|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
"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.