Florida Bay and Everglades National Park are choked from the freshwater they need. Two exciting developments are changing that:
• The second bridge along Tamiami Trail was inaugurated last month and
• The decades-long Modified Waters Delivery project to send water to Everglades National Park was completed earlier this year.
The operational plan threading these projects together will be completed by mid-2020. As restoration projects are completed, orchestrating how these projects come together is critical in maximizing the taxpayer investment in restoration infrastructure. These foundation projects set the tone for the next leg of Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan projects to come. With nearly $1 billion invested in the Southern Everglades to date, Audubon is advocating for a plan that provides at least $1 billion-worth of ecosystem benefits for Florida Bay.