USDA Offers $100 Million for Everglades Wetlands Conservation

Outlet: Environment News Service

August 15, 2011

To protect the Northern Everglades Watershed, the federal government will provide $100 million in financial assistance from the Wetlands Reserve Program of the Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. The funding will go to acquire permanent conservation easements from eligible landowners in four Florida counties and to assist with wetland restoration on nearly 24,000 acres of agricultural land in the Northern Everglades Watershed…

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