PRESS STATEMENT FROM AUDUBON’S ERIC DRAPER REGARDING TODAY’S ANNOUCMENT FROM SENATOR JOE NEGRON
Audubon commends Florida Senate President Designate Joe Negron (R-Stuart) for presenting a plan for a water storage reservoir in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA).
“Audubon supports Senator Negron’s announcement to pursue funding for water storage in the EAA because it addresses the need to reduce future discharges of water from Lake Okeechobee,” said Eric Draper, Audubon Florida’s Executive Director. “The recent crises in Florida’s coastal waters cannot be solved without the kind of bold leadership that Senator Negron has presented today.”
Audubon looks forward to working with the Florida Legislature to advance this solution for reducing discharges from Lake Okeechobee.