Everglades Coalition Congressional FY23 Funding Request Letter

by | Apr 29, 2022

Below is EVCO’s congressional letter requesting $725M in funding to advance Everglades restoration:

April 26, 2022
The Honorable Marcy Kaptur,
Chair Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
United States Congress
Washington, DC 20515

The Honorable Mike Simpson,
Ranking Member
Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
United States Congress
Washington, DC 20515

Re: Ongoing Leadership and Investment in America’s Everglades – FY23 Appropriations

Dear Chair Kaptur and Ranking Member Simpson:

On behalf of the Everglades Coalition, an alliance of local, state, and national conservation organizations committed to the protection and restoration of America’s Everglades, we greatly appreciate the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee’s continued support. We look forward to your leadership to help galvanize momentum for restoring the Everglades, given the national significance of this iconic ecosystem.

In December 2021, the Everglades Coalition wrote to President Biden requesting $725M in funding to advance Everglades restoration. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stands ready to bring key restoration efforts across the finish line. After decades gathering data, studying the ecosystem, and making plans, it is finally time to see major on-the-ground progress in Florida. A large infusion of funding is needed to keep pace with the significant investment of the State of Florida to ensure that progress continues.

Thank you for your consideration of this funding request. We greatly appreciate the Energy and Water Subcommittee’s long-standing support and commitment to the Everglades as we move forward with this monumental restoration effort.

Sincerely,

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