Park comments on EPA and State Water Quality Agreement
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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?
The Ten Thousand Islands area of Everglades National Park composes part of the largest stand of protected mangrove forest in the Western Hemisphere. South Florida's coast serves as a vital nursery ground for many of our most prized commercial and recreational marine species.