IAN traveled to Florida for the kickoff workshop for the Everglades Report Card and System Status Report
The Everglades is a complex, ecologically diverse system divided into four distinct regions
: Northern Estuaries, Lake Okeechobee, Greater Everglades, and Southern Coastal Systems. In mid-March, IAN staff Bill Nuttle, Caroline Donovan, Alex Fries, and Emily Nastase led the first of four workshops in Florida to launch the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report. The workshop was held in West Palm Beach and participants included individuals of the RECOVER
team and regional coordinators from the four Everglades regions. Despite differences between regions, the participants are working together to present the status of the whole system, and describe overall health of the Everglades.