Everglades restoration is really on Track now. A Press release

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Schmitt

Everglades restoration is really on Track now.

A $1.75 billion deal to give taxpayers control over 187,000 acres south of Lake Okeechobee would dramatically cut the cost and time it takes to restore the Everglades, per environmentalists.

(PressMethod) - Per an article in Florida Trend, United States Sugar Corp. has tentatively signed off on a plan to end its operations in the next six years and give the South Florida Water Management District control of its land and other assets, including its sugar mill and rail lines. 

The land can hold and cleanse as much as 325 billion gallons of water, which would be used to restore the Everglades and aid South Florida's water supply, according to the non-profit Everglades Foundation. 

"We really consider this plan a once-in-a-generation opportunity," said foundation Chief Executive Officer Kurt Fordham said in a telephone news conference. "This is something the environmental community has been clamoring for for years 

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Florida June 27th, 2008. Per Florida Keys and Summerland Key REALTOR, Abby Oglesbee. This is very good news for both our residents and future residents. It means that the quality of the environment will be preserved. 

When asked how this could affect Real Estate in the keys, abby remarked, The environment is what the Keys are all about. it is basically what our unique set of islands have to offer. So this is really great news as it preserves the value for both existing and new home owners. 

About Abby Oglesbee

Abby is a Top producing Real Estate agent and the owner of a Florida Keys website located at www.yourkeystoparadise.com designed specifically to help people relocating to the lower Florida Keys and the Key West area 

Abby Oglesbee
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