TCPALM: Guest column: EAA land is key for restoration plan

TCPalm: Written by Mark Perry. March 31, 2017.

The state needs to buy land in the Everglades Agricultural Area to complete a critical storage project that is part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.

I have served on the state's Water Resource Advisory Commission of the South Florida Water Management District for 11 years and have seen many presentations by the district which supported these same land purchases and projects in the EAA. But in the past 4 years, it seems the district has turned an about-face. The district's Governing Board apparently is directing its staff to take a stand against anything that suggests buying land in the EAA or moving water south from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades and Florida Bay.

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