Bill to Create Reservoir South of Okeechobee Passes Senate
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.
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.
Orvis is working in close partnership with the Everglades Foundation to achieve a long-term solution to the diversion of freshwater overflows from Lake Okeechobee. These overflows have led to massive toxic algae blooms in the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries, and devastating drought in the Everglades. In a powerful open letter to Florida lawmakers published in the Miami Herald, Orvis CEO Perk Perkins urges support for legislation to save this ecological treasure.
Perk Perkins is Joined by 27 Other Outdoor Brands to Urge Support for Legislation to Build Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir
March 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Global outdoor and adventure retailer The Orvis Company has purchased a full-page ad in the Sunday edition of the Miami Herald to publish an open letter from Orvis CEO Perk Perkins, urging Governor Rick Scott and the Florida State Legislature to support legislation to build the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir.
Some dogs are special - the way they soldier through the ups and downs, how they bring tail-thumping optimism to our day, the way they make us better people. For Nancy Mackinnon, Luck’s mom, “It’s an amazing experience to go through a lifetime with a dog.”
Meet Dylan, the dog who started a million-dollar movement for canine cancer research. Since 2009 Orvis and our customers have raised more than $1 Million dollars to help fund canine cancer research through our Orvis Cover Dog Contest. In partnership with Morris Animal Foundation, this funding supports the work of top veterinary research centers around the country that are working to find a cure for canine cancer. Why do we do it? Because here at Orvis we believe every dog is worth a million.