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The Comprehensive Plan
The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) is a multibillion dollar project authorized by Congress in the year 2000. This plan aspires to increase freshwater storage, improve water quality, and re-establish the natural water flow through the greater Everglades ecosystem. And it is likely southern Florida’s best strategy to adapt to climate change. If successful, these efforts will help protect subterranean aquifers from salt water intrusion, delay the impacts of sea level rise along the coast, and buy precious time for wildlife to adapt to their changing environment.
Restoration and Sea Level Rise
See how the restoration of the Everglades will help us mitigate sea level rise.
Restoration Makes Sense
The economic benefits of this restoration effort justify its expense. A 2012 economic study reports that for every penny spent on the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, our local economy will reap at least four cents.