Since early settlement in Florida, the Everglades have been shrinking. The Everglades is now almost half its original size.
The growth of the state and the development of agricultural lands has negatively impacted the Everglades ecosystem. The dredging for roads and canals led to water being forced out of the state instead of straight down through the Everglades.
In 2000, Congress authorized the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Act (CERP) to help restore the Everglades. The restoration cost exceeds 8 billion dollars and can take more than 35 years to complete.
Lee County School District Selling Nine Vacant Properties
The Lee County School District is selling nine properties it currently owns. It seeks to allocate the money from the