Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Secretary Announces Important Step Forward in Everglades Restoration

Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett displays symbolic check for $1 million grant to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to determine further work on the Tamiami Trail that will help restore the greater Everglades ecosystem.

Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced that the Department of the Interior has dedicated $1 million dollars with which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can move forward with Phase 2 modifications to the Tamiami Trail, which will help restore water flows to Everglades National Park. The Tamiami Trail will continue as a major constraint to restoring the Everglades and Florida Bay until substantial additional hydrological connectivity is established across the Trail. “Interior remains fully committed to sustaining support of the Everglades restoration effort,” Kempthorne said. “Today’s important step forward represents a major opportunity to chart a course for a project that is not only pivotal to restoration of Everglades National Park’s ecosystem, but fundamental to restoration of the greater Everglades ecosystem.” moremore


No comments: