Foundation: South reservoir critical to saving Florida Bay

Florida Bay needs a massive southern reservoir that treats and supplies fresh water — and funding needs to happen soon, says the Everglades Foundation. “We’re at the point where we need to flip the switch and people have to start advocating” for the 60,000-acre storage area south of Lake Okeechobee, foundation Chief Executive Officer Eric Eikenberg said Monday. “The time is now to get the reservoir built.” The foundation’s mission statement says that “through the advancement of scientifically sound and achievable solutions, the foundation seeks to reverse the damage inflicted on the ecosystem and provide policymakers and the public with an honest and credible resource to help guide decision-making on complex restoration issues.

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Source: FL Keys News

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