Statement from Everglades Foundation CEO, Eric Eikenberg:
“I commend Congressman Diaz-Balart and Congressman Hastings for their dedicated, bi-partisan committment as Everglades Caucus co-chairmen, and for their recent introduction of the Everglades for the Next Generation Act. Authorization of shovel-ready CERP projects is a huge step in the right direction for Everglades restoration, eliminating the potential for further bureaucratic delays in the future.
The state of Florida has shown leadership over the years as a partner in the CERP process. This legislation, if enacted, will recognize Florida’s investment in Everglades protection with the authorization of these critical next generation projects.”