Timeline

Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 added Tarpon Basin (600 acres / 242 hectares) to the park June 11, 2010

2002

On January 9, President George Bush and Florida Governor Jeb Bush signed an agreement providing for Everglades restoration at a cost of $7.8 billion. The cost will be shared by the federal and state government.

2001

On November 3, U. S. Congress passed Restoring the Everglades, an American Legacy (REAL) Act (S. 2797), authorizing and initiating funding for the $7.8 billion Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Miami-Dade County decided not to fight to build an airport near the Everglades and Biscayne Bay national parks, thanks to aggressive protests by environmental groups and the public

2000

President Clinton authorized the Water Resource Development Act of 2000, committing a multibillion dollar budget to comprehensive Everglades restoration. Florida's Governor Jeb Bush signs the Everglades Investment Act, committing the state to 50% of Everglades restoration costs.

1999

The Everglades C&SF Restudy report finalized, recommending a 30+ year restoration plan and a multibillion dollar budget for the comprehensive restoration of south Florida's ecosystem.

 

Last updated: April 12, 2016

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