SFWMD: Progress on Everglades Restoration in 2022
South Florida - Thursday December 29, 2023: The South Florida Water Management District is celebrating a year of progress for Everglades restoration and water quality in Florida.
In its annual year-end report the SFWMD points to record state funding coupled with a resurgent public awareness which has created a re-newed momentum to protect Florida’s precious water resources and restore the River of Grass.
Working with federal, state, and local partners, the SFWMD reports progress in key projects that are improving the quantity, quality, timing and distribution of water to the Greater Everglades ecosystem.
SFWMD cites 55 Everglades restoration projects have been completed, broken ground or hit a major milestone since January of 2019. Projects such as the EAA Reservoir Project, Caloosahatchee (C-43) Reservoir, the Picayune Strand Restoration Project and many more continue to make progress.
These projects are vital to restoring the Greater Everglades ecosystem, protecting Florida’s precious natural resources and improving water quality throughout South Florida, states the report.