Tag: comprehensive everglades restoration plan
This week, U.S. Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., pointed to federal funds coming to Florida to begin construction of the embankment contract for the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir. “Due to the historic size of...
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., brought out the “Northern Estuaries Restoration Plan (NERP).” The bill will “force the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take action to address harmful algal blooms and end...
In the letter to the leaders of the U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the members urged the committee to provide robust funding for key restoration projects, citing the importance of the Everglades ecosystem for providing clean drinking water to 8 million Floridians, creating jobs, and supporting the regional economy.
The work plan includes funding for water resource and navigation projects that are of importance to communities throughout the state, and also builds upon the recent, unprecedented progress towards the restoration of Florida’s Everglades through projects like the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP).
Following passage and signing into law of the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019, Congress has now provided the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) with $35 million in investigation funding and $740 million in construction funding for flood and storm damage reduction projects in states and territories impacted by 2018 hurricanes and typhoons, including Florida.
On Tuesday, Rooney wrote U.S. Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao backing a grant application as part of the Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects (NSFLTP) Program. The funds will be used to complete the Tamiami Trail Next Steps Phase II project.
Rooney insisted this has been “one of the worst red tide and Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) outbreaks seen in our area” and ACOE leadership knows of the “existing limits of the LORS and how LOSOM can mitigate these harms once the HHD is completed."
On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., wrote U.S. Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao, calling on her to grant funding through the Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects Program to complete Phase II of the Tamiami Trail Modification Next Step project.