through the River of Grass, out to Florida Bay and the Keys. The Everglades Coalition strives to preserve and restore the diversity of ecosystems that comprise the greater Everglades and to provide a forum for those who depend on or care about those ecosystems. We are committed to being inclusive and fostering a collaborative environment where all stakeholders feel valued, respected, and engaged — both in our work as an alliance of separate organizations and as a model for engagement by our member organizations. Learn more at EvergladesCoalition.org.