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THE BALANCE

Text WATER to 52886, and tell Florida’s leaders to support SB10 and HB761 and to build the EAA Reservoir, which would restore the flow of fresh, clean water to the River of Grass.

The fragile Everglades ecosystem is at a tipping point and needs the support of the Florida legislature. This ecosystem supports 1.3 million jobs and represents $109 billion to Florida’s economy. More than 200 Everglades scientists agree that increased storage, treatment, and conveyance of water is necessary as a long-term solution.

The EAA reservoir would capture and store Lake Okeechobee overflow to be redistributed to the south and the Everglades, after being cleaned via filtering through the ground. This would stop the damaging discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers and the choking drought occurring in the Everglades.

65% of Florida voters approved the purchase and the U.S. Congress reaffirmed their commitment to the project in 2016. Orvis and the outdoor industry want everyone to know how precious the Everglades is and how political will can restore the Everglades, Florida Bay, and Florida’s major estuaries.

Video by: The Orvis Company

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