As regular readers of the Orvis News may have noticed, for the past year we’ve been deeply committed to the work being done to restore the health and well-being of Florida’s Everglades. Working in partnership with our friends at The Everglades Foundation we have been working to restore water flows south of Lake Okeechobee and to stop discharges down the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers….
The following comments were made by Orvis CEO Perk Perkins at the Everglades Coalition Conference on Jan. 5, 2017.
I remember from my earliest days camping with my father, he taught me and my brother to always leave a campsite better than we found it. That has become a metaphor for my life and our company. I first became aware of the plight of the Everglades 32 years ago, the same year you were holding your first Everglades Coalition Conference. I was privileged to be tarpon fishing . . .
Orvis strongly supports the outstanding work of the Everglades Foundation to restore, protect and preserve the Everglades. Today we celebrate the bipartisan passage of the Water Resources Development Act by the House of Representatives, following its approval in the Senate on September 15th. If you’re interested in protecting the flow of clean, fresh waters to the Everglades, Florida Bay and the Florida Keys, join us in signing the #NoworNeverglades Declaration.