Video: Congressman Kayaks Kissimmee River Restoration With SFWMD
October 9, 2017
With the decades-long project to restore the historic Kissimmee River nearing completion, the South Florida Water Management District highlighted this success story for a visiting U.S. Congressman.
"Taxpayers across this nation have invested about a billion dollars to restore the Kissimmee River because its health is so critical to the Everglades - a national treasure - and Florida's economy," said U.S. Rep. Darren Soto. "Every gator and wading bird I saw while kayaking down the river served as proof positive that this environmental restoration effort is a huge success.
Soto represents the northern portion of the SFWMD, including the headwaters of the Everglades and the Kissimmee River.
With the decades-long project to restore the historic Kissimmee River nearing completion, the South Florida Water Management District recently highlighted this success story for visiting U.S. Rep. Darren Soto.