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The Florida Everglades Conservation and Protection Efforts

 Everglades Protection Efforts

The Florida Everglades is a vast wetland and a national treasure. There are not too many landscapes in this country as unique and impressive as the Everglades and it’s important to become aware of the preservation efforts taking place to keep this area protected. Because of the ecological significance, the Everglades holds for so many Florida residents, this area must be constantly taken care of and conserved. If we don’t strive to protect the Everglades, so many people and animals will be negatively impacted as a result of climate change and habitat change. Animals will lose their home or become extinct if we neglect protection efforts. Our Everglades gator park located in Fort Lauderdale prides itself on contributing to Everglades protection efforts as well as educating our guests on the matter. We explain what can be done to preserve the sacred land so that the wildlife and their habitat will continue thriving for years to come.

Protect the Water Storage

Everglades protection efforts also extend to water supply and estuaries, which benefit greatly by restoring the systems that are in place for water storage in the Everglades. Improving the water quality of the Everglades will contribute to the protection of the environment, which allows for more recreation and tourism. The Clean Water Act was created to limit how much phosphorus can be released into the Everglades. So many Florida residents rely on the Everglades for their water supply and we must ensure that clean water is a priority.

The History of the Everglades

So many plants and animals have called the Everglades home for centuries. The Florida Everglades was once comprised of 11 million acres, but throughout the years, the Everglades has decreased in size due to the negative impacts of land conversion. Because of drainage projects conducted in the early 1900s, many animals were forced to relocate to find food and survive. Those consequences can be felt to this day, which is why it’s so important to keep up with Everglades protection efforts.

Florida Everglades Conservation Efforts

Today, there are numerous organizations and advocates supporting the preservation and conservation efforts for the Everglades. It’s important to become aware of these and realize how important this land is to us. Without a thriving habitat, we would not be able to enjoy the recreational activities and airboat tours at our Everglades gator park! Protect our land so we can continue to enjoy it for years to come.

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Governor Ron Desantis Announcement at Everglades Holiday Park

 Governor DeSantis Announcement

During a Press Conference held at Everglades Holiday Park, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of ‘Alligator Ron’ Bergeron to the South Florida Water Management District governing board. Bergeron is a former Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioner and he explained the importance of working to preserve the Florida Everglades during the announcement.

DeSantis ensured the public that protection of the historic waters will be at the forefront of efforts moving forward. “We are having a historic $625 million for water resources project including Everglades restoration,” DeSantis said. These recommended water resource funds will go a long way in ensuring that the Everglades is actively being saved.

Florida Everglades Protection Efforts

DeSantis explained that there will be more budget funds that will go towards helping the environment. Floridians can expect to see more restoration and preservation efforts taking place as the Everglades are being made a priority. With this announcement, DeSantis is committed to restoring and protecting all Florida families, businesses, and the Florida environment. He also reiterated his opposition to oil drilling exploration off the coast of Florida. This is a step in the right direction when it comes to caring for Florida’s unique environments.

About Everglades Holiday Park

Everglades Holiday Park is a gator park in Fort Lauderdale that provides airboat rides and tours in South Florida. We are dedicated to working with government officials to ensure that the Florida Everglades protection efforts are put in place. As Governor DeSantis seeks funds for the Everglades, we are on track towards a bright future for all Floridians.

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