Everglades Legislation Passes Florida House

Orvis Congratulates Florida House on Passage of SB10
May 5, 2017 9:00 AM ET

For more than a year, we have been beating the drum about the need to come up with a solution for the water problems of South Florida. Too much tainted water from Lake Okeechobee is being diverted down the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers, leading to big problems on both coasts. Last month, the Florida Senate passed an important bill that would fund the creation of a reservoir south of Okeechobee to store much of this excess water and relieve pressure on the rivers and their estuaries.  Yesterday, the Florida House Passed the bill, as well, which means that we are one signature away from making this project a reality.