A Message from Sandy Moret
Last month marked a major legislative victory for Everglades restoration, the culmination of the hard work of many lawmakers, individuals, companies and organizations. Still, there is much work to be done, and we need to keep the pressure on to ensure that the legislation - calling for building a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to store, clean and convey freshwater - becomes a reality. 

Below is a timeline of important milestones to ensure Senate Bill 10 is implemented in a timely manner and the reservoir is built. 

We have won a major victory, but now is not the time for complacency. Thank you for helping us keep the pressure on to ensure a brighter future for the Florida Everglades.

Sincerely,

Islamorada, FL


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In The News

The reservoir project has a long way to go. Congress has to approve the federal share of funding the project, and then it still has to be built. Out of 68 projects were proposed in that master Everglades restoration plan, only six are currently under construction.

Source: CBS
Congress to consider removing roadblocks to Everglades help

A bipartisan team of Florida congressmen proposes removing congressional roadblocks to building reservoirs, pollution-filtering marshes and other Everglades restoration projects.

The goal is to allow long-planned, construction-ready Everglades projects to proceed, instead of having to wait years for additional congressional approval.


Source: Sun Sentinel 

"It's not just a single organism out there that has the potential to cause a harmful algal bloom," Rosen said. "There are a multitude of species, each with their own ability to create blooms, all of which can cause oxygen deprivation in water that can kill fish, and many with the ability to create toxins harmful to wildlife or people."

Source:  TC Palm

"There's probably no better example in U.S. history of a case of both legal plunder and crony capitalism that has been tolerated for so many years, and that has picked more money from the pockets of Americans," than the sugar program, says American Enterprise Institute economist Mark J. Perry.

Source:  Palm Beach Post
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