Our hearts are heavy with the passing of John Arthur Marshall, the Co-Founder and CEO of the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades (ARMF.) However, his family, friends and long-time foundation supporters know that it is imperative that his work continue. The Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades, with support from generous, past donations presented the 2016 Student Intern Program (SIP) and we look forward to presenting the John Marshall Everglades Symposium, October 8.
We are thrilled to announce that the Foundation will partner this year in the transition of both programs to the Everglades Foundation. In 2017, the programs will be named in John Marshall’s honor and will complement the current Everglades Foundation education programs. This will ensure that John’s favorite two programs continue to serve his dream of Everglades education for the next generation. This will also allow our friends and supporters an opportunity to continue being involved with these efforts.
The Everglades Foundation is one of the most respected environmental organizations in the country and we are proud that it has embraced the legacy of John Marshall and the importance of these programs.
Both organizations have joined to form the John Marshall Everglades Legacy to fund these programs in the future. Nancy Marshall, co-founder and president of ARMF will lead the effort.
Cancelled Due to Hurricane Matthew
We are very excited about the upcoming Everglades Symposium! Titled The Florida Everglades: Piecing the Puzzle Together – What is being done and what YOU can do will be held, Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Marriott, Downtown West Palm Beach. Admission is $30, which includes a luncheon featuring award-winning author and journalist, Michael Grunwald as keynote speaker. Please go to our Everglades Symposium page for details.
Well known environmentalists and community leaders will lead panel discussions and breakout sessions throughout the morning and afternoon. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This symposium is for the public, not just scientists. John Marshall knew that educating the public about the ever increasing challenges in the Everglades, its estuaries and our water supply was the surest way to make change happen. The media has drawn attention to the devastating algae blooms in the estuaries and residents want answers.
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