Renowned Nature Photographer, Everglades Advocate to Share Insights into Everglades Restoration
Growing up as a boy in Gainesville, Mac Stone developed a passion for photography while exploring Florida’s springs, swamps and hammocks. Today, the National Geographic photographer and member of The Everglades Foundation Board of Directors has turned his lens on one of the greatest challenges of our time: restoration of America’s Everglades.
Stone presented his stunning photographs of the one-of-a-kind ecosystem and its inhabitants during an hour-long presentation – “The Everglades Through the Lens of Mac Stone” – on Wednesday, February 2, at the Cultural Center at Ocean Reef. Joined by The Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg, who provided updates and insights into the momentum the foundation has built for Everglades restoration, which impacts the drinking water for 9 million South Floridians, our economy, climate change, wildlife, and our quality of life.
Stone’s camera has carried him to far-flung remote and imperiled areas, but he continually returns to the Everglades to help connect people to the largest environmental restoration project in the world.
“My job as a photographer is to remind the world of the natural treasure we are responsible for stewarding and protecting,” Stone said. “Fortunately, one of the greatest natural areas on the planet has its own dedicated champion with The Everglades Foundation, and I’m honored to support their mission through my work.”
Stone and Eikenberg’s presentation is hosted by the Ocean Reef Conservation Association and the Cultural Center at Ocean Reef. Northern Trust is sponsoring the event.
For a quarter of a century, The Everglades Foundation’s commitment to restore and protect the Everglades has been driven by science. Founded in 1993 by two outdoor enthusiasts — Paul Tudor Jones II and the late George Barley — The Everglades Foundation works tirelessly to bring people together and provide a powerful voice for Everglades restoration at the state and national levels. Today, The Everglades Foundation stands as a well-respected authoritative source for scientific research on the Everglades. To learn more, visit EvergladesFoundation.org