|As one of his first major actions as Florida’s governor, Gov. Rob DeSantis signed an executive order committing $2.5 billion over four years for the sole use of Everglades restoration. This groundbreaking action drew enthusiastic, bi-partisan support in the state legislature. The state of Florida is committed to tackle the numerous issues facing the Everglades, however Florida cannot solve these issues alone. To create lasting change, the state of Florida needs help from multiple federal agencies who hold jurisdiction over large areas in the Everglades.
The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), first passed more than 20 years ago, envisions a federal/state partnership to tackle many complex issues facing the Everglades. Unfortunately, the lack of consistent funding over the years has hindered that vision and limited progress.
The Everglades are sick and urgently need your help. Act now by contacting your U.S. senators and congressman and urge them to reauthorize the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. Years of inaction has brought us to this point, so it is imperative for us to take action now.
The Everglades Need Your Help