Everglades Restoration
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Everglades Restoration

FWF has been an active supporter of Everglades’ restoration for many years working with a broad coalition of organizations on behalf of one of the world’s most significant wetland ecosystems. As part of the Everglades Coalition since its inception and as a strong proponent of a unified effort to restore the Greater Everglades Ecosystem, the Federation advocates for abundant and clean water flow, the elimination of harmful exotic species and the rational public use of this unique treasure.

By strongly backing the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) and the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), FWF supports state and federal involvement in returning the ‘Glades to its historic grandeur. Millions of Floridians depend upon the Everglades for water, and the movement of water southward from Lake Okeechobee is essential to maintaining this supply. The protection of private ranchlands in the Kissimmee River Valley will lessen pollution and increase water flows to the river, the Lake and eventually to Florida Bay, provide open space, aid agriculture and provide wildlife habitats. Additionally, water quantity and pollution issues impacting the Indian River Lagoon and the Caloosahatchee River must be addressed.

While the Everglades restoration issue is highly complex, its success is critical for the environmental and economic sustainability of all of South Florida.

Everglades Restoration Related Articles

A Disaster Many Years in the Making
A wave of green, smelly, toxic goop has inundated shorelines, fouling water and suffocating aquatic species and manatees. This situation is not only upsetting, it is, unfortunately, completely predictable.

Injunction Seeks to Restore Money to State’s Conservation Land-Buying Fund
In a legal filing today, the Florida Wildlife Federation and three other citizen groups are seeking an injunction to stop state officials from diverting the state’s conservation land-buying fund to pay for other state functions.

Florida Wildlife Federation Establishes Matching Grant for Donations to Florida’s Water and Land Legacy Campaign
Federation will contribute one dollar to campaign for every two dollars donated

Obama Administration Announces Additional $80 Million in Everglades Restoration
Over $1.5 Billion Invested in the Everglades Since 2009; USDA To Fund Fourth Year of Easements for Water Quality, Wildlife Habitat Improvements in the Northern Everglades Watershed

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is on the verge of issuing a permit that will weaken Florida's wetland protections.

Capitol Watch End of 2012 Session Wrap Up
End of 2012 Session Wrap Up By Jay Liles and Preston Robertson

Capitol Watch Week 8
Capitol Watch: Final Week 2012 Session - By Jay Liles and Preston Robertson

Capitol Watch Week 7
By Jay Liles and Preston Robertson

Capitol Watch Week 6
Week of February 13, 2012 - By Jay Liles and Preston Robertson

PLEASE CONTACT the following state senators and ask them to support $15 million for the Florida Forever land protection program.

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