Press Release Jan 19, 2022

Parks Group Celebrates Historic Investment in Everglades National Park, Restoration Efforts

"Today is a triumph for one of America's oldest, wildest national parks and we are grateful to see it." -- NPCA President and CEO Theresa Pierno

Jacksonville, Fla. – Today, the US Army Corps of Engineers announced the largest federal investment in history with $1.1 billion for Everglades restoration.

Statement by Theresa Pierno, President and CEO of The National Parks Conservation Association:

“Today’s historic announcement that the Biden administration will invest more than one billion dollars in Everglades restoration marks a turning point in our journey to preserve this vibrant ecosystem.

“This level of investment far exceeds any previous administration’s financial contributions to the fight to protect this park. This effort will help bolster this imperiled ecosystem, ushering in a new era for America’s Everglades.

“There is no other place on Earth like Everglades National Park. This fragile, beautiful place has faced countless threats from development since before it even became a national park. Millions of Floridians are reliant on its health for clean drinking water and a booming recreation and tourism economy.

“Restoring America’s Everglades is a bipartisan rallying point, and this investment will create tens of thousands of quality jobs.

“Today is a triumph for one of America’s oldest, wildest national parks, and we are grateful to see it.”

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About the National Parks Conservation Association: Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association has been the leading voice in safeguarding our national parks. NPCA and its nearly 1.6 million members and supporters work together to protect and preserve our nation’s most iconic and inspirational places for future generations. For more information, visit www.npca.org.

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