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Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Agreement To Continue Work On Key Reservoir Aiding In Everglades Restoration

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The vast wetland suffers from lack of adequate fresh water and also runoff that brings unwanted nutrients to the system.

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- On this Earth Day, Governor Ron DeSantis signed an agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers that will continue work on a key reservoir meant to aid in Everglades restoration. The vast wetland suffers from a lack of adequate fresh water and also runoff that brings unwanted nutrients into the system.

RON DESANTIS: We think that this project is absolutely essential to reduce harmful discharges to the northern estuaries and to help us send more clean water south to the Everglades.

- Both the state and federal government have spent millions of dollars trying to restore the river of grass. The wetland is expected to be completed in 2023.