How to Help
The Problem: Levees and canals rob the land of essential water. “We get plenty of rain, but we don’t store the water,” says Linda Friar,
a park ranger. “Ninety-five percent of rainwater that gets into the canals makes it to the ocean in less than 24 hours.” The
water that does enter these protected areas is often compromised with pollutants.
How To Help: Contact the park service (nps.gov/ever), Friends of the Everglades (everglades.org), Everglades Foundation (evergladesfoundation.org), and Audubon Society (audubon.org).