Join The Everglades Trust and Saving FL Water to make sure that Florida legislators keep up their end of the deal they made with Floridians in 2010.
Dear Governor Scott and members of the Florida Legislature:
We need you to act now to protect and save Florida’s drinking water.
Last November, 75 percent of Floridians voted for Amendment 1 to the Florida Constitution, setting aside funds to clean and protect the Everglades and protect our drinking water.
The US sugar industry is encouraging you to ignore the voters.
You should reject the arguments of the sugar industry and force them to honor their binding written contract to sell 46,800 acres of sugar land to the state for construction of the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir. Unlike projects being advanced by the sugar lobby, the new reservoir will help control pollution and save the Everglades. In addition, the reservoir will have a major impact on saving our state’s water supply as the Everglades provides water to 1 in 3 Floridians.
We urge you to follow the will of the voters over the US Sugar lobbyists and prioritize Everglades restoration and fund the purchase of this critical land.
I add my name to tens of thousands of Floridians who voted to save the Everglades and protect Florida's drinking water for decades to come.