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Federal Budget for Everglades Restoration News

$425 million for FY-24 passed by Congress; President Biden requests $444 million for FY-25

The Everglades Foundation thanks President Biden for recommending $444 million to restore America’s Everglades in his Fiscal Year 2025 President's Budget request.

We also thank Congress for providing $425 million in Fiscal Year 2024 funding for Everglades restoration. This much-needed investment will build on strong funding in previous years and continue generational progress on Everglades restoration.

These funds are critical to maintain momentum in restoring one of the world’s ecological treasures. The Everglades is also the backbone of Florida’s clean water economy and the source of drinking water for millions.

This unique bipartisan undertaking enjoys historic progress thanks to record funding, and no feature is more representative than the reservoir taking shape south of Lake Okeechobee. Once complete, the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir will store, clean, and send lake water south to the Everglades, and in doing so will reduce harmful discharges to coastal communities, replenish the Biscayne Aquifer, and fortify Florida’s already strong clean water economy.

Our state currently suffers from billions of gallons of polluted water discharged from Lake Okeechobee to our coastal estuaries since we lack the necessary infrastructure to send that water south to the Everglades.

This funding will continue expeditious construction of the Everglades Agricultural (EAA) Reservoir that will provide the ability to store, clean, and send lake water south and reduce harmful discharges once complete.

Thank you to President Biden and Congress for supporting America’s Everglades.


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