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Restore America’s Everglades

By Staff | Apr 20, 2011

To the editor,

Extreme funding cuts to environmental initiatives will devastate more than just our state’s native wildlife – Florida’s residents, water supply and tourism-based economy will all suffer if our legislators do not preserve funding for Everglades restoration.

One third of Florida’s 18 million residents get their daily water supply from the Everglades. Continued funding of Everglades restoration will allow the state to move forward with water quality improvement projects that protect the health of 6 million residents while creating local construction jobs that put Floridians back to work.

We can — and should — put Floridians back to work restoring America’s Everglades.

Restoring this unique ecosystem is a “win-win-win” situation. Good for our residents, good for our economy, and good for our environment. We are encouraging everyone to write their state and federal elected officials and tell them that funding Everglades restoration helps fund a clean water supply for today and for future generations.

Cara Capp

Community Organizer, Clean Water Action