SFWMD Applauds State, Federal Leaders For Fully Funding Tamiami Trail Project
June 3, 2019
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) today applauded Gov. Ron DeSantis' announcement that Phase II of the Tamiami Trail Project, critical to restoring America's Everglades, has been fully funded by the state of Florida and the U.S. Department of Transportation.
"Today's good news is a testament to the leadership of Gov. DeSantis and Florida's Congressional Delegation. The Governor continues to lead the charge with his commitment to expediting Everglades restoration, and completing the Tamiami Trail Project is an important step forward for America's Everglades," said SFWMD Executive Director Drew Bartlett. "The Tamiami Trail Project helps restore the natural flow of water to Shark River Slough. Thanks to Gov. DeSantis' wise investment and support from the U.S. Department of Transportation, we're providing the Everglades marshes a chance to recover after being cut off from water flow when the original Tamiami Trail was built nearly 100 years ago."