Friday, May 10, 2019

Consensus: All SFWMD Governing Board Members Ask U.S. Congress to Adequately Fund Everglades Restoration Efforts a $200 Million request.

Action taken by the recently revised South Florida Water Management Board. $200 million requested from congress to move from the promise to action on restoring our Everglades.  

CLICK HERE to review the full media release.

May our Miami-Dade County and Municipal Officials join in support of this bipartisan support for restoring America's Everglades – the $200 million ask. Resolutions are good, actual appearances and personal avocation is even stronger.

Support the restoration of our Everglades – as part of our overall effort to support our native environment (including our remaining Pine Rocklands).
May 10, 2019
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - All members the South Florida Water Management District's (SFWMD) Governing Board asked the U.S. Congress to do its part to restore and protect the unique ecosystem of America's Everglades in a letter sent yesterday.
"There is strong bipartisan support for restoring America's Everglades, and this world-renowned ecosystem depends on a sustained $200 million in annual federal funding for restoration," state letters signed by all SFWMD Governing Board Members transmitted yesterday to the U.S. House Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee and the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. "The federal-state partnership to restore America's Everglades was agreed to nearly two decades ago and is critical to protecting this unique national treasure and the state's water resources for millions of residents and visitors. Unfortunately, federal funding of the cost-share for these critical restoration projects has not kept pace with the state's contributions, but we are hopeful that your support of Everglades restoration funding will make a difference."

CLICK HERE to read the full letter from the SFWMD Board Members.
Photo Credit: SFWMD

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