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Great News for the Everglades

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.

Now or Neverglades Clears Major Hurdle


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!

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.

Orvis CEO Takes Full-Page Miami Herald Ad Urging Lawmakers to Protect Everglades

It's Now or Neverglades!

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.

Orvis CEO Signs Open Letter Urging FL Lawmakers to Save the Everglades

Perk Perkins is Joined by 27 Other Outdoor Brands to Urge Support for Legislation to Build Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir
Press Release

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. 

For the Love of Luck - An Orvis Dog's Story

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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.”

The Annual Orvis 'Cover Dog Contest' to Help Raise Funds for Canine Cancer Wants your Vote

Make your vote count
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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.

#NowOrNeverglades Movement Gains Momentum

Here’s How You Can Help - By: Phil Monahan

Although most of the algae is gone and the St. Lucie River is running clear again, the growing movement to fix the hydrology of South Florida and send more water to the Everglades continues apace.

Orvis CEO Stresses Urgency of Everglades Crisis

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

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.


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