A statement from Danielle Alvarez, spokesperson for EAA Farmers, Inc., following the federal approval of the EAA reservoir:
“Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) farm families are pleased that the EAA reservoir will be achieved in a way that will accomplish restoration goals while also protecting homegrown food supply. Restoration has been a tremendous success south of Lake Okeechobee and serves as proof that the blueprint works and can address water issues plaguing the rest of the watershed. Following this victory, we urge Florida’s leaders to focus on plans that will solve the problem at the source, by applying the restoration blueprint to store and treat water north of Lake Okeechobee before it pollutes the lake, in order to ensure the health of Lake Okeechobee and reduce harmful discharges.”
Source: EAA Farmers, Inc.