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    Everglades

    National Park Florida

Park comments on EPA and State Water Quality Agreement

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Date: June 14, 2012
Contact: General Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Media Contact Linda Friar, 305-242-7714

The water quality agreement between the US Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Florida announced today is fundamental to restoring the ecological health of Everglades National Park. The agreement's water quality based limitations, coupled with required remedies, a schedule, an enforcement mechanism, and associated reporting & science provide a necessary complement to our efforts to restore the flow of the River of Grass. This is truly a most significant day for the future of Everglades National Park" said Everglades National Park Superintendent Dan Kimball.

Did You Know?

Soft-Shell Turtle

Soft-shell turtles may not have the protective hard covering seen on other turtles, but they make up for that with relatively greater speeds in the water. Also, their long noses are well adapted for snorkeling. These amazing animals seem perfectly built for a life in the Everglades!