OVERVIEW OF THIS YEAR'S PROGRAM
The Everglades Foundation is pleased to present the 4th annual John Marshall Everglades Symposium virtually this year. This year, we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the authorization of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). This significant law would not have been achieved without the broad bipartisan support and the vocal interest of countless organizations and individuals who share a passion for the global treasure that is America’s Everglades.
This panel will discuss the creation and authorization of CERP as well as the subsequent actions over the past 20 years.
OUR CLEAN WATER ECONOMY
Florida's economy runs on clean water. This panel will gather economic leaders to take a deeper dive into Florida's economy.
A panel of Everglades policy experts will engage in a provocative discussion about what needs to be done to complete Everglades restoration over the next 20 years.
IN EVERGLADES RESTORATION
This panel will bring together educators, students and community leaders who share a dedication to educating and empowering future conservation leaders.
JOHN MARSHALL EVERGLADES
The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) was authorized in 2000 with the objective to “restore, preserve, and protect the South Florida ecosystem while providing for other water-related needs of the region, including water supply and flood protection.” The plan laid out a 35-year timeline for 68 components with region-wide benefits to be completed. Now, 20 years into the plan – with some progress made, though each project remains incomplete – Everglades restoration must be accelerated. This year’s John Marshall Everglades Symposium will explore the past, present, and future of CERP; the key players driving Everglades restoration, and what must be done to bring restoration to full fruition.