Established in 1998, the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation is based on the principles of visionary environmental advocate, Arthur R. Marshall, Jr. (1919-1985). For more than a decade, the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation has championed the restoration and preservation of the greater Everglades ecosystem through science-based outreach programs and hands-on activities to return original plant life and water flow patterns to the historic "River of Grass."
The Foundation's efforts to develop future stewards of the environment, encourage appreciation for Florida's natural resources, and ensure safe drinking water for generations to come have only been possible thanks to the personal dedication and support of the community. During the past decade, Marshall Foundation volunteers have planted almost 100,000 native Florida trees in wetlands areas and helped harvest close to 3,000 pounds of cypress seeds.
More than $350,000 in scholarships and internships has been awarded to students pursuing careers in environmental sciences, and, in 2008 alone, more than 7,500 school-aged children participated in Marshall Foundation education programs such as Ambassadors of the Everglades, Everglades2U, and Wetlands: Weird, Wild and Wonderful.
In addition, the Marshall Foundation has been closely involved in ongoing efforts to restore more than 73,000 acres and reconnect Lake Okeechobee water flows to the Everglades.
"To the maximum extent possible, we must continue to focus on the need to reconnect Lake Okeechobee to the rest of the Everglades and reestablish, 'sheet flow' from the Kissimmee to Florida Bay." – less–ZoomInfo