The Everglades landscape has changed dramatically in only the past 150 years. Continued population growth and the large-scale alteration of the south Florida ecosystem has greatly disrupted the historic order of the River of Grass.
In an effort to return the vestiges of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem to their former glory, Everglades National Park is closely involved in interagency efforts at restoration. The links below provide more information on each.
Did You Know?
Limestone is the porous, sedimentary rock you see in the Everglades. These rocks are made of calcium and contain fossils of sea life, evidence of ancient seas that once covered the area. The limestone aquifer under the Everglades acts as the principal water recharge area for all of south Florida.