Press Release Oct 19, 2010

Study: Everglades Restoration to Produce Jobs and Boost Economy

NPCA pleased that new research underscores the economic benefits of restoration and Everglades National Park

HOLLYWOOD, FL – Yesterday, the Everglades Foundation released the results of a comprehensive analysis of the financial return on investment generated by restoration of America’s Everglades.

Statement by Dawn Shirreffs, Everglades restoration program manager, with the National Parks Conservation Association on the report:

“This study parallels NPCA’s findings that national parks generate more than $4 in value for every tax dollar invested, but highlights that swift action on Everglades restoration is a sound investment that will yield a more than 400 percent return—or more than $46 billion in economic benefits.

“This study illustrates on a grand scale that national parks are vital to the health of South Florida’s economy, environment, and cultural heritage. By funding restoration projects in national parks like the Everglades, we can restore national treasures for future generations and create American jobs.”

Click here to view the full report: Measuring the Economic Benefits of America’s Everglades Restoration.

Also see NPCA’s report: Restore a Nation: The Economic Benefits of Restoring the Lands and Waters of our National Parks.

To learn more about NPCA’s work in South Florida and the Everglades click here to visit NPCA online.


About National Parks Conservation Association
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