Half of the Everglades is gone

The Everglades is now half its original size, and 1 out of 3 Floridians depend on the surviving half for his or her water supply. Now, the Everglades Foundation is seeking legislative approval to help build a water reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee. The reservoir would preserve the natural flow of water to the Everglades, which would replenish and protect its water supply.

Individuals and organizations who are for construction of the water reservoir can sign the foundation’s #NoworNeverglades Declaration — a petition that supports the 200-plus Everglades scientists who contend that increased water storage and the transfer of water south of Lake Okeechobee is crucial to stopping damaging discharges and restoring the flow of fresh, clean water.