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Sign Petition to “Drop the Lawsuit” and Support EAA Reservoir

May 9, 2024
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Image: South Florida Water Management District

petition from SCCF’s partners at Captains for Clean Water needs your voice to urge the sugar industry to withdraw their lawsuit that threatens the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir — the keystone of Everglades restoration that will  store, clean, and send water south while reducing harmful discharges to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries. 

In late 2022, SCCF, Captains for Clean Water, the Everglades Foundation, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce, the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association, and Florida Bay Forever joined together on an amicus brief filed by the Everglades Law Center in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the intended completion of the EAA Reservoir.

Get the full story behind Big Sugar’s lawsuit that threatens the EAA Reservoir in this film produced by Captains for Clean Water.

This 10,000-plus-acre reservoir and 6,500-acre associated stormwater treatment area will store and clean excess Lake Okeechobee water before sending it south to the Everglades and Florida Bay. This means less harmful Lake O releases coming to the coasts, which means less chance of fueling harmful algal blooms that harm our ecosystems, our communities, and our economies.

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