June 21, 2019

SFWMD Unveils Online Tool Detailing 
Ongoing Efforts to 
Achieve More Now For Florida's Environment
Webpage will keep public informed and engaged with latest progress being made to advance key Everglades projects

Click on the image to visit SFWMD's new Advancing Key Priority Projects webpage with the information on the latest progress completing priority environmental restoration projects.  

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.  - The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) today unveiled a new webpage aimed at keeping the public informed and engaged in the ongoing efforts to restore America's Everglades and protect Florida's environment. 

"We are hard at work fulfilling the direction of Gov. Ron DeSantis and the will of the people of the state of Florida to expedite key projects restoring the Everglades," said SFWMD Executive Director Drew Bartlett. "This webpage also fulfills Gov. DeSantis' direction to better engage the public on our work. The public will have easy access to the latest information on these priority restoration projects."

The "Advancing Key Priority Projects" webpage contains information on 29 critical Everglades restoration projects including projects that support Gov. DeSantis' Achieving More Now for Florida's Environment Executive Order. The webpage will be closely monitored and updated as projects progress and as the public expresses interest in District restoration efforts.

These projects include the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Storage Reservoir's A-2 Stormwater Treatment Area and Canal Conveyance Improvements, the Caloosahatchee (C-43) West Basin Storage Reservoir and the C-44 Reservoir's Stormwater Treatment Area, all being constructed by SFWMD. It also includes priority projects being constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers such as the Kissimmee River Restoration Project and the Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation and Repair as well as major operational changes needed for restoration such as the updating of the Lake Okeechobee System Operation Manual.

The webpage includes information on the current phase, next upcoming milestone and expected completion date of each project and what SFWMD is doing to accelerate the project. It also includes an interactive map of the priority projects. The webpage will be continuously updated with the latest information as the projects progress.

To access the webpage go to SFWMD.gov/AchieveMoreNow.

For more updates on SFWMD's work:
Media Contact: 
Randy Smith |   rrsmith@sfwmd.gov    |  Office: (561)-682-6197 | Cell: 561-389-3386
The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that manages the water resources in the southern part of the state. It is the oldest and largest of the state's five water management districts. Our mission is to  safeguard and restore South Florida's water resources and ecosystems, protect our communities from flooding, and meet the region's water needs while connecting with the public and stakeholders.

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