Statement from Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg Regarding the Governor’s Budget Proposal for Everglades Restoration
“This is another historic moment in Everglades restoration. Over the last three years, Governor Scott has tackled critical Everglades issues. From the $880 million Restoration Strategies plan, to the $90 million for the next 2.6 miles of Tamiami Trail to Florida’s endorsement of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), Governor Scott has led one of the largest restoration plans in the world.
“Now, at the midway point of the 30-year Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), we applaud Governor Scott for his commitment to robust Everglades funding using Amendment 1 and his acknowledgement for additional water storage, as authorized in the Central Everglades Restoration Plan. Both of these actions will enable a restored Everglades in our lifetime.”