Sierra Club Florida News
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Let the Everglades Flow
Sign the Petition:
Support the Everglades Skyway
In 1928, a road called the Tamiami Trail choked off the Everglades from the water it needs to survive.
Cut off from its main water source, Everglades National Park is literally drying up.
More than 80 years later, the National Park Service has developed a plan to elevate the crucial section of the road responsible for the damage.
Sign the petition supporting the National Park Service's plan to elevate 5.5 miles of Tamiami Trail so that the Everglades water can flow again.
We have dubbed the plan the Everglades "Skyway," because it will restore water flow and still allow traffic on the Tamiami Trail (part of U.S. Highway 41).
Help restore the natural flow of water to Everglades National Park by signing the petition in support of the Everglades Skyway.
The Everglades is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States and is home to a wide variety of rare, threatened and endangered species. Thank you for taking action to protect this special place.
P.S. After you take action, be sure to
forward this petition
to your friends and colleagues!
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