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Bill to Create Reservoir South of Okeechobee Passes Senate
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For more than a year, Orvis has been posting about the fight to restore water flows south of Lake Okeechobee and to stop discharges down the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers. Yesterday, the good guys won a major victory, as the Florida Senate passed SB10, a bill sponsored by Sen. Rob Bradley that funds the creation of a deep-water reservoir south of the big lake. The vote was 36-3 in favor of the project.

Now or Neverglades Clears Major Hurdle

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As you probably know by now, Orvis has partnered with the Everglades Foundation to help save the amazing ecosystem of the Everglades, and we have asked our customers to help through a matching-grant program.

The Balance: Orvis Video Shows Why We Must Act Now to Save the Everglades

Unless We Act NOW The Everglades Will Be Lost: But There's Still Time to Save It!
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Orvis has made protecting the Everglades the focus of our conservation efforts this year, and our CEO, Perk Perkins, has been leading the charge by taking out a full-page ad in the Miami Herald,

Orvis CEO Perkins Meets with FL Governor Scott

CEOs Discuss Efforts to Save the Everglades
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The Orvis Company Statement on Meeting with Governor Rick Scott to Discuss Efforts to Save the Everglades

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Orvis Company (Orvis) today released the following statement, attributable to its CEO Perk Perkins, regarding his meeting today with Governor Rick Scott to discuss efforts to save the Everglades. Other CEOs from around the State of Florida also joined Perkins, including Scott Deal, CEO of Maverick Boats, and Rob Kramer of the International Game and Fish Association.

Breaking: Legislation Filed to Reduce Lake Okeechobee Discharges

Orvis Applauds Legislative Progress in Now Or Neverglades Campaign
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For more than a year, we have been posting about the problems in South Florida caused by discharges of nutrient-laden water out of Lake Okeechobee. Huge algae blooms along both coasts shut down fishing and beaches last summer, and that was just the most visible manifestation of the issue.

Orvis CEO Stresses Urgency of Everglades Crisis

Orvis CEO Perk Perkins Calls fo "Urgency and Total Devotion" in the Fight to Save the Everglades
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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.

National Geographic Celebrates 100th Anniversary of National Park Service with Yearlong 'Power of Parks' Initiative

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In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service, National Geographic has launched The Power of Parks, a yearlong initiative utilizing all of the organization's platforms to better explore and understand the world's national parks.

Darden & The Florida Everglades

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The Darden Foundation has been supporting the restoration of the Florida Everglades through support of the Everglades Foundation. Katie Glenn, a Darden team member, takes a visit to see first-hand the results of the Darden Foundation's support.

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