On March 30, SCCF joined in the celebration of the Old Tamiami Trail Roadbed Removal Project groundbreaking.
“For 97 years, Tamiami Trail has been an impediment to moving water south into Everglades National Park,” said Pedro Ramos, superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks.
The South Florida Water Management District, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and other state and federal agencies joined Gov. Ron DeSantis to celebrate the groundbreaking of the project that will remove more than five miles of fill and old roadbed to allow more water to move south into the Everglades.
“It was an exciting day for Everglades restoration,” said SCCF Environmental Policy Director James Evans. “We are finally starting to see momentum on the critical projects that will allow us to send more water south,”
The project is scheduled to be completed by January 2022. It is part of the Central Everglades Planning Project, a suite of Everglades projects aimed at moving more water south through the central portion of the Everglades system.