NEWS CHIEF: Palmer: Fight for Everglades is nothing new

News Chief: January 14, 2017. Written by Tom Palmer.

Any discussion of the restoration of the Everglades should begin with Marjory Stoneman Douglas' eloquent declaration 70 years ago in her famous work, "The Everglades: River of Grass."

It is the effort to restore that historic river of grass, which once flowed unimpeded and unpolluted from Lake Okeechobee through the park to Florida Bay, that is at the heart of the current Everglades restoration effort.

It is also at the heart of the political fight playing out before the South Florida Water Management District and the Florida Legislature over where to spend money to advance that restoration.

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