The Bergeron Everglades Museum and Wildlife Foundation is being established as a service to the people of Florida and its future generations.

The Foundation, through its museum, zoological gardens and art center, will provide a glimpse of the culture, wildlife and history of an earlier life in Florida.

With your help and the help of many City, State and Federal agencies we can turn this dream into a reality. Together we can preserve our historical and cultural identity for future generations growing up amid the ethnic diversity of South Florida.

The history of the Everglades – a rich panoply of rugged “Cracker” farming pioneers, cattle ranchers, Indian nations, and artists, all interwoven in a background of a once abundant and colorful wildlife – must be preserved for future generations.

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We invite you to join us on our mission to not only Restore the Everglades for generations to come, but to take steps to Save the Everglades TODAY.

We believe in sustainable access to the everglades so that generations to come will have the opportunity to fall in love with this amazing ‘lost world’.

Ron Bergeron

preserving the everglades

Founder of the Everglades History and Cultural Museum.

“…to preserve and showcase man’s love and respect for the Everglades environment.”


Florida Everglades Restoration Remains Priority for Lawmakers

With the new administration in the executive branch, lawmakers are trying to keep Florida Everglades restoration efforts as a priority for the U.S. government. [...]

Ron Bergeron considers throwing his (cowboy) hat into 2018 race for governor

One of the most colorful figures in Broward County, the developer, entrepreneur and sometime alligator wrestler Ron Bergeron, said Tuesday he’s thinking about running for governor in 2018. [...]

Update from Alligator Ron Bergeron Regarding the Global Everglades High Water Emergency

Recommendation – Allow water to FLOW SOUTH. Allowing water to flow south [...]

Panther Numbers Growing

"It’s probably one of the greatest success stories in the history of endangered species," Bergeron said. "Back in 1981 when we started the estimate, we were down to about 20. It’s been a long journey." [...]

More Water into Florida Bay. Work on 2nd Tamiami Trail Bridge to Start

Construction of the 2.6-mile bridge on the section of U.S. 41 known as the Tamiami Trail could begin later this fall after a contract is finalized. [...]

‘Snitch’ Pythons Lead Researchers to Other Pests

Following the monthlong Burmese Python removal competition designed to remove as many of the snakes from the Everglades as possible [...]