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New project helps Everglades Restoration plan

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and a host of federal and state partners will break ground on a

Florida Bay and Everglades

vital project that represents continued momentum for Everglades restoration. The C-111 Spreader Canal project, a component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), will restore freshwater flows to Florida Bay through Taylor Slough, preserve clean water for Everglades National Park and maintain flood control for eastern communities.

Florida Bay is an integral component of the Everglades ecosystem and is a valuable economic resource for the region. The groundbreaking marks the start of construction for pump stations and other project features.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 26, 2010
TIME: 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: SFWMD S-177 Structure
Southwestern Miami-Dade County
  • Click here for a map.
  • Take Florida’s Turnpike south to end where it merges with U.S. 1.
  • Make right turn at first traffic light onto SW 344th Street (Palm Drive). Travel approximately 1.3 miles.
  • Turn left onto 192nd Avenue (Tower Road). Travel approximately 2 miles.
  • Make right onto SR 9336 West. Travel approximately 4 miles.
  • Event will be on your left at SFWMD’s S-177 structure on the west side of the C-111 Canal.

Related posts:

  1. SFWMD Begins Project to Restore Florida Bay, Everglades
  2. Everglades Restoration Momentum Continues with New Federal-State Agreement
  3. Construction Continues on Project to Clean Everglades Water
  4. Public meeting in December for SFWMD Everglades acquisition
  5. 2010 SFWMD Budget Reflects Continued Commitment to Ecosystem Restoration

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Jan 23 2010. Filed under Broward County, Everglades, Local news, Water management. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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