We’re making another plea for CCA Florida to get with the program, support the efforts of the many groups pushing to restore Florida’s water flows, and be on the right side of history. Florida Sportsman recently reported that 207 scientists who work in the Florida Everglades signed a petition that called for restoring southward flows to the Everglades. That’s 207 scientists who know about the Everglades and its water mismanagement, know what that mismanagement has done to South Florida’s ecosystems, and know that restoration is essential to the future of the region. So we wonder why and how CCA Florida can say (in their most recent statement on the issue) that they are taking a position different from 207 scientific experts. Not to mention their position is different from the Everglades restoration plans that have been in place for 20 years. There’s no need to forge ‘new science’. The science has been done, it’s time to follow that science to get the Everglades restored. And the same approach is needed in other parts of Florida, like the Indian River Lagoon. We urge CCA Florida to get with the program and join ongoing efforts rather than disrupt them.
FL Sportsman story: http://www.floridasportsman.com/2015/08/20/eaa-storage-petition/
Here is CCA Florida’s original statement: