Cover photo by Rob O’Nea
If you love the Florida Keys for sport fishing, diving, boating, seafood or sunsets, you know the magic of Florida Bay. Tourists from around the world and residents of South Florida cherish the bay for its scenic beauty. This valuable and vulnerable resource is home to remarkable birds, fish and other sea life, and depends upon the quantity and quality of water flowing through the Everglades for its health.
The incredible beauty of Florida Bay is apparent to all of us. What is less obvious is the decades-long, behind-the-scenes effort of dozens of conservation groups to restore the Everglades and improve Florida Bay.
Founded in 1994 by two conservationists who lived on and fished in Florida Bay, the Everglades Foundation strives to improve water quality for everyone in South Florida. The Foundation’s 20th anniversary is a perfect time to celebrate everything they have accomplished, as well as the work of other conservation groups—large and small—throughout the Florida Keys.
Features breathtaking images from some of the region’s most renowned photographers, including: Alejandro Borgese, Will Benson, Clyde Butcher, Brian F. Call, Fran Carlisle, Pat Ford, Stephen Frink, Tim Grollimund, Jessica Hodder, Flex Maslan, Paul Marcellini, Misha McRae, Rob O’Neal, Tim Rahn, Ross Reeder, Collin Ross, Mac Stone, CartonWard Jr., and others, plus the artwork of Wyland and Bryan Haynes.