SOUTH BAY, Fla. — Calling it the “largest and most significant restoration effort in all of the United States of America,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis visited Palm Beach County on Thursday to announce a “huge step forward” for Everglades restoration.
DeSantis said starting Thursday, crews will begin filling the first of three cells in the 6,500-acre Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir Stormwater Treatment Area in western Palm Beach County.
The EAA Reservoir is part of an effort to store, clean and funnel water south from Lake Okeechobee to the Florida Everglades, helping to restore South Florida’s natural freshwater flow.
“This is an important part of the vision of being able to send water south,” DeSantis said. “This entire stormwater treatment area will be full of water this summer.”