The National Park Service (NPS) and Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) land exchange was completed on November 14, 2016. The exchange culminated years of negotiations, including an extensive National Environmental Policy Act analysis. Acquisition of the FPL parcel will allow the NPS and the Army Corps of Engineers to raise water levels in the East Everglades Expansion Area (EEEA), a critical component of long-term Everglades Restoration. NPS Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin signed a Record of Decision (ROD) on March 16, 2016, approving the acquisition of FPL's 320 acre, 7.4 mile corridor within the EEEA in exchange for a 260 acre parcel of federal property located along the western edge of Everglades National Park.
To review or download the ROD or Final Environmental Impact Statement, visit the Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC), click here.