Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Indian River, other Florida restoration projects get funding

Florida restoration projects will be able to move ahead, thanks to funding just approved by Congress; read more here.

Under the Water Resources Development Act, Congress has approved funding for several restoration projects: $1.4 billion for the Indian River Lagoon, $375 million for Picayune Strand State Forest, $81 million for an impoundment area near Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and $10 million to restore Peanut Island. There is also $1.5 million to study how strong the dike is around Lake Okeechobee.

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