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Rubio, Florida Lawmakers Request $725 Million for Everglades Restoration

Feb 10, 2023 | Comunicados de Prensa

The Everglades is an ecosystem of unparalleled significance and biodiversity. Not only is it a critical source of drinking water for approximately nine million Floridians, but it provides the recreational, outdoor, and economic opportunities that underscore the culture and way of life of Floridians. 
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), U.S. Representative Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and 19 other members of Florida’s congressional delegation sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting $725 million in funding be included in the Fiscal Year 2024 budget for continued Everglades restoration efforts. 

  • “As you prepare your Fiscal Year 2024 budget request, we write to respectfully request an allocation of $725 million under the Army Corps of Engineers construction account for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration. The Everglades is a national treasure, one of the true ecological wonders of the world, and further efforts to preserve this unique ecosystem will prove imperative to its long-term viability.” 
  • “The significance of the Everglades does not go unnoticed for Floridians and our community who have worked together for more than twenty years to restore its cherished wetlands. This continued restoration of America’s Everglades is not only a national, but a global model for large scale ecosystem restoration and infrastructure investment that supports economic vitality, and promotes a wide range of ecological and community resilience benefits.” 

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