Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Major Milestone to Advance EAA Reservoir Project

South Florida Water Management District Approves Final Agreement with U.S. Army Corps, Reservoir Component to Start Construction This Year. 

 

Wellington, Fla. –  Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Noah Valenstein and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to announce significant progress on the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir Project. 

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Progress of Old Tamiami Trail Roadbed Removal Project

Miami, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the advancement of an important Everglades restoration project to remove over five miles of roadbed from Old Tamiami Trail. Removing the roadbed improves the volume of water flowing south through the Everglades and supports reducing harmful discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries. 

SFWMD Governing Board Awards Final Contract to Build Wetland Component of the EAA Reservoir Project

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board awarded the final contract needed to build the Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) component of the EAA Reservoir Project. The EAA Reservoir Project reduces harmful discharges to the Northern Estuaries and moves clean water south to the Everglades.

The $175 million contract to create the natural wetland include:

SFWMD Board Celebrates Restoration of 6,700 Acres of Wetlands in Martin County

PALM CITY, Fla. - The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board celebrated the completion of the Allapattah Flats Wetland Reserve Project in western Martin County this morning. The SFWMD Governing Board was joined by the Martin County Board of County Commissioners, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, and the public to celebrate 13,000 acres of land conservation, including 6,700 acres of restored wetlands.

SFWMD Takes Another Step Forward to Complete Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir Project

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is taking another step to expedite and complete the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir Project at the direction of Gov. Ron DeSantis. With full funding in place, SFWMD began advertising the final contract today for the Stormwater Treatment Area component of the EAA Reservoir Project that moves clean water from Lake Okeechobee south to the Everglades. Bids are anticipated to be opened in January 2021.

SFWMD Completes S-333N, Priority Everglades Project to Send More Water South

 

MIAMI - Gov. Ron DeSantis joined the Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and other state and federal officials today to celebrate the completion of the S-333 North (S-333N) structure, the latest Everglades restoration accomplishment.