Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg releases statement on the death of Florida Congressman Bill Young

Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg releases statement on the death of Florida Congressman Bill Young

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Florida Congressman Bill Young (1930-2013)
Florida Congressman Bill Young (1930-2013)

In a remarkable public career that spanned more than 50 years, Congressman Bill Young was a steady and strong voice for Florida and the nation. A powerful advocate for protecting Florida’s environment, Congressman Young was a champion of restoring and protecting America’s Everglades. As Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Congressman Young succeeded in winning approval for millions of dollars to invest in Everglades restoration.

 

In 2011, Congressman Young said, “I look forward to the day when we can declare the Everglades as healthy and protected from further pollution.”

 

Congressman Young’s leadership and dedication to Florida will be deeply missed.