"We are encouraged to see the Federal Government living up to its commitment to Everglades restoration," said
Instead of simply buying more land, the federal contribution will pay for the construction of two CERP projects -- a reservoir next to the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and for restoration of Picayune Strand, an 85-square-mile area that was over-drained in the early 1960s as part of a failed housing development.
Florida Crystals is encouraged to see some restoration projects may get back on track. The company is hopeful future dollars will be put toward projects that will address the source of pollution in the watersheds north of Lake Okeechobee, as present phosphorus loading to the lake is nearly five times higher than the limit that must be met by 2015.
In order to solve Florida's water issues and achieve effective restoration, plans must address the entire water system - Lake Okeechobee, the estuaries and the Everglades.
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