Foreverglades

The latest project to protect and preserve the Florida Everglades indicates slow but certain progress between stakeholders.
October 26, 2003, 11am PST | Connie Chung
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"The dreamers and hucksters who sought their fortunes in wild South Florida half a century ago had a common vision: to turn miles of uninhabitable swamp into affordable chunks of middle-class suburbia....Now, what was once touted as the world's largest subdivision is the centerpiece of another mammoth project: the $8.4 billion Everglades restoration, which began in earnest last week with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by more than 100 federal and state officials, environmentalists, and local luminaries....Supporters voiced hope that Thursday's kickoff of the first phase of what's known as the southern Golden Gate Estates project -- a modest effort to fill up seven miles of canals with dirt and to remove 26 miles of adjacent roads in the 55,000-acre no man's land -- will demonstrate the state's commitment."

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Sunday, October 19, 2003 in The Boston Globe
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