TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for the reservoir stormwater treatment area that is part of a major Everglades restoration project.
The event celebrated the filling of the first cell in the 6,500 acre Everglades Restoration Area. The stormwater treatment zone will store and clean water from Lake Okeechobee, before it is moved south to help replenish the Everglades.
“The EAA Reservoir is the crown jewel of Everglades restoration, ensuring that we are sending water south and reducing harmful discharges into our waterways,” DeSantis said.
“The opening of this stormwater treatment cell is a key milestone in the EAA Reservoir project and will help ensure the health of the Everglades for generations to come,” he added.