Everglades Restoration Act of 2000

 
PRESS RELEASE
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date:   October 19, 2000
Contact:   Mary Munson, South Florida Regional Director, 954-926-6327, Ron Tipton, Senior Vice President for Programs, 202-454-3915


Everglades Restoration Act of 2000

- "Today's House action is an historic step in America's effort to restore one of its unique natural treasures, but it is only the beginning," said Ron Tipton, Senior Vice President for Programs at the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). "Now the federal government and the state of Florida have to roll up their sleeves and work together to make Everglades restoration a success. Our challenge from now on is to make sure the details of the plan work."

"Implementation of this plan is crucial to the health of Everglades National Park," said Mary Munson, NPCA South Florida Regional Director. "The South Florida ecosystem is in jeopardy. This new law authorizes a blueprint for restoring it. We might even see an increase in wading birds other than plastic flamingos."

This spring, Florida's Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Reserve, and Biscayne National Park were listed on NPCA's annual Ten Most Endangered Parks List for the second consecutive year. Off-road vehicle use, pollution, development, loss of wetlands, and disruption of water flow threaten the parks.

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