Everglades Restoration is the largest ecosystem restoration in the world, spanning decades, and to keep on track, it's important to measure progress, celebrate successes, and ensure we are meeting and beating deadlines — in funding and implementation. As this year comes to a close, here's an accounting of restoration progress-to-date on both fronts. 2021 has been an amazing year!
In Fall of 2021, the Army Corps of Engineers released the updated Integrated Delivery Schedule (IDS) for Everglades restoration projects. Of the 68 restoration elements in the IDS, 24 were completed before 2022. In 2021, two more projects were completed. In 2022, one project is slated for completion and construction is underway on nine projects.