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This Everglades Restoration Project Could Help Florida Recover from Hurricane Irma by Ed Tamson, TRCP

This Everglades Restoration Project Could Help Florida Recover from Hurricane Irma

by Ed Tamson, TRCP

Moving water south from Lake Okeechobee into the Everglades has been a goal for decades, but securing funding for and breaking ground on the project could end up helping hurricane-ravaged South Florida recover just as much as the fish habitat

While parts of Florida are steadily recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Irma’s vicious winds and storm surge, rural communities like Everglades City and Chokoloskee—home to fishing guides, marina owners, and others who make a living from the popularity of sportfishing—have a tougher road ahead. For these towns to recover, become more resilient, and continue to welcome countless anglers, there are a number of immediate and long-term challenges to overcome. (PC: TRCP)

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