What is The Everglades Trust?


A 501(c)(4) corporation created to ensure Everglades restoration is completed on time and on budget. The Everglades Trust is committed to defending America’s Everglades and hold polluters and lawmakers accountable.

How will the Everglades be restored?


The Central Everglades Protection Plan (CEPP) is a combination of major components to store, clean and flow water south from Lake Okeechobee.

Have any of the more than 60 component projects been authorized?


Yes.  20+ Projects have been authorized on the federal side thru the Water Resources Development Act that is passed every two years, and on the state side thru the South Florida Water Management District and the Florida Legislative process.

How many of the authorized projects are completed or underway?


Part of the L-8 Reservoir is completed. Seven projects authorized in CERP are currently being constructed because of an infusion of Federal stimulus funds.  That includes: Picayune Strand, C-11 Water Preserve Area, C-43 reservoir, C-44 reservoir, Indian River Lagoon South, Site 1, C-111N Spreader Phase I. The Kissimmee River Project is scheduled to be finished in 2015.  Many of these projects are large long term plans and will take years to finish.